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Paris ends electric car-share program amid big losses

June 22, 2018 09:26 CET
Paris was once a pacesetter in shared transport, launching a car-sharing service called Autolib in 2011. Now, taxpayers may have to pick up the bill for big losses.

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Toyota bets on Camry hybrid to boost fleet sales in Europe

June 21, 2018 12:43 CET
Toyota will launch sales of its Camry midsize sedan in Europe early next year to replace the discontinued Avensis. The Camry is part of Toyota’s plan to boost fleet sales in the region.

Audi will test air taxis in its German home city

June 21, 2018 13:35 CET
Audi and partner Airbus have signed a letter of intent with the German government to test air taxis in and around the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt.

Aston Martin will open Silverstone test center

June 21, 2018 15:41 CET
Aston Martin will open a test and development center at Silverstone, the home of British Formula One racing, as the automaker continues to expand ahead of a possible stock market flotation.

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ANE’s 2018 Rising Stars at forefront of industry change

June 21, 2018 06:01 CET
Seventeen young and talented automotive executives have been named as Rising Stars in the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe. The eighth annual Rising Stars awards recognize fast-climbing leaders who are already taking big steps forward in the industry.

German automakers willing to drop all tariffs with U.S., report says

12:08 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
German automakers would abandon car tariffs between the EU and the United States in exchange for President Trump dropping a 25 percent tax threat on European auto imports, according to a report.

UK still plans to end sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040, report say

June 20, 2018 11:58 CET
The UK still plans to end the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040 and will set out more detail as soon as this week, a government source said after a report suggested the plans were being watered down.

Audi suspends Stadler, installs Schot as interim CEO

6:54 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Audi suspended CEO Rupert Stadler and appointed Bram Schot as an interim replacement effective immediately, a day after Stadler's arrest in connection with a diesel emissions probe in Germany.

Sales boss Schot will be Audi interim CEO after Stadler arrest, report says

June 18, 2018 14:33 CET
Volkswagen Group is preparing to name sales and marketing boss Bram Schot as interim chief at its Audi unit, Bloomberg reported. The move follows the arrest of CEO Rupert Stadler in connection with VW's diesel-emissions cheating.

UK cities call for combustion-engine car ban to start earlier

June 18, 2018 16:37 CET
London's Mayor is among UK city leaders calling for the government to bring forward a plan to ban the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 10 years to 2030, in the latest push to improve air quality.

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel crisis is not yet over for us." Stadler was arrested today in Germany pending a trial for fraud and false testimony on the suspicion he could destroy evidence.

Hyundai, Kia set up new regional HQ structure in North America, Europe

8:53 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Hyundai and Kia are setting up new regional headquarters organizations in North America and Europe in an effort to move decision making closer to the markets and react more quickly to changing trends and customer demand.

Audi CEO Stadler arrested on risk he may suppress evidence

June 18, 2018 11:21 CET
Munich prosecutors said that Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday because investigators saw the risk that he might seek to suppress evidence in connection with a diesel emissions probe.

Merkel hints at probes of U.S. tech giants as Trump threatens car tariffs

June 15, 2018 15:33 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hinted at a new front in the trade row with the U.S., warning that Europe's strategic interests rode on the future of the region's car industry and alluding to competition probes of U.S. internet giants.

Northvolt cuts cost estimate for Europe battery plant as it seeks investors

June 15, 2018 14:02 CET
Northvolt has cut the estimated cost of building Europe's largest battery factory from a previous guidance of 4 billion euros ($4.7 billion), giving a boost to a project that faces a battle to attract investors worried about Asia's head-start in the industry.

Opel will develop PSA's 4-cylinder engines for Europe, China, N.A.

June 15, 2018 06:01 CET
Opel's engineering center in Ruesselsheim will develop PSA's new 4-cylinder gasoline engines for use in Europe, China and North America.

VW could face further fines from German authorities

June 15, 2018 10:37 CET
Munich prosecutors are examining whether to impose fines on VW's Audi division for its role in manipulating V-6 and V-8 diesel engines.

VW market manipulation probe could end this year, German prosecutors say

June 14, 2018 14:09 CET
German prosecutors could wrap up an investigation into alleged market manipulation by senior VW Group executives this year, the officials said, after ordering the automaker to pay 1 billion euros to settle claims of emissions cheating.

Jaguar Land Rover launches subscription lease service

June 14, 2018 12:33 CET
Jaguar Land Rover has launched a subscription lease service in the UK that could be rolled out

Renault will invest $1.2B in French EV production

June 14, 2018 16:05 CET
Renault will invest more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to increase EV production capacity in France and add new models.

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Nissan eyes Europe for ePower drivetrain

June 14, 2018 09:17 CET
Nissan is assessing whether to bring its ePower hybrid drivetrain to Europe as the automaker looks to further electrify its lineup in Europe to reduce its dependence on diesel and meet tough CO2 targets set for 2020-21.

Grammer annual meeting halted by Bosnia-backed investor group

June 13, 2018 14:34 CET
Grammer CEO Hartmut Mueller has urged the supplier's shareholders to back Ningbo Jifeng's takeover offer as a Bosnia-backed investor group opposed the move and forced a halt to the German company's annual meeting.

PSA agrees 8% wage hike with unions in Slovakia

June 13, 2018 17:56 CET
PSA has agreed a wage rise of nearly 8 percent with trade unions at its Slovak unit. The plant builds the Citroen C3 and Peugeot 208 models.

Germany defends automakers as national interest in swipe at Trump

June 13, 2018 09:29 CET
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government vowed to stand up for the German auto industry, sending a veiled signal to U.S. President Donald Trump to back off threats to levy tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.

Merkel calls out Trump, citing U.S. trade surplus with Europe

June 13, 2018 10:19 CET
Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.S. runs a trade surplus with Europe when services are included, marshaling a rebuff to President Donald Trump's sustained criticism of German manufacturing exports.

 
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