German OEMs say SCR refits for older diesels impossible

March 02, 2017


Volkswagen Group back in profit despite emissions scandal

February 28, 2017

The Volkswagen (VW) Group has returned to profit after its biggest ever loss in 2015, despite provisions for damages related to its diesel emissions scandal ballooning towards €22.6 billion...

Insight: Capacity and RV management issues could plague Opel-PSA merger

February 27, 2017

Questions have already been raised about the potential of an Opel-PSA merger to unlock the stated cost savings and generate true economies of scale, but with significant unused production capacity and a series of ‘middle of the road’ brands, the combined entity would need a substantial overhaul if it is to reverse recent lacklustre residual value (RV) performance...


Rapid EV roll-out expected from 2020 as VW is sued by fish distributor

February 08, 2017


Electric surging as UK heading for record 100,000 EVs

January 25, 2017


VW first OEM to embed Amazon’s Alexa voice service as Amazon’s autonomous strength grows

January 24, 2017


Trump threatens German OEMs with tariffs as Toyota CEO warns tariffs will depress industry

January 18, 2017


Volkswagen Group posts record sales in 2016 despite Dieselgate

January 12, 2017


New EV network projects boost uptake, standardise charging

January 09, 2017


Ford abandons Mexico plant plans after Trump attack but German OEMs commit

January 06, 2017

Ford has scrapped plans for a $1.6 billion (€1.5 billion) Mexico plant after President-elect Trump threatened to impose punitive tariffs in a ‘big border tax’ to scupper its plans to shift manufacturing south of the US border...

Volkswagen gets final approval to fix 9 million diesels across Europe

December 22, 2016

The Volkswagen emissions scandal saga looks set to be finally coming to its end as Volkswagen at long last completed its major litigation in Europe and ‘terms of surrender’ in the US...

Insight: Plug-in hybrids yet to gain a foothold in UK fleets

December 15, 2016


Mercedes to overtake BMW in premium sales

December 13, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is on target to retake the crown of world’s largest premium brand this year, according to November sales figures released by the OEMs today. This would end BMW’s 11 consecutive year reign as the world’s top-selling premium brand...

Nissan driverless tech to adapt to local driving styles

December 12, 2016


BMW’s centre of gravity moving towards EVs

December 12, 2016

BMW has announced a major shift away from combustion engines to electric vehicles (EVs) as it moves towards becoming an electric, autonomous and services-led mobility company...

Manufacturers launch EV highway for Europe

November 30, 2016


VW woes continue as accused of manipulating tyre systems

November 08, 2016

Volkswagen has been found once again to be manipulating official tests, this time at the expense of safety...

Floodgates could open after Spanish court orders VW customer compensation

October 28, 2016


Traffic light technology could cut TCO

October 24, 2016


New network aims to cut EV charging times

October 20, 2016


EVs, mobility and SUVs in focus at Paris Motor Show

September 29, 2016

Manufacturers’ electric ambitions are unveiled for the first time today at the start of the Paris Motor Show. In the wake of the diesel emissions scandal and an EU strategy to increase the number of low-emission vehicles, manufacturers have rushed to develop new models, with a focus on extending the range of electric vehicles so they can match the convenience of petrol and diesel...

Manufacturers work together on connected services

September 28, 2016

Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm have formed the 5G Automotive Association to develop a new range of services that make use of faster mobile communications...

German manufacturers collaborate on crowdsourced traffic information service

September 27, 2016


Smartphone connectivity can be used to build loyalty

July 28, 2016