UK sales flat despite upcoming road tax hike, diesel demand plummets

March 08, 2017

UK new car registrations fell annually by 0.3% in February to 83,115 units according to the SMMT, driven down by weaker demand from individuals and companies. More noticeable, however, was the 9.2% drop in demand for diesels compared to February 2016, a steeper drop than the decline in Germany...

Scandinavia charging ahead with EV network, plans Europe's first EV battery plant

March 08, 2017

Finnish semi-state utility provider Fortum has announced it will build the first high-power (150-350kW) charging corridor between the Nordic capitals...

PSA buys Opel in €2.2 billion deal, becomes Europe’s second-biggest carmaker

March 07, 2017

PSA Group (Peugeot Citroën) has announced it has agreed to buy General Motors’ (GM) Opel and Vauxhall for €2.2 billion, creating the second-largest carmaker by volume in Europe...

ChargePoint to expand into Europe as petrol demand set to peak globally by 2021

March 06, 2017

ChargePoint, the world’s largest network of recharging stations, has announced it will enter the European market after an $82 million (€78 million) funding round led by Daimler, among others including BMW i Ventures...

EUROBAT calls for battery strategy for Europe

March 03, 2017

EUROBAT, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers, is calling on policymakers to develop a joined-up ‘2030 Battery Strategy for Europe’ over the next two years. EUROBAT wants to ensure coherence between EU, regional and national policy initiatives to support long-term investment planning by manufacturers and their supply chain...

FCA faces US state and federal probes as emissions crisis widens

March 03, 2017


Royal Dutch Shell and Toyota to open hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK and California

February 23, 2017

Oil giant Shell is set to open its first hydrogen refuelling station in the UK and seven in the US. This is the beginning of a long-term strategy as it prepares for heavy investments in the technology, with its prediction oil demand will peak in five years’ time...

PSA-Opel merger update: Tavares alleviates fears over job losses

February 23, 2017


Analysts puzzled by PSA’s Opel takeover plan

February 21, 2017

Analysts are struggling to understand the logic behind PSA’s proposed takeover of General Motors’ (GM’s) European division Opel/Vauxhall – although they see ample reasons for GM to sell...

Toyota targeting one million plug-in hybrids

February 21, 2017


Barra’s move to cast off Opel suggests a deeper shift at GM

February 16, 2017

General Motors (GM) once prided itself as being the top-selling vehicle maker in the world, aiming to dominate all markets. Under chief executive officer Mary Barra, the move to sell its European business Opel to PSA Group (Peugeot Citroën) shows it will now focus on cash flow and profitability rather than sales volume...

GM’s Opel and PSA Group in advanced discussions on merger

February 15, 2017

General Motors (GM) and PSA Group (Peugeot Citroën) have both confirmed they are in advanced discussions for GM to sell its European operation to PSA, which would mean GM exiting the European market...

EU greenlights €300m investment in Germany’s electric charging infrastructure

February 15, 2017

The European Commission (EC) has announced that it has approved German plans for an electric vehicle charging network across the country. There is one catch: the energy to power the chargers must come from renewable sources...

Providers form Open Fast Charging Alliance as E.ON partners with Denmark’s CLEVER

February 09, 2017


Opel still in the red as GM profit hit by weak pound post-Brexit

February 09, 2017


Germany’s carmakers losing hope over Brexit tariffs as BMW may build new Mini EV outside UK

February 02, 2017

Germany’s auto industry sees no way around post-Brexit tariffs, several executives have told Reuters. They have indicated that they are willing to reach a compromise with the UK to prevent further EU fragmentation – seen as a much greater threat to the industry...

Separate European showrooms answer to sliding sales of troubled DS brand

February 02, 2017


GM and Honda to expand fuel cell alliance as 5000 hydrogen stations planned globally by 2032

February 01, 2017

General Motors (GM) and Honda have announced they are to expand their alliance in hydrogen car technology by jointly manufacturing key components to power their fuel cell vehicles in the US...


London surcharge set for diesel drivers as Chargemaster invests in 2000 UK charging stations

February 01, 2017

Diesel car drivers will be confronted with extra parking charges in the centre of the UK capital as the local government acts to combat high air pollution. A parking surcharge on diesel cars will be imposed from April by Westminster City Council, in a first for Britain that may set a precedent for neighbouring boroughs to follow suit...

Volvo plans EV offensive and VW to lead ID brand with GTI as consumer EV choice grows ever broader

January 26, 2017


Malta green grant scheme announced

January 26, 2017


Blow to May at Brexit Supreme Court ruling as Ghosn says Nissan to review UK investment once terms clear

January 25, 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was dealt an expected setback yesterday, with the Supreme Court ruling that parliament must vote on whether government can trigger the Brexit process. Meanwhile, carmakers with production in the UK are saying they will wait to see how the business environment pans out before taking action...

Nissan selects London for first European on-road autonomous car tests to calm tech fears

January 17, 2017

Nissan is to demonstrate its self-driving cars in London in February ahead of becoming the first mass-market brand to launch semi-autonomous vehicles in Europe. With a new generation of the UK-built Qashqai set to launch later this year, and the second-generation Nissan LEAF announced last week, both with semi-autonomous functions, Nissan hopes to allay fears around the technology...

Diesel cars set to be banned from Oslo city centre

January 17, 2017

In a precedent for Europe, all diesel cars are to be banned from 6am to 10pm in the centre of the Norwegian capital, Oslo, until further notice. The move comes amid increasingly hostile attitudes worldwide to diesel vehicles...


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