Ford set to axe more than 1100 jobs at UK Bridgend plant

March 03, 2017


Takeover talks drive Opel dealers to possible defection

March 03, 2017


Nissan to launch diesel Micra despite market trends and emissions pressure

February 21, 2017


UK raises alarm over Vauxhall’s future in GM-PSA deal

February 17, 2017


Opel and PSA post weakest sales growth in Europe as merger discussions continue

February 17, 2017


Confident Britain sees record 8 million used cars sold in 2016 despite Brexit vote

February 17, 2017


Italian FCA diesel probe omitted key tests

February 10, 2017


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

February 09, 2017


Honda and Hitachi form EV alliance

February 08, 2017

Honda and Hitachi Automotive Systems have announced a partnership to develop, produce and sell motors for electric vehicles (EV), as Honda aims to boost its EV development and contain its R&D costs...

OEMs resist Trump: Toyota insists firm is US carmaker, BMW staunchly sticks to Mexico plant plans

February 06, 2017

Toyota President Akio Toyoda insisted on 2 February that his firm is a US carmaker, following Trump’s assertion that Japan’s auto trade practices are ‘not fair’ to American firms. Meanwhile, German carmakers have also become rattled as Trump has turned on them...

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...

Carmakers struggle with Trump as Obama advisor says Trump ‘doesn’t understand the car industry’

January 31, 2017


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

January 24, 2017


PM Theresa May announces UK will aim for hard Brexit, as industry braces for tax rise

January 18, 2017


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

January 18, 2017


French emission probes could go beyond Renault as Germany calls for Fiat recall

January 17, 2017

The judicial investigation into diesel emissions test-fixing in France could widen beyond Renault following tests that show other carmakers have exceeded authorised emissions levels. Meanwhile, the months-long row between Germany and Italy over FCA (Fiat Chrysler) car emissions is escalating...

OEM tie up with power industry puts heat on Tesla

January 13, 2017


Pressures on diesel prices grow as UK ICE drivers brace for big tax increase

January 13, 2017


FCA:GM merger talks sparked as Marchionne suggests possible Trump support

January 12, 2017


Ford turns to Amazon for connected cars to counter Apple, Google

January 11, 2017


Le Pen to pursue Trump-style pressures to keep car production in France

January 11, 2017

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she will follow Trump’s protectionist lead in acting to keep car production in France.  

She is seeking the repatriation of French vehicles and other industrial goods, similar to what President-elect Trump is moving towards in the US. Trump has threatened to slap a ‘big border tax’ tariff on cars made abroad, arguing that the practice costs American jobs. He praised Ford’s decision last week to scrap a new plant plan in Mexico and Fiat Chrysler’s announcement to create 2,000 jobs at US factories...


Mexico, Japan hit back at Trump attacks as shadow looms over Detroit motor show

January 10, 2017

As executives meet at the leading US automotive trade show in Detroit following Trump’s attacks last week against GM and Toyota, carmakers which operate in Mexico are bracing themselves for hostility from President-elect Trump after he launched an attack on the US industry last week. Japanese government officials have also hit back against Trump’s criticism of Toyota, which has caused reverberations across business in Japan...


New EV network projects boost uptake, standardise charging

January 09, 2017


Nissan calls on Trump for clear rules after he blasts Toyota

January 09, 2017



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