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...

PSA Group strikes deal to buy Opel, Spanish minister says its plants are ‘well-placed’

March 06, 2017

PSA Group (Peugeot Citroën) has reached a deal to buy General Motors’ (GM) Opel division, sources told Reuters on Friday, 3 March. The deal is set to be officially announced today, Monday 6 March...

FCA faces US state and federal probes as emissions crisis widens

March 03, 2017


EU Parliament blames national governments for Dieselgate crisis

March 02, 2017


EATA presents roadmap for connected and autonomous technologies

March 01, 2017

The European Automotive Telecom Alliance (EATA) announced on Monday its roadmap for breakthroughs in connected and autonomous driving. This includes pilot technology projects , regulatory dialogue and a proposal for co-funding its new €48 million CONCORDA project...

Peugeot concept shows off autonomous plans and powerful connectivity

February 28, 2017

The PSA Group has partnered with Ericsson and Orange for field trials with 5G technology alongside Qualcomm. Also, in March, PSA will start testing autonomous cars on motorways and is set to showcase its autonomous and connected car technology with the Instinct concept at the Geneva Motor Show...

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...


German dealer lobby warns of 10-20% used and new diesel price declines

February 27, 2017


Ghosn to step down as Nissan CEO to focus on the Alliance

February 24, 2017


PSA doubles profits and is ‘ready to grab opportunities’

February 24, 2017

PSA Group has announced a doubling of full-year profits, signalling the carmaker's revival from crisis three years ago, and reinforcing its efforts to buy General Motors’ (GM’s) European Opel-Vauxhall operations...

PSA Group and autobiz sign strategic partnership

February 23, 2017

PSA (Peugeot Citroën) has announced it has acquired a minority stake in online used car trader autobiz SA to further its ambitions in the used car market...

Stuttgart to ban diesels as London launches ‘toxicity charge’

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...

German minister backs Opel-PSA deal after GM assurances

February 20, 2017

Since engaging in discussions with General Motors (GM) and PSA (Peugeot Citroën), with both seeking to allay fears of large-scale plant closures, Germany now expects the proposed merger of GM’s Opel (including its UK brand Vauxhall) and PSA to go ahead...

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


Renault-Nissan merger proposed as Renault announces record earnings

February 13, 2017

The chief executive officer of both Renault and Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, has said the Renault-Nissan Alliance is ready to form closer capital ties, but only if France sells its stake in Renault. This comes as Renault set ambitious new medium term goals on Friday as it announced strong results...

Nissan used defeat device in Qashqai, court rules as PSA referred to French prosecutors

February 13, 2017

A South Korean court has upheld government accusations against Nissan that the carmaker used an emissions defeat device in its best-selling Qashqai SUV. Meanwhile, in what may be the final straw for current diesel technology, PSA Group has been referred to French prosecutors and accused of emissions cheating...

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

February 09, 2017


FCA emissions accusations referred to French prosecutors

February 08, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been referred for possible prosecution by investigators in France over the unusual emissions of NOx pollutants from some of its diesel engines...

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...

EV-Box expands in the Nordics as Norway enjoys record sales

February 03, 2017


Europcar buys car-sharer GuidaMi as rival Drivy teams up with Belgium’s D’leteren

January 30, 2017

Vehicle rental and mobility specialist Europcar Group has announced the acquisition of GuidaMi. GuidaMi is a historical player in car-sharing in Milan, and has more than 150 cars available with dedicated car parking spaces across the city...

Insight: Environmental concerns driving mobility uptake

January 27, 2017



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