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...

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...

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...

Electric cars ‘too expensive’ for Londoners to switch from diesel

February 02, 2017


Separate European showrooms answer to sliding sales of troubled DS brand

February 02, 2017


OEMs must develop a new business model for plug-in cars, study says

February 01, 2017

A study of consumers in countries including Germany and Norway has found that OEMs will need a new business model as they become mobility companies. This will require a focus on a vehicle’s total cost of ownership (TCO) rather than on purchase prices or traditional lease rates...

Mild hybrids to replace diesels as fuel-saving choice

January 31, 2017

Ever since the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal, diesel cars have had an image problem, and air pollution pressures have gathered pace. However, internal combustion engine technologies will have to endure, and continue to innovate, until longer-range electric cars are affordable, or hydrogen technologies gather pace...

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


Electric surging as UK heading for record 100,000 EVs

January 25, 2017


France to open up even more free parking for clean cars

January 25, 2017


Belgium turns from diesel to electric as Mechelen follows Antwerp’s low-emission example

January 24, 2017


Major hydrogen investment mooted as OEMs and energy companies form Hydrogen Council

January 20, 2017

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, carmakers and energy companies have announced the foundation of the Hydrogen Council to lay the foundations for major investment in hydrogen. Bringing together oil giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Total and car manufacturers such as Toyota, Daimler, BMW and Hyundai with combined revenues of $1.14 trillion (€1.07 trillion) and 1.72 million employees, the global initiative is the first of its kind...

Paris imposes new vehicle restrictions, French public sector fleets get cleaner

January 18, 2017


New technology cuts hybrid fuel consumption by third, Daimler CEO remains open for hydrogen

January 16, 2017


Automotive industry calls for joined-up introduction of fuel identifiers

January 16, 2017

In a joint letter, the European automotive and fuel industries have called on EU member states and the European Commission to ensure the joined-up introduction of common fuel 'identifiers' on vehicle filler caps and fuel pumps across the bloc...

VW brand targets 1 million electric vehicle sales by 2025

January 11, 2017


EV sales fall in Germany in 2016 despite incentives and healthy car market growth

January 09, 2017


Industry executives see a brighter future for fuel cell vehicles than for battery electrics

January 09, 2017

The view recently expressed by Ernst Piech that ‘hydrogen is the future’ has been echoed by more than three quarters of automotive industry executives who participated in KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 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...

Toyota’s hybrid focus rewarded with major PHEV sales jump

January 04, 2017

Toyota’s long-term focus on hybrids looks to be giving it a major advantage post the emissions-fixing scandal, with its European sales of PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) increasing by 40% year-on-year...

Volkswagen faces battery cell supply conundrum

January 04, 2017


Toyota plans to share engine technology with rivals

December 19, 2016

Toyota is to open up its powertrain technology to rivals in order to control massively escalating development costs, in a move that could speed up the industry’s shift to low-emission vehicles...

ACEA announces mobility policy initiative

December 16, 2016

ACEA has announced 10 policy recommendations in response to the challenges faced by the industry and to take advantage of the shift towards new means of transport...


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