FCA cleared as Italian diesel probe finds no defeat devices

March 06, 2017


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...

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...


Italian FCA diesel probe omitted key tests

February 10, 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...

Florence, Italy and Pamplona, Spain announce mobility plans

February 07, 2017


EU piles pressure on Italy as deadline set for response to FCA emissions accusations

February 03, 2017


EU strengthens defeat device rules following VW emissions scandal

January 30, 2017

The European Commission (EC) has announced guidance that strengthens how EU counties should enforce a ban on emissions-cheating devices following the Volkswagen (VW) emissions scandal. EU officials have said the move will likely lead to the EU taking legal action against member countries that fail to take action against manufacturers that cheat diesel emissions regulations...

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...

French authorities now corner Citroën over exceeding emissions tests

January 19, 2017

The judicial investigation into diesel-test fixing in France has widened from Renault to Citroën, according to French daily Le Parisien. It reports that is has seen a copy of a study implicating the brand...

Tensions rise as Italy rebuffs Germany’s Fiat emissions allegations

January 19, 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


New EV network projects boost uptake, standardise charging

January 09, 2017


Insight: New car sales rise in France, Italy and Spain in 2016 but the outlook is diverse

January 05, 2017

Overall, new car demand exceeded expectations in France, Italy and Spain in 2016. However, France and Spain only registered just over 10,000 new cars more than forecast in the Autovista Intelligence Residual Value Outlook 2017 report and a mere 3,000 more cars were registered in Italy than predicted. The underlying assumptions about the outlook for new and used car demand and, ultimately, the performance of residual values are unchanged...


Residual Value Outlook 2017

December 23, 2016


Emissions scandal aftermath: EU criticises delays to new tests, blames financial crisis

December 21, 2016

As the emissions scandal legal action in the US comes to a close, the EU has published its own draft conclusions over the scandal. It has laid the blame both at several EU countries, as well as at the Commission itself...

Toyota launches new YUKÕ car-sharing scheme in Europe

December 08, 2016

Toyota is bringing its hybrid car-sharing scheme to Europe, with initial launches in two cities and plans to rapidly expand...

Italian car market grows in shadow of economic worries

December 05, 2016


Amazon to offers cars for sale in Italy

November 22, 2016


Why Italian fleets shun EVs

November 14, 2016


Insight: Italian Government push for black boxes is premature

November 09, 2016