PSA to boost UK presence in the event of a ‘hard Brexit'

March 08, 2017


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...

EU to subsidise electric vehicle battery production

March 07, 2017


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

March 03, 2017


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


Nissan requests £100m ‘Made in Britain’ supplier fund, could face £400-plus million profit hit

March 02, 2017


German OEMs say SCR refits for older diesels impossible

March 02, 2017


EU Parliament blames national governments for Dieselgate crisis

March 02, 2017


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


Stuttgart to ban diesels as London launches ‘toxicity charge’

February 23, 2017


Volkswagen may face UK investigation over emissions scandal

February 22, 2017


Volkswagen making progress with unions over turnaround plan

February 22, 2017

Volkswagen’s union representatives and senior executives have both said they are making progress in discussions to solve the conflict over the implementation of the embattled company's post-Dieselgate turnaround plan...

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...

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

February 17, 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...

Car prices surge 5% since Brexit vote, but market still yet to peak, says leading dealership

February 15, 2017


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...

Renault-Nissan chases third-placed GM in sales despite Nissan Q3 profits fall

February 10, 2017


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

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...


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