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

March 03, 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...

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

February 24, 2017


PSA and Geely launch bidding battle to buy Proton

February 22, 2017


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

February 17, 2017


GM’s Opel and PSA Group in advanced discussions on merger

February 15, 2017

General Motors (GM) and PSA Group (Peugeot Citroën) have both confirmed they are in advanced discussions for GM to sell its European operation to PSA, which would mean GM exiting the European market...

EU losing patience with national regulators over emissions probes

February 14, 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...

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

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...

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

February 03, 2017


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...

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...

Trump inaugurated: Ghosn says OEMs will adapt, but Porsche slams border tax

January 23, 2017

As President Trump settles in the White House, Nissan chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn says carmakers will adapt to Trump’s policies, but Porsche says the threatened 35% border tax will ‘stab’ the German automotive industry...

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...

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...

FCA and Renault under investigation for using software to manipulate emissions

January 16, 2017

Whereas the Volkswagen Group has agreed a settlement with US authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) of using software to manipulate the emissions of diesel engines. In addition, the European Commission is chasing FCA to prove that similar allegations made by the German Federal Office for Motor Vehicles, the Kraftfahrt Bundesamt (KBA), are not true. In a final twist, the prosecutor’s office in Paris is investigating whether Renault also used software to hide excess harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx)...

OEM tie up with power industry puts heat on Tesla

January 13, 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...


Volkswagen faces battery cell supply conundrum

January 04, 2017


Merger of Daimler and BMW’s car-sharing services, DriveNow and Car2Go, rumoured

December 19, 2016

Manager Magazin reported on Thursday that BMW and Daimler plan to merge their car-sharing services, DriveNow and Car2Go. The plan is that the services will operate on a shared platform and negotiations are at an advanced stage, according to parties involved...

French Government proposes further measures to tackle air pollution

December 15, 2016


Renault faces criminal probe over diesel

November 11, 2016