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...

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...

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

February 27, 2017

Stuttgart to ban diesels as London launches ‘toxicity charge’

February 23, 2017

UK raises alarm over Vauxhall’s future in GM-PSA deal

February 17, 2017

EU losing patience with national regulators over emissions probes

February 14, 2017

Florence, Italy and Pamplona, Spain announce mobility plans

February 07, 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...

Diesel cars set to be banned from Oslo city centre

January 17, 2017

In a precedent for Europe, all diesel cars are to be banned from 6am to 10pm in the centre of the Norwegian capital, Oslo, until further notice. The move comes amid increasingly hostile attitudes worldwide to diesel vehicles...

Pressures on diesel prices grow as UK ICE drivers brace for big tax increase

January 13, 2017

UK Dieselgate class action suit launched, could cost VW billions of pounds

January 10, 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...

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...

Uber launches environmentally friendly UberONE service in Spain

January 04, 2017

Residual Value Outlook 2017

December 23, 2016

PSA launches 500-car emov car-sharing scheme in Madrid

December 22, 2016

On Monday, PSA launched a major car-sharing scheme in Madrid through its Free2Move brand. The emov scheme, which uses a large fleet of 500 Citroën C-Zero electric vehicles for the initial roll-out phase, was launched in the presence of the Mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, and covers an area considerably beyond Madrid’s city centre...

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...

Concerns electric cars could be more polluting than fossil fuels in key markets

December 19, 2016

Diesel sales to face global crash within 10 years

December 13, 2016

Diesel is set to ‘almost disappear’ across the global car market within the next 10 years as it suffers a ‘perfect storm’, according to a UBS report. Diesel will be hit hardest in its traditional heartland of Europe, where sales will collapse from 50% to just 10%...

Autonomous car uptake could be quicker in Asia than in Europe and the US

December 09, 2016

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