UK

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...

PSA buys Opel in €2.2 billion deal, becomes Europe’s second-biggest carmaker

March 07, 2017

PSA Group (Peugeot Citroën) has announced it has agreed to buy General Motors’ (GM) Opel and Vauxhall for €2.2 billion, creating the second-largest carmaker by volume in Europe...

EU to subsidise electric vehicle battery production

March 07, 2017


Driving bans hitting new diesel car demand; Vienna, Liverpool set for bans too

March 07, 2017

As Vienna and Liverpool become the latest cities to consider banning diesel cars, the fallout following Dieselgate is finally starting to depress demand, new prices and residual values...

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...

Insight: Understanding city mobility goals is critical for commercial success

March 06, 2017


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

March 03, 2017


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

March 02, 2017


Brexit threat to electric Mini production in the UK

March 01, 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...

Vauxhall plants require ‘new direction’ to survive post Opel-PSA merger

February 28, 2017


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


Royal Dutch Shell and Toyota to open hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK and California

February 23, 2017

Oil giant Shell is set to open its first hydrogen refuelling station in the UK and seven in the US. This is the beginning of a long-term strategy as it prepares for heavy investments in the technology, with its prediction oil demand will peak in five years’ time...

Stuttgart to ban diesels as London launches ‘toxicity charge’

February 23, 2017


PSA-Opel merger update: Tavares alleviates fears over job losses

February 23, 2017


Volkswagen may face UK investigation over emissions scandal

February 22, 2017


PSA and Geely launch bidding battle to buy Proton

February 22, 2017


Analysts puzzled by PSA’s Opel takeover plan

February 21, 2017

Analysts are struggling to understand the logic behind PSA’s proposed takeover of General Motors’ (GM’s) European division Opel/Vauxhall – although they see ample reasons for GM to sell...

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...

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

February 17, 2017


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

February 17, 2017


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

February 17, 2017



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