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Russian nuclear giant joins scramble to supply EV boom

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:01:30 EST

Russia's state-owned nuclear corporation is joining the lithium rush as it seeks to profit from the boom in EVs whose batteries use the metal.



Croatian EV maker seeks financing to expand, add new model

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:51:44 EST

Croatian automaker Rimac, which lays claim to the world's fastest electric car, is close to completing a $60 million financing package to give it the cash it needs to expand and develop a new model.



Mitsubishi will present low-slung electric crossover concept

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:38:32 EST

Mitsubishi called the e-Evolution Concept for a flagship SUV a "beacon" of renewed ambition for the automaker, which is now controlled by Nissan.



China said to mull relaxing restrictions on foreign EV makers

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:24:03 EST

China may allow foreign automakers to set up wholly owned EV businesses in its free-trade zones, Bloomberg reported.



German union, car group seek gov't support for electric shift

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:14:27 EST

Germany's biggest union IG Metall and the VDA industry association both urged politicians to help with a shift to EVs and not force a phasing out of the combustion engine as proposed by the UK and France.



ABB will supply 117 EV charging stations for German autobahns

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:33:41 EST

Swiss company ABB will deliver 117 EV charging stations to help boost Germany's electric infrastructure. The units will be installed at service station operator Tank and Rast locations on German autobahns by the end of the year.



Petrochemicals giant's Land Rover Defender-style SUV could go into production in 2020

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:20:23 EST

Petrochemicals giant Ineos plans to build 25,000 units a year of a model inspired by the Land Rover Defender but it may be thwarted because JLR is seeking trademark protection for its iconic off-roader.



Tata seeks to protect Jaguar Land Rover from potential takeover bids, report says

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:34:51 EST

Tata Sons is buying as much as 20 billion rupees ($312 million) of Tata Motors shares, as India's biggest conglomerate seeks to protect Jaguar Land Rover from potential takeovers, Bloomberg reported.



Citroen's Jackson says C5 will return in 2020

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:11:55 EST

Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says the brand will bring out a third generation of the C5 in 2020. The model has not been built in Europe since June.



Ratan Tata moves to secure his JLR prize

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:24:27 EST

Ratan Tata's move to consolidate power at Tata Sons and secure ownership of Jaguar Land Rover looks like one of those boring shareholder resolutions that would go unremarked upon in an ordinary, closely held firm.



Aston Martin CEO Palmer calls for Brexit clarity

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:48:33 EST

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer wants clarity on the UK government's Brexit negotiations within six months as the automaker seeks to avoid possible trade tariffs and difficulties in recruiting skilled labor following Britain's departure from the EU.



Pioneer teams up with digital mapping company Here

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:46:50 EST

Electronics giant Pioneer and digital mapping group Here said they had agreed to invest in one another so the companies can develop maps for autonomous driving services.



Knorr-Bremse drops bid for Haldex

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:05 EST

German supplier Knorr-Bremse has dropped its 5.5-billion-crown ($692 million) bid for smaller Swedish rival Haldex, ending for now a heated bidding process that has lasted more than a year.



VW Group's August sales up 8% despite flat Europe

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:29:08 EST

VW Group said its global vehicle registrations rose 8 percent last month as flat sales in Europe were offset by growth across all other major markets, particularly South America.



Pirelli CEO says core shareholders have no plans to sell stakes

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:09:47 EST

Pirelli CEO Marco Tronchetti says key shareholders have not expressed an intention to sell their remaining stakes in the firm after it returns to the stock market next month.



Aston Martin wants to be more involved in F1 racing

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:38:22 EST

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer says the British automaker is looking to get more engaged in Formula One, amid speculation of a title partnership with Red Bull and future engine involvement.



France plans new incentives to phase out polluting vehicles, report says

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:18:52 EST

The French government is planning a series of new incentives to phase out polluting vehicles, including offering up to 2,000 euros to those choosing to swap a gasoline or diesel car for a less polluting model and 2,500 euros for owners trading up to...



London black cabs seek export boost amid Brexit uncertainty

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:40:11 EST

The London Electric Vehicle Company hopes Brexit negotiations will not jeopardize plans to export half of the black cabs it makes in England by 2020.



PSA factories appear 'more efficient' than Opel plants, Tavares says

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

PSA factories appear to be more productive than plants operated by the automaker's newly acquired Opel/Vauxhall business, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said.



VW is 'second mover' after Tesla in electric commercial vehicles, executive tells paper

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:08:09 EST

VW is a "second mover" in electrified commercial vehicles, after lagging behind companies such as Tesla and Deutsche Post DHL in putting them on the road, the head of VW's trucks business, Andreas Renschler, told a German newspaper.



PSA exec outlines risks and rewards from leap into mobility services

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

The head of PSA's new mobility unit, Brigitte Courtehoux, is leading the automaker into a demanding environment where customer relationships need to be nurtured around the clock.



Merkel says German car industry must work to rebuild trust

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:33:22 EST

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany's car industry should do everything in its power to repair its damaged reputation, pointing to the combustion engine's uncertain future as she opened the Frankfurt auto show.



Ford expands Russian production on SUV demand

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:51:26 EST

Ford's Russian joint venture plans to increase production to meet growing demand for SUVs and light commercial vehicles.



Renault-Nissan deepens alliance with EV, savings push

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:41:13 EST

The Renault-Nissan alliance will expand its electric car range and increase savings from closer integration as part of a six-year strategic plan that also fully integrates Mitsubishi.



PSA-Dongfeng China sales fall 38% in August

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:58:09 EST

PSA-Dongfeng's China sales fell 38 percent in August. PSA, which assembles Peugeot and Citroen cars and light trucks with the Chinese automaker, said demand at the JV has fallen 46 percent in the first eight months.



Mazda plans electrification of all models after 2030, report say

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:32:55 EST

Mazda plans the electrification of all its vehicles by the early 2030s, a Japanese report said. Currently Mazda's lineup does not include any all-electric vehicles, though it sells one hybrid model, a version of its Mazda3.



European sales rose 6% in August

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:30:10 EST

European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Skoda and Seat brands among the winners.



Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:23:53 EST

Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move expected to help the automaker reverse its fortunes in China.



Skoda still open to partnerships on India low-cost car

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:00:21 EST

Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier says the company remains open to teaming up with other automakers to build a low-cost car for emerging markets such as India, despite the collapse of talks with prospective partner Tata last month.



Chery will focus on electrified models in Europe

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:29:15 EST

Chery will sell its Exeed TX compact SUV in Europe with three electrified powertrains.



Samsung will form new business unit for self-driving to build on Harman buy

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:52:40 EST

Samsung plans to become a major player in autonomous driving following its $8 billion acquisition of supplier Harman.



BMW calls Brexit an 'uncomfortable scenario'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:38:56 EST

BMW became the latest carmaker after Toyota and PSA to weigh in on the Brexit debate. The introduction of tariffs between the EU and UK would have repercussions for the automaker's business, BMW's head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, said.



Autoliv eyes split of business into two listed companies

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:44:36 EST

Autoliv intends to create two publicly traded companies, one focused on passive safety equipment such as airbag systems and one focused on electronics.



Hyundai readies Kona EV debut

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:27:59 EST

Hyundai will launch sales of a full-electric version of its new Kona small SUV after a debut at the Geneva show in March.



VW will recall nearly 5 million vehicles in China over Takata airbags

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:26:32 EST

VW Group and its Chinese joint ventures will recall nearly 5 million vehicles in China due to potential issues with Takata airbags.



Toyota will add a sportier line of hybrid engines

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST

Toyota will add a sportier line of hybrid engines to its fuel-saving gasoline-electric models. The new engines be fitted to the core hybrid models in the automaker's current range.



EV focus risks handing jobs to China, EU suppliers warn

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:36:05 EST

A fixation on EVs risks damaging Europe's supplier industry and handing jobs to China, the region's component manufacturers warned at the Frankfurt auto show.



Continental still interested in mapping firm Here

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:59:12 EST

Continental says it is still interested in working with digital mapping firm Here. A German report in July said the supplier was in talks to acquire an 8 to 10 percent stake in the company, which is controlled by BMW, Audi and Mercedes.



European automakers offer conditional 20% cut in CO2 by 2030

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 06:55:59 EST

European carmakers offered a further 20 percent cut to average CO2 emissions in the next round of EU targets currently being drawn up, but said full compliance should wait until 2030 and remain conditional on consumer uptake of electrified cars.



Jaguar to launch Formula E support series in 2018

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:07:52 EST

Jaguar will launch an all-electric support series of races to accompany the Formula E championship late next year.



VW's ruling Porsche-Piech clan against asset sales

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:19:06 EST

VW Group's controlling Porsche and Piech families are against selling any of the company's assets, the clan's most senior member, Wolfgang Porsche, said.



VW has no plans to divide up group, Mueller says

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:28:08 EST

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker has no plans to follow rival Daimler in considering changing the company's legal structure. Such a move could unlock 50 billion euros in value, analysts said.



Honda will launch a small electric car in 2019

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:45:54 EST

Honda said it will launch a production version of the Urban EV concept in Europe in 2019.



Ferrari's entry-level Portofino faces $2.5 million Mercedes

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 03:21:38 EST

Ferrari has introduced its new "entry-level" Portofino supercar that costs 196,000 euros ($234,000), while Mercedes has revealed the Project One concept, which will have a sticker price of 2.2 million euros ($2.



BMW fails in bid to oveturn limit on state aid for its Leipzig plant

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:46:22 EST

An EU court dismissed BMW's bid to overturn a decision limiting state aid toward expanding production of the i3 and i8 cars in Leipzig, Germany.



Borgward seeks to draw on 1950s heritage with modern Isabella

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:45:07 EST

Borgward unveiled a modern take on its 1950s Isabella sedan that could become a flagship model. The China-backed German brand plans to start Europe sales by the end of the year.



BMW electric sedan will give i subbrand a boost

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 04:18:07 EST

BMW has unveiled the i Vision Dynamics concept, previewing an upcoming third model for its i subbrand that will be a rival to the Tesla Model 3.



PSA's Tavares prepares ground for deep cuts at Opel

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:33:08 EST

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares began preparing the ground for deep cuts to turn around the automaker's newly acquired Opel/Vauxhall business.



Opel Grandland X will be brand's first mainstream model with plug-in hybrid

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:36:49 EST

Opel's Grandland X will be the brand's first mainstream model to have a plug-in hybrid powertrain variant. The compact crossover will go on sale this month in Europe.



Opel engine-testing jobs at risk from regulatory push for EVs, PSA's Tavares says

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:47:46 EST

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said European policymakers were responsible for the fate of 800 jobs at Opel's engine testing facility in Germany, given that a regulatory push to promote EVs could lead to sweeping job losses.