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Opel faces recall of about 100,000 cars in emissions probe

Oct. 15, 2018 13:17 CET | UPDATED: Oct 15 21:21 CET -- adds Opel comment

Germany's Transport Ministry will order the recall of about 100,000 Opel vehicles as part of an emissions probe.
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Porsche CFO sees huge potential for VW 'super group'
Oct. 15, 2018 10:00 CET | UPDATED: Oct. 15 11:51 CET - adds analyst comments

Porsche could be worth a fortune if listed with its sibling VW Group ultraluxury brands, finance chief Lutz Meschke said. He said that by applying the same stock market m ...

 

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Porsche to electrify majority of range over next decade
Oct. 15, 2018 12:45 CET

Porsche plans to switch to full-electric powertrains in its sedans and SUVs – and possibly even its entry 718 sports cars – over the next decade, the automake ...

 

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Nissan delays UK pay talks pending Brexit clarity
Oct. 15, 2018 11:18 CET

Nissan, which operates the UK's biggest car factory, has delayed the start of pay talks with its staff in the country until the terms of Britain's exit from the EU become ...

 

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ELECTRIFYING EUROPE
Which countries are Europe's EV leaders and which lag behind
Oct. 13, 2018 06:01 CET

Europe's auto market is being electrified as EU regulators push automakers to add EVs to cut high CO2 emissions blamed for climate change and reduce NOx pollutants that a ...

 

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Borgward losses spur majority stake sale by China's Foton
Oct. 12, 2018 10:35 CET

China's Foton plans to sell a 67 percent stake in Borgward as losses escalate at the German brand it revived four years ago. ...

 

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NEWS ANALYSIS
How WLTP emissions rules hit plug-in hybrid sales
Oct. 12, 2018 06:01 CET | UPDATED: Oct. 12 10:28 CET - adds UK incentives cut

Plug-in hybrids have been dealt a huge blow by the new WLTP emissions regime in Europe because many of the models are no longer eligible for tax breaks. ...

 

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BMW, Northvolt and Umicore team up on battery recycling
Oct. 15, 2018 13:38 CET

BMW will team up with Northvolt, which is building Europe's largest battery factory in Sweden, and Belgium's Umicore to develop a process for electric car batteries to be ...

 

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German minister eyes tougher sanctions on companies post-VW scandal
Oct. 12, 2018 17:24 CET

The German government is committed to introducing tougher sanctions against companies that foster criminal behavior in the wake of VW Group's diesel-emissions cheating sc ...

 

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VW, Skoda, Audi and Seat take big WLTP sales hits
Oct. 11, 2018 15:27 CET | UPDATED: Oct. 12 11:05 CET - adds group sales

VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat took big sales hits in September after demand was hit by the introduction of the WLTP testing regime in Europe. ...

 

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Berlin welcomes automakers' diesel trade-in offers
Oct. 12, 2018 17:08 CET

The government has welcomed German automakers' moves toward making concrete trade-in offers to owners of older, dirtier diesel vehicles, adding that these latest maneuver ...

 

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German industry says new CO2 target threatens jobs
Oct. 10, 2018 16:11 CET

EU plans to cut CO2 emissions from vehicles by 35 percent by 2030 pose a threat to Germany as a car-building nation, industry association VDA said. ...

 

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Mercedes GLE plug-in to get long electric range
Oct. 12, 2018 06:45 CET

Daimler could be the first automaker to offer a combustion engine car with a 100 km (62 mile) electric range, when it launches the Mercedes GLE plug-in hybrid vehicle in ...

 

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China auto sales post biggest drop in 7 years
Oct. 12, 2018 21:22 CET

China's car sales fell the most in nearly seven years in September, stoking concerns the world's biggest auto market could contract for the first time in decades this yea ...

 

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Fiat ends production of Panda diesel, sources say
Oct. 11, 2018 06:01 CET

Fiat has stopped producing diesel versions of the Panda and is phasing out the 500 diesel, sources said. ...

 

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European diesel car sales plummet, report says
Oct. 13, 2018 15:12 CET

Diesel car sales in Europe fell sharply in the first half of the year amid buyer concerns over pollution and falling resale values. The market share of diesel cars in the ...

 

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BMW to gain control of China venture in milestone deal
Oct. 11, 2018 08:35 CET

BMW will take majority control of its main China joint venture for $4.2 billion, the first such move by a global automaker as Beijing starts to relax ownership rules in t ...

 

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Audi's Schot would like to be long-term CEO
Oct. 10, 2018 10:13 CET

Audi's interim CEO, Bram Schot, laid claim to the top job for the long term amid uncertainty when Markus Duesmann, who has been seen as CEO-designate, can join Audi paren ...

 

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Porsche's U.S. retailers will carry share of EV investment
Oct. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Porsche faces a future in which its signature engines are replaced by electric motors. The automaker's U.S. retailers will be expected to share the costs involved in the ...

 

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Citroen's next C1 minicar may be electric
Oct. 11, 2018 06:01 CET

Citroen CEO Linda Jackson has indicated that the next C1 will be electric as the deadline approaches for PSA and Toyota to agree on their next joint minicars. ...

 

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BMW stops sales of i3 with range extender, citing more robust battery
Oct. 10, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW will stop offering range extenders powered by combustion engines on its i3 full-electric vehicle in Europe when a new, more powerful battery with 120 ampere-hours rep ...

 

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German coalition parties fight over diesel fines
Oct. 11, 2018 11:00 CET

Ministers from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives attacked a proposal by their coalition partners, the Social Democrats, to fine automakers who fail to offer diesel ...

 

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Lamborghini bets on Urus SUV to boost India sales
Oct. 10, 2018 15:27 CET

Lamborghini is betting the Urus, its first SUV, will help win it more customers in India, a market where the automaker sold just 30 cars last year. ...

 

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VW Group's new N. America boss faces challenge to repeat Audi success
Oct. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

VW Group's incoming North America boss, Scott Keogh, has overseen Audi's success in the region over the past 12 years. Now he faces another challenge in lifting the fortu ...

 

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Hyundai Kona EV gets big boost from Norway demand
Oct. 11, 2018 06:01 CET

The Hyundai Kona full-electric crossover will end 2018 on a high note after receiving 7,000 orders just in Norway after its launch in July. ...

 

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Mercedes will roll out GLC fuel cell SUV
Oct. 10, 2018 11:11 CET

Mercedes will soon start handing over its GLC F-Cell model to fleet customers in a bid to refine its fuel cell technology through real-world testing. ...

 

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New U.S. Audi boss Del Rosso is a familiar face
Oct. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Mark Del Rosso will not need any introductions to his dealer network when he becomes president of Audi of America on Dec. 1. They already know who he is and what he can d ...

 

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Mercedes plans advanced self-driving tech for S class
Oct. 11, 2018 06:01 CET

Mercedes's next S class, which is due in 2020, will offer the brand's first Level 3 self-driving system capable of eyes-off conditional autonomy. ...

 

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UK auto industry launches contingency program for no-deal Brexit
Oct. 10, 2018 09:34 CET

A no-deal Brexit could have "devastating consequences" and businesses must plan for all eventualities, including the worst, the SMMT industry association warned. ...

 

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Volvo, Nvidia expand autonomous driving collaboration
Oct. 10, 2018 12:00 CET

Volvo will use chipmaker Nvidia's high-powered Drive AGX Xavier technology to help make its next-generation cars capable of up to hands-free Level 4 autonomous driving. V ...

 

    
 
German automakers' opposition to CO2 goal may backfire

Christiaan Hetzner
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2018

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German-led efforts to water down calls for a 40 percent cut in new-car CO2 emissions by 2030 may hav ...
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Daimler should consider Porsche exec as next finance chief

Christiaan Hetzner
8:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9 2018

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Lutz Meschke, Porsche's finance chief has done a remarkable job at the automaker, ensuring double-di ...
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How women are tackling the industry's glass ceiling

Peter Sigal
7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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To say that the automotive industry is male-dominated is an understatement. ...
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Why China is by far the world's largest market for full-electric cars

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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China is the largest market for EVs in the world after finding the simple formula for success: Combi ...
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Why Russia's Rolls rival fails to impress

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2018

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Russia's luxury Aurus brand aspires to rival Bentley and Rolls-Royce, not just in Russia but in Euro ...
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Riding in ZF's 'flying billboard'


9:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2018

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ZF Friedrichshafen began making gears for the Zeppelin airships back in 1900. ...
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Rising Star starts new adventure

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2018

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Former Mazda Europe executive and 2017 Rising Star Christian Ohm is starting a new adventure this month. ...
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Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

Nick Gibbs
4:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2018

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As Aston Martin plans its London IPO, CEO Andy Palmer believes the company will be more profitable t ...
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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Douglas A. Bolduc
3:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7 2018

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Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars. ...
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Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel auto show, according to an invitation s ...
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