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Audi's electric SUV faces four-week delay because of software bug

Oct. 21, 2018 14:14 CET

Audi's first electric SUV will hit showrooms four weeks later than planned because of a software development issue.
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Daimler issues profit warning on diesel woes
Oct. 19, 2018 15:45 CET | UPDATED: Oct. 19 20:47 CET - new story

Daimler said its operating profit would fall by over 10 percent this year, its second earnings warning since June, blaming "government proceedings and measures in various ...

 

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Volvo shifts its safety strategy for self-driving world
Oct. 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Volvo is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident prediction and avoidance, says the director of the automaker's car safety center. ...

 

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Porsche CEO downplays IPO, expects record sales
Oct. 19, 2018 07:54 CET

Porsche does not need a stock market listing to fund growth, CEO Oliver Blume said, adding he is confident the automaker can repeat last year's record sales in 2018. ...

 

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ZF boosts future tech expertise with ASAP stake buy
Oct. 19, 2018 20:54 CET

ZF has taken a 35 percent stake in ASAP Holding, an engineering services provider that specializes in electrified mobility, autonomous driving and connected vehicles, as ...

 

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VW, Renault winners as EU set to favor Wi-Fi over 5G
Oct. 19, 2018 14:46 CET

The EU is expected to approve and set rules for the use of Wi-Fi in cars, giving VW and Renault -- who have pursued this technology -- the edge over Daimler and others wh ...

 

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UK should speed up engine ban to 2032, lawmakers say
Oct. 19, 2018 12:09 CET

The UK should bring forward a ban on the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars and vans by eight years to 2032 to help the country reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, a p ...

 

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
Faurecia CEO expects to maintain rapid growth
Oct. 19, 2018 06:01 CET

Faurecia has had a successful year so far as it benefits from robust China business and the rapid rise of SUV sales in Europe. The company's CEO, Patrick Koller, told ...

 

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
AvtoVAZ CEO aims to calm conflicts on path to profits
Oct. 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Yves Caracatzanis is using his experience from his previous job as head of Renault's low-cost Dacia business to turn around AvtoVAZ. the maker of Lada cars. He spoke to < ...

 

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France OKs congestion pricing to reduce traffic jams
Oct. 19, 2018 11:15 CET

France plans to make it easier for cities to introduce congestion pricing in a bid to reduce traffic jams and air pollution, the country's transport minister said. ...

 

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VW to offer incentives for older diesels in Germany
Oct. 19, 2018 06:01 CET

VW Group will offer trade-in incentives and a bonus for scrapping older diesel vehicles in Germany in a bid to prevent driving bans in cities where pollution exceeds the ...

 

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Valeo sees big shift to 48-volt systems in China
Oct. 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Valeo predicts more than 4 million new vehicles or about 13 percent of production will be equipped with 48-volt systems in China annually by 2023 as automakers move to me ...

 

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Land Rover offers glimpse of upcoming Defender
Oct. 19, 2018 06:01 CET

Spy photos capture clearest shots yet of the upcoming Land Rover Defender, which will arrive in 2020. ...

 

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Geely 'corrects' rumors about presidential family ties
Oct. 19, 2018 06:01 CET

Geely Automobile Holdings, long the subject of speculation about its political ties, has moved to dispel a widely held belief its chairman's wife was related to Chinese P ...

 

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VW Group's new N.A. boss looks 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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London's black taxi cabs to launch in Paris next year
Oct. 18, 2018 13:28 CET

London Electric Vehicle Company plans to start selling an electric version of the iconic black cab in Paris next year as it continues its global expansion. ...

 

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BMW X7 flagship SUV offers 7-seat luxury
Oct. 18, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW is filling out its product lineup with the launch of its largest SUV to date. The new X7 addresses a shortcoming in BMW's crossover lineup in offering a true seven-se ...

 

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Ross tests Europe-U.S. trade truce with outburst
Oct. 18, 2018 06:01 CET

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross challenged a fragile trans-Atlantic trade truce by accusing the EU of dragging its feet over market-opening pledges. ...

 

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Tesla secures site for China Gigafactory
Oct. 18, 2018 06:01 CET

Tesla has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 212-acre plot of land to build its first overseas Gigafactory. ...

 

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Kodiaq GT SUV to be Skoda's flagship in China
Oct. 17, 2018 06:01 CET

Skoda has said its new, coupe-styled Kodiaq GT SUV will become its flagship model in China. The midsize SUV, shown in pictures for the first time, will increase SkodaR ...

 

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Suppliers warn hard Brexit may set UK back decades
Oct. 17, 2018 14:45 CET

Failure to secure a trade deal for Britain when it exits the EU next year could set the UK auto sector back two decades, leading parts suppliers said. ...

 

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SEPTEMBER SALES
VW, FCA, Renault take sales hit in Europe on WLTP
Oct. 17, 2018 09:07 CET

VW Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault were among the biggest losers as Europe car sales fell 23 percent to 1.12 million in September following the introduction of a new tes ...

 

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Dirty batteries let down clean image of EVs
Oct. 17, 2018 06:01 CET

Every major automaker has plans for electric vehicles to cut greenhouse gas emissions, yet battery manufacturers are, by and large, making lithium ion batteries in places ...

 

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Audi fined $927 million in Germany for diesel violations
Oct. 16, 2018 11:26 CET | UPDATED: Oct. 16 12:11 CET - adds analyst comment

Audi has been fined 800 million euros ($927.12 million) by German prosecutors for violations tied to V-6 and V-8 diesel engines that did not conform to anti-pollution sta ...

 

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Daimler, BMW seek to remedy EU's antitrust concerns over car-sharing deal
Oct. 16, 2018 12:53 CET

Daimler and BMW have offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns about their plan to combine their car-sharing businesses Car2Go and DriveNow, the European Commi ...

 

Dutch firm to invest $1.9 billion in China battery cell plant
Oct. 16, 2018 20:15 CET

Dutch battery maker Lithium Werks, founded earlier this year, is investing 1.6 billion euros ($1.85 billion) in a massive lithium ion cell factory in China as demand for ...

 

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Geely-backed Terrafugia starts taking flying-car orders
Oct. 16, 2018 10:20 CET

Terrafugia, a U.S. flying-car developer owned by Chinese automaker Geely, has begun taking orders for its first product, the Transition, a two-seat aircraft that can swit ...

 

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Renault-Brilliance count on e-vans to buck China slump
Oct. 16, 2018 20:03 CET

Renault and Chinese partner Brilliance plan to launch three electric delivery vans in two years, seeking to capitalize on robust growth in China's commercial vehicle mark ...

 

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Skoda names new compact the Scala
Oct. 16, 2018 06:01 CET

Skoda says it will rename its Rapid compact hatchback the Scala when the new model goes on sale next year. The Scala derives its name from the Latin word for "ladder," -- ...

 

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VW CEO issues warning to German automakers
Oct. 16, 2018 08:15 CET | UPDATED: Oct. 16 10:25 CET - adds detail, comments

VW CEO Herbert Diess says that Germany's automakers only have a 50 percent chance of remaining leading players in the fast-changing auto industry. To survive automakers w ...

 

    
 
Daimler loses complicated, costly refrigerant battle

Christiaan Hetzner
3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Daimler's profit warning, its second this year, brought back an old issue many might have forgotten: ...
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Why Porsche's CFO calls Germany's digital infrastructure a 'catastrophe'

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Porsche's CFO and IT boss says that Germany's digital infrastructure "is an absolute catastrophe" th ...
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Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17 2018

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Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand? That's the strategy under consideration by company leaders, on ...
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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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VW, FCA, Renault take sales hit in Europe on WLTP
VW Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault were among the biggest losers as Europe car sales fell 23 percen ...
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Russia sales rise 6% ahead of VAT increase
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Spanish sales drop 17% on WLTP disruption
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W. European car sales fall 23% on WLTP
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Italy sales plunge 25% on WLTP change
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German sales fall 31% on WLTP
German registrations plunged 31 percent last month as sales dried up following the introduction of t ...
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UK sales drop 21% after WLTP introduction
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French sales slip 13% in September on WLTP
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Renault, VW Group, FCA sales surge 30% in August
Renault, VW Group and Fiat Chrysler led a 30 percent surge in European car sales last month, data fr ...
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W. European sales rise 27% ahead of WLTP changeover
Western European car sales surged 27 percent in August as automakers discounted heavily to clear sto ...
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New arrivals from Volvo, Jaguar, BMW propel premium compact SUV sector
Europe's premium compact SUV category is experiencing a breakthrough year in terms of sales as new m ...
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Europe's crossover craze drives market gains
SUVs and crossovers accounted for one-third of European sales through June for the first time. Their ...
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Peugeot, Toyota commit to midsize sector despite slump
Peugeot and Toyota are the latest automakers to commit to Europe's volume midsize segment despite cu ...
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European electric-car sales growth slowed in first half
Sales growth of electric cars slowed across the EU's major markets during the first half because of ...
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CNG car sales set to rise on tougher emissions rules
European demand for cars powered by compressed natural gas has shown signs of life after a half-deca ...
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Europe's small SUV sales projected to 'grow like crazy'
European sales of small SUVs are poised to surge beyond the segment's typically strong growth, as ne ...
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
Europe's premium automakers are diversifying drivetrain and body style choices in the core midsize s ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi's Keogh to succeed Woebcken as CEO of VW Group in North America
Scott Keogh, who has steered Audi to 107 straight months of U.S. sales gains, will become CEO of par ...
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Delphi's Butterworth to lead Melrose's automotive division
Liam Butterworth, who stepped down as head of Delphi last week, has been named CEO of the automotive ...
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Daimler CFO to leave after missing out on top job
Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber will leave the company, marking the first top-level departure after the auto ...
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Chery hires former Mazda Europe, BMW stylist Rice as design chief
Chery has hired Kevin Rice, a former designer at Mazda Europe and BMW, to head styling at the state- ...
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Renault's former No. 2 Pelata picked to steer France into electric, autonomous era
Patrick Pelata, Renault's former chief operating officer, has been tasked by President Emmanuel Macr ...
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Audi CEO Stadler in line for $8 million payout
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is in line for a 7 million-euro ($8.1 million) payout if he is cleared of in ...
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Fiat Chrysler's new Europe boss has big tasks ahead
Fiat Chrysler's new Europe chief, Pietro Gorlier, must tackle some big problems. ...
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BMW appoints new purchasing chief amid reports of board tension
BMW's promotion of company veteran Andreas Wendt to head of purchasing comes amid reports that board ...
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BMW appoints new purchasing chief amid reports of boardroom tension
BMW's promotion of company veteran Andreas Wendt to head of purchasing comes as reports say boardroo ...
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Daimler names first non-German CEO as Zetsche era ends
Ola Kaellenius will be Daimler's first non-German CEO, taking the post next year. Current chief exec ...
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Hyundai taps growing EV market with Kona SUV
The Hyundai Kona Electric SUV is off to a fast start in Europe as it is the first battery-powered mo ...
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Audi enters electric era with e-tron crossover
Audi hopes the 400-plus-km range of its new e-tron electric crossover and the vehicle's reproducible ...
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Ferrari Monza supercars will earn $755 million in revenue
Ferrari plans to sell 499 units of the Monza SP1 and SP2 supercars with a 1.6 million euro ($1. ...
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Ferrari's Icona retro line aimed at top of the market
Ferrari's limited-edition, retro-styled Monza supercars are part of the automaker's new Icona line. ...
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Peugeot touts Rifter's space and tech features
Peugeot has designed the new Rifter, the passenger variant of the automaker's small cargo van, to ap ...
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Ferrari seeks profit boost from retro-styled Monza
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Seat counts on Tarraco to retain rich customers
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Audi packs e-tron EV with interconnected features
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Mercedes gives new GLE semi-autonomous tech
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Renault's revived Alpine races to keep pace with demand
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