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First round of VW pay talks end without deal

Dec. 11, 2017 15:43 CET

IG Metall said a first round of wage talks at Volkswagen failed to produce a result. The union said it was disappointed VW did not present a counter-offer to its demand for a 6-percent wage hike.
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VW reforms compliance system to avoid another scandal
Dec. 11, 2017 06:01 CET

VW has reorganized its compliance system as it seeks to eliminate a culture of silence that contributed to its diesel emissions cheating scandal. ...

 

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VW expects diesel scandal costs will drop to as low as $4.7B in 2018
Dec. 11, 2017 17:06 CET

VW expects cash outflows of 4 billion to 5 billion euros ($4.7 billion to 5.9 billion) next year in relation to the diesel scandal, down from 17 billion euros this year. ...

 




 
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GM's Amman: Becoming a leader in emerging tech
Dec. 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Dan Ammann helped GM through bankruptcy as a Wall Street banker. As GM's president, he's helping to prepare the automaker for unprecedented technological change. ...

 

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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Dec. 10, 2017 06:01 CET

Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the compact SUV segment by more than a quarter. ...

 

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Italian fund denies seeking to raise stake in Aston Martin
Dec. 10, 2017 13:06 CET | UPDATED: Dec 10 16:26 CET - new story

Italy's Investindustrial said it is not in talks to become Aston Martin's major shareholder by buying out other backers including a Kuwaiti consortium and Daimler. ...

 

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VW executive convicted in U.S. may seek transfer to Germany, paper says
Dec. 10, 2017 12:52 CET

VW executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the U.S. for his role in the automaker's emissions scandal, may ask to serve his prison sentence in Germany, a report said. ...

 

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China's BYD plans EV plant in Morocco
Dec. 9, 2017 16:00 CET

BYD, the Chinese electric vehicle maker backed by U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett, has signed an agreement to build electric cars, buses and trucks in Morocco's ...

 

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ZF CEO's 'reckless' buying spree led to his departure
Dec. 8, 2017 11:25 CET

The departure of ZF CEO Stefan Sommer shows that politics and entrepreneurism rarely are a good match. Sommer turned ZF into the world's second-largest supplier but his g ...

 

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EU will scrap tariffs on Japan-built cars in trade deal
Dec. 8, 2017 14:10 CET

The EU and Japan concluded negotiations on a free trade deal that will remove EU tariffs of 10 percent on Japanese cars and the 3 percent rate typically applied to car pa ...

 

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VW will fire engineer jailed for U.S. emissions violations, paper says
Dec. 8, 2017 11:42 CET

VW will fire Oliver Schmidt, who was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday by a U.S. judge for his role in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal, a German ne ...

 

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Saab asset owner NEVS plans Swedish production next year
Dec. 8, 2017 09:19 CET

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which acquired the assets of Saab Auto, plans to make electric cars at the iconic brand's Swedish factory as it seeks to take advantage ...

 

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Bugatti recalls Chiron on faulty welds
Dec. 8, 2017 09:49 CET

Bugatti is recalling 47 Chiron cars because of faulty welds in the front seat recliner brackets. ...

 

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VW halts deliveries of T6 van because of high emissions
Dec. 8, 2017 13:07 CET

VW has stopped delivering T6 vans to German dealers after detecting that diesel models emit excessive nitrogen oxide levels. The automaker has reported the findings to th ...

 

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Sogefi sees Opel, turbocharging boost despite diesel slump
Dec. 8, 2017 10:24 CET

Sogefi expects a boost to its business through PSA's acquisition of Opel as the German automaker shifts to using PSA engines equipped with Sogefi components. The supplier ...

 

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EU gains powers to check up on new car approvals
Dec. 7, 2017 14:46 CET

EU negotiators agreed to new rules that give Brussels the power to check up on national car approval authorities and set targets for emissions checks. Germany and Italy d ...

 

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How Volvo's repositioned Polestar brand plans to lure BMW i and Tesla buyers
Dec. 7, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo's race-inspired Polestar brand is positioning itself to attract customers who want high-performance vehicles that emit little to no emissions. That means luring the ...

 

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Porsche's hybrid a hit as buyers flock to plug-in Panamera
Dec. 7, 2017 17:41 CET

Porsche is gaining traction in the shift to electrified autos. It said 60 percent of buyers of its revamped Panamera opted for the plug-in hybrid version. ...

 

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Ford, Alibaba sign deal that could allow automaker to sell cars online in China
Dec. 7, 2017 10:18 CET

Ford and China's Alibaba have signed a deal to explore cooperation in areas such as cloud computing, connectivity and retail. The retail part of the deal could involve th ...

 

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PSA CEO Tavares will succeed Zetsche as ACEA president
Dec. 7, 2017 11:12 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares will succeed Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche as president of ACEA, the European auto industry's lobbying body. Tavares said safety and reducing CO2 em ...

 

    
 
BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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China's BYD has built up a production network in Europe to make electric buses. ...
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Schmidt's statement showed a broken man with misplaced faith in VW

Larry P. Vellequette
3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Oliver Schmidt's vacant almost defiant stare has been the face of VW's $30 billion diesel emissions ...
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Why an electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. ...
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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. ...
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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12 2017

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent. ...
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German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will li ...
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German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard
New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. ...
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UK sales fall 11% in 8th month of decline
UK new-car registrations slumped 11 percent in November as weaker consumer confidence and uncertaint ...
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Western European car sales rise 5% despite UK woes
Western European car registrations rose 5.4 percent in November, with the key French and German mark ...
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Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's v ...
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Renault, Peugeot gain in Spain while diesel, VW sales fall
Renault and Peugeot were among the winners as sales of new cars in Spain rose 12 percent in November ...
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Skoda, Peugeot SUVs help French market grow by 10% in Nov.
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Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
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PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer
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Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand
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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
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VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand. ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
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Ford expands Fiesta family
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
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