Michael Knauer Reporter Bonn [email protected] See All Staff Page Recent Stories Stellantis CEO Tavares says EU, U.S. elections may slow EV sales Stellantis may have to change its strategy "if political and public opinion tends toward fewer EVs," CEO Carlos Tavares said. Ford factory in Germany faces closure after talks with investor fail BYD and Chery were among Chinese companies said to be interested in buying Ford's Saarlouis factory where the Focus compact car is built. Ford gets OK to offer Blue Cruise AV tech in Germany Ford has joined BMW and Mercedes-Benz in getting the OK to allow drivers to use its autonomous technology to drive hands free on certain stretches of highway in Germany. Ford postpones launch of Explorer EV in Europe Ford cited new European standards for batteries as the reason for the delay. Tesla Model Y's sales success is 'slap in the face' for rivals The Tesla Model Y is so superior to European rivals that its sales success should not come as a surprise. VW and other traditional automakers need to do better. Geneva auto show revamped for 2024 as 'affordable' event Show organizers have developed a new concept for the show to cut costs for automakers that include offering exhibitors preconfigured booths, so they do not have to build their own. Ford to keep Saarlouis plant open to 2032 Ford will retain about a fifth of the workforce at the plant after Focus production ends as it seeks to sell the factory. Ford's missteps in Europe and how to fix them Ford is trying to fix problems in Europe that were caused by bad decisions over many years. These are five key missteps that hurt the automaker's business. Ford follows the same path as Opel in Europe Ford's plan to slash product development capacities in Germany means that its U.S. management is permanently withdrawing added value from Europe.