#EUROPE

Propulsion

Audi Readies Integrated Chassis/Powertrain Controller

When it comes to car smarts, two brains aren’t necessarily better than one.
#chassis #Audi #europe

Regulations

Another Four Ex-Audi Officials Charged in Diesel Scandal

Continuing probes lengthen list of implicated executives
#Volkswagen #europe #people

Design

“Ultimate Analog Supercar” Takes Shape

Gordon Murray’s upcoming T.50 gets V-12 power and a super-lightweight design
#McLaren #chassis #body

Sales

Deals Prop Up Car Sales in Europe

Scrappage incentives plans drive sales gains
#europe

Economics

A Tough Week for Carmakers

Lousy financial results but considerable optimism that the worst is over.
#Ford #Volkswagen #Chevrolet

Production

SEAT Knows C-19 Isn’t Over

Preparing for when its people come back from their August holidays
#SEAT #Volkswagen #europe

Infrastructure

PSA Spins Off Free2Move Mobility Unit

Business is profitable, says CEO Tavares
#europe #BMW #Opel

2021 S-Class Adds More Tech

New features include 48-volt active suspension, 4-wheel steering and industry-first rear airbags
#Audi #Porsche #chassis

Sales

Financial Review May Affect Details of FCA-PSA Merger

COVID-19 impact assessment due by year-end
#europe #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Fiat

Hybrid

Mitsubishi Motors Calls It Quits in Europe

New strategy focuses on southeast Asia
#asia #Mitsubishi #Renault

Batteries

Mercedes Creates New “Drive Systems” Unit

Integrated operations for engines, transmissions, electric drives, batteries and related software
#europe #tech #people

Regulations

Regulators Hit “Pause” on FCA-PSA Merger

Data on van sales could make or break the deal
#Mitsubishi #europe #Opel

Diesel

FCA Offices in Europe Raided in Diesel Cheating Probe

Under scrutiny, again, for using illegal control software
#Jeep #Fiat #AlfaRomeo

Sales

Volvo Gets Very Bullish

CEO declares the crisis over as sales rebound
#Volvo #europe #people

Business

Daimler Claims Range-Record for EV Sedan

Upcoming EQS claims 435 miles per charge
#europe #Daimler #Tesla

Batteries

Jeep Launches Plug-in Hybrids—in Europe

The Compass and Renegade are available as plug-in hybrids in Europe—and have a clever approach to 4x4 operation sans prop shaft
#HP #Jeep #europe

Production

Daimler Tweaks N. America Production

Consolidating capacity and hiking SUV/crossover output
#europe #Daimler #MercedesBenz

Hybrid

Startup Plans U.K.’s First Big EV Battery Plant

Aim is to begin lithium-ion cell production in 2023.
#Volkswagen #europe #facilities

Regulations

Ex-VW Manager Will Finish U.S. Prison Term in Germany

Two more years to serve for role in diesel emission cheating scandal
#europe #people #emissions

Hybrid

Maserati Electrification Effort Starts with Mild-Hybrid Ghibli

Full EVs on tap for next year
#europe #Fiat #AlfaRomeo