#EUROPE

Batteries

Audi’s EV Output Chokes on Battery Shortage

Problem may portend a wider auto industry issue in Europe

Business

VW Faces First U.S. Jury Trial Over Cheater Diesels

New phase begins over the company’s never-ending crisis

Business

Tesla Gets Back to Cutting Down Trees in Germany

German plant on track to open next year 

Diesel

VW’s Diesel Payout Scheme Goes Back to the Drawing Board

VW, consumer groups give it another try

Economics

Nissan Chief Says “Fire Me if I Don’t Deliver”

A high-wire act to save Nissan, Renault and their alliance

Sales

Car Sales Take a Dive in Europe

A volatile market stays that way

Production

Tesla’s German Plant on Hold

Bats, wolves and snakes get their day in court.

Business

GM Exits Australia, N. Zealand; Sells Thai Plant

Further focusing on a handful of fruitful markets for manufacturing

Legal

VW Offers $900 Million to Diesel Owners in Europe

Volkswagen says it’s ready to begin paying €830 million in reparations in Germany to owners of diesels it rigged to evade European emission standards.

Autonomous Vehicles

How Will Governments Handle Autonomous Mobility?

Report finds differences—and sometimes indifference—to robo-cars

Business

Bentley Teases the Future of Coachbuilding

Limited-edition Bacalar supercar to take styling cues from last year’s EXP 100 concept

Business

Daimler Grinds Away at Fixing Its Financial Woes

The challenges pile up for Daimler’s freshman CEO.

Business

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Materials & Lightweighting

Bimmer EVs Add Flair with Aerodynamic Wheels

Lightweight, customizable design can boost driving range by 2%

Autonomous Vehicles

Study Highlights Differing Global Consumer Views on Autonomy

Most respondents are concerned about safety and don’t envision owning a self-driving car until at least 2025.

Marketing

Bye-Bye Frankfurt Auto Show

German show leaves town after a 51-year run as attendance plunges.

Production

Ford Uses 3D Manufacturing to Thwart Wheel Thefts

Personalized design created from owner’s voice

Business

Time for Stock Sales at Nissan and Renault?

Nissan may push for stock sales that would loosen the glue that binds its alliance with Renault.

Regulations

Europe’s Carmakers Seek Holistic Pollution Policy

European carmakers are pushing a 10-point plan to help reach the region’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Regulations

Jeep Diesels Face Ban in Europe

Jeep faces a partial sales ban in Europe unless it fixes diesel-powered Grand Cherokee SUVs that evade emission regulations.

Business

Tesla Worth More than VW!

Tesla has outpaced Volkswagen in terms of market value.

Economics

Trump Renews European Tariff Threat

 U.S. threat of 25% tariffs on cars from Europe is back on.

Production

Tesla Buys Land for German Factory

Tesla secures land for German megafactory.

Autonomous Vehicles

Valeo Whets Appetite for Robo Deliveries

Integrates current technologies into concept with Chinese partner