automotive

Cars in Europe pump out more CO2 than advertised, says tester

Vehicles on European roads pump out far more carbon dioxide (CO2) than advertised, the team of scientists who uncovered Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal reported in a study released Thursday...

EU car sales flat in October, as demands falls in Germany and France

The market for new cars was flat in the European Union last month, as demand fell in the bloc's two biggest countries, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reported Thursday....

US judge: "Substantial" progress towards VW 3-litre settlement

The US judge in the Volkswagen emissions test scandal said Thursday that the company had made progress in addressing remaining legal challenges involving its three-litre diesel engine vehicles....

China-owned Volvo Cars moves more production from Europe to China

China-owned Volvo Cars announced Wednesday it is moving more of its production from Europe to the Asian powerhouse where it is expanding capacity amid growing sales.

Volkswagen files recall plan for 3-litre cars in emissions case

Volkswagen on Monday met a deadline for submitting a revised recall plan for 3-litre engine diesel cars caught up in its emissions scandal, but no details were released.

Final decision on VW settlement expected within week

Volkswagen seems well on the way to get final approval on a proposed settlement in the emissions test scandal, but the judge in the case said at a court hearing on Tuesday it could take up to...

Volkswagen to explore electric car partnership with China's Jianghuai

German automaker Volkswagen, whose biggest market is in China, signed a memorandum of understanding with Jianghuai Automobile Co (JAC) Wednesday to push forward negotiations on joint development...

Report: Uber to offer rides in self-driving cars

Ride service Uber will begin offering passengers trips in self-driving cars later this month, the Bloomberg financial news agency reports.

Ford, Baidu invest in maker of laser sensors for autonomous cars

In a bid to further technology for autonomous vehicles, US automaker Ford and Chinese internet company Baidu have invested a combined 150 million dollars in a California-based supplier, the...

Security flaw found in auto-locking of 100 million cars: German media

Researchers in Germany and Britain have found a security flaw in remote controlled car locking systems of 100 million vehicles worldwide that could leave them vulnerable to hackers, German media...

EU car sales up 6.9 per cent in June; Fiat-Chrysler slips in ranking

New car sales in the European Union were up 6.9 per cent year-on-year in June, an industry group said Friday, meaning sales had almost reached the pre-crisis sales levels of June 2007.

Opel lashes back at critics, says emissions system up to snuff

German carmaker Opel went on the defensive Friday, laying out arguments explaining how its technology is effective at reducing auto emissions and pushing back at recent criticism that its diesel...

Norway's sovereign wealth fund to sue VW over emissions scandal

One of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds on Monday said it was considering a lawsuit against German car giant Volkswagen over the emissions scandal related to its diesel cars.

EU car sales up 9.1 per cent in April, Fiat overtakes Ford and Opel

New car sales in the European Union in April posted a year-on-year increase of 9.1 per cent, as Fiat Chrysler (FCA) leapfrogged Ford and Opel to become the fourth-biggest player in the market,...

Scandal-hit VW seeks to rebuild trust with apology to Obama

Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller said Thursday he had apologized to US President Barack Obama for his company's emissions-rigging scandal, as the embattled German carmaker tries to...