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Europe: automakers weary of new tests concerning diesel cars

Europe: automakers weary of new tests concerning diesel cars

European carmakers have started criticizing an upcoming regulation that would target the so-called “dirty diesels”, with each car equipped with the type of engine required to undergo “real world” testing procedures. After September 2017, the new mandate will have diesel vehicles sold in the European Union tested on the roads […]

Europe: market turnaround gains pace in March

Europe: market turnaround gains pace in March

Europe’s auto-market is finally a rapidly rising recovery, with industry data published for the month of March showing mass-market car brands riding the upturn wave and affordable marquees loosing steam. According to figures coming from the Brussels-based Association of European Carmakers, new vehicle registrations last month jumped 10.8 percent to […]

Europe: ACEA forecasts 2.1 percent climb for car sales in 2015

Europe: ACEA forecasts 2.1 percent climb for car sales in 2015

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) presented its early on full-year new car registration forecast, with the expected growth of 2.1 percent being slower than the overall pace seen last year. IHS Automotive conducted a full research report on behalf of ACEA and its findings indicate deliveries should expect growing […]

Europe: ACEA’s new president is Carlos Ghosn

Europe: ACEA’s new president is Carlos Ghosn

The European auto industry’s lobbying unit, ACEA, has made a leadership change, as Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn takes the president position from ex-PSA CEO Philippe Varin. The Brussels-based body is led by Renault-Nissan’s CEO for the second time, as Ghosn also held the presidency from January 2009 to the following […]

Automakers seek delay in EU efforts on emission testing

Automakers seek delay in EU efforts on emission testing

The European carmakers have increased their pressure on EU officials in a bid to push back a new emission testing regulation. The new proposition would impose a severe new emission testing routine – which aims to make sure automakers can’t circumvent the regulations system in order to achieve higher efficiency […]

EU car registrations reach record low

EU car registrations reach record low

New car registrations in the European Union fell to a record low, because of weak demand in several key markets, including Germany. “New registrations amounted to 885,159 units, reaching a historic low recorded for a month of January since the start of the series in 1990,” the European Automobile Manufacturers […]

Opel to cut production again by 10 pct in 2013

Opel to cut production again by 10 pct in 2013

German carmaker Opel, the European arm of General Motors is planning to cut production in Europe by more than 10 percent in the year that just begun, blaming weak demand for new vehicles in the old continent, German newspaper Spiegel reported on Sunday. Following the announcement, Opel is planning to […]