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European sales turnaround slowing in May

European sales turnaround slowing in May

The continent’s new vehicle registrations soared 1.4 percent last month, their slowest growth pace in six months as consumers confidence has been impacted by unemployment issues and the Greek sovereign debt crisis. Deliveries inched by 1.4 percent to 1.15 million vehicles from 1.14 million during the same period last year, […]

European automakers lobby for eased CO2 ruling

European automakers lobby for eased CO2 ruling

The continent’s manufacturers continue to issue lingering warnings against the governmental bid to further curb down emissions by introducing even tighter carbon emission goals for new vehicles. The automakers and European Union officials are locked on opposing sides as the carmakers would gladly see lax emissions rules as opposed to […]

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 […]