BREAKING NEWS

Car industry

News

What are European cities doing to tackle sky-high air pollution?

As Paris steps up its crackdown on the city’s worst-polluting vehicles (in French), Euronews looks at what other European cities are doing to tackle the deadly…

As Paris steps up its crackdown on the city’s worst-polluting vehicles (in French), Euronews looks at what other European cities are doing to tackle the deadly…

News

Takata agrees to pay $1bn in US over faulty airbags

The Japanese car parts maker Takata has agreed to plead guilty and pay a billion dollars – over 900 million euros – in fines and compensation for hiding dangerous defects in its…

The Japanese car parts maker Takata has agreed to plead guilty and pay a billion dollars – over 900 million euros – in fines and compensation for hiding dangerous defects in its…

Business

German GDP growth at five year high

Strong consumer and government spending helped Germany's economy to its strongest growth in five years in 2016.

Strong consumer and government spending helped Germany's economy to its strongest growth in five years in 2016.

Business

Japan backs Toyota over Trump Mexico tax threat

Japan defends Toyota over Donald Trump's threat to heavily tax vehicles imported into the US that it is planning to build at a new plant in Mexico.

Japan defends Toyota over Donald Trump's threat to heavily tax vehicles imported into the US that it is planning to build at a new plant in Mexico.

Business

Peso slumps as Ford cancels Mexico plant

Mexico's peso hit a new record low after Ford said it won't build a huge car-making plant in the country following criticism by president-elect Trump.

Mexico's peso hit a new record low after Ford said it won't build a huge car-making plant in the country following criticism by president-elect Trump.

Business

EU takes members to task over Volkswagen scandal

The EU has begun legal action against seven member states for failing to police emissions cheating by car-makers after the Volkswagen scandal.

The EU has begun legal action against seven member states for failing to police emissions cheating by car-makers after the Volkswagen scandal.

Business

European car sales stall

Car sales in Europe fell slightly in October. Among top markets they slid 5.6 percent in Germany and 4.0 percent in France.

Car sales in Europe fell slightly in October. Among top markets they slid 5.6 percent in Germany and 4.0 percent in France.

Business

Toyota picks up the tab for rusty pickups

Rustproofing issues with Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia vehicles are to cost Toyota $3.4 billion in settling a US federal class action law suit.

Rustproofing issues with Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia vehicles are to cost Toyota $3.4 billion in settling a US federal class action law suit.

Business

Uber loses UK driver employment case

Uber should no longer treat its drivers as self-employed, a British employment tribunal has ruled, dealing a major blow to its business model.

Uber should no longer treat its drivers as self-employed, a British employment tribunal has ruled, dealing a major blow to its business model.

News

Could new petrol cars be banned from EU's roads by 2030?

Banning new petrol and diesel cars from EU roads by 2030 is unrealistic without more incentives to develop electric-powered alternatives, campaigners say.

Banning new petrol and diesel cars from EU roads by 2030 is unrealistic without more incentives to develop electric-powered alternatives, campaigners say.

Business

Toyota: millions more airbag recalls

Toyota is having to recall 5.8 million cars around the world over potentially faulty air bag inflators made by Japanese company Takata.

Toyota is having to recall 5.8 million cars around the world over potentially faulty air bag inflators made by Japanese company Takata.

Business

India's Tata says bye-bye to Mistry, but why?

Ratan Tata returns to head India's biggest conglomerate as Cyrus Mistry - his replacement just four years ago - is removed with no reason given.

Ratan Tata returns to head India's biggest conglomerate as Cyrus Mistry - his replacement just four years ago - is removed with no reason given.

Business

Daimler: Cars outperform trucks

Daimler's latest quarterly results showed improvement in sales of Mercedes cars, but falling demand for its trucks.

Daimler's latest quarterly results showed improvement in sales of Mercedes cars, but falling demand for its trucks.

News

European car sales strong in September

European car sales grew by a strong 7.3 percent last month with increases for smaller so-called volume vehicles and luxury premium cars alike.

European car sales grew by a strong 7.3 percent last month with increases for smaller so-called volume vehicles and luxury premium cars alike.

Business

End of the road for Ford in Australia

After 91 years Ford has stopped making cars in Australia, laying off 600 workers. It is pulling out after the government cut subsidies to the sector.

After 91 years Ford has stopped making cars in Australia, laying off 600 workers. It is pulling out after the government cut subsidies to the sector.

Business

UK based carmakers voice concerns about Brexit effects

Britain's planned exit from the European Union is disturbing car company bosses, including the heads of Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover.

Britain's planned exit from the European Union is disturbing car company bosses, including the heads of Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover.

Business

Paris Motor Show: driving into a clean future

The Paris Motor Show is seeing more and more electric vehicles thanks to falling battery costs and reaction to Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal.

The Paris Motor Show is seeing more and more electric vehicles thanks to falling battery costs and reaction to Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal.

Science_technology

Self-driving, self-parking cars

As part of its shift from home electronics to cars, Japanese giant Panasonic has been testing its new experimental self-driving vehicle.

As part of its shift from home electronics to cars, Japanese giant Panasonic has been testing its new experimental self-driving vehicle.