Car sales sped ahead in Europe in March up 10.9 percent from the same month last year with showrooms open for more days linked to the Easter holidays.
Chief Executive Elon Musk has replied sarcastically to Tesla investors who urged the electric car maker to add independent directors to its board.
French carmaker Peugeot Citroen is in the process of buying German rival Opel, but fears over job losses in Germany mean Peugeot's boss has been asked for guarantees none will go.
Audi premised have been searched by German authorities in connection with the scandal over emissions tests by its parent company Volkswagen.
Business Line hits the road this week; with the PSA-Opel merger announced and the Geneva motor show underway we consider the future of motoring.
At the Geneva motor show the focus is on the future of carmaking with the rise of electric vehicles, automated driving and car sharing.
PSA Peugeot Citroen head Carlos Tavares has reassured politicians and union leaders in the UK about GM's Europe's Vauxhall plants re takeover plans.
Tesla has reassured investors by confirming that its vital mass-market Model 3 electric car is on track to be produced in large number by September.