Manufacturer 23 Sep
Car manufacturers accused of attempting to derail EU emissions standards
The car manufacturing industry has been accused of 'aggressive’ lobbying and making ‘unsubstantiated’ claims to derail EU plans to cut pollution from road transport.
Manufacturer 19 Jul
Kia and Porsche celebrate record H1 sales results
Kia is celebrating its best-ever market share in Europe as Porsche sees its registrations rise to their highest ever level in-spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Market Insight 18 Jun
COVID-hit European car sales recover slightly with 52.3% May decline
New car sales across Europe were 52.3% down year-on-year in May as the easing of lockdown measures in certain regions delivered a slight improvement over April.
Market Insight 5 May
Europe’s automotive associations issue call for car scrappage scheme
Four industry associations representing Europe’s automotive sector have joined forces to call for car scrappage schemes as part of a 25-point COVID-19 coronavirus recovery plan.
Market Insight 5 Oct
Motor industry seeks "realism" as EU CO2 target ramps up costs
Vehicle manufacturers have called for “realism” after a EU legislators backed a plan on Wednesday to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40% in 2030.
Market Insight 17 May
Easter blamed for fall in European new car registrations in April
European new car registrations fell in Europe in April 2017, down 6.6% to 1,191,034 units.
Car Dealer News 3 May
New European laws introduced to protect driver privacy
Stricter data protection rules have been adopted by the European Parliament to protect the privacy of drivers.
Market Insight 22 Apr
EU commercial vehicle registrations rise for 15th month
UK commercial vehicle registrations have grown by 2.2% for Q1 as overall growth for the EU market experienced a surge in demand of 12%.
Manufacturer 2 Nov
Manufacturers say new emissions tests will phase out diesels earlier than planned
The ACEA has said new real-world emissions tests will mean a “substantial number” of diesel models will have to be phased out earlier than planned.
Manufacturer 12 Oct
'Give us time to improve emissions testing or diesels could become unaffordable' warn car manufacturers
Car manufacturers are warning that some diesel models could become “unaffordable” if they are not given enough time to meet new requirements on emissions testing.
Market Insight 30 Sep
Carmakers give a firm 'no' to multi-branding and a code of conduct for manufacturer-dealer relations
Car manufacturers have no intention to back down and allow franchised dealers the right in law to operate multi-brand dealerships.
Opinion 28 Sep
Guest opinion: VW scandal is just a symptom of a wider inequality and unfair business practices
If this imbalance continues to be left unchecked, and action is confined to emissions testing and compliance, it is inevitable that other abuses will not be addressed.
Manufacturer 25 Sep
Europe accused of allowing carmakers like Volkswagen too long a leash
The European Commission, “extremely concerned” about the Volkswagen case, has been accused of cosying up to carmakers and failing to keep them in check.
Market Insight 17 Sep
European new car sales up 11.5% in August
The European new-car market recorded growth of 11.5%, the third time this year double-digit growth has been achieved.
Supplier News 20 Jul
TTIP has potential to boost transatlantic auto trade by 20% or more
The automotive trade could increase by 20%, following the 10th round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, according to ACEA.
Market Insight 16 Jul
European new car market sees largest increase since 2009
New car registrations in the EU increased 14.6% in June compared to 2014, marking the largest monthly increase since December 2009.
Market Insight 13 Jul
Europe's carmaker body upgrades 2015 sales forecast to 13m units
ACEA has revised its full year car sales growth forecast to 5%, considering that over the first five months of 2015 the year-on-year growth was 6.8%.
Market Insight 16 May
EC threatens to use legislation to force manufacturers to work to code of conduct
The European Commission has announced that it intends to initiate a "legally binding solution", which could take the form of a new sector-specific regulation, to improve relations between franchised dealers and manufacturers, unless an acceptable industry code of good conduct can be agreed between the two parties.