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Volvo AG and Daimler Trucks team up in hydrogen fuel cell joint venture

Competitors Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks are teaming up to produce hydrogen fuel cells for long-haul trucks, which the companies say will lower development costs and boost production volumes. The joint venture, which is called cellcentric, aims to bring large-scale “gigafactory” production levels of hydrogen fuel cells to Europe by 2025. While the two companies are teaming up to produce the fuel cells via the cellcentric venture, all other aspects of truck production will remain separate. The loc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, European Union, Automotive, Volvo, Daimler, Bosch, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Daimler Trucks, Volvo AB, Lars Stenqvist, Volvo AG, Volvo CTO


Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks team up in hydrogen fuel cell joint venture

Competitors Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks are teaming up to produce hydrogen fuel cells for long-haul trucks, which the companies say will lower development costs and boost production volumes. The joint venture, which is called cellcentric, aims to bring large-scale “gigafactory” production levels of hydrogen fuel cells to Europe by 2025. While the two companies are teaming up to produce the fuel cells via the cellcentric venture, all other aspects of truck production will remain separate. The loc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, European Union, Automotive, Volvo, GreenTech, Daimler, Bosch, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Daimler Trucks, Volvo AB, Lars Stenqvist, Volvo CTO


Harley-Davidson to Get Hit with 56-percent EU Tariff

On Tuesday, Harley-Davison was happy to report a nine percent gain in sales in the first quarter of 2021. This was the first sign of success from HD’s Hardwire strategy coming together after it was announced by Jochen Zeitz, Harley-Davidson CEO. The strategy was to combat the American brand’s struggle as of late and a successful Q1 meant they were on the right track. This initial victory announcement was unfortunately drowned out by the European Union’s announcement to declare a 56-percent tari...
Tags: Europe, US, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Trump, Ministry of Economy, BOI, Motor Company, Harley Davison, Zeitz, Jochen Zeitz, American Company, EU Tariff


Bosch sees a place for renewable fuels, challenging proposed European Union engine ban

Bosch executives on Thursday criticized proposed EU regulations that would ban the internal combustion engine by 2025, saying that lawmakers “shy away” from discussing the consequences of such a ban on employment. Although the company reported it is creating jobs through its new businesses, particularly its fuel cell business, and said it was filling more than 90% of these positions internally, it also said an all- or mostly-electric transportation revolution would likely affect jobs. As a case ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, White House, Tech, Eu, European Union, Regulation, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Bosch, Denner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Volkmar Denner, Renewable Fuels, Synthetic Fuels


European Automakers Think Fuel Taxes Will Increase EV Sales

Undoubtedly eager to improve the take rate of electric vehicles, automakers have a myriad of solutions at their disposal. But the majority have something to do with getting the government involved to futz around with taxes. Normally, this has to do with making special exceptions for EVs or subsidizing them via rebate programs. But governments […] The post European Automakers Think Fuel Taxes Will Increase EV Sales appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Government, Carbon, Eu, European Union, Green, Regulation, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Environmentalism, Automotive Industry, EVs, Industry News, VDA, News Blog


European Auto Lobby Demands More EV Charging Stations for Hundredth Time

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is demanding the EU install more electric vehicle charging stations in a letter co-signed with Transport & Environment (T&E) and the European Consumer Organization (BEUC). This marks the hundredth time (rough estimate) an auto lobbying entity has tried to pressure the government into spending a fortune to drastically alter […] The post European Auto Lobby Demands More EV Charging Stations for Hundredth Time appeared first on The Truth Abo...
Tags: Europe, Government, Germany, Regulations, Eu, European Union, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Energy Prices, Subsidies, Lobbying, EVs, Electric Car, Charging Stations, News Blog


European Truck Manufacturers Ending ICE Production in 2040

An alliance of European truck manufacturers have pledged to stop selling vehicles that produce any emissions by 2040 — pushing up its previous target date by a full decade. The group, which includes Daimler, Scania, Man, Volvo, Daf, Iveco, and Ford, have all signed a pledge to focus on developing hydrogen and battery technologies so that […] The post European Truck Manufacturers Ending ICE Production in 2040 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Trucking Industry, Eu, European Union, Green, Ford, Autos, Automotive Industry, Ban, Trucks, Emissions, Industry News, Bans, ACEA, News Blog, Semi-Trucks


European Car Sales Plummet as Continent Revisits Lockdown Protocols

If you hadn’t already heard, Europe began taking actions to prepare itself for another pandemic-related lockdown. Last month, leadership in Germany and France noted that existing restrictions were “not enough anymore” and began issuing specific citizens “certificates” allowing them to move freely within the country. As you might have imagined, this didn’t exactly bolster automotive […] The post European Car Sales Plummet as Continent Revisits Lockdown Protocols appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Sales, Eu, European Union, Autos, Car Sales, Industry News, News Blog, Dealer News, Auomotive Sales, Automotive Registrations


Honda Pooling with Tesla for EU Emissions Compliance

Honda Motor Co. will be accompanying Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in pooling its emissions with electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla in an attempt to adhere to CO2 limits mandated by the European Union. For 2020, the average emissions of all vehicles sold within the region must not exceed 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Companies failing to […] The post Honda Pooling with Tesla for EU Emissions Compliance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Tesla, European Union, Autos, Fines, Honda, Emissions, Tesla Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Carbon Credits, Honda Motor Co, News Blog, Tesla Inc, Emission Fines, Enviornmental Regulations, CO2 limits


Jaguar Land Rover Prepares to Pay $118 Million in Emissions Fines

Jaguar Land Rover is putting 90 million pounds ($118 million) into its rainy day fund in case it’s fined by the European Union for failing to meet CO2 emission-reduction targets. Delays in launching plug-in hybrid models, stalled by WLTP efficiency estimates that didn’t quite reach a best-case scenario, have left the automaker above the allotted […] The post Jaguar Land Rover Prepares to Pay $118 Million in Emissions Fines appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Regulations, Eu, European Union, Autos, Fines, Jaguar Land Rover, Co2, Emissions, JLR, News Blog, CO2 limits, Jaguar Land Rover Prepares


European Regulators Finally Approve PSA/FCA Becoming Stellantis

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group are reportedly in the homestretch of their $38 billion merger deal and on the cusp of becoming Stellantis — the planet’s fourth largest automaker by volume. The plan is to join forces to help absorb the monumental cost of developing alternative energy vehicles (like EVs) without losing any brands or shuttering […] The post European Regulators Finally Approve PSA/FCA Becoming Stellantis appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, Industry, Psa, Fca, Mergers, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Industry News, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, PSA Group, European Comission, Stellantis


Facing Emission Fines, Ford Becomes Ravenous for Carbon Credits

Ford is joining the lengthening list of automakers that cannot adhere to European emissions mandates this year and is pursuing the popular option of simply buying carbon credits from rivals who managed to sell more than a few electrified vehicles. Under the EU rules, manufacturers can “earn” carbon credits by selling more EVs. But legacy […] The post Facing Emission Fines, Ford Becomes Ravenous for Carbon Credits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Regulations, Eu, European Union, Green, Industry, Ford, Autos, Fines, Emissions, Carbon Credits, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Enviornmental Regulations


EU Bans Rolls-Royce’s Illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy for ‘Light Pollution’

Those of you familiar with vintage motorcars will recall that there was once a period in history where hood ornaments weren’t the classy exception but the rule. Automakers have been affixing their corporate iconography to the top of vehicles since before there were seat belts, tapping members of the animal kingdom, indigenous leaders who opposed […] The post EU Bans Rolls-Royce’s Illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy for ‘Light Pollution’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Laws, Eu, European Union, Regulation, Autos, Rolls-royce, News Blog, Light Pollution, European Comission, Spirit of Ecstasy, Hood Ornament, Lighting Restriction, EU Bans Rolls Royce


European Union Empowered to Recall Vehicles Over Emission Violations

Updated rules have granted the European Commission the ability to not only check cars for emissions compliance, but also issue recalls for those found in violation. Previously, recalls were required to be issued by the EU member nations that initially certified the vehicles. But the European Commission claims this tactic has allowed automakers to easily […] The post European Union Empowered to Recall Vehicles Over Emission Violations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Laws, Eu, European Union, Regulation, Pollution, European Commission, Autos, Emissions, Emissions Cheating, News Blog, Emissions Regulation


Germany drafting EU proposal to introduce pan-European tolls to use motorways

Germany is reportedly campaigning to introduce national and pan-European tolls for motorway drivers. The country’s Transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer, wants to introduce a near blanket motorway toll for cars across Germany and Europe as part of its presidency of the European Union, this is according to documents seen by Reuters. If the draft becomes reality, we’d see almost all vehicles on motorways, including lorries, vans, and cars, having to pay tolls. The only vehicles to be exempt would be...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Germany, Cars, Eu, European Union, Cities, Shift, Reuters, Andreas Scheuer


Ghosts Of Dieselgate: VW Loses Important Case in Germany

Volkswagen’s emission-related malfeasance was promptly identified and dealt with in the United States. The company was accused of using suspect software to game testing scores on diesel-equipped models in 2015. By October of 2016, VW was on the hook for a $15.6 billion financial penalty, in addition to mandatory fixes or buybacks on affected vehicles. […] The post Ghosts Of Dieselgate: VW Loses Important Case in Germany appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Eu, European Union, United States, Vw, Lawsuits, Autos, Volkswagen, Diesel, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Diesel Emissions, Hot Legal Action


EU Considers $22 Billion Electric Vehicle Stimulus, U.S. Mulls Cash-for-clunkers Redux

The European Commission is reportedly preparing an economic stimulus package aimed at helping the EU bounce back from economic hardships caused by the coronavirus lockdown — saving some room for incentivized electric vehicle sales. As you may have noticed in your home country, stimulus package proposals often involve lawmakers attempting to slip something in to aid […] The post EU Considers $22 Billion Electric Vehicle Stimulus, U.S. Mulls Cash-for-clunkers Redux appeared first on The Truth Abou...
Tags: Europe, Government, Eu, European Union, Electric Vehicles, European Commission, Autos, Subsidies, Automotive Industry, EVs, Industry News, Green Energy, Green Tech, News Blog, Stimulus Package, Economic Stimulus


Fiat Chrysler-PSA Merger Heads to EU Regulators

The European Union’s antitrust regulators could easily allow the proposed $50 billion merger between Fiat Chrysler and France’s PSA Group to sail onward unopposed… or decide to throw a wrench into the works. Both companies started funneling the necessary applications to the European Commission back in February, but Monday brought word of a decision date: […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: France, Eu, European Union, Regulators, Psa, Fca, European Commission, Mergers, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, PSA Group


European Car Sales Sank Like a Stone in March; April Not Looking Any Better

The coronavirus pandemic took a sizable bite out of new car registrations in the European Union last month. Volume was down 51.8 percent in March (including the United Kingdom), according to the European Auto Industry Association. While some of the absent vehicles are potentially waiting on official documents to come through after lockdown measures ease, most can […] The post European Car Sales Sank Like a Stone in March; April Not Looking Any Better appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, Stats, United Kingdom, Italy, Autos, Car Sales, News Blog, Coronavirus, COVID-19, European Auto Industry Association, New Car Registrations


Eccity Motorcycles Offers Fancy Electric Scooters

An Interesting French Company Eccity Motorcycles is a French company that makes electric motorcycles and scooters. The company’s machines are generally categorized as 50cc or 125cc equivalent machines. The company wants to get more folks out on electric scooters. To do this, it’s not only selling the scooters but it’s also built an extensive network of service centers and dealerships across Europe.  The scooters have homologation in the European Union and the bikes are currently available in Au...
Tags: Europe, Spain, European Union, Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Eccity, Eccity Motorcycles Offers Fancy Electric Scooters, Interesting French Company Eccity Motorcycles, Austria Belgium Germany UK Lituania


Brexit Complications Reportedly Delay Next Mini

BMW Group has delayed the development of a next-generation Mini Cooper, citing a need to reduce cost and comfortably navigate Britain’s trade relations with the European Union after Brexit. Considering Europe has had since June of 2016 (when the referendum took place) to figure all this out, it feels silly that the region is still in […] The post Brexit Complications Reportedly Delay Next Mini appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Investments, European Union, Development, Britain, Trade, Autos, Automotive Industry, Bmw, Mini, Brexit, Mini Cooper, Cooper, BMW Group, News Blog, Product Planning


Dastardly Diesels: Suzuki and Jeep Busted Breaking EU Emissions Rules

While Volkswagen remains the industrial face of diesel-related scandals, it’s just one of many automakers fingered for emissions cheating. VW was simply the first to be dragged through the coals, and its great shame encouraged governments around the world to launch investigations into whether or not other manufacturers are guilty of similarly uncouth behavior. Dutch […] The post Dastardly Diesels: Suzuki and Jeep Busted Breaking EU Emissions Rules appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Regulations, Eu, European Union, Vw, Netherlands, Fca, Autos, Volkswagen, Emissions, Jeep, Emissions Cheating, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Suzuki, Suzuki Vitara, News Blog, Jeep Grand Cherokee


Back to Normal: U.S. Auto Tariff Threats Return for EU

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump threatened to impose fresh tariffs on European automotive imports if the region can’t work out a trade deal with the United States. The good news is that the U.S. is already in the opening stages of negotiation with the United Kingdom, which is due to leave the EU at the […] The post Back to Normal: U.S. Auto Tariff Threats Return for EU appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, United States, United Kingdom, Tariffs, Autos, WTO, Automotive Industry, Donald Trump, Brexit, World Economic Forum, News Blog, Trade War, Trade Negotiations, Trade Deals


French Tax on Inefficient Vehicles Riles Automakers

Next year, the European Union plans to adopt aggressive new rules that would see automakers fined if their total annual vehicle sales exceed predetermined carbon limits. Obviously automakers aren’t thrilled with the new fines and higher emission mandates, but France is facing additional criticism for its decision to take things a step further. France’s parliament has […] The post French Tax on Inefficient Vehicles Riles Automakers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Taxes, France, Government, Eu, European Union, Green, Regulation, Autos, Subsidies, Automotive Industry, EVs, Industry News, Incentives, News Blog


European Cartel Probe Suspects German Automakers of Illegal Agreements

While Europe appears infinitely suspicious of German automakers, it hasn’t been nearly as eager to cuff suspects and cart them off to the slammer. Considering how unappealing Japan’s treatment of a former Nissan employee happened to be with the general public (regardless of his guilt/innocence), that’s probably wise. Slow and sure is the ideal strategy […] The post European Cartel Probe Suspects German Automakers of Illegal Agreements appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Japan, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Antitrust, Autos, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Emissions, Margrethe Vestager, Industry News, News Blog, Collusion, German automakers, Hot Legal Action


Can EVs Go the Distance? EU Approves €3 Billion Battery Development Fund

The European Union has approved a 3.2 billion-euro fund to promote the research and development of battery technology, with cash pouring in from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden. While Brussels has been on an electrification push ever since Europe fell out of love with diesel, now may not be the best time to […] The post Can EVs Go the Distance? EU Approves €3 Billion Battery Development Fund appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Technology, Eu, European Union, Green, Regulation, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Subsidies, Automotive Industry, EVs, Incentives, News Blog, Battery Tech, European market


Volkswagen’s new all-electric concept wagon could be coming to the U.S. by 2022

Volkswagen revealed Tuesday evening a new concept vehicle called the ID Space Vizzion, and despite the crazy Frank Zappaesque name, this one might actually make it into production in Europe and North America. The ID Space Vizzion is the seventh concept that VW has introduced since 2016 that uses its MEB platform, a flexible modular system — really a matrix of common parts — for producing electric vehicles that VW says make it more efficient and cost-effective. The first vehicles to use this MEB ...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Eu, European Union, Automotive, Vw, Transport, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, La Auto Show, North America, Skoda


Audi’s next all-electric vehicle, the e-tron Sportback, is a “coupé” SUV

Audi revealed Tuesday evening in Los Angeles the e-tron Sportback as the German automaker begins to chip away at its plan to launch more than 30 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids by 2025. The e-tron Sportback reveal ahead of the LA Auto Show follows the launch earlier this year of Audi’s first all-electric vehicle, the 2019 e-tron. Audi has delivered 18,500 of its all-electric e-tron SUVs globally since March 2019 when the vehicle first came to market. And the company is hoping to grab...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Cars, Los Angeles, Eu, European Union, Automotive, United States, Epa, Volkswagen, Oled, La Auto Show, Audi, Driver, Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Instruments


Trade War Watch: Automotive Tariffs and the European Union

It’s been nearly a year since President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker kissed and negotiated a temporary truce aimed at buying the United States and the EU time to renegotiate their positions without fear of new tariffs. Unfortunately, it seems everyone had better things to do following the smooch. At the moment, the […] The post Trade War Watch: Automotive Tariffs and the European Union appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, Jean-claude Juncker, European Commission, Trade, Autos, Donald Trump, News Blog, Trade War Watch, Trade Negotiations, Auto Tariffs, United Stats


Letter From The UK: Car Production In Crisis

As production thins from an ongoing Brexit debate, the future looks uncertain. How will the auto industry in the UK weather the current storm; is there a silver lining?      Geoff Maxted of DriveWrite Automotive Magazine examines in this Letter From The UK. With the industrial problems of the 20th Century long forgotten, it seemed as if Great Britain had secured a strong and burgeoning future for the car industry with the likes of Nissan, Toyota, and Honda among the foreign brands building car...
Tags: UK, London, China, Eu, European Union, Britain, Magazine, Autos, Jaguar Land Rover, Honda, Crossrail, Bentley, Crewe, Vauxhall, Great Britain, Bentley Bentayga



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