Global auto output could fall by 20% in 2020
21.April 2020

Global light vehicle production is now expected to fall more than 20 percent to around 71 million units in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing recession, a top automotive forecaster said Monday.

Europe may tighten CO2 emissions targets
12.December 2019

Automakers selling cars in the EU may face tougher CO2 emissions reduction targets after the European Commission signaled it will review goals already set for 2030.

European sales rise 9% in October
19.November 2019

European new-car sales rose 8.6 percent in October, driven by robust demand in Germany and France and a rebound in demand for Volkswagen Group brands that were hit by the introduction of new emissions rules last year.

European sales fall 8%; no sign of rebound
18.December 2018

Volkswagen Group’s Audi and Porsche brands, Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles led an 8.1 percent decline in European sales in November, as the introduction of tougher WLTP emissions tests continued to weigh on demand.

Auto industry reacts to deal on CO2 targets for cars and vans
18.December 2018

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) takes note of the final deal on the CO2 regulation for cars and vans, setting targets for the years 2025 and 2030, which was struck by the EU member states and the European Parliament today.

Brexit shock begins to hit the UK car industry
18.February 2018

Jobs have been cut at Vauxhall, Jaguar Land Rover plans production curbs and union bosses fear this is just the prelude. For some in the industry, this is also just the beginning of wider disruption that will be caused by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

European car sales rise 6%
14.December 2017

European new-car sales rose 5.8 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day with Peugeot, Toyota, Dacia and Kia posting strong gains while Fiat and BMW brands saw their sales slide.

Germany and Italy oppose EU type approval rules
6.December 2017

Germany and Italy are opposing a move to give the EU more supervision over the way national car regulators approve new cars for sale in the bloc, according to EU documents and sources.

EU fines 5 airbag, seat belt suppliers over cartel
22.November 2017

EU antitrust regulators fined five safety equipment makers a total of 34 million euros ($40 million) for taking part in cartels to fix prices for seat belts, airbags and steering wheels sold to Japanese automakers.

Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
17.November 2017

European sales rose 5.9 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen Group’s Seat brand leading the gains among volume automakers. Registrations advanced to 1.21 million in the European Union and European Free Trade Area from 1.17 million a year earlier, industry association ACEA said in a statement on Thursday.

Commercial vehicle registrations: +3.7% over eight months
4.October 2017

In August 2017, registrations of new light commercial vehicles in the EU totalled 123,553 units – so, more or less stable when compared to August last year. Results were diverse among the five big markets, with Germany (-3.1%) and Italy in particular (-23.3%) posting declines.

Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
1.October 2017

Sales of gasoline-powered cars have overtaken diesel in the first half for the first time since 2009, industry association ACEA said. The shift saw gasoline car sales rise by nearly 10 percent from the first half of 2016, compared with an approximate 4 percent drop in diesel car sales, the group said in a statement on Friday.

EU CO2 targets for cars: industry sets out post-2021 framework
13.September 2017

Before the European Commission reveals its proposal on CO2 targets for cars post-2021 later this year, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) laid out the industry’s pathway to future CO2 reductions at the Frankfurt Motor Show.