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TWTW: Not a good week to be VW's Doctor Winterkorn

I'm not unsympathetic to him at all but, as the Volkswagen emissions-test rigging scandal continued to erupt this week, after the EPA's shoc...

Suppliers defensive in teeth of VW storm

If not exactly a stampede, there is certainly an orderly queue of suppliers beating a retreat to distance themselves from one of the greates...

COMMENT: Will VW's Winterkorn survive EPA crisis?

Monday is barely half over here in Europe and just starting on the east coast of the US - where news of the scandal broke on Friday night ou...

COMMENT: TPP legacy as Obama's Grand Projet?

It's only natural to want to leave something behind, something tangible which indicates you've made a difference and which will endure for d...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe 24 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?

INTERVIEW: Federal-Mogul CTO Gian Maria Olivetti 19 May 2014

Simon Warburton

Gian Maria Olivetti joned Federal-Mogul in 2007 as VP, pistons, rings and liners. He was previously at Fiat Group, where he was executive director, worldwide engines and transmissions, responsible for Iveco. He talked to Simon Warburton at Federal-Mogul's recent Media Technology Day at the company's Wiesbaden plant near Frankfurt about key elements of the business including legislation, the future of ICE engines, CO2 emissions and materials.

Latest News

"Diesel not dead" says defiant FKG supplier body 2 Oct 15

Simon Warburton

Scandinavian supplier body, FKG says despite the emissions conflagration currently sweeping through Volkswagen, it still believes diesel technology to be the future of powertrains, albeit one possibly allied to a hybrid model.

Prosecutors u-turn on Winterkorn probe 1 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

German prosecutors have been forced into a U-turn in their investigation of former Volkswagen AG chief executive officer Martin Winterkorn after they may have been too quick to name the official as the focus of a probe, a media report said.

Royal to unveil emissions measures as Paris reacts 1 Oct 15

Simon Warburton

France is to outline measures later today (1 October) to tackle the fallout from the current Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal rocking Germany

Australia trains sights on Volkswagen 1 Oct 15

Simon Warburton

Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it could slap Volkswagen with fines running into millions of dollars if it finds the German automaker has supplied so-called 'defeat devices' on certain diesel models.

Kremlin renews 60% local content target drive 30 Sep 15

Simon Warburton

Russian automotive analysts say Moscow is mounting a fresh push to encourage suppliers to reach a 60% localisation target, while also noting the country remains relatively immune from the Volkswagen diesel emissions fallout.

Paris to start real life tests on 100 vehicles 30 Sep 15

Simon Warburton

France says it will take 100 randomly-selected cars in its domestic market and put them through real-life pollution emissions testing before comparing the results with those carried out under laboratory conditions.

Latest blogs

Taxing questions in France 26 Jun 15

Simon Warburton

It's been an eventful week in French industrial relations - and that's a competitive field - as the country's hard-wired unionism exerts a summer push.

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

We have just launched our first readership survey in two years.

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