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PSA-FCA’s proposed merger just got messy and there’s no clear pathway out

19 Jun 2020 | Calum MacRae

On 17th June the European Commission (EC) announced it was opening an in-depth investigation into the proposed PSA-FCA merger due to concerns over the merged company’s dominant market share in light commercial vehicles (LCVs) under 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW).


EU sales data shocks include Volvo outselling Fiat

17 Apr 2020 | Glenn Brooks

ACEA data for calendar Q1 in the European region reveal some astonishing changes in brand rankings. That includes Volvo easily outselling Fiat in March and Nissan being fewer than 500 vehicles behind all of FCA.


2020 Brussels motor show world debuts

9 Jan 2020 | Glenn Brooks

Groupe Renault and Groupe PSA were the two main OEMs with world premieres at the 98th Brussels motor show.


Europe - Kia poised to outsell Hyundai

17 Apr 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Europe looks set to soon become the world's first region in which Kia is more successful than Hyundai. This is one of the many trends visible in ACEA's passenger vehicle registrations data for Q1 which also show an overall 3.3% decline for the quarter.


Paris interview - CLEPA president Roberto Vavassori

9 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Roberto Vavassori was elected CLEPA president, taking office in January, 2016 and is also a board member of brake supplier, Brembo and director for Business Development and Marketing. Just-Auto caught up with him at the recent Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris to gauge the reaction of the manufacturing sector to what are potentially draconian new emissions limits.?


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AKKA and Ertico team on cross-border driving

23 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

AKKA Research and Ertico–ITS Europe are joining forces to deliver milestones for the 5G-MOBIX project, working on automated cross-border driving


Toyota in Europe introduces new brand logo

20 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

Toyota is introducing a new brand design in Europe with a reworked version of its brand logo and typography. It says the move signals a new era for Toyota as it transitions from a car company to a mobility company.


Toyota Europe increases market share in 2020

13 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) posted first half sales of 424,862 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in a market that sharply contracted due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.


EU launches 'clean hydrogen alliance'

9 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

The EU is launching a new initiative - The European Union The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance - aimed at increasing the deployment of hydrogen technologies by 2030, bringing together renewable and low-carbon hydrogen production, demand in industry, mobility and other sectors, as well as hydrogen transmission and distribution.


EC gives green light for Osram acquisition by AMS

7 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

European Commission authorities have unconditionally approved the proposed acquisition of Osram by AMS through the EU Merger Regulation.


EU regulators extend PSA-FCA merge probe

7 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

EU antitrust regulators have extended their investigation into the proposed merger of Fiat Chrysler and PSA to 13 November, the European Commission (EC) said.


ACEA forecasts EU car sales down 25% this year

23 Jun 2020 | Dave Leggett

In the face of the major economic crisis facing the auto industry due to COVID-19, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) forecasts a 25% drop for EU new car sales this year.


EU opens in-depth investigation into PSA-FCA merger

18 Jun 2020 | Dave Leggett

The European Commission - the executive branch of the EU - has now opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed FCA-PSA merger. A statement from Brussels confirms recent reports.


FCA-PSA merger faces 'lengthy EU antitrust probe' - report

11 Jun 2020 | Dave Leggett

The planned merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Peugeot Citroen (PSA) is facing a lengthy EU competition probe according to a Reuters report.


CLEPA extends Innovation Awards deadline to 10 July

11 Jun 2020 | Simon Warburton

European Association of Automotive Suppliers, CLEPA, is extending the deadline for applications for its Innovation Awards 2020 to 10 July, allowing more companies to submit initiatives.



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