Automakers warn against tough emissions caps ahead of EU vote3. October
European automakers’ industry association ACEA warned that excessively steep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions limits on cars and vans could harm the industry and cost jobs ahead of a...
Skoda unions oppose moving Superb output to Germany19. September
Trade unions at Volkswagen Group’s Czech unit Skoda oppose any idea of moving some of the production of its flagship Superb sedan to German plants.
VW, BMW, Daimler face EU probe over collusion on emissions tech18. September
The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into whether German automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Group colluded to avoid competition in developing clean emissions technology.
Germany dismisses report on VW emissions manipulation3. September
Germany’s Transport Ministry said on Sunday there was no fresh news in a Bild am Sonntag report that Volkswagen Group engineers told investigators certain gasoline engines in VW, Audi...
Škoda workers fear moving of production to Germany31. August
Workers at Skoda Auto’s Mlada Boleslav plant fear that the Volkswagen Group, owners of the Czech marque, intend to shift a part of the production to Germany or other...
PSA halts 308 output at Sochaux plant after gearbox problem30. August
PSA Group has halted production of the Peugeot 308 at its plant in Sochaux, France, after the factory ran out of manual transmissions.
VW plans wave of dismissals following diesel scandal27. August
Volkswagen Group plans to fire a group of engineers and managers implicated in the automaker’s diesel emissions-cheating scandal, German press reports said.
VW CEO Diess received memo about fallout from emissions violations27. August
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess was given a memorandum warning the company might face legal action in the U.S. over the use of cheating software in cars just days before...
Siemens and Bentley strengthen strategic alliance27. August
Strategic alliance with Bentley Systems, which started in 2016, to be further expanded. In the companies’ latest Alliance Board meeting, Bentley Systems and Siemens decided to further strengthen their...
S. Korea to ban 20,000 BMWs following engine fires15. August
South Korea’s transport ministry said on Tuesday it would ban about 20,000 BMW vehicles from the streets amid mounting public fears about engine fires.
Škoda continues on course for growth in July14. August
Škoda made a strong start to the second half of the year, delivering 99,700 vehicles to customers worldwide in July, and exceeding last year’s car deliveries by 14.6%. Alongside...
BMW apologizes over 27 engine fires in S. Korea7. August
BMW’s South Korean unit apologized over 27 engine fires between January and July that have prompted a government probe and a major backlash from consumers.
Automakers risk $16 billion in fines on EU emission breaches7. August
Manufacturers ranging from Renault to Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler are on the hook for total fines in excess of 14 billion euros ($16 billion), should they fail to comply with...
Driving bans in France because of bad air quality7. August
Five tourist areas currently introduced driving bans due to poor air quality: Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon, Annecy and Isère (Alpine region, Grenoble). In these zones, cars without the Crit’Air environmental...
Škoda marketing communication to OPTIMIST and thjnk3. August
ŠKODA AUTO has awarded its international marketing communication account to a collaboration between the agencies OPTIMIST and thjnk. They entered the competitive tender process together and were convincing with...
BMW will open $1.2 billion car plant in Hungary1. August
BMW is investing 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion) in a new assembly plant in Hungary, its first factory in Europe in nearly two decades as the automaker strengthens its...
VW struggles to meet WLTP standards1. August
Volkswagen warned that a shortage of engineers is hampering efforts to get its cars to meet new WLTP emissions rules.
Tour de France winner celebrates with Škoda glass trophy31. July
Geraint Thomas celebrated his first Tour de France victory on Sunday with 3,351 km under his belt and the trophy designed by ŠKODA Design in his hands.