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EIB asks French diesel inquiry to probe Renault's use of loans

PARIS The European Investment Bank has asked French investigators to find out whether 800 million euros ($863 million) of EU-backed loans to Renault could have been used to develop test-cheating diesel engines, according to documents seen by Reuters.

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Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.

Mar 25 2017

Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash

March 25 Uber Technologies Inc suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.

Mar 25 2017
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California approves vehicle pollution rules in rebuke to Trump

RIVERSIDE, Calif. California on Friday challenged the Trump administration's approach to car pollution, approving standards that the White House said still need review and setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators. | Video

Mar 25 2017

UPDATE 2-California approves vehicle pollution rules in rebuke to Trump

RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 24 California on Friday challenged the Trump administration's approach to car pollution, approving standards that the White House said still need review and setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators.

Mar 24 2017

Trump's U.S. jobs push may open doors to China in Mexico: ICBC bank

ACAPULCO, Mexico U.S. President Donald Trump's push to force U.S. industry to bring jobs home is opening investment avenues for Chinese companies in Mexico, an executive with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the country's largest lender, said on Friday.

Mar 24 2017
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Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles starting April

Tesla Motors Inc will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday.

Mar 24 2017

Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles starting April

March 24 Tesla Motors Inc will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday.

Mar 24 2017

California sets vehicle pollution rules after Trump brakes U.S. plan

RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 24 California on Friday approved vehicle pollution targets that the Trump administration last week put on hold, setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators that could be expensive for automakers and a headache for consumers.

Mar 24 2017

Trump's auto review may only slow march to better fuel efficiency

DETROIT When U.S. President Donald Trump announced a review last week of tough Obama-era vehicle emissions and fuel-efficiency standards, he proclaimed that the "assault on the American auto industry is over."

Mar 24 2017
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French Mercedes owners take legal action after German emissions probe

PARIS Three French Mercedes car owners filed legal complaints against the carmaker's parent Daimler on Friday, alleging consumer fraud in relation to diesel engine emissions, following the opening of a formal investigation by prosecutors in Germany.

Mar 24 2017

French Mercedes owners take legal action after German emissions probe

PARIS, March 24 Three French Mercedes car owners filed legal complaints against the carmaker's parent Daimler on Friday, alleging consumer fraud in relation to diesel engine emissions, following the opening of a formal investigation by prosecutors in Germany.

Mar 24 2017

Venezuela plant to begin assembly of Hyundai cars in 2018

CARACAS, March 24 A Venezuelan auto assembly plant, MMC, hopes to restart output of Hyundai Motor Co vehicles by 2018 after a five-year halt due to a lack of dollars from the government to import parts, a company executive said in an interview.

Mar 24 2017

BRIEF-Baic Motor Corp says unit enters innovative business cooperation framework agreement with Shanghai Pingjia Technology Company Ltd

* Baic Motor Sales Co, a unit of co, entered into an innovative business cooperation framework agreement with Shanghai Pingjia Technology Company Ltd Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

Mar 24 2017

VW hits top gear with comeback deal

LONDON, March 24 (IFR) - Volkswagen left nothing to chance for its first euro unsecured bond since the emissions cheating scandal, with the issuer printing a blockbuster trade that silenced any concern around its access to the capital markets.

Mar 24 2017
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March U.S. auto sales seen up nearly 1.9 percent: JD Power and LMC

DETROIT U.S. auto sales in March will increase almost 1.9 percent from a year earlier, even as consumer discounts continue to remain at record levels, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday.

Mar 24 2017

March U.S. auto sales seen up nearly 1.9 pct -JD Power and LMC

DETROIT, March 24 U.S. auto sales in March will increase almost 1.9 percent from a year earlier, even as consumer discounts continue to remain at record levels, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday.

Mar 24 2017

BRIEF-Volvo Auto India hikes prices up to 2.5 pct across car range

* Volvo Auto India announced there will be a revision of prices across its car range

Mar 24 2017
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BMW China venture's vehicle sales to rise 20 percent in 2017

HONG KONG Sales for German automaker BMW AG's China venture are expected to rise at least 20 percent year-on-year in 2017, the premium automaker's local joint venture partner said on Friday.

Mar 24 2017
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Germany increases electric car charging points 27 percent in 2016

FRANKFURT The number of electric car charging points for public use in Germany rose by 27 percent last year, including hundreds more fast-charging units, amid efforts to boost the technology across Europe.

Mar 24 2017

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