Car sales slump again in Europe amid renewed restrictions

MILAN (AP) — After a one-month reprieve, passenger car sales in Europe slumped again in October amid new restrictions in many countries aimed at containing a resurgence of the coronavirus, the Europea...

Raids, arrests as German police probe Dresden jewelry theft

BERLIN (AP) — More than 1,500 police carried out a series of searches in Berlin and arrested two people in a massive operation connected to the spectacular theft of 18th-century jewels from a unique c...

Volkswagen returns to profit as global auto markets recover

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen said Thursday it returned to profit in the third quarter thanks to cost discipline and a rebound in global sales markets led by China after the li...

Edmunds: Spooktacular car tech

Whether it’s a ghostly image that makes objects seemingly disappear or a spectral presence turning the steering wheel, modern cars are loaded with more tricks than a haunted house. But these features ...

Bavarian State parliamentarians form group to promote ties with Taiwan

A Taiwan-friendly group was established in the Bavarian State Parliament of Germany on Thursday with the aim of promoting closer links with Taiwan. The Taiwan Friendship group—Freundeskreis B...

US 3Q auto sales fall 9.7%, but they're rising from 2Q lows

DETROIT (AP) — In normal times, a 9.7% drop in auto sales would cause executives to sweat profusely. These are not normal times. Instead, the industry sees some good things in the d...

Former Audi chief on trial in VW diesel emissions scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The former head of Volkswagen's Audi luxury car division and three others went on trial Wednesday on charges related to the company's cheating on diesel car emissions tests. ...

Bavarian leader backs California-style deadline for gas cars

BERLIN (AP) — The governor of Bavaria, the state that's home to German automakers BMW and Audi, has backed a deadline for phasing out gasoline-powered vehicles akin to the 2035 date proposed by Califo...

Electrified by Tesla, Chinese startups are on the charge

China’s electric vehicle startups are on the charge again, thanks to Tesla. The country’s growing fascination with the U.S. pioneer’s sleek designs and cutting-edge technology is ...

Ex-Ferrari team boss Domenicali to be new Formula One CEO

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali will take over as president and CEO of Formula One from next year, the series announced Friday. Domenicali's app...

Police: Man killed at Chicago eatery was targeted by gunmen

CHICAGO (AP) — A 31-year-old man who was killed in a shooting that wounded four others at a Chicago restaurant had been targeted by gunmen who jumped out of a vehicle and opened fire, police said. ...

425 days later, Champions League ends with PSG-Bayern final

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After an unprecedented suspension of the competition, pandemic-enforced changes to the format and a switch of location for the final, the Champions League will conclude on Sund...

Cadillac says new electric SUV has features to take on Tesla

DETROIT (AP) — We’ve seen this movie before, an electric vehicle from a mainstream automaker that will take away sales from market leader Tesla. But General Motors executives say Cad...

Volkswagen lost $1.8 billion in Q2 but sees profit for year

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmaker Volkswagen recorded an after-tax loss of 1.54 billion euros ($1.81 billion) in the second quarter as the pandemic shut down auto plants and closed dealerships. ...

Edmunds: 5 fast and luxurious small SUVs

Small luxury SUVs have traditionally offered an appealing mix of practicality, refinement and upscale features. Now they’re also offering something else: high performance. Many luxu...