US automakers & State of California combine to drive up emissions standards; China & India add regs pressure on lubes producers.
Europe and China are the focus for a raft of major Electric Vehicle joint ventures as EV sales boom in Europe
Europe's car makers may be transforming into tech companies, led by VW's expansion of its Automotive Cloud, powered by Microsoft.
Porsche illegal software functions force recall while VW shuts down production to switch to new emissions testing.
In-depth research from SMMT shows 21% increase in female buyers and massive model diversity over 10 years.
This month's stories in the EV/hybrid market include an electric rickshaw in India, Jaguar's new I-Pace, recharging highways in Sweden and Italian designer Pininfarina's entry into the luxury EV market.
A new report into Europe's automotive consumer behaviour shows Spain leading the way in digital engagement and VW dominating the continent's web traffic.
The global legislative drive to reduce the burn of fossil fuels and enhance air quality is setting challenges for the lubricants industry as OEMs are forced to seek alternative power sources for vehicles and other modes of transport. How the industry responds will be critical over the next few years.
Japanese manufacturer accepts China pressure on EV development as VW announces new all-electric model.
The European Parliament has criticised a number of countries for dragging their feet over new emissions regulations. Meanwhile VW has been given the go-ahead to repair rigged software.