Oliver Sachgau

Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Germany Edges Out Norway as Europe’s Biggest Electric Car Market

 Renault ZOE model A participant inspects a Renault Zoe model at COP22 village in Marrakech, Morocco, on Nov. 8, 2016. (Mosa'ab Elshamy/Associated Press)

Germany has pulled ahead of Norway for sales of all-electric cars since the start of the year, putting Europe’s biggest auto market in position to become the regional leader on an annual basis for the first time.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
December 9, 2019
Business

BMW Names Production Chief Oliver Zipse as New CEO

BMW's Oliver Zipse Zipse championed a manufacturing system that allows electric, hybrid and conventional cars to roll off the same line to boost flexibility amid uncertain demand. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

BMW AG promoted production chief Oliver Zipse to chief executive officer, resetting its leadership to catch up with rivals in the transition to an era of self-driving, electric cars.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
July 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Ford to Cut 20% of European Workforce in Sweeping Overhaul

Ford Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. will eliminate about 20% of its workforce across Europe in a sweeping overhaul to tackle the carmaker’s falling sales in the region and lift weak profitability.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2019
Business, Logistics

BMW Factory Caught in Trump’s Mexican Standoff

BMW Construction on a BMW plant underway in Mexico. (Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s vow to impose a 5% tariff on Mexican goods comes just in time to hit exports from a $1 billion BMW AG factory that opens in the country next week.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
May 31, 2019
Business, Technology

Germany’s First ‘Electric’ Highway Charges Trucks as They Drive

Sean Gallup/Bloomberg News

Germany opened the first stretch of a so-called electric highway that will connect hybrid trucks to overhead wires, allowing them to recharge while traveling on the country’s main transportation arteries.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Correctly Called European Slump for April

Tesla Tesla vehicles preparing to be shipped overseas. (Odin Jaeger/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s deliveries in key European markets slumped in April after booming the previous month, lending credence to CEO Elon Musk’s prediction for “lumpy” results.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

BMW Pushes on With UK-Made Electric Minis as Brexit Looms

BMW Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

BMW AG will start production of an electric Mini model in the U.K. later this year even as carmakers grapple with the implications of the latest twist to Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2019