Europe

Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Launches Click-and-Collect Counters With U.K.’s Next

Amazon Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Amazon is launching a delivery option that will let customers retrieve parcels from staffed counters at U.K. and Italian retailers, aiming to take advantage of the popularity of click-and-collect services across Europe.

Deirdre Hipwell | Bloomberg News
May 14, 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
Government, Business, Logistics

UK Trucker Shortage to Worsen After Brexit, Haulage Group Says

Brexit Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg News

Brexit is set to exacerbate a chronic shortage of drivers among U.K. haulage companies, according to a study from the International Road Transport Union.

Irene Garca Prez | Bloomberg News
March 21, 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
Government, Business, Fuel

CO2 Caps Coming for Trucks in European Union

EU Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

European Union negotiators agreed to impose caps on carbon dioxide from trucks for the first time, stepping up the fight against climate change with a challenge to manufacturers such as Daimler AG.

Jonathan Stearns | Bloomberg News
February 19, 2019
Government, Business

Ford Says Plants at Risk, Urges UK to Reach Brexit Deal

Ford Sean Proctor/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. warned of dire consequences for U.K. factories employing more than 7,000 people if British politicians fail to agree on a plan to avert a no-deal split from the European Union.

Christopher Jasper and Irene Garca Prez | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2019
Business, Technology

Tesla Gets Green Light to Start Delivering Model 3 in Europe

Tesla model 3 sedan Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. received permission to start selling its Model 3 in Europe, clearing the final hurdle in bringing the electric-car maker’s top seller to the home turf of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Hailey Waller and Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2019
Government, Business

European Economic Expansion Slows Amid Trade Fears

Boats on the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany Boats on the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany. (Michael Probst/AP)

FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe’s economic upswing slowed further in the second quarter amid concerns over global trade disputes that have seen the world’s major powers impose new tariffs on each other.

David McHugh | AP Business Writer
July 31, 2018
Government

Complex Legislative, Regulatory Environment Complicates European Trucking Operations

More than any other factor, legislation has defined the modern European commercial vehicle. Changes in laws regarding vehicle height and length, payload, fuel economy and emissions mean that operators and manufacturers all have to work within an increasingly inflexible legislative environment.

April 16, 2012