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Fiat-Chrysler-Jeep and Peugeot-Citroen-Opel merger under threat
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18th Jun 2020
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Fiat-Chrysler-Jeep and Peugeot-Citroen-Opel merger under threat

A merger between the Fiat-Chrysler-Jeep brands and Peugeot-Citroen-Opel group may be under threat after the two conglomerates allegedly failed to respond to concerns from the European Union, according to a report from the Financial Times. The European Union's executive arm, the European Commission (EC), has launched a four-month antitrust investigation into the proposed merger of the two carmakers after they failed to meet a deadline last week to address initial concerns put forward by the EC.
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Ben Zachariah
EU charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen for colluding on emissions cleaning technology
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5th Apr 2019
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EU charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen for colluding on emissions cleaning technology

According to an investigation by the EU's anti-trust regulator, BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen worked together between 2006 and 2014 to stymie competition in developing emissions cleaning technology. The so-called "circle of five", which included engineers from Audi and Porsche, are said to have "coordinated their AdBlue dosing strategies, AdBlue tank size and refill ranges ... with the common understanding that they thereby limited AdBlue-consumption and exhaust gas cleaning effectiveness".
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Derek Fung
2019 TVR Griffith delayed
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4th Dec 2018
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2019 TVR Griffith delayed

The new TVR Griffith has been held up by European Union rules regarding factory construction, according to a new report from Europe. With three per cent of the company owned by the Welsh government, which also pitched in with a £2 million loan, Autocar reports TVR is subject to EU rules around state funding.
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Scott Collie
Volkswagen: Dieselgate defeat device legal in EU, NOx isn't harmful
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6th Nov 2016
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Volkswagen: Dieselgate defeat device legal in EU, NOx isn't harmful

Volkswagen has responded to the rising political, social and, potentially, legal pressure that's been building on it to compensate European owners of cars fitted emissions testing defeat devices. In a statement to Reuters, the company stated: "The software contained in vehicles with a EA189 engine in the view of Volkswagen represents no unlawful defeat device under European law.
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Derek Fung
Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, Citroen collaborate on EV warning system for pedestrians
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21st Aug 2015
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Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, Citroen collaborate on EV warning system for pedestrians

Four automakers, the European Commission and other collaborators have spent the last three years working together on a system that can warn other road users about an approaching electric vehicle. The system, known eVADER, uses a windscreen-mounted camera to detect pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. If someone is detected, a warning sound is targeted at that person via a six-speaker setup.
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