Fewer "booth babes" at Geneva Autoshow

The Geneva Autoshow appears to be taking heed of the global #MeToo movement with the majority of carmakers now opting for male and female "product experts" to help sell cars instead of so-called "booth babes." Ciara Lee reports Video provided by


Daimler's R&D chief sees nickel rich batteries gaining traction

GENEVA (Reuters) - The car industry is moving towards making electric car batteries with a higher ratio of nickel, Ola Kaellenius, Daimler board member responsible for research and development, said on Tuesday.


Porsche says flying cab technology could be ready within decade

GENEVA (Reuters) - Porsche is studying flying passenger vehicles but expects it could take up to a decade to finalize technology before they can launch in real traffic, its head of development said on Tuesday.


Peugeot boss demands government commitments on electric-car charging networks

GENEVA (Reuters) - PSA Group boss Carlos Tavares said he will introduce demands that EU governments commit to develop electric-car networks in exchange for previously agreed CO2 emissions goals taking effect in 2020-21, backed by heavy fines.


Diesel collapse gives automakers carbon headache

GENEVA (Reuters) - The accelerating demise of diesel, long used by carmakers to boost fuel-efficiency, is undermining their plans to meet looming European Union CO2 goals, and avoid big annual fines.

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