Paul Myles

Europe Correspondent

Based in the U.K., Paul covers news on technology, manufacturing and the environment.


Mahindra Taps Pininfarina for Electric Hypercar
Pininfarina’s first vehicle will be a Grand Lusso with Level 3 autonomy capable of hitting 62 mph from a standing start in less than two seconds, while 186 mph will be achieved in 12 seconds on the way to a top speed exceeding 248 mph.
PSA Group Investing £100 Million in U.K. LCV Plant
The investment aims to raise the Luton plant’s annual production capacity to 100,000 vehicles based on PSA’s EMP2 platform. In 2017, the plant produced 60,000 Opel/Vauxhall Vivaros.
Ford Runs With Siblingsʼ Rainwater-Recycling Idea 1
Daniel and Lara Krohn’s idea to capture raindrops and reuse them for windshield washing won first prize in a local science competition, and now Ford has developed the system to work on a test car.
Volkswagen CEO Plugs Commitment to Electrification
Matthias Muller says the “Roadmap E” plan calls for Volkswagen to build up to 3 million electric vehicles annually by 2025 and market 80 new electric models across Volkswagen Group by then.
European Car Connections Strongest in Spain
Spanish automotive consumers displayed a major move to wireless searches, with 63% of all digital engagement on car brands’ online platforms coming through smartphones, significantly more than cellphone use in France (49%) and the U.K. (47%).
Portuguese Island to Host Renault EV-to-Grid Project
This world-first smart island uses EVs, second-life batteries, smart charging and vehicle-to-grid to boost the island’s energy independence and stimulate the production of renewable energy.
GKN Tests ‘Bolt-On’ eAWD
GKN Driveline reveals a new all-wheel-drive system based on its proven Twinster axle technology.
Renault Concept Store Promotes Electric Vehicles
The store includes a display of EVs and areas where visitors can relax, find information about charging infrastructure, local legislation, subsidies and EV-related services. EVs also will be available for test drives.
Lamborghini Opens Fifth French Showroom in Paris
The first French showroom to feature the brand’s new interior design offers opportunities to “touch and feel” the world of Lamborghini. The Collezione Automobili Lamborghini range of clothing and accessories has a dedicated area in the showroom.
488 Pista Boasts Ferrari’s Most Powerful V-8 Ever
The 488 Pista’s development stems from Ferrari’s involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship where it has won five manufacturers’ titles in the GTE class in the six years since the series’ inception, taking 29 out of 50 races.
Gridlock Grinds Wheels of Commerce to Halt in U.K.
In 2016, there were more than 1.35 million traffic jams across the U.K., costing the region’s economy approximately £9 billion ($12.5 billion), according to transportation analyst Inrix.
Senna McLaren’s Most Powerful Street-Legal Supercar
The car employs McLaren’s Monocage III, a racing technology that can trace its lineage back to 1981 and the McLaren MP4/1, the first carbon-fiber Formula 1 car. It’s the strongest carbon-fiber monocoque ever created by McLaren for a road car.
Survey: Online Sales Threaten U.K. Dealerships
Executives interviewed by KPMG for the consultancy’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2018 believe 20% to 50% of the brick-and-mortar car retailers no longer will exist by 2025.
Nissan U.K. Plant Builds 3 Millionth Qashqai CUV
The Sunderland plant produced its 3 millionth Qashqai in just over a decade as Nissan posted record full-year European sales of 762,574 Datsun and Nissan models. The result was a 3.8% increase from 2016.
Nissan In-home System Collects, Stores Solar Energy
The system allows householders to collect and store the excess energy from their solar panels and use it during the night, possibly to charge their electric vehicles, and on cloudy days.