Paul Myles

Europe Correspondent

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


Ford Money Banks on Convenience for U.K. Consumers
Ford Money services are available online and by telephone, and include savings products focused on customers’ long-term interests. Ford says customers can open an account online in less than 10 minutes and deposit savings immediately.
Fledgling Chinese EV Maker Unveils 7-Passenger SUV 1
The NIO ES8 is a fullsize SUV with a 2-3-2 seating arrangement. It’s built with an all-aluminum body and chassis, front and rear motors with electric all-wheel drive, and active air suspension.
Ford Trials Seek to Sell U.K. LCV Operators on PHEVs
Ford hopes urban operators may see the gasoline PHEVs as a solution to expected government clampdowns on diesel vehicles which are being blamed for an estimated 40,000 annual air-quality-related deaths in the U.K.
PSA Extends Night Shift at LCV Plant to Meet Demand
The long-term part-time and permanent contracts guarantee 70 jobs both in PSA and in the employment area of Hauts de France, the country’s leading automobile-building region.
Nissan Returns Micra Minicar Production to France
In production for seven years at Chennai, India, the new Micra becomes the first Nissan car to be built at a Renault plant in Europe. The Flins plant also assembles Renault Clio and Renault Zoe models.
Italian Police Receive Second Lamborghini Huracan 
The specially equipped car is to be assigned to the Highway Patrol in Bologna for use in both normal police operations and for the urgent transport of blood and organs.
Brexit Trigger Renews Auto Industry Call for EU Trade Deal
The SMMT says without a trade deal, the cost of new vehicles sold in the U.K. will rise an average £1,500.
Jaguar: Reaction to I-Pace EV ‛Fantastic’
Jaguar claims the CUV will be able to accelerate to 60 mph in about four seconds and boast a range between charges of more than 310 miles.
Wraps to Come Off Startup’s V-12 Tourer at Geneva
The company founded in 2016 by Felix Eaton is expected to target the Morgan brand, having previously issued a line drawing with a profile not unlike that of the Morgan Aero Eight.
Range Rover Velar to Offer Wide Range of Engine, Tech Options 1
Powertrain choices include six gasoline and diesel engines, all matched to ZF 8-speed automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics.
Most U.K. Car Dealers Positive About 2017 Prospects
Of 514 new- and used-car dealerships asked why they were optimistic about their 2017 growth prospects, 58% cited the proliferation of new finance products as the main factor, up from 47% in the previous review in November.
Most Powerful Skoda Headed for Geneva Stage
The new Octavia vRS 245, whose name denotes its power output, boasts 15 hp more than the standard Octavia vRS and claims a 0-62 mph sprint time of 6.6 seconds.
Geneva Auto Show to Feature Advanced 48V Sports Car
Alternative-fuel specialist nanoFlowcell says its variably controllable mobile-flow cell supplies constant electrical energy to the four low-voltage electric motors that generate race-car-grade power.
Vauxhall to Add Local Flavor to London Motor Show
Besides Vauxhall, other brands signed up for the second edition of the Battersea Park show include Tesla, Aston Martin, Fiat, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche and Zenos.
Euro-Spec Mustang Scores Poorly on Some Safety Tests
In one of several tests conducted by the European New Car Assessment Program, the U.S.-built sports car scored just two of a possible five stars, the worst showing for a mass-market car in eight years.