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  1. As costs threaten profits, VW takes on a more modest view of the future

    Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker, has suddenly switched from telling everyone within earshot the sky is not the limit, to a more modest, placatory tone which points out that maybe not all things are possible.

  2. Batteries battle fuel cells, leaving plug-in hybrids to prosper

    Auto manufacturers like Toyota of Japan are backing away from battery-only powered vehicles as sales fail to take-off, and hint that fuel-cells are the holy grail for future, green machines.

  3. GM's Ammann says Opel targets achievable, but Europe is a harsh market

    General Motors President Dan Ammann has been in Europe this week to spread the word about the company's progress globally and pledge support to the turnaround of the troubled European serial loss-maker Opel-Vauxhall.

  4. GM Europe's aggressive profit target for Opel looks hard to achieve

    GM Europe's financially troubled Opel-Vauxhall subsidiary is pledged to return to the black by 2016 and has now set itself some tough sales targets for 2022, but the profit goal looks more like a wish than a possibility.

  5. Mulally call for action to shake-up Europe industry will fall on deaf ears

    The European Auto Industry's perennial and chronic over-capacity crisis means it is being kept bloated, unprofitable and afloat because whenever a financial crisis requires resolute action, craven governments step in with taxpayers money for a bailout.

European Perspective Columnist

Neil Winton writes the European Perspective column for Autos Insider. He was Reuter's Science and Technology Correspondent and European Auto Correspondent before setting up as a freelance columnist and web site publisher, writing about the European automotive industry and its products.

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