Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at a meeting with Iranian elite students in Tehran, Iran, today. Photograph: Iran supreme leader website/EPA

Iran’s supreme leader has described Donald Trump as “mentally retarded” as he urged Europe to do more to back the 2015 nuclear deal, following the US (...)

Softco cofounder Susan Spence, Pirjo Poyhia, MD Palkeet, Finland, and Anton Scott, CEO, SoftCo

Irish software firm SoftCo has won a $20 million (€17 million) deal with the Finnish government to transform its procure-to-pay processes. The compan(...)

Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance: “Our vision now is a profitable core business.” Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

French carmaker Renault expects a first-mover advantage in electric cars and a wider range of vehicles for emerging markets to help it deliver a 44 pe(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel looks at a Volkswagen ID concept car as she visits  the Internationale Automobil Ausstellung (IAA) auto show in Frankfurt last week. Photograph: AFP.

Europe’s largest car companies have more than doubled the amount of lending on their balance sheets since the financial crisis, with the growing use o(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) is flanked by Volkswagen chairman Matthias Mueller (C-R) and Volkswagen board member Herbert Diess (C-L) as she visits the booth of Volkswagen (VW) at the Frankfurt motor show

Frankfurt has come and Frankfurt has gone. The biggest car show in Europe, which runs only every two years, has finished with its media and press prev(...)

Mercedes’ Project One supercar  can hit 200km/h in six seconds with a top speed in excess of 350km/h. Photograph: Getty Images

When the annals of motoring history are written, the honour for spearheading the electric car revolution won’t go to the likes of Tesla or cars like t(...)

A couple sits inside the Renault prototype Symbioz

Renault hasn’t just built a concept car for the Frankfurt motor show, it has built and entire house, into which that concept car is integrated. Called(...)

Chery Exeed TX seems to lift design elements from various Lexus, Land Rover, and even Renault products

The halls of many a motor show for the past decade have rung to the warning that the Chinese are coming. China, with its huge market for cars, its pro(...)

Mercedes AMG Project One: with a price tag in the region of €4m it’s unlikely to be  coming to a showroom near you

Frankfurt is the chance for the big German car makers to strut their stuff in front of thousands in the Exhibition grounds on Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage, an(...)

New Dacia Duster: keeps the same basic structure as the current car but  gets new styling and an updated interior, which is of higher quality than the old one, and at last puts the central infotainment screen up high where you can see it

Alongside its headline-grabbing Project One hypercar, Mercedes has shown off the EQA, a compact all-electric hatchback which is an obvious preview of (...)