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BMW invests in mobile carpooling app

May 25, 2016 18:01 CET

BMW's iVentures venture capital arm has invested in California-based Scoop Technologies, which offers a smartphone-powered carpooling service.
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VW, Toyota invest in ride-sharing services
May 25, 2016 09:08 CET

VW and Toyota are investing in ride-sharing companies in the latest in a wave of high-profile moves by automakers to embrace their potential upstart rivals as partners, c ...
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VW argues penalties sought by U.S. over diesel scandal are excessive
May 25, 2016 10:50 CET

Volkswagen argued in a court filing that fines sought by the U.S. government to penalize the company for rigging diesel vehicles to cheat emissions tests are excessive. ...
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Fiat Chrysler has no deal to sell stake to Guangzhou
May 25, 2016 15:25 CET

Fiat Chrysler has not made any agreement with China's Guangzhou Auto to sell a stake, FCA Chairman John Elkann said. He also said the automaker is not interested in a tie ...
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UK production rises 16% in April on strong exports
May 25, 2016 12:54 CET

UK car production rose 16 percent in April, boosted by strong overseas demand. The SMMT industry group said the numbers support its opposition to a so-called "Brexit." ...
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PSA to develop five EVs, plug-in hybrids for China
May 25, 2016 06:01 CET

PSA and its Chinese partner Dongfeng will introduce five electric cars and plug-in hybrid models in China over the next five years to help meet tougher fuel-economy stand ...
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Toyota, recovering from earthquakes, plans full production in Japan next week
May 25, 2016 12:53 CET

Toyota said all production lines at its factories in Japan would operate between May 30 and June 4, after output was partially suspended following earthquakes in southern ...
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Mitsubishi names new r&d chief, restates earnings
May 25, 2016 11:15 CET

Mitsubishi said Nissan executive Mitsuhiko Yamashita will become its r&d chief, part of a management overhaul in the wake of a fuel-economy scandal that also prompted the ...
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German power firms to partner automakers in electric future
May 25, 2016 15:58 CET

German power companies are likely to partner with automakers to tap into a 1 billion euro government incentive scheme for electric cars that will offer subsidies to green ...
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Germany to retest 30 cars showing 'inexplicably high' CO2 levels
May 24, 2016 06:01 CET

A German government committee has asked for further tests on 30 cars it says have "inexplicably high" CO2 emissions. The results came to light after officials tested cars ...
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French government mulls PSA stake sale, paper says
May 24, 2016 21:05 CET

The French government is weighing a possible sale of part or all of its 14 percent stake in PSA Group, a French newspaper reported. The value of the government's stake ha ...
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VW, U.S. make 'substantial progress' toward settlement
May 24, 2016 17:28 CET

Volkswagen and lawyers for owners and the U.S. government have made "substantial progress" toward reaching a final agreement by late June, a federal judge said today. ...
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VW's financing arm targets growth in used-car market
May 24, 2016 14:56 CET

Volkswagen's financing arm is targeting growth in the used-car market as the unit believes development opportunities in the new-car market are slowing and now plans to of ...
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MG will start GS crossover sales in UK in second half
May 24, 2016 06:01 CET

China's SAIC Motor will launch sales of the locally built MG GS compact crossover in the UK in the second half. ...
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Cosworth to build engine parts in suburban Detroit
May 24, 2016 22:07 CET

Cosworth, an English supplier of electronics and powertrain products to high-performance vehicles, will open a $30 million plant in suburban Detroit to make V-8 cylinder ...
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Peugeot gives the 3008 a radical restyling
May 23, 2016 14:01 CET | UPDATED: May 24 17:20 CET - adds sales forecasts

Peugeot has completely changed the look of its new 3008, giving the car a more aggressive design to help the model stand out in the compact SUV/crossover segment. ...
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Fiat Chrysler falls on report of German sales ban threat
May 23, 2016 11:16 CET

Shares in Fiat Chrysler fell more than 5 percent after Germany's Bild newspaper reported that the carmaker could be prohibited from selling cars in Germany if evid ...
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VW board tried to dilute Lower Saxony influence
May 23, 2016 09:10 CET

A power struggle erupted on VW's supervisory board after the owning Porsche and Piech families joined representatives from Qatar in an attempt to dilute the voting power ...
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Investor groups call for new probe of VW scandal
May 23, 2016 13:03 CET

Investor groups DSW, Deminor and Hermes EOS called for a new, independent investigation into VW's emissions test-rigging scandal, saying the inquiries launched by the aut ...
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Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study shows
May 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, a study shows, but more needs to be done to make customers aware of the technolog ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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EU governments have refused to tighten auto industry oversight despite pleas from environmental grou ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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