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Daimler employees investigated for potential emissions fraud

March 22, 2017 17:24 CET | UPDATED: March 22 17:40 - adds details

German prosecutors have opened an investigation against employees at Daimler. The employees are being investigated over diesel-manipulation allegations, Bloomberg reported.
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The Swedish emissions tester that checked VW sees opportunity in Trump
March 22, 2017 19:51 CET

The Swedish vehicle inspector whose technology identified emissions discrepancies in Volkswagen diesel engines sees Donald Trump as an opportunity-in-waiting. ...

 

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BMW chases volume growth in large cars, less so in small ones
March 22, 2017 14:01 CET

BMW is chasing volume growth mainly in the large car and SUV segments, while the less profitable small car segment is not being pushed as hard, CEO Harald Krueger said. ...

 




 
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Stadler in spotlight as Audi board to meet over emissions raids, report says
March 22, 2017 06:01 CET

Top officials at Audi will meet next week to discuss the standing of its embattled CEO Rupert Stadler and a raid by German prosecutors on the automaker's premises in conn ...

 

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UK lawmakers demand more answers from VW over diesel scandal
March 22, 2017 13:08 CET

UK lawmakers have written to VW Group seeking more answers from the automaker over its diesel-emissions scandal, after criticizing the firm for failing to adequately resp ...

 

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VW brand has no budget-car plans with Tata in India
March 22, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group's core VW brand currently has no plans to develop a small budget car for India and other low-cost markets with Tata Motors. ...

 

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London black cab company starts electric taxi production
March 22, 2017 13:35 CET

The London Taxi Company has opened a new factory in central England to produce an electric verion of the iconic black cab. The company hopes to sell its cabs overseas for ...

 

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China's Geely doubles earnings as Volvo tech boosts sales
March 22, 2017 10:43 CET

China's Geely Automobile posted its biggest profit growth in eight years in 2016, as improved product design and engineering following its 2010 purchase of Volvo helped t ...

 

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Sogefi will open first Africa plant in Morocco
March 22, 2017 12:36 CET

Sogefi plans to open a new factory in Morocco to build engine filtration systems. Moroccan car output has grown as foreign automakers invest in a market that Sogefi predi ...

 

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Fiat Chrysler under investigation in France for emissions cheating, report says
March 21, 2017 20:56 CET

A French prosecutor has opened an investigation into Fiat Chrysler over allegations that the carmaker cheated in diesel-emission tests, Reuters reported. FCA joins VW, Re ...

 

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VW hurries new EVs to meet CO2 targets
March 21, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen must have the first of its I.D. purpose-built electric cars on sale by 2020 to achieve CO2 reduction targets in Europe and China, company executives said. VW p ...

 

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BMW reviews UK options post-Brexit but presses ahead with Mexico plant
March 21, 2017 11:52 CET | UPDATED: March 21 12:20 CET - adds details

BMW said it is reviewing its UK factories ahead of Brexit and that construction of its new Mexico plant is "proceeding according to plan." ...

 

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BMW fights back against Mercedes with biggest model launch to date
March 21, 2017 11:26 CET | UPDATED: March 21 13:01 CET - new story

BMW plans the biggest rollout of new and revamped models in its history as the automaker fights back after losing the luxury sales crown to Mercedes. Over the next two ye ...

 

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Porsche SE posts profit as owner family plans to buy out Piech
March 21, 2017 12:29 CET | UPDATED: March 21 12:25 CET - new story

Porsche Holding SE, Volkswagen Group's majority shareholder, returned to profit last year after a loss in 2015 triggered by VW's emissions scandal. A buyout of Ferdinand ...

 

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Marchionne is 'waiting with anticipation' to meet VW chief
March 21, 2017 17:27 CET

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said he was looking forward to meeting Volkswagen boss Matthias Mueller to discuss a possible tie-up between the two carmakers but added he hadn ...

 

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French watchdog clears Opel of cheating on diesel emissions
March 20, 2017 10:55 CET

France's consumer fraud watchdog cleared Opel of suspected diesel-emissions cheating. The watchdog has previously sent files to prosecutors detailing suspected emissions ...

 

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VW clan aims for quick deal over Ferdinand Piech's shares, report says
March 20, 2017 16:55 CET

The Porsche and Piech families are looking to strike a swift deal to buy Ferdinand Piech's shares in Porsche SE, the holding company that controls 52 percent of VW Group' ...

 

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Porsche pockets $17,250 profit on every vehicle
March 20, 2017 12:38 CET

Porsche delivered 238,000 vehicles last year and posted an operating profit of $4.1 billion, up 14 percent from 2015. Put those numbers together and it's on pace to net a ...

 

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Peugeot family says Opel deal paves way for global expansion
March 19, 2017 15:45 CET

PSA Group's acquisition of Opel gives the French automaker greater scale to pursue global expansion plans, family shareholder Jean-Philippe Peugeot told a German newspape ...

 

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Piech may sell Porsche SE stake by end May, paper says
March 19, 2017 10:14 CET

Former Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech may sell his stake in the holding company that is VW's majority shareholder to other members of the Porsche and Piech cla ...

 

    
 
Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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Why Ford stands by its 'One Ford' philosophy

Richard Johnson
6:33 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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Ford of Europe product development chief Joe Bakaj isn't commenting on GM's retreat from Europe, but ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
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