VW plans to start offering car-sharing services using full-electric vehicles in German cities next year. The automaker added that the service would be expanded to major cities in Europe, North America and Asia as early as 2020.
The U.S. ambassador to Germany told German automakers that President Trump could abandon threats to impose tariffs on light vehicles imported from the European Union in exchange for concessions, Reuters reported Thursday, citing an industry source.
While jailing executives is an almost unheard of occurrence in Germany, that's just what happened to Audi CEO Rupert Stadler last month. One of the few other corporate leaders to suffer a similar fate was Thomas Middelhoff.
The American serving as Volkswagen Group's independent monitor in the wake of the diesel emissions cheating scandal says VW must "try to realize a less authoritarian structure and become more willing to accept new ideas -- and to accept bad news."