Deadly cobalt mines linked to child labor thrive in rush for EV batteries

The appetite for electric cars is driving a boom in cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some mines have been found to be dangerous and employ child labor -- a concern for carmakers from Volkswagen to Tesla.

VW packs 268 hp in new Arteon flagship sedan

The successor to the discontinued CC, the Arteon is more than 5 inches longer than the outgoing car and is set to arrive in U.S. dealerships in the third quarter.

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