Audi, Germany sign deal allowing flying car testingJune 21
German automakers willing to drop all tariffs with U.S., report saysJune 20
Audi suspends Stadler, installs Schot as interim CEOJune 19
Hyundai, Kia set up new regional HQ structure in North America, EuropeJune 18
Hyundai and Kia are setting up new regional headquarters organizations in North America and Europe in an effort to move decision making closer to the markets and react more quickly to changing trends and customer demand.
Audi CEO Stadler arrested; Bram Schot to be named interim chief, report saysJune 18
Volkswagen is preparing to name Bram Schot as interim leader of its Audi unit, Bloomberg reported, following the arrest of the luxury brand's longtime chief Rupert Stadler over his role in VW's diesel-emissions cheating.
VW could face further fines from German authoritiesJune 15
VW market manipulation probe could end this year, Germany saysJune 14
Merkel calls out Trump, citing U.S. trade surplus with EuropeJune 13
Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.S. runs a trade surplus with Europe when services are included, marshaling a rebuff to President Donald Trump's sustained criticism of German manufacturing exports.
Germany defends automakers as national interest in swipe at TrumpJune 13
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government vowed to stand up for the German auto industry, sending a veiled signal to U.S. President Donald Trump to back off threats to levy tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.
Jaguar Land Rover to move Discovery production to SlovakiaJune 11
Jaguar Land Rover is moving all production of its Land Rover Discovery to Slovakia from its Solihull plant near Birmingham. The UK plant will be retooled to accommodate a new generation of EVs, people familiar with the matter said.
Waymo passes a milestoneJune 11
Waymo's vehicles have passed the 7-million-mile mark of fully autonomous driving on public roads, CEO John Krafcik says. The head of Alphabet's self-driving subsidiary also said Waymo wants to expand to Europe.