Germany's VW probe hasn't implicated leading execs, prosecutors sayTue, 25, Oct 2016
German prosecutors investigating Volkswagen Group say they have a "fairly good" picture of how the diesel-cheating scandal evolved and that doesn't include any clear-cut link between the automaker's top executives and decisions to implement the manipulation.
Continental tried to buy stake in Osram, report saysFri, 21, Oct 2016
Continental tried to buy Siemens' stake in lighting group Osram in the summer but was turned down, a German business magazine reported, citing company sources.
VW labor boss demands commitment to battery production, report saysTue, 18, Oct 2016
VW should commit to investing in the development and production of batteries for electric cars, the automaker's works council chief Bernd Osterloh said. VW is said to be mulling an $11 billion battery plant to rival Tesla's Gigafactory.
Audi to delay tech projects as it cuts costs, company insiders sayTue, 18, Oct 2016
Audi will delay technology projects to cut costs, sources at the company said, as it grapples with parent Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal and the need for big investments in electric cars and autonomous driving.
Tesla told by German gov't not to use 'Autopilot' in advertisingSun, 16, Oct 2016
German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has asked Tesla to stop advertising its vehicles as having an Autopilot function because this might suggest drivers' attention is not needed.
Germany sends Tesla drivers Autopilot warning letterFri, 14, Oct 2016
Germany is warning owners of Tesla vehicles that the use of the Autopilot function in their electric cars requires the driver's unrestricted attention at all times.
Tesla Autopilot a 'traffic hazard,' Germany's transport agency findsFri, 07, Oct 2016
The Autopilot function on Tesla's Model S car represents a "considerable traffic hazard," according to an internal report for Germany's Transport Ministry, a German magazine reported Friday.
In Europe, Penske takes the top spotMon, 10, Oct 2016
Penske Automotive Group is the No. 2 dealership group in the U.S. Now it also is No. 1 in Europe, under a different metric.
U.S. said to ponder what size diesel penalty VW can withstandTue, 27, Sep 2016
The U.S. Justice Department is assessing how big a criminal fine it can extract from Volkswagen over emissions-cheating without putting the German carmaker out of business, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.