VW's lost, destroyed phones justify more scrutiny, FTC saysFri, 09, Dec 2016
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to further question VW Group's U.S. officials about whether evidence including mobile phones was destroyed amid the probe of diesel vehicles rigged to cheat emissions tests.
Global automaker group seeks to block EPA from finalizing mpg rulesWed, 07, Dec 2016
Trade groups representing nearly all automakers in the U.S. market have now asked the EPA to refrain from finalizing a rule to slash tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions through 2025 until after President Barack Obama leaves office.
VW's Porsche focus of widened German car emissions probeThu, 08, Dec 2016
S. Korea to slap VW with record fine, pursue execs over emissions adsWed, 07, Dec 2016
Renault-Nissan names veteran exec Philippe Brunet as new powertrain chiefWed, 07, Dec 2016
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace the top executive in charge of engines and transmissions. The change comes as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration between the powertrain divisions of the alliance partners.
Toyota will expand development of hybrid technologyTue, 06, Dec 2016
Toyota will expand the development of its gasoline-hybrid technology to speed up the introduction of lower-emission engines. The automaker will increase staffing of its hybrid tech team by 30 percent through 2021.
CO2 ruling puts Trump, automakers in a bindMon, 05, Dec 2016
China slaps 10% tax on ultraluxury vehiclesThu, 01, Dec 2016
VW's German execs said to hire lawyers as U.S. officials gather evidenceMon, 05, Dec 2016
Dozens of VW Group executives in Germany have hired U.S. criminal defense lawyers as the Justice Department ramps up meetings with managers to gather evidence that may lead to charges, Bloomberg reported.
EPA stands by 2025 emissions standardsWed, 30, Nov 2016
The EPA proposed to leave in place its greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles through the 2025 model year, a quicker-than-expected move that shocked auto industry officials and set up a major fight between the industry and regulators.
Ford, BMW, Daimler, VW Group plan fast-charging EV network in EuropeTue, 29, Nov 2016
Ford, VW Group, BMW and Daimler plan to set up charging stations for electric vehicles in Europe. The move will be an important step toward facilitating the mass-market adoption of EVs, the companies said in a joint statement.
BMW, Porsche, Nissan face sales ban on some models in S. KoreaTue, 29, Nov 2016
South Korea plans to disallow sales of some Porsche, BMW and Nissan models after finding errors in certification documents for the carmakers' imported vehicles. The country's environment ministry also plans to fine the automakers a combined $5.56 million.