BMW raided in cartel investigation as Daimler claims immunityOct. 20
BMW's headquarters were raided by European Union officials investigating an alleged cartel among German carmakers as rival Daimler claimed whistleblower status in an effort to avoid fines.
Germany's Hubject raises funds to advance e-mobility in China, U.S.Oct. 16
Germany's Hubject, which is developing a standard method to pay at EV charging stations, secured fresh funds from shareholders to expand into China and the United States.
Home state of Mercedes, Porsche appeals diesel banOct. 3
The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, home to Mercedes and Porsche, said it would appeal a court ruling obliging it to ban diesel cars from the streets of its capital, Stuttgart. That means the ban will not come into force at the start of 2018 as planned.
Merkel has long protected German automakers, but time may be upOct. 2
Germany's ruling coalition is stalling class-action litigation reform — to the benefit of German carmakers.
New diesel cars no better for environment than gasoline counterparts, German officials saySept. 20
New diesel cars do not produce less of the environmentally damaging carbon dioxide than gasoline vehicles, a group of newspapers cited the German Transport Ministry as saying.
Facebook won't make cars, Sandberg assures GermansSept. 14
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg went on a charm offensive in Germany, telling the country's powerful automakers that the world's biggest social network does not want to compete with them.
Germany's self-driving rules put people before animals, propertyAug. 24
Protecting people will be at the heart of new German legal guidelines for the operation of driverless cars, even if that means damaging property or hitting animals.
VW focused on future mobility, not selling assetsAug. 22
VW Group is more focused on a shift toward electric vehicles and future transport services than any potential sale of motorcycle brand Ducati or transmissions maker Renk, said Thomas Sedran, VW's head of strategy.
Merkel to auto execs: Shape upAug. 21
German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened her re-election campaign with an attack on the country's auto executives.
Audi manager held in Germany being sought by U.S. for extradition, report saysAug. 18
American authorities asked Germany to keep an Audi executive in custody to prepare for his extradition while offering him a guilty-plea deal, Bloomberg reported
VW labor leaders warn politicians not to put jobs in jeopardyAug. 10
VW's powerful labor representatives urged lawmakers not to use the carmaker as a political football ahead of national elections next month and risk threatening jobs in Germany.
Automakers offer to upgrade 5 million polluting diesel cars in GermanyAug. 2
German automakers have offered to cut emissions by updating the software of 5 million diesel cars in an attempt to avoid vehicle bans.