Stuttgart to start ban of older diesels in 2019July 11
Stuttgart, home to Mercedes and Porsche, will bar diesel vehicles meeting the Euro 4 or older emissions standards starting next year and may be forced to ban Euro 5 vehicles by 2020 if measures to improve air quality fail, a state ministry said.
BMW finalizes accord to start producing electric Minis in ChinaJuly 10
Siemens CEO warns of dire consequences if German carmakers fail on EVsJuly 10
German automakers lean on others for battery cellsJuly 10
Plans by China's CATL to build a battery cell factory in Germany should serve as a wake-up call for the national car industry, industry watchers say, as a lack of its own production capacity risks leaving it exposed in a dawning era of electric mobility.
BMW, China's CATL agree to $4.7 billion battery cell dealJuly 9
France urges united EU front if U.S. raises more tariffsJuly 8
The French government is insisting that Washington should expect united retaliation from Europe to further tariff increases, notably on light vehicles, after Germany signaled it was prepared to negotiate.
VW loses legal bid to keep diesel-scandal report under wrapsJuly 6
VW Group lost a suit at Germany's top court seeking to ban Munich prosecutors from using a report they seized from Jones Day, the U.S. law firm the carmaker hired to investigate the roots of its diesel-emissions scandal.
VW loses legal bid to keep diesel-scandal report secretJuly 6
VW Group lost a suit at Germany's top court seeking to ban Munich prosecutors from using a report they seized from Jones Day, the U.S. law firm the automaker hired to investigate the roots of its diesel-emissions scandal.
Germany's Merkel would back cutting EU tariffs on U.S. car importsJuly 5
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would back lowering EU tariffs on U.S. car imports, responding to an offer from Washington to abandon threatened levies of 20 percent on European cars in return for concessions.
U.S. tariff study raises concerns from 40 countries at WTO meetingJuly 5
VW to launch car-sharing in Germany with EVs next yearJuly 4
VW plans to start offering car-sharing services using full-electric vehicles in German cities next year. The automaker added that the service would be expanded to major cities in Europe, North America and Asia as early as 2020.
U.S. tells German automakers tariff threat may be abandoned, report saysJuly 4
The U.S. ambassador to Germany told German automakers that President Trump could abandon threats to impose tariffs on light vehicles imported from the European Union in exchange for concessions, Reuters reported Thursday, citing an industry source.