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.
Mercedes gives itself an electric makeoverFri, 07, Oct 2016
Mercedes plans a total of 10 electric vehicles by 2025 as part of its new EQ subbrand. The challenge now for styling chief Gorden Wagener is to create a bold design identity for the lineup that takes into account a radical change in the vehicles' powertrain technology.
Henrik Fisker relaunches namesake car companyTue, 04, Oct 2016
Henrik Fisker, a former top designer at BMW and Aston Martin, is relaunching his namesake company and will present an electric vehicle next year. He called it a "spiritual successor" to the Fisker Karma electric car.
Automakers' EV plans will challenge early pioneersWed, 28, Sep 2016
Electric-car pioneers including Renault, Nissan and Tesla are facing a challenge from their peers as EV concepts dominate the Paris auto show. Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal and falling battery costs have persuaded executives and investors that battery-powered cars are ready to go mainstream.