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VW Group, Daimler and BMW accused of cartel behavior

As investigations into diesel emissions cheating deepens, accusations have arisen that the Volkswagen Group, Daimler and the BMW Group may have colluded on development of diesel engines and other areas. Germany's Der Spiegel on Friday reported that the three automakers have since the 1990s...

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Ford GT deliveries delayed

Deliveries of its GT supercar aren't going as smoothly as Ford had anticipated. The automaker, in a letter sent to some customers waiting for their GT, said, "The craftsmanship required to build these vehicles for global markets has required that we adjust our original timing...

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Future of diesel at Porsche to be decided by end of decade

Porsche hasn't been able to avoid the diesel emissions scandal afflicting the Volkswagen Group, with the diesel version of its popular Cayenne SUV among the vehicles fitted with emissions cheating software. Porsche has already been forced to stop sales of the Cayenne Diesel in the United...

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BMW i boss joins Faraday Future

Struggling electric car startup Faraday Future has hired former BMW executive Ulrich Kranz for the new role of Chief Technology Officer. Kranz, 59, is a BMW veteran and has led the German automaker's i sub-brand for electric mobility since 2008. He said he was motivated to join Faraday Future...

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Mercedes and Chery reach agreement on use of EQ name in China

Mercedes-Benz in the coming years will introduce a family of new electric cars under the EQ sub-brand. There was a chance Mercedes might have been blocked from using the name in China because local automaker Chery has been selling an electric car called the eQ since 2014. However, the two...

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Tesla to build world’s biggest battery in Australia

Tesla has entered a partnership with an Australian state to build the world's biggest battery. The lithium-ion battery will be made up of Tesla's industrial-scale Powerpacks and serve as a storage system for the power grid of South Australia. The total capacity will be 129...

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France to ban sales of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040

France has vowed to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040 as part of efforts towards meeting the emission reduction aims of the Paris climate accord. The move is also aimed at reducing pollution in France's major cities. Recall, Paris has already started banning older cars from its...

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