Wednesday morning car news roundup, July 12, 2017

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Tuesday morning car news roundup, July 11, 2017

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Monday morning car news roundup, July 10, 2017

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Germany Arrests, U.S. Indicts Fired Audi Dieselgate Engineer

German authorities no longer treat Volkswagen’s dieselgate scandal as a gentlemen’s offense, like they have done so since after the scandal erupted nearly two years ago. Earlier in the week, suspended Audi diesel engine engineer Giovanni Pamio was arrested by Munich’s prosecutors, Germany’s BILD and Spiegel Magazin wrote today. Yesterday, the manager was charged in the U.S. with conspiracy, wire fraud, and making false statements. Pamio is an Italian citizen, and as such could be extradited from Germany.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance To Electrify China’s Trucks And Vans

Accompanied by the usual media crescendo, albeit without putting his words into action, Tesla’s Elon Musk has been talking a lot about launching electric trucks, and starting production of EVs in China. World’s leading EV maker, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, again is way ahead of Tesla, on both counts. Not only does the Alliance already have a few hard working electrified commercial vehicles in its blue collar portfolio. The Alliance also has firm plans to produce many of them in China, Ashwani Gupta, Alliance senior vice president of a recently created Renault-Nissan LCV Business Unit, told me.

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Top 10 Global Automakers: Daimler Out, PSA In, Ford Up, Hyundai-Kia Down

Many changes in the May ranking of list of the world’s 10 largest automakers, measured by actual registrations: January through May, Ford kicks Hyundai Kia off place 4, FCA overtakes Honda, PSA Peugeot-Citroen kicks Daimler off the top 10 list. The top 3 ranking is unchanged with Volkswagen leading Toyota and the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

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Friday morning car news roundup, July 07, 2017

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Thursday morning car news roundup, July 6, 2017

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