More Than A Million Mercedes Diesel Cars Could Lose Their Type Approval, Court Said

Western Europe’s diesel car share “has continued its seemingly unwavering downhill slide,” the exclusive AID newsletter told its industry customers. In the course of one year, the diesel take rate dropped from 54.7% in France to 48.2%, and in Germany … [Continue reading]

Thursday morning car news roundup, July 13, 2017

Top News:   Germany summons Daimler to address diesel allegations - Reuters: Germany's Volkswagen investigation committee has summoned German carmaker Daimler for an extraordinary meeting on Thursday to address allegations it sold cars … [Continue reading]

Wednesday morning car news roundup, July 12, 2017

Top News: Uber tells investors its expects to bounce back from scandals, Waymo suit - Automotive News: Uber, seeking to assuage investors' concerns, told investors to expect improved bookings, narrower losses and a possible settlement with … [Continue reading]

Tuesday morning car news roundup, July 11, 2017

Toyota research arm takes first step into Israel's start-up scene with investment into robotics for the ... - CNBC: Japan's Toyota has just announced itself on the Israeli start-up scene, confirming on Tuesday that it has led an early-stage funding … [Continue reading]

Monday morning car news roundup, July 10, 2017

New SUVs, not cars, key to future of US automaking - Freep: If you're worried about U.S. manufacturing jobs, pay no attention to Ford's recent decision to move production of the Focus compact car to China. Britain should give more rights to 'gig … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]