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Will Tesla steamroller German luxury makers? Perhaps not

Will Tesla steamroller German luxury makers? Perhaps not

It has become an article of faith among some Tesla fans and owners that the company will inevitably rise to compete with and ultimately defeat the titans of the global auto industry. This belief is especially prevalent for the luxury sector, where three German carmakers dominate the global market... read more

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2017 Audi A5 Sportback g-tron (European model), driven, Aug 2017  [photo: Ronan Glon]

Audi A5 Sportback g-tron: first drive of natural-gas luxury sport sedan

Audi’s vision of future mobility primarily centers around an array of long-range electric cars scheduled to debut in the coming years under the "e-tron" badge. These... read more August 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Do German makers face 'iPhone moment,' after dodging diesel bullet?

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has largely fallen out of the public eye in the U.S., as VW and Audi buy back and modify roughly half a million noncompliant vehicles sold from... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Sportback concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

German Chancellor Merkel rejects electric-car quotas for Europe: 'not well thought out'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the country's leader, has detailed why she believes electric-car quotas are not a viable answer to emission and other issues plaguing Europe... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW, Mercedes, Opel, Fiat launch buybacks of dirtiest diesels in Europe

Almost two years ago, the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal burst into public view, and nothing has been quite the same since then. The news that VW Group engineers had... read more August 11, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra

European commissioner warns against cities' diesel bans, fears market collapse

The warning came even before last week's plans for updates to 9 million European diesel cars by German luxury makers Audi and Mercedes-Benz were announced. In a letter sent... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
MINI E electric car used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

Electric Mini to be made in U.K., despite BMW's Brexit worries (updated)

Mini, despite being owned by BMW since 1994, has long been a decidedly British brand. But both employees and fans worried that its British roots might be overlooked as a... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
A semi-autonomous BMW 5 Series, on the highway outside of Munich

Even BMW's hometown may ban older diesel cars

Diesel-powered vehicles are facing a tough road ahead as more European cities move to ban older, dirtier, oil-burning cars. Diesel has long been the preferred fuel of... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
Electric mail delivery van based on Ford Transit chassis, by Deutsche Post StreetScooter with Ford

Deutsche Post and Ford to build Transit-based electric van

Deutsche Post, the German mail service, has long hoped to replace its fleet of 30,000 internal-combustion delivery vans with electric vehicles. In 2014, it bought the company... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

California joins Germany in climate coalition to support Paris pact

The 50 states that make up the U.S. don't get to set their own foreign policies (neither do Canadian provinces). But that doesn't necessarily prevent them from working with... read more June 13, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Mercedes denies CEO said it will turn away from hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (updated)

Large global automakers customarily pursue research into multiple types of technologies and future powertrains at the same time. Sometimes they pan out, sometimes they don't... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
Smart ebike electric bicycle

Why electric bikes may deserve purchase incentives too

If plug-in electric cars and trucks receive purchase incentives from national and state governments, what about electric bicycles? That's just what a recent report from the... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
Nissan e-NV200 revolutionizes iconic Harrods fleet

European brands adopt electric delivery trucks: Harrods, Hermes

In the U.S., electric-car advocates and green energy fans have been dealt some setbacks during recent weeks. In Europe, however, the push toward electrification remains as... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Germany, Austria electric-car charging networks improve, fast

Two adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure. Initiatives in Germany and Austria should see major... read more March 29, 2017 by


 
Martin Winterkorn

VW diesel probe finally reaches to top; former CEO Winterkorn investigated by German prosecutors

German prosecutors have extended a probe into Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to former CEO Martin Winterkorn. Winterkorn, who resigned shortly... read more January 29, 2017 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Even top German minister for environment prefers Tesla

Government officials in Germany seeking to express national pride in their choice of vehicle have no shortage of options. The established German luxury brands offer many... read more January 24, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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