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Why electric bikes may deserve purchase incentives too

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 European Cyclists Federation suggests. It recommends directing purchase incentives and infrastructure subsidies towards... read more

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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


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Court orders full reimbursement for VW diesel owner in Germany

A lot has been said about Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, but a German court may win the prize for most-creative... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Diesel owners in Germany who sue VW face significant hurdles

In the U.S., owners of Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software have reached a settlement with VW—and a preliminary agreement for a... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Germany may miss 2020 emission targets, government report shows

Ambitious emissions-reduction goals are important, because they allow policymakers to coordinate and focus efforts on a defined target. But the problem with setting lofty... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

German government worries carmakers vulnerable to electric-car onslaught

Many governments across the globe have enacted stricter emissions standards to curb air pollution and greenhouse gases; others plan to do so. Some have also drafted... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Emissions collusion between VW and German agency runs deep: magazine

As the Volkswagen diesel scandal lumbers onwards, German media outlets have often broken the latest news and revelations from deep inside VW Group. While the German auto... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW Dresden 'glass house' factory to build e-Golf electric car

When it launched its Phaeton luxury sedan back in 2002, Volkswagen decided that its most opulent car ever should have an equally opulent assembly plant. So it built the... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW's home state calls diesel actions 'inexcusable' as scandal expands

While Volkswagen has received approval from U.S. and European authorities to take some steps to address diesel cars with emissions-cheating "defeat device" software, the... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Germany 'reassured' after worries on Chinese electric-car mandates

Electric-car mandates can be a powerful tool for reducing transportation-related emissions. California first proposed its current zero-emission vehicle mandate in December... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW ends contract of historian researching its WW2 past; questions remain

More than a year after it was revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, the company is still working to... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Deutsche Post StreetScooter electric van prototype

VW 'annoyed' it won't get order for electric vans it didn't make

Suppose you're one of the world's three largest automakers. You don't offer a type of vehicle that a relatively small but highly visible customer in your home market wants... read more October 17, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW M2 production in Leipzig, Germany

German upper house asks EU to ban new gas, diesel car sales by 2030

Last week, the German Federal Council adopted a bipartisan measure that would ban the sale of new vehicles with internal-combustion engines in the country after 2030. While... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

Early Mercedes fuel-cell driver's 'sobering assessment' to industry

As the old saying goes, you can identify the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. Being an early adopter of new technologies can be exciting, but it can also require... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Wealthy nations on fossil-fuel subsidies: we'll end them...later

The world's wealthiest nations have not yet been able to commit to end subsidies to the fossil-fuel industry, even in the face of growing alarm over climate change. Members... read more July 5, 2016 by


 

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