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Which countries have plans for all new cars to be electric, and when?

Which countries have plans for all new cars to be electric, and when?

Plug-in electric cars currently make up a fairly small percentage of the millions of new vehicles sold globally. But within the next two decades, they may be the only new cars available for sale in certain countries. Multiple countries have announced plans to end the sale of new internal-combustion... read more

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Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell for BeeZero car-sharing service

World's first fuel-cell car-sharing program to launch in Germany

Car-sharing services have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and many of them operate fleets of battery-electric cars. Now, a German company believes it's... read more May 9, 2016 by


 
20 Audi A1 e-tron electric cars will be used in the pilot program

What Audi says it learned from 4 years of electric-car testing

Audi just wrapped up a four-year electric-car test program in its home market of Germany—and the company says it has learned a lot. Conducted together with the German... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

European fix for VW diesels complies with law, but real-world emissions still too high

Updates to the millions of Volkswagen TDI diesel cars that turned out not to meet European emission regulations were supposed to be well underway by now. German authorities... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
Deutsche Post StreetScooter electric van prototype

Germans to build own unique electric vans for postal service

Deutsche Post, Germany's postal service, wants to use electric vehicles, and it's going to great lengths to achieve that goal. It will build its own electric vans, in fact... read more April 10, 2016 by


 
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive at driving school.

Automakers to fund 40 percent of proposed German electric-car incentive: Report

Germany may be on the verge of turning its talk about electric-car incentives into action. The European nation with one of the world's most robust auto industries has no... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric car at Crater Lake, Oregon  [image: C. Bonville Photography]

Oregon Has More Electric-Car Fast Charging Sites Per Person Than Germany

When talking about electric cars and early adopters, the state of Oregon often seems like the Little Engine That Could. It's the only state to have appointed an Electric Car... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
Dieter Zetsche

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Less Likely Than Electric Cars: Daimler CEO Zetsche

There's an emerging rivalry between two different technologies for zero-emission transportation: battery-electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Within the auto... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Diesel Scandal Erodes Trust In Germany, Auto Industry Too

The revelation that Volkswagen used "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions tests shook the public's confidence in one of the world's largest carmakers... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive at driving school.

Germany To Spend Billions Supporting Electric Car Expansion

Among European nations, Germany is one of the least active when it comes to policies promoting electric cars. Even as the country's powerful auto industry has turned more... read more January 17, 2016 by


 
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VW Deepens Diesel-Scandal Woes With Denials, Confrontation, Muddled Messages

By this point, the principles of corporate crisis-management communications are pretty well established. A company with a looming PR catastrophe needs to respond immediately... read more January 14, 2016 by


 
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German Regulators Deem VW Diesel Emission Software A 'Defeat Device,' Deepening Crisis

The Volkswagen diesel emission scandal deepened on Tuesday as German regulators ruled that software to evade the use of emission-control systems constituted an illegal... read more December 3, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW Diesel NOx Problem: So Tough Angela Merkel Complained About It (In 2010)

Weeks after it was first announced that the carmaker used "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat U.S. emissions tests, Volkswagen is no closer to implementing a... read more December 2, 2015 by


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Tesla Motors Talking To German Government About Battery Factory: UPDATED

Well, here's one that ought to irk the German automakers. Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors is reportedly in talks with the German government to establish a... read more November 17, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW: Newest Diesel Engines Had No 'Defeat' Software, Legal In Europe

One of the many complications of the VW diesel emission scandal is that the 482,000 affected cars in the U.S. encompass three different types of engine and emission-control... read more October 23, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i3

Electric Cars Aren't Selling Because Makers Can't, Don't Market Them: Report

Electric-car sales have grown more or less steadily over the past years, but the segment still represents a tiny fraction of total new-car sales. Factors like range, charging... read more September 22, 2015 by


 

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