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FRANKFURT, Germany | Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push

FRANKFURT, Germany  — German automaker Volkswagen will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, ramping up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards, the company said Wednesday. Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen said Wednesday that it would begin local production of electric-powered vehicles at its facilities in Emden and Hannover in 2022. … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push

FRANKFURT, Germany | BMW earnings fall amid market turmoil over emissions tests

FRANKFURT, Germany — Germany luxury automaker BMW says net profit fell 24 percent in the third quarter as the company faced market disruptions caused by other companies failing to get vehicles certified for new European Union emissions tests. The Munich-based automaker also said it was spending more to develop the electric and autonomous vehicle technologies … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | BMW earnings fall amid market turmoil over emissions tests

BERLIN | German consumer group files suit in VW diesel scandal

BERLIN  — A German consumer group has filed a suit against Volkswagen that aims to establish a right to compensation for car owners affected by the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations filed the case to a court in Braunschweig under new rules that came into force Thursday allowing a form … Continue reading BERLIN | German consumer group files suit in VW diesel scandal

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Jaguar Land Rover opens new plant in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia  — Jaguar Land Rover is opening a new, $1.6 billion plant in Slovakia, the luxury car maker’s first in continental Europe. The U.K.-based company, owned by India’s Tata Motors, built the plant near Nitra, about 100 kilometers (65 miles) east of Bratislava, to initially produce 150,000 cars a year. The Slovak government is … Continue reading BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Jaguar Land Rover opens new plant in Slovakia

FRANKFURT, Germany | Court rules for investors in Volkswagen diesel suit

FRANKFURT, Germany  — A court in Stuttgart, Germany has ruled that Volkswagen‘s parent company must pay 47 million euros ($54 million) in damages to investors for not making a timely disclosure of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests. The dpa news agency reported that the court announced the verdict Wednesday … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Court rules for investors in Volkswagen diesel suit

BERLIN | Arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler leaves company

BERLIN— Suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is leaving the automaker, parent company Volkswagen said Tuesday, more than three months after he was arrested as part of a probe into the manipulation of diesel emissions controls. Volkswagen said its supervisory board approved an agreement with Stadler that will see him leave with immediate effect. It said … Continue reading BERLIN | Arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler leaves company

BRUSSELS | EU investigates German carmakers for possible collusion

BRUSSELS — European Union regulators have opened an in-depth investigation into whether automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development and roll-out of car emission control systems. The EU Commission said Tuesday that it had received information that BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, and VW units Audi and Porsche held meetings to discuss clean technologies … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU investigates German carmakers for possible collusion

DETROIT | VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer

DETROIT — After selling it on and off in the U.S. for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has decided to squash its iconic Beetle. The company’s American unit announced Thursday that it would end global production of the third-generation bulbous bug in July of next year after offering two special editions for sale. The compact Beetle … Continue reading DETROIT | VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer