Ex Ford and Tesla officials join German electric van maker

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The German electric van maker StreetScooter has recruited executives from Tesla and Ford to assist drive its worldwide expansion. Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen, who worked in Tesla’s first European Tesla team, and Ulrich Stuhec, has joined the Streetscooter, the company stated in a news release. Streetscooter is a subsidiary of the German company Deutsche Post. Bardenfleth-Hansen is going […]

Court strikes down ruling forcing Volkswagen to pay Czech consumers damages

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The Prague City Court ruled on Thursday to strike down an order for Volkswagen to pay Czech consumers over 500 million crowns ($21.27 million) in damages for the Dieselgate affair, news website www.idnes.cz reported. It stated the court invalidated a lower court decision on procedural grounds and sent the case back to the lower court […]

Hyundai, Kia sue four big U.S. railroads for fuel surcharges

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Hyundai Motor and its Kia affiliate have taken legal action against the four largest U.S. railroads, alleging them of violating U.S. antitrust law by conspiring to drive up shipping costs though coordinated fuel surcharges. The South Korean automakers submitted three lawsuits on Monday alleging BNSF, CSX Corp, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific of putting the […]

Volkswagen turns down judge’s call to settle German class action on emissions

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Volkswagen this week rejected a German judge’s call to settle a customer class action lawsuit that concerns its rigging of diesel emissions tests, stating there was no case to answer. VW admitted utilizing illegal software to cheat U.S. diesel engine tests in 2015, a scandal which has cost it over $30 billion in vehicle refits, […]

BMW is not interested in settling EU cartel investigations

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German automaker BMW has no interest in settling an investigations by the European Union antitrust officials against the company and other German automakers, German magazine WirtschaftsWoche reported on Friday, mentioning company sources. In April, EU cartel regulators had charged BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen for colluding to block the rollout of cleaner emissions technology from 2006 […]