German prosecutors fine Bosch 90 million euros over emissions cheating

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Automotive provider Bosch has agreed to pay a 90 million euros ($100.21 million) fine for lapses in supervisory duties that allowed automakers to engage in emissions cheating, German prosecutors in the city of Stuttgart stated on Friday. The auto industry’s diesel emissions cheating scandal, where automakers utilized engine management control software to throttle back real-world […]

Japan auto lobby dismayed as Trump declares some imports security threat

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Japan’s automakers’ lobby stated on Tuesday that it was dismayed by the US President Donald Trump’s declaration that some imported vehicles and parts posed a threat to U.S. national security, as the industry braces for a potential increase in U.S. tariffs. Trump made the unprecedented designation of foreign automobiles on Friday but delayed for up […]

German auto sector could experience some decline if Trump announces tariffs

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Germany’s automotive sector could drop as much as 12% over “three bad trading days,” if the US President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on European automakers, one analyst informed CNBC. Trump has until Friday midnight (Washington time) to decide if he should impose duties on auto imports. This would possibly damage Germany, the EU’s traditional growth engine, since […]

Turkey’s auto production almost 490,000 in first quarter

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A total of 489,429 vehicles were produced across Turkish automotive industry production lines in the first four months of this year, the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) reported on May 11. The nation’s auto production- consisting of automobiles, commercial vehicles, and tractors- dropped 13% year-on-year in the January-April period. The association stated automobile production in Turkey also declined 14% to […]

Trump administration drops plan to require vehicle brake-throttle override system

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The Trump administration stated Monday it is going to drop rules initially proposed in 2012 that would have needed automakers to install brake-throttle override systems to avoid runaway vehicles. The regulation was proposed in response to a range of unintended sudden acceleration incidents in Toyota vehicles by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It […]

Xcel works to electrify vehicle-sharing and government fleets

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An electric car-sharing program under development in the Twin Cities is being hailed as possibly a national model for increasing access to low-emissions transportation. Minnesota regulators previously this month authorized an almost $25 million electric vehicle pilot program from Xcel Energy that, including other provisions, forms a network of 70 “community mobility hubs” in the […]