EU alleges German automakers of colluding to delay clean air technology

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Germany’s automakers have been alleged by the European Union of collusion in holding back technology to decrease harmful emissions from vehicles. The European Commission stated Friday that Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler broke antitrust regulations by acting together to postpone the introduction of two emissions cleaning systems between 2006 and 2014. Margrethe Vestager, the bloc’s top […]

Daimler, BMW looks to limit cooperation to produce electric car in China

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Daimler and BMW are thinking to limit their planned cooperation to jointly produce an affordable electric car in China, according to German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Daimler and BMW refused to discuss. Last month, news reports stated that BMW and Daimler are in discussion to cooperate in developing vehicle platforms for electric cars in a move […]

BMW, Varta apply for funds in battery cell push for electric cars

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Luxury automaker BMW and Germany’s Varta have both applied for state funding intended at supporting battery cell production for an electric automobile, they stated on Friday, hitting a deadline set by the German government. Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) to support a consortium looking to manufacture electric car battery cells and prepares […]

BMW, Mercedes-Benz lower costs in China after VAT drop

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BMW AG and Mercedes-Benz stated on Saturday they are going to reduce their prices in China, following the government declaration it will decrease the country’s value-added tax (VAT) beginning on April 1. The German automakers each published posts on Chinese social media announcing immediate cost cuts for several models. The discounts come as China endures […]

BMW’s China electric car export plans on hold due to uncertainty

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BMW’s ambitions to establish China as a center for exporting electric vehicles are currently on hold because of uncertainty over potential trade tariffs between China and the United States, company executives informed Reuters. BMW has factories in Europe, China and the United States and prepares to establish China, the world’s largest auto market, as an […]

Daimler, BMM looks to define self-driving regulations

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Daimler and BMW are collaborating to develop autonomous driving technology to cut costs and set an industry standard that can help to form future regulation for self-driving cars, senior executives stated on Wednesday. “It is a chicken and egg situation. Somebody has to standardize the technology and regulation will follow,” Klaus Froehlich, BMW’s board member […]