Top German automakers stop sales of some plug-in hybrid cars in Europe

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Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler-owned Mercedes-Benz have stopped sales of some of their plug-in hybrid cars in Europe following the new emissions regulations, Automotive News reported on Thursday. The new Worldwide Harmonized Light Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) regime, that went into effect on September 1, gives higher CO2 readings compared to the old New European […]

BMW drives to slash battery costs, share expenses on autonomous vehicles

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German automaker BMW AG prepares more deals with mining companies to secure electric vehicle battery materials, and is open to establishing alliances to share the expenses of developing autonomous-vehicle systems, the automaker’s research and development chief informed Reuters. BMW management board member Klaus Froehlich stated automakers and large providers have started to discuss how to […]