Major court decision against Daimler/Mercedes in diesel emissions case

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Judge Jose L. Linares in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey today denied motions to dismiss filed by defendants Daimler, Mercedes-Benz, and Bosch in In Re Mercedes-Benz Emissions Litigation. The following is a statement from James E. Cecchi of Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello, P.C. and Steve W. Berman of […]

Fiat Chrysler gets U.S. approval to sell new Ram pickup

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stated on Tuesday it has got approval from U.S. regulators to sell its new 2019 Ram 3500 pickup truck after the automaker had raised concerns a prolonged government shutdown could postpone the new heavy duty vehicle. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted certification for the gasoline and diesel-powered versions of the […]

Volkswagen to reduce staff in Slovakia for first time in a decade

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Volkswagen’s business in Slovakia, the nation’s biggest car plant and largest private sector employer, prepares to reduce staff this year for the first time since the 2009 global slump as part of a performance drive. The business will return some 500 employees it had borrowed from the Hungarian unit of premium brand Audi in 2016, […]

Musk tweets Tesla to end customer referral plan due to expenses

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Tesla Inc’s customer referral incentive plan is going to end on February 1, the electric automaker’s CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday, citing costs. Musk tweet here that the referral program is ending as “it’s adding too much cost to the cars, especially Model 3”. Musk in the past few months has been pushing for cost-cutting plans […]

VW, Ford to collaborate on trucks, look forward to EVs, self-driving cars

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Volkswagen and Ford Motor stated on Tuesday they will join forces on commercial vans and pickups and are looking forward to joint development of electric and self-driving technology, actions supposed to save the automakers billions of dollars. Ford and VW declared their partnership against the backdrop of the Detroit auto show. The tie-up, which begins […]

Tokyo court rejects Nissan Ghosn’s recent bail request

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The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday rejected former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s request for release on bail following his indictment last week on two recent charges, making it possible the once-feted executive remains jailed for months. Lawyers for Ghosn have appealed the decision and could get a response under the next day. Ghosn awaits […]

Volkswagen could face recall of more cars over emissions

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Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) is thinking about recalling more Volkswagen cars because of its emissions, scandal, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday. The KBA has started an investigation into whether a software update for 1.2-litre engine cars, consisting of the popular Polo, allowed them to cheat emissions tests, the newspaper stated, […]

Nissan broadens Ghosn investigation to more nations, executive Munoz under scrutiny

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Nissan Motor has expanded its investigation into ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn to consist dealings that occurred in the United States, India and Latin America, three people with information of the inquiry stated. In one aspect of their internal investigation, company investigators are looking into decisions made in the United States by Jose Munoz who led […]

Nissan board reassures alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi

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Nissan’s board remains committed to the automaker’s alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi Motors, it stated after directors met to talk about the ongoing investigation into former chairman Carlos Ghosn and ways to strengthen governance. A board statement after Thursday’s meeting included that it also decided on an interim process to figure out executive remuneration and […]