Volkswagen may have to step up electric car strategies to meet EU CO2 targets

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Volkswagen may have to step up its strategies for mass production of electric vehicles in order to satisfy tougher-than-expected European targets to slash greenhouse emissions from vehicles, its chief executive stated on Tuesday. The remarks came following the European Union agreed to curb CO2 emissions from vehicles by 37.5 percent by 2030, and follow warnings […]

Baden-Wuerttemberg plans to sue Volkswagen over diesel scandal

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The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg plans to take legal action against Volkswagen over the automaker’s cheating of emissions tests, newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) noted on Monday. The federal state’s bodies, consisting of police forces, bought Volkswagen vehicles that were geared up with a device to rig diesel emissions tests and the paper quoted a […]

Ghosn’s daughter takes documents, cash from Rio apartment

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The daughter of ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn early on Friday took documents and cash from a corporate apartment in Rio de Janeiro, capping a legal battle over the objects, which the automaker maintains may have evidence of wrongdoing. The midnight visit by Ghosn’s daughter Caroline, accompanied by two court officers and multiple Nissan lawyers, […]

Nissan Motor files claim against Ghosn’s sister in Brazil court

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Nissan Motor has filed a court claim against sister of Carlos Ghosn that references alleged “unjust enrichment”, escalating a fight being waged in Brazilian courts between the automaker and its former chairman. A court docket dated December 11 that was read by Reuters showed the Japanese automaker submitted a claim against Claudine Bichara de Oliveira. […]

Brazil judge allows Ghosn access to Rio apartment

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 A Brazilian appellate judge on Thursday granted former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn access to a Rio de Janeiro apartment, whose contents have seen an intense legal battle in regional courts. The court decision stated Ghosn or his representatives have 24 hours to retrieve personal belongings. Nissan has protested this because the automaker states they may […]

Vukotich named as new head of autonomous driving development of BMW

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Germany automaker BMW stated on Saturday Alejandro Vukotich is going to be the new head of its driver assistance and autonomous driving development department from January next year. Vukotich will replace Elmar Frickenstein, who has been in charge of the department since it was created in May 2016 and who will retire following a three-month handover […]