White House presses German automakers to boost U.S. investments

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President Donald Trump pressed senior executives of top German automakers to boost their investments in the United States as the White House thinks about imposing new tariffs on European-made vehicles. German automakers stated after the meeting they informed Trump they planned to increase U.S. investments, but cautioned they would not be able to do so […]

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 […]

Sixt CEO signals car-sharing merger talks of BMW and Daimler

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German automakers Daimler and BMW could be in talks to integrate their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the CEO of automobile rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted. Daimler and BMW have talked about pooling their car-sharing services to better contend against ride-hailing business like Uber and Lyft which have begun providing pay-per-use mobility services […]

Parkmobile Releases the Industry’s First Integrated Automated On-Street

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First Integrated Automated On-Street and Off-Street Reservations Parking into all new BMW Vehicle Lines Providing the worlds first end-to-end OEM vehicle based parking solution, Parkmobile moves the industry one step closer to frictionless parking and converging the connected vehicle with IoT.   Parkmobile, the top provider of mobile parking and transit solutions in North America, has announced at the […]

Tesla’s Klaus Grohmann ousted after clash with Elon Musk, says German labor officials

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Tesla Inc offered pay increases and job guarantees to pacify labor stress at a key German provider, whose founder and chief executive quit company last month, German labor officials stated. Klaus Grohmann, former head of Grohmann Engineering, a maker of automated production systems, has left the company, Tesla and German trade union IG Metall informed […]

More than 652,000 Vehicles Involved in Latest Takata Airbag Recall

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Thirteen car automakers are recalling over 652,000 automobiles in the United States in the latest round of harmful Takata air bag inflator recalls. Automakers with recalls published Thursday are Audi, Nissan, Jaguar-Land Rover, Subaru, Daimler Vans, Tesla, Mitsubishi, BMW, Ferrari, Mercedes, Mazda, McLaren and Karma. All the recalls are to change front passenger inflators. Takata […]

Trump cautions German automakers with 35 percent U.S. import tariff

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Shares in German automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen dropped after United States President-elect Donald Trump alerted he will enforce a border tax of 35 percent on automobiles imported from abroad to the U.S. market. All 3 automakers have invested greatly in factories in Mexico, where production costs are lower than the United States, having a […]

Auto companies to build electric charge network

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Numerous large auto companies are collaborating to develop a high-powered, electric-vehicle-charging network throughout Europe. BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen, state they will develop 400 electric charge sites. The plug-in points will supply ultra-fast charging for automobiles along significant roads. Tesla vehicles will not have the ability to utilize the charge points as they utilize different […]