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 […]

Anti-pollution rules can hit profits and sales, says Volkswagen CEO

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Volkswagen Group’s CEO Herbert Diess cautioned that new anti-pollution tests possess a risk to the automaker’s profit targets. Volkswagen has cautioned that production of up to 250,000 cars is going to be delayed as it struggles to adapt its automobiles to a new anti-pollution test, the Worldwide Harmonized Light Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). In […]