Twilight of combustion engine comes for Germany
13 April 2019 | 10:49 am
We may be witnessing the end of the internal combustion engine. As more and more consumers and investors make the shift to electric vehicles, will Germany’s auto makers be able to adapt in time? BMW and Volkswagen are among those actively looking to expand their offering of electric vehicles.
4 May 2019
Frank Witter, chief financial officer at Volkswagen, discusses the importance of China to his business, how a U.S.-China trade agreement would impact the company, enlarging their footprint in the U.S., expansion in China, the drop in sales in Audi and Porsche, the potential for job cuts, an IPO for the trucks division and unlocking value in their sports car division.
23 Jun 2019
Factory workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee have voted against unionizing. The vote dealt a blow to UAW efforts to gain a foothold among foreign auto facilities in the southern part of the United States.
15 Jul 2019
Herbert Diess, Volkswagen AG chief executive officer, and Jim Hackett, Ford Motor Co. chief executive officer, discuss the automakers' agreement to extend their partnership in electric and self-driving car technology. They speak with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets."
25 Aug 2019
The iconic car rolled off the assembly line in July 2019 after more than two decades since its relaunch. There are only 65 'Final Edition' Beetles available, and they can only be bought in Mexico.
2 Sep 2019
The German multinational company are due to be pay $96.5 million (€87.6 million) for the error. VW admitted in 2015 that up to 11 million cars had been fitted with software designed to deceive emissions testers.
1 Oct 2019
What has the 'dieselgate' scandal cost Volkswagen?
18 Nov 2019
The German car giant said it will invest even more money than previously planned into expanding its electric fleet. Over the next decade, VW plans to roll out 75 completely electric models and 60 hybrid vehicles.
30 Nov 2019
VW is under pressure for working with the Chinese government in Xinjiang after evidence of human rights abuses against Uighurs in the region. Meanwhile, the German and US governments urged China to uphold human rights.
10 Feb 2020
US investigators have said the helicopter involved in the crash which killed basketball superstar Kobe Bryant did not appear to suffer engine failure. The pilot allegedly came within 30 meters of clearing the clouds.
31 Jul 2020
Nearly 50 hours of secretly recorded conversations appear to show Volkswagen engaging in legally dubious behavior in a dispute with a supplier. Now the carmaker is investigating who released them to the media.
1 Aug 2020
Germany's top court has ruled that people who bought a VW car after the Dieselgate scandal erupted in 2015 are not entitled to compensation. It's the latest in a string of key cases linked to the emissions controversy.
9 Sep 2020
The German automobile maker has expressed grave concerns over the use of Nazi imagery by a Mexican distributor. Volkswagen said it "strongly" disapproved of showing such images at affiliated facilities.
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Comedian Trevor Noah, host of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, on Thursday said he was going to leave the program after hosting it for seven years, indicating he wanted to dedicate more time to stand-up comedy.
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Brocéliande is the largest forest in the western French region of Brittany. Although it covers more than 11,000 hectares, it's best known for being home to the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. With its landscape of moors and deep valleys, the forest is more than a place for rambling.
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Nigeria is celebrating 62 years of independence from British colonial rule. In the 62 years since, it has had a mix of civilian and military leaders—14 individuals with different titles, political ideologies, and philosophies.
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As European leaders were warning of sabotage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, Poland and Norway inaugurated a new conduit that will reduce dependence on Russian gas. The move underscores the urgency of EU economies' search for new energy sources.
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The US president is planning to visit Florida after it was hit by what is feared to have been one of the deadliest hurricanes in the state's history. New warnings have been issued as the storm moves north.
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A video circulating on Twitter erroneously suggests that US military bomber jets were seen flying over eastern Germany earlier this week, feeding Russian allegations of US "sabotage" of the Nord Stream pipelines. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.