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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The Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon has been filled with drama but not that many onlookers. The government is aiming to try and fill up empty stadiums as supporters prefer fan zones. But first, one protester is killed in Sudan as two top US diplomats arrive in the country to try to speak to all sides involved in the deepening crisis. And in a major step for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, South Africa has opened a new vaccine plant, the first on the continent to cover the entire process from start to finish.
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Police in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have detained members of a group allegedly linked to the killing of Italy's ambassador last year as well as more recent kidnappings of NGO workers, a provincial police chief said on Tuesday.
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Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews.
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Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (January 18) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the treatment by the Chinese government of the Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has deemed genocide.
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Pakistan is the world's fourth largest producer of milk. Domestic demand is strong and some 90 percent of the population consumes untreated raw milk. This provides an opportunity for corrupt retailers but also for farmers who are trying to survive inflation and falling profits. Some use illegal methods to increase the volume of the precious liquid – diluting milk with tap water is one of the most widespread techniques. Others even create fake milk from chemicals. Faced with this serious threat to public health, the authorities in Punjab province have stepped into action, as our correspondents report.