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EU takes members to task over Volkswagen scandal

The EU has begun legal action against seven member states for failing to police emissions cheating by car-makers after the Volkswagen scandal.

The EU has begun legal action against seven member states for failing to police emissions cheating by car-makers after the Volkswagen scandal.

Business

European car sales stall

Car sales in Europe fell slightly in October. Among top markets they slid 5.6 percent in Germany and 4.0 percent in France.

Car sales in Europe fell slightly in October. Among top markets they slid 5.6 percent in Germany and 4.0 percent in France.

Business

Toyota picks up the tab for rusty pickups

Rustproofing issues with Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia vehicles are to cost Toyota $3.4 billion in settling a US federal class action law suit.

Rustproofing issues with Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia vehicles are to cost Toyota $3.4 billion in settling a US federal class action law suit.

Business

Uber loses UK driver employment case

Uber should no longer treat its drivers as self-employed, a British employment tribunal has ruled, dealing a major blow to its business model.

Uber should no longer treat its drivers as self-employed, a British employment tribunal has ruled, dealing a major blow to its business model.

News

Could new petrol cars be banned from EU's roads by 2030?

Banning new petrol and diesel cars from EU roads by 2030 is unrealistic without more incentives to develop electric-powered alternatives, campaigners say.

Banning new petrol and diesel cars from EU roads by 2030 is unrealistic without more incentives to develop electric-powered alternatives, campaigners say.

Business

Toyota: millions more airbag recalls

Toyota is having to recall 5.8 million cars around the world over potentially faulty air bag inflators made by Japanese company Takata.

Toyota is having to recall 5.8 million cars around the world over potentially faulty air bag inflators made by Japanese company Takata.

Business

India's Tata says bye-bye to Mistry, but why?

Ratan Tata returns to head India's biggest conglomerate as Cyrus Mistry - his replacement just four years ago - is removed with no reason given.

Ratan Tata returns to head India's biggest conglomerate as Cyrus Mistry - his replacement just four years ago - is removed with no reason given.

Business

Daimler: Cars outperform trucks

Daimler's latest quarterly results showed improvement in sales of Mercedes cars, but falling demand for its trucks.

Daimler's latest quarterly results showed improvement in sales of Mercedes cars, but falling demand for its trucks.

News

European car sales strong in September

European car sales grew by a strong 7.3 percent last month with increases for smaller so-called volume vehicles and luxury premium cars alike.

European car sales grew by a strong 7.3 percent last month with increases for smaller so-called volume vehicles and luxury premium cars alike.

Business

End of the road for Ford in Australia

After 91 years Ford has stopped making cars in Australia, laying off 600 workers. It is pulling out after the government cut subsidies to the sector.

After 91 years Ford has stopped making cars in Australia, laying off 600 workers. It is pulling out after the government cut subsidies to the sector.

Business

UK based carmakers voice concerns about Brexit effects

Britain's planned exit from the European Union is disturbing car company bosses, including the heads of Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover.

Britain's planned exit from the European Union is disturbing car company bosses, including the heads of Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover.

Business

Paris Motor Show: driving into a clean future

The Paris Motor Show is seeing more and more electric vehicles thanks to falling battery costs and reaction to Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal.

The Paris Motor Show is seeing more and more electric vehicles thanks to falling battery costs and reaction to Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal.

Science_technology

Self-driving, self-parking cars

As part of its shift from home electronics to cars, Japanese giant Panasonic has been testing its new experimental self-driving vehicle.

As part of its shift from home electronics to cars, Japanese giant Panasonic has been testing its new experimental self-driving vehicle.

Business

VW investors sue the car giant for 8.2 billion euros - German court

Volkswagen shareholders are suing the car maker for 8.2 billion euros in damages because their VW shares plunged in the wake of the so-called dieselgate scandal.

Volkswagen shareholders are suing the car maker for 8.2 billion euros in damages because their VW shares plunged in the wake of the so-called dieselgate scandal.

Europe

Several diesel brands emit more than VW: report

Several diesel car brands emit higher levels of pollution than Volkswagen, a study by environmental group Transport and Environment has found, one year after the 'Dieselgate' scandal.

Several diesel car brands emit higher levels of pollution than Volkswagen, a study by environmental group Transport and Environment has found, one year after the 'Dieselgate' scandal.

Business

Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.9 million vehicles over air bag defect

Car maker Fiat Chrysler is to recall nearly two million vehicles worldwide to resolve an air bag defect that has been linked to at least three deaths and five…

Car maker Fiat Chrysler is to recall nearly two million vehicles worldwide to resolve an air bag defect that has been linked to at least three deaths and five…

Business

Volkswagen halts production of Golfs in dispute with suppliers

The German Economy Ministry is urging Volkswagen and two of its suppliers to quickly end a dispute that has created production delays at six plants including VW's main factory in Wolfsburg.

The German Economy Ministry is urging Volkswagen and two of its suppliers to quickly end a dispute that has created production delays at six plants including VW's main factory in Wolfsburg.

Business

Volkswagen workers face cut in hours

A spokesman at the company's Wolfsburg headquarters (headcount 60,000) said shortening staff hours were a possible response to supply problems.

A spokesman at the company's Wolfsburg headquarters (headcount 60,000) said shortening staff hours were a possible response to supply problems.

Business

Strong yen prompts Toyota profit warning

Toyota has warned its 2016/17 profit will be the smallest in four years because of the stronger yen.

Toyota has warned its 2016/17 profit will be the smallest in four years because of the stronger yen.

Business

Tesla reports big losses again

Electric car maker Tesla has reported a steeper than expected quarterly loss, underscoring the financial hurdles it is facing.

Electric car maker Tesla has reported a steeper than expected quarterly loss, underscoring the financial hurdles it is facing.

Business

Tesla SolarCity merger approved

Electric car maker Tesla is to buy its sister company SolarCity which makes solar panels. CEO Elon Musk is the largest shareholder in both firms and chairman of SolarCity.

Electric car maker Tesla is to buy its sister company SolarCity which makes solar panels. CEO Elon Musk is the largest shareholder in both firms and chairman of SolarCity.