The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Ford’s emissions certification process, the automaker disclosed two months after admitting to an issue with its testing.
The U.S. Commerce Department sent a report on Sunday to President Donald Trump that could unleash steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. Profits at German automakers are seen most at risk from tariffs on cars they export to the U.S. from Europe.
An autonomous Uber car killed a woman in the street in Arizona, police said, in what appears to be the first reported fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian in the US.
U.S. President Donald Trump kept up pressure on trading partners, threatening European automakers with a tax on imports if the European Union retaliates against his plan to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel.
Congress should investigate new allegations that Volkswagen Group diesel cars were sold overseas with rigged software after the company’s $14.7 billion settlement of a cheating scandal in the U.S., a Republican lawmaker said.
Volkswagen AG’s global deliveries rose 4.3 percent to 10.7 million last year as the recovering markets of Russia and Brazil helped to offset weak demand in western Europe. VW presented the latest novelties at a Motor Show in Detroit last week.
Takata Corp. seeks bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, June 26, as the Japanese company faces billions of dollars in liabilities stemming from the biggest recall in automotive history.
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer on Monday granted final approval to Volkswagen AG’s settlement worth up to $1.21 billion with 650 U.S. dealers over diesel emissions violations.
BMW plans to finish construction of a new $1 billion plant in Mexico undeterred by threats from President-elect Donald Trump that he will impose a 35 percent tariff on cars imported into the U.S. from its southern neighbor.
Volkswagen Group’s plot to cheat emissions tests by installing so-called defeat devices in its vehicles wasn’t limited to diesel cars, but also included at least six models of Audi 3.0-liter gasoline engines, according to a U.S. consumer lawsuit.
Illinois filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group or tampering with emissions controls in Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles, becoming the 19th U.S. state to take legal action against the German automaker.
Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller and Germany’s VDA auto industry association expressed concerns that the election of Donald Trump as U.S President could have a negative effect on their companies.
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