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Regulations

VW Emerges from U.S. Oversight in Diesel Scandal

Audit says VW’s flawed certification process has been fixed.

Batteries

ICE Age Ends at Massive VW Plant

German facility poised to be largest European EV producer—until Tesla ramps up in Germany.

Car/Ride Sharing

Amazon to Buy Zoox Robo-Car Startup

Focus is automated ride-hailing, package delivery services

Assembly

100 of VW’s Mexico Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Infections underscore the new challenges for mass production

Connectivity

iPhones Get Digital Key Functionality

Rollout starts with 2021 BMW 5 Series, other brands and models to follow next year

Autonomous Vehicles

BMW, Daimler Shelve Robo-Car Alliance

Deemed too costly for now, plan could be revived later.

Business

EU Opens Antitrust Probe into FCA-PSA Merger

Focus will be on small commercial vans, and maybe more

Business

VW Acquires Audi...after 55 Years

VW poised to acquire the last 0.4% of is luxury brand

Business

VW Hikes Stake Again in Next-Gen Batterymaker

Next step is pilot plant for solid-state EV batteries

Sales

Study: New Model Cavalcade Threatens Profitability

Too Much of a Good Thing? Crossover segment becoming saturated

The Important VW-Ford Collaboration: Trucks

The collaboration between VW and Ford on commercial vehicles is more important than you might think

Sales

Tesla Passes Toyota in Market Value

Stock soars past $1,000 per share

Hybrid

GM’s Barra Says EV Switch Will Take Decades

GM sets its own pace for an all-electric future

Sales

Nikola's Stock Soars After NASDAQ Listing

Startup begins taking orders for fuel cell-electric pickup truck

Business

Antitrust Issue Raised Over Fiat Chrysler-PSA Merger

Partner must address van market share worries this week

Business

New CEO to Replace Diess at VW Brand

Peacemaker role for incoming Brandstaetter

Hybrid

What You Need to Know About Batteries and Electric Vehicles

Expert from the Southwest Research Institute talks about EV batteries, motors and more

Infrastructure

EVs Get Boost Under Germany’s New Stimulus Package

Chargers to be installed at every gas station

Propulsion

End of the Line for Venerable Bentley V-8

Just 36,000 units were built during the engine’s 61-year run

Diesel

U.S. Court Ruling Exposes VW to New Diesel Lawsuits

Court notes “staggering” jump in exposure to state and local complaints

Autonomous Vehicles

VW Finalizes Investment in Argo

$2.6 billion investment creates global scale for partners’ autonomous vehicle operations

Connectivity

V2X: What You Should Know

A veteran of vehicle-to-everything explains what V2X is and what it does

Automation/Robotics

What You Need to Know About Byton & the M-Byte

Byton is on a fast path forward with its M-Byte electric SUV launching in China this year and North America and Europe next. Here are key aspects. And keen insights from Benoit Jacob, its head of Design

Batteries

VW Hikes Stakes in Chinese EV Ventures

Underscoring the company’s long-term EV goals