BMW prepares to pick new CEO18.July 2019
BMW’s supervisory board will discuss new leadership at the automaker’s U.S. plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, later on Thursday, and is expected to name Oliver Zipse as its new CEO, after 53-year-old Harald Krueger said he would not be available for a second term as CEO.
Toyota, Nissan, Honda under pressure as Trump threatens Mexico tariffs3.June 2019
Shares of Asian automakers and suppliers, including Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mazda, tumbled on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on imports from Mexico.
Ford facing U.S. criminal investigation of emissions testing29.April 2019
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.
German automakers at most risk from Trump tariffs18.February 2019
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.
Self-driving Uber kills Arizona woman
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.
Trump threatens to tax European auto imports5.March 2018
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.
VW may face new U.S. emissions probe23.February 2018
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.
VW Group’s 2017 sales rose 4% to 10.7 million
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.