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HAMBURG — Volkswagen Group’s supervisory board agreed on Tuesday evening to remove two seats from the automaker’s 12-person management board, sources familiar with the matter said. The news comes as Porsche CEO Oliver Blume takes over as VW Group CEO from Herbert Diess on Sept. 1. The move signals a sharper focus under Blume’s leadership
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Bosch Group said it will invest more than $200 million to produce fuel cell stacks in the U.S. as the German supplier accelerates its transition to electrification. Bosch said on Wednesday that it will expand its existing Anderson facility, South Carolina, to support fuel cell production, which is planned to start in 2026 creating at
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PRAGUE — Skoda’s Vision 7S concept previews the biggest of three all-electric cars the brand plans to launch by 2026. The seven-seat crossover features a fresh design language and a new brand identity that Skoda said will better help differentiate it from rivals and other Volkswagen Group brands. Unveiling the Vision 7S here on Tuesday, Skoda
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California moved to require all new vehicles sold in the state by 2035 to be either all-electric or plug-in electric hybrids, a landmark move that could speed the end of gasoline-powered vehicles. The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously on Thursday to adopt Advanced Clean Cars II, a statewide plan that mandates 100 percent zero-emission
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Japan’s three biggest automakers are facing the greatest risk from climate change among global auto companies because much of their manufacturing remains concentrated in the island nation, according to a study by Greenpeace. Toyota, Honda and Nissan will face major challenges ranging from hurricanes and flooding to high temperatures and water shortages, in the coming
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Mercedes-Benz has started production of the EQS SUV as it expands its all-electric lineup in its attempt to catch up to EV front-runner Tesla. The EQS SUV will be the brand’s flagship full-electric SUV and is being built for global markets including Europe at Mercedes’s U.S. plant in Vance, Alabama. It’s the third model based
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