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Volkswagen Group will sell its first electric car, the ID4 SUV, in India in limited quantities next year as the South Asian nation pushes for faster adoption of cleaner vehicles. The automaker will begin testing the ID4 around September for its technical capabilities and if any adaptations are needed for local weather conditions, Ashish Gupta,
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BERLIN — Volkswagen Group and Mercedes-Benz signaled that they consider the European Union’s plan to enforce a 100 percent reduction in passenger-car CO2 emissions by 2035 to be achievable. The regulation will have the effect of outlawing sales of new cars with internal-combustion engines in the bloc after that date. The European Parliament backed the
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The hydrogen revolution is coming. Or is it? The clean-burning fuel has the potential to revolutionize road transport, offering zero emissions with the ability to refuel in minutes. But a lack of infrastructure and high costs have been barriers to implementation. Suppliers, automakers and startups are working on all aspects of the hydrogen fuel cell
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Volkswagen Group is offering compensation to employees at a car assembly plant in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, if they agree to quit voluntarily. The offer of financial compensation and medical insurance until the end of 2022 is available to about 200 people working at the plant, a VW spokesperson said. The VW Taos compact crossover, along
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European Union lawmakers voted to uphold a ban on new combustion engine cars from 2035 despite attempts by industry groups and conservative politicians to weaken the proposal. The European Parliament on Wednesday rejected an amendment that would have eased a requirement on carmakers to cut emissions to a 90 percent reduction by 2035, instead of
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TERRAMAR, Spain — Volkswagen Group’s Cupra brand has set a target of 500,000 sales a year by 2025 — more than the combined 2021 sales of Cupra and Seat, VW’s other Spanish brand. Cupra sold 79,327 cars in 2021, with the Formentor compact crossover the most popular model with 54,595 units sold. Cupra had said earlier
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Swedish automaker Polestar will introduce its flagship SUV in October, expanding the brand’s lineup to a trio of models. The Volvo Car affiliate will start deliveries of the Polestar 3, a Porsche Cayenne-sized crossover, in Europe and the U.S. early next year. Polestar excepts to sell 24,000 units of the Polestar 3 next year, increasing
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New-car registrations in Britain tumbled nearly 21 percent last month, the second weakest May in three decades after lockdown-hit 2020, as persisting supply challenges hampered sales and deliveries despite robust demand, industry data showed. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said sales in the UK fell to 124,394 units last month, while full-electric
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BERLIN — Ford plans to significantly cut production at its Focus compact car plant in Saarlouis, Germany, unions say. Output at the plant, whose long-term future is in doubt, will be reduced after August 29, Automotive News Europe’s sister publication Automobilwoche reported, citing works council boss Markus Thal. The latest production cut will further increase
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday charged the U.S. business of Stellantis with criminal conspiracy in its multi-year emissions fraud probe surrounding vehicles with diesel engines. The government charges FCA US with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. to violate the Clean Air Act and to commit wire fraud. The automaker deceived U.S.
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