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AUTO NEWS: VW to appoint ‘aggressive’ climate activist to scrutinise policies

  • Date: 25-02-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Financial Times

Volkswagen’s chief executive has pledged to employ a young climate campaigner to “aggressively” challenge the company’s environmental policies, as he acknowledged the world’s largest carmaker was moving too slowly in the race to roll out electric vehicles.

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AUTO NEWS: World première at Geneva Motor Show: First glimpse of the new Golf GTD

  • Date: 14-02-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Volkswagen

Volkswagen will celebrate the world première of the Golf GTD at the Geneva International Motor Show from 5 to 15 March. Among the technical highlights is the most powerful and – thanks to twin dosing – cleanest turbo diesel injection (TDI) engine ever to be installed in a Golf. It harmonises the confident dynamism of the Golf GTD together with higher efficiency and lowest emissions. The charismatic design of the Golf GTD reflects a unique combination of dynamism and self-confidence.

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AUTO NEWS: Tesla surges past $100 billion market value, passing Volkswagen

  • Date: 22-01-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

Tesla's market value has climbed above Volkswagen Group's for the first time to more than $100 billion, a threshold that will trigger a huge payout for Elon Musk if he can sustain the feat for months.

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AUTO NEWS: VW creating first innovation hub in North America

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: WRCB tv

Volkswagen officials say they are partnering with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create the company's first innovation hub for developing new technology in North America.

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AUTO NEWS: Germany plans aid for struggling auto industry

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

BERLIN -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is preparing measures to aid workers in Germany's struggling auto sector, according to the labor ministry.

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AUTO NEWS: Trump administration moves closer to rolling back mpg increases

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

WASHINGTON -- New rules enacting President Donald Trump's reductions in fuel efficiency standards for new vehicles through 2026 moved closer to reality on Tuesday when U.S. agencies sent proposals to the White House for final review.

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AUTO NEWS: Fiat Chrysler, PSA agree to binding merger deal

  • Date: 18-12-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

PARIS/MILAN -- Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot maker PSA Group have signed a binding merger agreement in a $50 billion deal that will pave the way to the creation of the world's fourth-largest automaker.

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AUTO NEWS: What does your car know about you? We hacked a Chevy to find out.

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Washington Post

Our privacy experiment found that automakers collect data through hundreds of sensors and an always-on Internet connection. Driving surveillance is becoming hard to avoid.

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