Germany’s Federal Court of Justice rebuked the automaker’s arguments that the cheat software it fitted to various diesel models was legal under European Union law, and therefore it had no responsibility to compensate customers.
After more than 1,000 days behind the wheel of a modified Volkswagen Mk V Golf Wagon, VW says Wiebe Wakker has driven the farthest distance ever covered by an EV – more than 55,300 miles. The old mark was 13,670 miles.
Toyota doesn’t see the Thai market as being ready for battery-electric vehicles because of the scarcity of charging stations. The automaker for now is focusing on plug-in hybrids, which are being offered government incentives albeit at a lower...
The company is expanding its manufacturing plant in Singapore to build the EV, making it the first car plant for the island state, which has free-trade agreements with China, the U.S. and the European Union.
Bill Visnic, former WardsAuto technical editor who launched the Wards 10 Best Engines program 25 years ago, talks about early highlights, such as the Nissan VQ, Honda VTEC, GM’s Vortec and Mazda’s Miller Cycle/Lysholm supercharging tandem.
In an interview with a German newspaper, Michael Jost, chief of strategy for Volkswagen, says the automaker decided to make the MEB platform available to rival car companies as part of a plan to make it an industry standard among EV architectures.