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Official
BMW, Daimler and VW colluded to limit emissions technology, EU says

Accused of conspiring for eight years to block use of devices for both gas, diesel

Accused of conspiring for eight years to block use of devices for both gas, diesel.

Report
German automakers planning White House meeting over tariffs

This as the threat of tariffs on imported cars seems to be growing

BERLIN — Top executives from German carmakers Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler are finalizing plans for a White House meeting on trade policy next week, German and U.S. officials said on Thursday. Officials from the carmakers, asking not to be named, said the meeting was tentatively set for Tuesday, and would include VW Chief Executive Herbert Diess, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and BMW production chief Oliver Zipse. President Donald Trump has been harshly critical of German automakers and what

Official
Germany's car industry says new EU anti-CO2 rules threaten jobs

EU acts in response to this week's dire climate-change report

EU acts in response to this week's dire climate-change report.

Breaking
EU offers to eliminate auto tariffs — Trump says, 'It's not good enough'

So EU's Juncker says if U.S. enacts new tariffs, EU will do the same

EU's Juncker says if U.S. enacts new tariffs, EU will do the same

Report
Merkel would back cutting E.U. tariffs on U.S. car imports

Trade situation is shifting quickly

Trade situation is shifting quickly

Report
U.S. tells German car bosses it could abandon tariff threat

Trade concessions could mean an end to the dispute

Trade concessions could mean an end to the dispute.

Followup
Trump makes veiled WTO threat after E.U. warning on car tariffs

'We'll be doing something'

"We'll be doing something."

Report
E.U. warns U.S. of major hit if car tariffs imposed

It could affect $294 billion of U.S. exports

It could affect $294 billion of U.S. exports.

Report
EU promises swift response to any U.S. auto import tariffs

'We don't want to fight in public via Twitter'

"We don't want to fight in public via Twitter."

Official
Uber is a taxi service, EU court says in landmark ruling

And it should be regulated like one.

Uber had argued that it was merely an app.

Official
Daimler, VW offices raided by EU in price-fixing investigation

Did German automakers collude over decades?

Did German automakers collude over decades?

Report
VW and several European nations face scrutiny over emissions

South Korea, Porsche are pulled further into the fray.

Regulators around the world question oversight over emissions-testing policies that failed to stop 11 million VW diesels from being programmed to rig the system.

Report
Germany calls for a ban on combustion engine cars by 2030

It's not legally binding, but a ban on internal combustion could potentially spread across the entire European Union.

Study
Unified EU and US safety regulations would save billions

Automakers are on board, but what about the lawmakers?

Developing cars for different markets is very costly, and finding a way to unify regulations could dramatically reduce those costs.

Report
EU commissioner: VW's pay to US owners should apply in Europe, too

If American TDI owners will get $7,000, then so should European ones.

An EU commissioner says that VW should treat each side of the Atlantic the same when it comes to diesel scandal customer payments.

Green
VW and Shell study seen as obstruction to EU emissions goals

A study launched by VW and Shell looks to biofuels as a better way to achieve climate goals. Others see it as an attempt to block fuel-economy targets.

Green
CHAdeMO, SAE Combo chargers acting all friendly like in Europe

CHAdeMO Association Europe installing 500+ multi-standard DC chargers in 2016

Five projects will add more than 500 new CHAdeMO/CCS Combo fast chargers, making transcontinental EV travel easier.

Report
VW lobbied to soften EU emissions tests

In 2014 a Volkswagen executive wrote to an EU committee developing real-world emissions testing protocols for 2017 to insist that two provisions be deleted.

Report
Turns out, VW's diesel defeat might not break European laws

EU Testing Standards Known To Have More Loopholes Than US

In 2011 meetings, regulatory officials worried about just the sort of thing that VW did to defeat European diesel emissions tests.

Official
European Parliament votes against first-gen biofuels

Just 6 Percent of Euro Fuel Supply Can Come From Biofuel by 2020

The European Parliament's Environment Committee votes to put a cap on first-generation biofuel use by 2020.

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