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Elektroauto: German EVs are coming — and Germans are interested

It's generational, but even oldsters are intrigued

It's generational, but even oldsters are intrigued

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Trump meets with German auto execs, tweets 'I am a Tariff Man'

He outlines 'his vision of all automakers producing in the United States'

He outlines 'his vision of all automakers producing in the United States'

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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 Reuters

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EVs jeopardize 75,000 or more German autoworker jobs

Electric cars have fewer parts, take 30 percent less time to assemble

Electric cars have fewer parts, take 30 percent less time to assemble.

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Trump reportedly says he wants to wipe German cars off the U.S. map

Except hundreds of thousands are built here, though not Audi or Porsche

Except hundreds of thousands are built here, though not Audi or Porsche.

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German car production stalled by third day of strikes

200,000 workers at 10 companies seeks pay raise in a thriving economy

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Opel/Vauxhall dealers to buy stake in brands

With the German government taking a very cautious approach towards extending a helping hand to GM's Opel division (Vauxhall in the U.K.), a large group of the brand's dealerships have hatched a scheme that could see them take a minority stake in the company. Under the proposal, pa

Germany not pleased with Opel's "inadequate" rescue plan

Opel, General Motors' Deutsch subsidiary, may have hit a snag in its bid for government assistance from the German government. According to Automotive News, Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck says of the proposal as it currently stands: "is not a workable basis for a decision." Steinbrueck said that Germany is willing to offer assistance to its domestic automakers, "But we can't make decisions that are irresp

EU blinks regarding blanket CO2 standard for automakers

It looks as if the (very) heavy pressure coming from Germany with regard to the EU's proposed legislation to limit fleetwide automaker CO2 emissions is having an effect. Earlier drafts set a 130 g/km ceiling, which would seriously impact German automakers like Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, all of which rely on the powerful vehicles in their product portfolios to make money. In new drafts, the flat limit has been replaced by a tiered approach favored by the Germans (Porsche specifically mentio