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US auto workers at VW plant reject bid to unionize

DETROIT: The United Auto Workers union has suffered a fresh defeat at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, with workers narrowly voting down a move to organize the factory for a second time. The UAW has never managed to fully organize a US plant owned by a foreign manufacturer and a ...

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End of the road for Volkswagen’s self-driving Aurora deal

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BERLIN: Volkswagen has ended its partnership with self-driving car software firm Aurora, two days after the Silicon Valley start-up said it would build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles with Fiat Chrysler. “The activities under our partnership have been concluded,” a VW spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday following an ...

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Volkswagen seals 10-year lithium deal for electric cars

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: German car behemoth Volkswagen said Friday it had secured 10 years’ worth of lithium for electric car batteries from Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng, ensuring supply of a key ingredient for the vital components. The two firms “signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on long-term lithium supplies for battery ...

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VW may have to step up electric car plans to meet EU CO2 targets

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BERLIN/FRANKFURT/MUNICH: Volkswagen may have to step up its plans for mass production of electric vehicles in order to meet tougher-than-expected European targets to cut greenhouse emissions from cars, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The remarks came after the European Union agreed on Monday to cut CO2 emissions from cars ...

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Volkswagen floods German market ahead of tougher emissions rules

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FRANKFURT: Volkswagen hiked the number of passenger cars registered for road use with the authorities by 46.2 percent in Germany last month, lifting German passenger car registrations by 24.7 percent in August, statistics from the KBA German vehicle authority showed. Of the 316,405 vehicles registered in Germany last month, only ...

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Slow sales: Volkswagen to furlough 1,000 workers in Brazil

SAO PAULO: Volkswagen AG will furlough about 1,000 workers at its largest factory in Brazil, union representatives said on Thursday, due to weaker economic growth and slumping exports to Argentina. The month-long furlough will start Aug. 21 at the VW plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, on the outskirts of ...

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Zero chance of Renault taking over Nissan, Mitsubishi

(Reuters, 2018) TOKYO: Renault SA absorbing Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp is not an option as the carmakers look to strengthen their partnership while retaining their autonomy, alliance chairman Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. “Anybody who will ask Nissan and Mitsubishi to become wholly owned subsidiaries of Renault ...

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Volkswagen Suspends Executive Over Diesel Tests on Monkeys

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FRANKFURT: Volkswagen suspended its chief lobbyist on Tuesday amid a growing furor over experiments on monkeys that were meant to promote the virtues of diesel-powered vehicles, but now threaten to further undermine the German car industry and to increase political instability in Berlin. Thomas Steg, the suspended Volkswagen executive, is ...

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VW engineer gets prison, $2 lakh fine in diesel scandal

DETROIT: A Volkswagen engineer who had a key role in the company’s diesel emissions scandal was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison and a $200,000 fine, a steeper punishment than prosecutors requested. James Robert Liang, 63, knew the German automaker was cheating and worked to cover it ...

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