Electric cars are one of the main trends at the Detroit Auto Show. GM presented its Chevy Bolt and received the US Car of the Year award. But despite all the praise, US buyers are still holding back.
German carmaker Volkswagen has said it will boost its investment in electric vehicles in China together with its joint ventures on the ground. The announcement came as the Asian nation set stringent production quotas.
With more international car manufacturers prioritizing rival events in Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing, the Tokyo event is rapidly becoming a domestic-focused, second-tier show. Julian Ryall reports.
"The New York Times" has reported that Oliver Schmidt, a Volkswagen executive, has been arrested in the US. The newspaper said Schmidt was facing charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
Amid stagnating sales of its battery-powered, lightweight 'i' models, BMW has had to admit its strategy for dominating the electric car market isn't working. To change that, it plans to take a page from Tesla's book.
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