German carmakers know China is their biggest and most important market. VW and BMW are showing off new models at the Beijing motor show, hoping to boost their sales even further.
Here it is again, the VW diesel crisis. Even if the German auto giant appears reformed and wants to look ahead, the legal processing in its Dieselgate scandal is only at a starting stage, says DW’s Henrik Böhme.
Strong vehicle sales in the world's most important car market have been essential in enabling German carmakers to end their third quarters on a positive note. Their dependence on China is expected to increase further.
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.
A group of mainly German carmakers has launched a joint venture to build a network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles to support a drive to boost sales of environment-friendly cars across Europe.
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