For the first time, the venerable old VW Golf is available with electric drive only. The maximum speed is capped at 140 km/h, and the range, depending on the route, driving style and battery charge, between 130 and 190 kilometers an hour.
Daimler says it too has suspended an official implicated in a 2015 diesel exhaust test on monkeys, following VW's suspension of its chief lobbyist. Carmakers wanted test results kept secret, German media reported.
German car maker Volkswagen (VW) will be the first international automobile company to invest in Rwanda. The first cars are expected to be ready by May. For the future VW also plans to build electric cars in Rwanda.
The Detroit Auto Show is getting a mixed response this year, with critics saying it's old-fashioned and uninspiring. DW's US correspondent Carsten von Nahmen takes a critical look at his own expectations.
It made for emotive headlines. Diesel gas tests on monkeys – and humans? VW, still tainted by Dieselgate, was also part of the story. But the Aachen research institute involved in one study says it was unduly implicated.
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