German carmaker BMW is looking at expanding its investment in China, as it moves deeper into electric and self-driving vehicles. From the Shanghai auto show, BMW board member Pieter Nota spoke to DW's Gerhard Elfers.
Viral footage shows what appears to be a parked Model S bursting into flames. The incident is the latest in a series of hurdles Tesla has had to overcome in the Chinese market.
Despite China's car sales falling for nine months, German automakers are betting on new electric models to boost market share. Further headwinds could emerge when Beijing's generous electric car subsidies end next year.
German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn in the diesel emissions scandal. The charges include one of major fraud. The news coincides with VW showcasing its wares at the Shanghai auto show.
Germany's car industry association says billions will be spent on electromobility over the next three years to cement the future of the auto sector. Domestic car production is, however, expected to fall this year.
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