Ralf Godlewski loves antique automobiles and spends a lot of his free time restoring them. His pride and joy is a "Type 3" from 1965, the first midsized car made by Volkswagen.
The Volkswagen Group's corporate saga is in the best soap-opera series tradition. It has everything: ultrawealthy families, backroom conniving, dramatic scandals, soaring successes. A new volume got started this week.
The German premium carmaker has bought out the stake of its long-standing joint venture partner Europcar in search for greener pastures that might include a car-sharing alliance with German rival BMW.
Silicon Valley slowly erodes the taxi industry. Despite being a New York novelty, the livelihood of yellow cabs is threatened by ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft, having a major impact on professional drivers.
Salar de Atacama is rich in lithium, essential to electric cars and other low-carbon tech. But indigenous people are fighting its extraction, saying private interests are cashing in at the expense of their environment.
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