Electric cars just aren't catching on in most countries, despite all the media buzz and government subsidies. In Europe, the country with the lowest market share of e-cars is none other than Germany.
The EU executive and the German government have been demanding a swift response to what they call Asia's market dominance in the production of e-battery cells. German analyst Marcel Weiss says they should calm down.
Volkswagen Slovakia is laying off 3,000 people by June as the parent company shifts its focus to electric vehicles. The domestic economy is heavily dependent on car production, and EU emissions targets mean big changes.
Four men have been found guilty of falsely labeling horsemeat as beef. The convictions stem from a Europe-wide scandal in 2013 in which the meat was used in frozen lasagna and other industrial food products.
German car giants VW, Daimler and BMW colluded to restrict the development of technology to clean emissions from passenger cars, the European Commission said in preliminary findings from its antitrust probe.
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