Porsche has unveiled the Panamera Sport Turismo station wagon. VW presents its futuristic, self-driving concept car called SEDRIC. 200 automakers from 30 countries are represented at this year's show.
The German auto giant's board has approved plans to spend €44 billion over the next five years to overhaul its plants for electric vehicle production. DW explores where the money will be spent.
The automotive industry is coming under increasing pressure worldwide due to a growing focus on electric mobility, autonomous driving and digital services. Competition from China is also on the rise.
Volkswagen has trumpeted a bright start to 2018 and outlined massive spending plans for electric vehicle and autonomous-driving ventures in China, ahead of the Beijing auto show, which is scheduled to open on Wednesday.
The German car industry has been rocked by many scandals recently. Ahead of a "diesel summit" in Berlin between policymakers and auto industry executives, car expert Ferdinand Dudenhöffer voices clear demands.
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