Volkswagen is still investing in its Russian plant despite the severe downturn in that country. But right now, sales have plummeted because many Russians just can't afford a new car. VW cut production at its plant in Kaluga.
Three traffic officers were sitting in their patrol car Friday night when gunmen drove up and opened fire. After two brutal wars in the 1990s, the North Caucasus has been beset by more violence.
German carmaker Volkswagen has lost a legal challenge to prevent prosecutors from examining unpublished documents about its pollution scandal. The files in question had been seized from a US law firm.
Richard Grenell is said to have met the heads of Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen in the US Embassy in Berlin. They reportedly "liked" what he had to say about solving the dispute over European car imports into the US.
German carmakers didn't pioneer the new era of electric cars, but now they're making massive investments in EV model development and production. By 2025 they may surpass their rivals for global e-car market share.
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