Toyota has started production of hybrid electric transaxles at its Walbrzych plant in the southwest of Poland. The launch of the production line a few days ago means the Japanese car giant for the first time manufactures this key component, used to link electric motors and combustion engines, outside Asia, and it's a new step for both the Japanese auto giant and the eastern European country. … [Read more...] about Toyota in pole position as Warsaw kick-starts electric car road trip
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Dieselgate: A timeline The disaster unfolds — September 2015 About two weeks after Volkswagen admitted behind closed doors to US environmental regulators that it had installed cheating software in some 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide, the Environmental Protection Agency shared that information with the public. It was September 18, 2015. The ensuing crisis would eventually take a few unexpected turns. … [Read more...] about Market manipulation charges against VW bosses to be dropped
Seed sales soar as more of us become budding gardeners How will airlines get flying again? Developing world economies hit hard by coronavirus Seafarers in limbo as coronavirus hits shipping Will we ever take cruise holidays again? "Many of our members are obviously worried because they haven't been on site yet," he says. "Those who have been on site and have seen the steps that are being taken are less concerned. But what really doesn't help is the mixed messages coming from the government. It's confusing." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How can the car industry hope to recover?
Dieselgate: A timeline Imitators — July 2017 When dieselgate first emerged in 2015, analysts said it was likely other car makers were also cheating tests. But it wasn't until 2017 that other companies were targeted in probes. In July, German authorities launched investigations into luxury car makers Porsche and Daimler for allegedly cheating emissions tests. Others, such as Audi and Chrysler, have also been hit by similar allegations. … [Read more...] about Volkswagen scandal: Top German court rules automaker must pay ‘dieselgate’ compensation