Charging an electric car. As VW negotiates the terms of compensation, engine fixes and car recalls for its massive fraud in the US, it stands to benefit from a German e-car stimulus programme co-financed by taxpayers and the industry.

German consumer groups have attacked plans for a €5,000 bonus to subsidise the purchase of German electric cars, days after Volkswagen agreed $5,000 i(...)

Situated between Northbrook and Dartmouth Roads in Ranelagh, Cambridge Terrace is a quiet leafy road with houses on just one side. The owners, who ha(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a campaign event for the Baden-Wuerttemberg CDU in Nuertingen, on Tuesday, framed by an image of CDU frontrunner Guido Wolf. Photograph: Marijan Murat/EPA

When Angela Merkel arrived at a Stuttgart election rally on Tuesday evening, she had hoped to have in her handbag a package of measures to ease the mi(...)

 Engineers at work in Robert Bosch’s new €310 million R&D centre at Renningen in Germany

“A completely new work environment for creative minds” is how the world’s largest automotive supply company, Robert Bosch, describes its new €310 mill(...)

The Bosch VR app is a novel way of celebrating the 500th anniversary of the death of trippy Dutch Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch. Bosch is best(...)

 Bosch’s triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights

Anaemic-looking nudes frolicking; orifices with foreign objects inserted; strange fantasy buildings; terrible tortures perpetrated amid the fires of (...)

Matthias Mueller, chief executive of  Volkswagen, after  addressing journalists at  an assembly line  in Wolfsburg. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU’s anti-fraud agency has launched an investigation into Volkswagen in the latest of a series of inquiries into the emissions scandal at the Germ(...)

Greenpeace activists demonstrate at the entrance to the Volkswagen  plant in Wolfsburg, central Germany, in November. Photograph: Peter Steffen/AFP/Getty Images

When the world’s second biggest car maker suffers, as it admits itself, the worst tribulations of its 78-year history, then you know that something bi(...)

The Amazon Fulfilment Centre prepares for Black Friday in Hemel Hempstead, England. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

With the arrival on these shores of the seriously over-hyped Black Friday shopping extravaganza, it might be time to take note of the wide a(...)

James Dyson with one of his vacuum cleaners. Dyson lost its case over EU energy labelling.

Vacuum cleaner manufacturer Dyson has lost its bid to change EU energy labelling laws. Sir James Dyson, founder of the British technology firm, argued(...)