A hose for an emission test is fixed in the exhaust pipe of a Volkswagen Golf 2.0 litre diesel car. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Porsche has withdrawn diesel versions of its Cayenne SUV and Panamera coupé from the market. No new orders will be taken for either car. While the G(...)

French Gendarmes set up a perimeter around the town of Sept-Sorts after someone deliberately drove his car into a pizzeria terrace. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

A car ploughed into the outdoor terrace of a pizzeria in the small town of Sept-Sorts east of Paris on Monday, killing a 12-year-old girl and seriousl(...)

Dieter Zetsche, chairman of   Daimler  and head of Mercedes-Benz cars, at a press conference after the so-called “diesel summit” on August 2nd in Berlin

Mercedes-Benz Ireland is the latest German firm to offer a €2,000 discount off its low-emissions vehicles to those trading in a car with an engine tha(...)

Models  in BMW Ireland’s new incentive scheme include the i3 electric city car

BMW Ireland is offering discounts of €2,000 on all its models with emissions of 130g/km or lower in CO2 if a customer is trading in any car with an en(...)

One of the new additions: Joe Duffy’s new Jaguar Land Rover outlet in Airside, Swords. The new facility is located on the premises formerly operated by Bill Cullen.

Profits at one of Ireland’s largest motor dealers, the Joe Duffy Group, jumped 13 per cent last year as it expanded its operations and network of outl(...)

Intel’s Brian Krzanich, Mobileye’s Amnon Shahua and BMW’s Klaus Froehlich: Intel announced its intention to acquire Mobileye in March. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

About three years ago, the chip giant Intel seemed like a bystander in Silicon Valley’s race to develop self-driving cars. Google was zooming ahead, p(...)

The Revenue this week set out various options that Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe might pursue in his first budget on October 10th. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Pre-budget speculation ramped up this week with the publication of papers from the Tax Strategy Group. The group of senior civil servants set out vari(...)

Activists attach a banner that reads “Welcome to Fort NOx” to Germany’s ministry of transport as ministers and car executives meet to discuss ways to cut inner-city pollution. Photograph: Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

This week’s stage-managed “diesel summit” in Berlin did little to clean up the tarnished image of the German auto giants. Choreographed presentations (...)

Activists protest in front of federal ministry of transport in Berlin prior to the diesel conference. Photograph: Steffi Loos/Getty Images

Software fixes to lower harmful emissions from diesel car engines are likely to contravene European Union law, according to an Irish lawyer involved i(...)

An employee polishes the hood of a BMW 530i sedan on the production line. Photographer: Dimas Ardian / Bloomberg

BMW, the German carmaker, posted stronger than expected profits after sales of its latest models in Europe and Asia helped offset a decline in the Uni(...)