Matthias Mueller of Volkswagen, Harald Krueger of BMW, Dieter Zetsche of Daimler and Matthias Wissmann of the German Automobile Industry Association in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Germany’s big three car companies – VW, Daimler and BMW – have agreed to an EU-wide software update on millions of diesel cars to reduce harmful emiss(...)

With revolution in the air, it must be an uneasy time to be an executive at an old-firm car giant like Mercedes-Benz. The motoring world is in head-(...)

Germany’s  environment minister Barbara Hendricks answers journalists’ questions on her recent  tour of Volkswagen’s manufacturing plant in Wolfsburg. Photograph: Reuters/Natasha Zekry

Seven weeks before they face re-election, German politicians have performed a remarkable handbrake turn in the growing Dieselgate scandal. After a tw(...)

VW Touareg: likely to face a road ban

Germany has warned that the VW Touareg is likely to face a road ban because its on-board software manipulates emissions, days after a ban on the new P(...)

Volkswagen cars inside a delivery tower in Wolfsburg. Multibillion-euro settlements over the emissions scandal will rob German car companies of R&D funds. Photograph:Michael Sohn/AP

A Berlin equivalent of Fianna Fáil’s notorious – and defunct – Galway races tent is the summer party of the VDA, the lobby group of Germany’s carmaker(...)

Underpass in Stuttgart, Germany: The city’s administrative court has ruled that no measures to improve air quality were as effective as outright bans on diesel vehicles, “and that includes so-called retrofit solutions”. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

Stuttgart prides itself as the home of the Daimler car company and the internal combustion engine created by the company’s founders. But now the sout(...)

Clouds  over Volkswagen’s performance appear to be mostly clearing Photograph: Bloomberg

Volkswagen raised its 2017 sales forecast on Thursday after cost cutting and higher margin new models at its namesake brand helped it to beat quarterl(...)

Long-gestating project: Ten years ago, BMW used a tiny number of hand-built electric Mini prototypes to start getting a feel for how people would use and drive electric cars.  Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

BMW has followed Volvo’s lead, and announced that similar to the Swedes, it’s committing to making electric or plug-in hybrid versions of every car in(...)

Last Friday it emerged that, in July 2016, Volkswagen told European Commission competition investigators of secret meetings with its German competitors, dating back 14 years, to discuss production and components, including elements related to the diesel emissions scandal

The latest scandal for German automakers started with a cover story in the respected news weekly Der Spiegel, which suggested that Volkswagen, Daimler(...)

The global shift toward electric vehicles will create upheaval for the auto industry

The UK will ban sales of diesel and petrol cars by 2040 to combat air pollution, becoming the latest European country to embrace that the future in tr(...)