Porsche now expects to build around 40,000 Taycans in 2020, the first full year of production. That’s more than double the original estimate.

Porsche is, yet again, ramping up production capacity of its new Taycan electric car ahead of its official reveal at the upcoming Frankfurt motor show(...)

The Taycan is expected to have exceptional performance, with the top-spec model (likely to be badged, confusingly, as Taycan Turbo) boasting a 500km driving range and more than 600hp power output, with 0-100km/h acceleration of just 3.5secs for the top-spec ‘Turbo’ model

Porsche, doubtless keen to drum up excitement about its switch to electric power, has given us our first clear look at the new Taycan electric super-s(...)

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(...)

Two of Opel’s most popular 1.6 litre diesel models, examined by ‘Der Spiegel’ magazine, have software that reportedly switches off filtering above 33 degrees and below 20 degrees. Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Opel Astra and Zafira diesels on Irish roads may be emitting around 11 times the legal limit of noxious nitrogen oxide, according to a German investig(...)

The deal will cover up to 500,000 cars. Photograph: Reuters

US Volkswagen drivers with manipulated diesel engines will be offered compensation and the option of having their car fixed or bought back by the Germ(...)

This is the firt time Germany has hit back at notion Volkswagen was a lone emissions dodger. Photograph: AP

Volkswagen is first among equals in the car industry when it comes to manipulating emissions to seem more environmentally friendly, according to Germa(...)

Almost 600,000 cars on US roads are powered by engines rigged to appear to emit less nitrogen oxide than they do. Photograph: EPA

Volkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker, hopes to avoid a US court battle on Thursday by offering US drivers of its manipulated diesel cars a free fix a(...)

Matthias Müller: uncontroversial choice to take over as chief executive. Photograph: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

Volkswagen’s new chief executive, Matthias Müller, has vowed to win back trust after an emissions scandal that has rocked the car group and seen its m(...)