Herbert Diess

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While the auto industry gathers in Shanghai for one of the big automotive gatherings of the year, the industry’s focus is on the stern challenge facing Europe’s car industry from 2020

While the auto industry gathers in Shanghai for one of the big automotive gatherings of the year, the focus is not only on a declining Chinese market (...)

Herbert Diess’s blunder is seen as a gift to those already opposed to his leadership. Photograph: Bloomberg

Independent investors have raised questions about the future of Volkswagen’s chief executive Herbert Diess after he evoked a Nazi phrase in a manageme(...)

Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess:  “It was a very unfortunate choice of words”

The US Securities and Exchange Commission sued Volkswagen and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn over the German carmaker’s diesel emissions(...)

Uncertainty stalked the stands at this year’s Geneva auto show. Global automakers are planning a $300 billion (€267 billion) investment in electric vehicle technology over the next five to 10 years.

Confidence is a core trait of the car trade. First impressions from last week’s Geneva motor show suggest an industry ready to embrace the greatest re(...)

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess: “We are aligning Volkswagen with e-mobility like no other company in our industry”

Volkswagen aims to produce almost 50 per cent more electric cars than it previously targeted, boosting a bet that has already strained profit margins.(...)

VW is in effect opening a new line of business as it offers rivals its expertise in electric technology, which it plans to invest €30 billion in between 2019 and 2023

Volkswagen has agreed to license its electric chassis to a German start-up in a new phase for the world’s largest carmaker as it seeks to rapidly beco(...)

US threat of a 25 per cent tariff on European-produced cars is the biggest worry for the continent’s carmakers in 2019. PHotograph: Markus Schreiber/AP Photo

Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess has warned import tariffs from the US could cost the German carmaker billions of euro each year. Mr Diess sa(...)

Ford and Volkswagen have announced a “global alliance” that will see the two carmakers collaborate on a range of projects from commercial vehicles to the potential to offer new services

Ford and Volkswagen have announced a “global alliance” that will see the two carmakers collaborate on a range of projects from commercial vehicles to (...)

The VW passenger car brand already sells electric versions of its Golf and Up models, but in 2019 it will begin to sell a new line of “ID” cars (above),  a concept that have been designed to be electric from the ground up

New emission targets from the EU will be so difficult to meet that Volkswagen, the world’s largest maker of cars, said its €30 billion effort to roll (...)

“Producing cars in a Co2-neutral manner is only half the battle. Cars must be used in a Co2-neutral manner as well” said Herbert Diess, VW’s chief executive.

2026 is just eight years away - think of it as just two world cups. By that stage the Germans aim to have the lead in electric car development, potent(...)

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