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Renault has named Luca de Meo as its chief executive as the French carmaker looks to stabilise the company.

Renault has named Luca de Meo as its chief executive as the French carmaker looks to stabilise the company following the chaos that engulfed the group(...)

In his annual speech to senior staff, Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess also lamented the company’s inability to woo investors as successfully as US rival Tesla, whose market capitalisation is closing in on VW

Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess has warned that the world’s largest carmaker will have to “slaughter some sacred cows” and transform itself i(...)

Elon Musk: ‘Everyone knows that German engineering is outstanding.’ Photograph: Philip Pacheco/AFP

Tesla chief Elon Musk grabbed the headlines on a flying visit to Berlin on Tuesday, announcing he would build his first European production facility n(...)

Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, speaks with an assembly line employee as Volkswagen  begins mass-production of the VW ID.3 electric automobile in Zwickau, Germany. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Expectations were high on Monday when Angela Merkel arrived in Saxony for a four-wheeled celebration of German unity. The entire board of German auto (...)

Herbert Diess, Volkswagen’s chief executive, at the Frankfurt International Motor Show earlier this month. He and Hans Dieter Pötsch; the chairman of Volkswagen’s supervisory board, and Martin Winterkorn a former chief executive, have been charged with stock market manipulation for not alerting shareholders when they learned authorities were investigating the company’s diesel emissions. Photograph: The New York Times

Volkswagen was supposed to turn the corner this year from the shadow of a costly diesel emissions scandal, with a new emphasis on electric vehicles, a(...)

Angela Merkel tours the Frankfurt motor show on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said the German car industry faces a “Herculean task” in its transition to e-mobility, hours after fresh claims th(...)

Herbert Diess, chief executive of Volkswagen, presents the carmaker’s new electric car, the ID.3 model, at the Frankfurt motor show. Photograph: Silas Stein/DPA/AFP

The Government’s current target of having one million electric vehicles on our roads by 2030 is unattainable, the Irish motor trade has warned in a le(...)

Oliver Zipse, a fluent English speaker, has risen through the ranks ever since he joined BMW as a trainee in 1991

BMW said Oliver Zipse will become chief executive on August 16th, picking the 55-year-old manufacturing expert to help the German automaker make the s(...)

Volkswagen - a sprawling 12-brand empire - announced an asset review three years ago

Volkswagen is renewing efforts to sell minority stakes in non-core operations to streamline its business and focus on the main passenger-car brands, a(...)

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 (...)

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