Boris Johnson is the current highest profile exponent of this art. The UK’s new prime minister has evoked a “can do spirit” to defeat “the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters”, whom he believes threaten Brexit

Three cheers for positive thinking! The evidence suggests instilling what the psychologists call “positive affect” has a variety of knock-on benefits.(...)

Diesel emissions scandal: German prosecutors raided Porsche and Audi sites on Wednesday for suspected “fraud and criminal advertising”. Photograph: David Gannon/AFP/Getty

German prosecutors raided Porsche and Audi on Wednesday for suspected “fraud and criminal advertising” related to the diesel-emissions saga at the ca(...)

Matthias Muller to step down as CEO of VW.

Volkswagen is set to replace chief executive Matthias Müller in an unexpected move that signals a new chapter at the world’s largest carmaker followin(...)

Volkswagen design chief Klaus Bischoff in the VW ID Vizzion at the Geneva International Motor Show

Klaus Bischoff is tasked with reinventing the VW brand, designing cars for the firm’s electric future and removing the stain of the diesel emissions s(...)

The new Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion (left is makes its world debut at the Geneva motor show

The Vision X is strikingly green. Which is not merely to say that Skoda’s new concept car, which previews (very closely) a new compact crossover to si(...)

A parade float in Dusseldorf depicting  the exhaust scandal at  Volkswagen.  Photograph: Getty Images

German environmental and consumer groups have reacted with disbelief to a suggestion that taxpayers should pay for the cost of fixing the Dieselgate f(...)

Hospital in RWTH Aachen, western Germany, where the effects of diesel fumes were tested by BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler. Photograph:  Marius Becker AFP/Getty Images

Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Müller has condemned as “wrong, unethical and repugnant” emissions tests on human volunteers co-financed by his c(...)

Checking  exhaust omissions    at a garage  in Berlin, Germany. After a  happy and profitable co-habitation, Dieselgate has ended  the cosy relationship between Germany’s auto industry and  politicians

Anyone still doubting the health dangers of nitrogen-dioxide emitted by “clean” diesel engines should take a deep breath after the latest twist in Ger(...)

If you had invested in Volkswagen a day before the diesel scandal was exposed in September 2015, your stock would not only be up 10 per cent by now, i(...)

Mercedes’ Project One supercar  can hit 200km/h in six seconds with a top speed in excess of 350km/h. Photograph: Getty Images

When the annals of motoring history are written, the honour for spearheading the electric car revolution won’t go to the likes of Tesla or cars like t(...)

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