New electric vehicle start-up Tesla Motors Inc. is proving to be a headache for Germany’s premium car manufacturers. The future of motoring is turning its attention to the electric car, and many people are already switching from the standard petrol or diesel car to a hybrid model.
Monthly Archives: May 2016
Volkswagen and its poor brand reputation could be in trouble again due to the on-going emissions scandal as Norway’s sovereign wealth fund plans legal action. Lawyers have advised the world’s largest fund that Volkswagen’s conduct ‘gives rise to legal claims under German law’. The scandal, which has tarnished the reputation of Volkswagen, sees them face […]
Skoda has revealed the name of its new ‘Vision S’ concept SUV, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year (2016). Trademarked The car, which is to be called the Skoda Kodiaq, is named after the Kodiak bear that can be found in Alaska. Skoda confirmed this after officially registering ‘Kodiaq’ as […]
A German government investigation has led to five major carmakers having to recall some of their models. Companies including Audi, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz are having to voluntary recall more than 630,00 diesel cars due to the on-going emissions scandal.
With the growing popularity of electric cars, the German car industry is becoming increasingly worried about getting left out of the market. The introduction of a new subsidy for buying an electric car could see the country lose its status as a major car manufacturer in the future.