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Volkswagen has gone on trial in Germany in what is the first court case against the carmaker over the diesel scandal. Investors are pursuing VW for about €9.2bn (£8.2bn) in damages, claiming the company should have come clean sooner about falsifying emissions data. VW shares crashed after disclosure in 2015 that its diesel technology emitted
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Tesla shares have fallen sharply after two senior executives abruptly left the electric car firm headed by Elon Musk. The chief accounting officer has left less than a month after joining, while its HR officer is also reported to have resigned a year after joining. The resignations came just hours after the firm’s controversial chief
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German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its first fully-electric car, in a bid to take on US rival Tesla. The subsidiary of Daimler says the EQC, which has two electric motors, will have a range of more than 450km. It will start rolling off production lines at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen in 2019. The firm
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Dyson has unveiled plans for a 10-mile test track in Wiltshire where its new electric cars will be put through their paces. The track and other facilities are part of a plan to start selling a “radical” electric car from 2021. The company best known for its vacuums and domestic appliances bought the disused airfield
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The number of cars manufactured in the UK fell 11% last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. The trade body said the slide compared with July 2017 was due to model changes, seasonal adjustments and preparation for stricter new emissions standards. A total of 121,051 cars were produced in July. That
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Aston Martin is expected to confirm plans to list on the London Stock Exchange when it announces annual results on Wednesday morning. The British sports car maker said earlier this year it was considering making its shares available to the public or looking for a buyer. It is understood the company will seek to sell
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British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover is testing a robot that catches your eye as you cross the road. The self-driving pods, which feature large “virtual eyes”, are being trialled in Coventry to try to increase humans’ trust in autonomous cars. An American Automobile Association study found that 63% of people would feel less safe if
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