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Nissan has admitted that it has uncovered falsified data from car exhaust emissions tests at most of its Japanese factories. The firm did not disclose how many cars were involved, but said emissions and fuel economy tests had “deviated from the prescribed testing environment”. The carmaker added that inspection reports had been “based on altered
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Tesla is finally “a real car company”, chief executive Elon Musk has said, after hitting a target to build 5,000 Model 3 electric cars in a week. In an email, Mr Musk praised staff for reaching the much-delayed goal, helped by setting up production in a tent. “Intense in tents. Transporting entire production lines across
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Rupert Stadler is the long-serving Chief Executive of VW’s subsidiary Audi and a senior member of the group’s management board. He was arrested on Monday as part of an investigation into suspected fraud and false advertising, involving the sale of vehicles equipped with emissions cheating software. He has spent the past few days incarcerated behind
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Shares in European carmakers took a hit on Friday, after US President Donald Trump redoubled his threats of tariffs against their cars. Mr Trump tweeted that the US would place a 20% import tax on European cars, if the EU’s “tariffs and barriers are not broken down soon and removed”. Shares in BMW, Daimler, Porsche
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Media playback is unsupported on your device The race to lead America’s self-driving car market moved up a gear with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler announcing major deals. Japan’s SoftBank is putting $2.25bn (£1.7bn) into GM’s autonomous unit Cruise, one of the biggest single investments in self-driving technology. And Google-owned Waymo is buying up to
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Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million US vehicles over a defect that could prevent drivers from turning off cruise control. It warned owners, including those outside the US, not to use the function until they get software upgrades. The Italian-American car maker said no injuries or crashes were related to the large recall campaign. But
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Audi has admitted that another 60,000 A6 and A7 models with diesel engines have emission software issues. The number is on top of the 850,000 recalled last year by the Volkswagen subsidiary, of which only some have been found to require modification. The so-called dieselgate emissions scandal first came to light in September 2015. US
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