Volkswagen Group fined $1.2B by German authorities for diesel scandal

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VW GroupThe fallout from a global emissions cheating scandal keeps falling. This week, German authorities fined Volkswagen AG nearly $1.2 billion for selling more than 10 million cars with emissions-cheating software. The sum pales in comparison to the billions Volkswagen has paid in the U.S., which has totaled more than $24 billion so far, but is one of.

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BMW Group plans Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group will invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus. Our new Additive Manufacturing Campus will concentrate the full spectrum of the BMW Group’s 3D printing expertise at a single location. Carbon and the BMW Group have been partners since 2015.

2018 106

ExxonMobil leaves conservative anti-climate lobbying group

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Following a public spat over climate change legislation, oil giant ExxonMobil has pulled its membership from the Koch brothers-backed anti-climate-change lobbying group, American Legislative Exchange Council. Neither ExxonMobil nor ALEC has commented publicly on the reasons for the company's departure, but the move comes after ExxonMobil had an. oil Politics Exxon

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Volkswagen Group introduces first Group autonomous driving concept: Sedric

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At the Geneva Motor Show, the Volkswagen Group is introducing Sedric (self-driving car)—an SAE Level 5 autonomous battery-electric vehicle concept. Sedric is the first concept car from the Volkswagen Group (as opposed to being a concept car developed by one of the Group brands).

2017 104

Walt Disney World Resorts Adding Exciting New Group Options

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As a one-stop option for a dine-around or another fun group outing, Disney Springs is a dining, retail and entertainment area that, in keeping with Disney’s knack for storytelling, has a rich, albeit fictional, history as a Florida waterfront town.

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New group of materials could lead to faster-charging Li-ion batteries

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moovel Group and SSB launching new mobility service in Stuttgart

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Daimler’s moovel Group and the Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB) are launching a new mobility service in Stuttgart. Similar trip requests are grouped together by the moovel on-demand algorithm so that several passengers share a car.

2017 107

Groupe PSA and Huawei showcase their first connected vehicle

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The DS 7 CROSSBACK is the first Groupe PSA vehicle using the PSA IoT “Connected Vehicle Modular Platform” (CVMP) and equipped with Huawei technology for new connected services. Groupe PSA built the CVMP for its connected vehicles using Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform.

2018 85

Volkswagen Group readying autonomous parking for series vehicles in 2020

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The Volkswagen Group is readying autonomous parking functionality for deployment in series production vehicles in 2020. Group brands Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche are currently testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport.

2018 85

Volkswagen Group further advancing electromobility offensive in China; LoI with FAW Group, ICV; investing €15B through 2022

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The Volkswagen Group is expanding its successful business relationships in China with a particular focus on e-mobility. As part of the 5 th German-Chinese government consultations, the Volkswagen Group China signed letters of intent with a long-time joint-venture partner, the FAW Group, and with the China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (Beijing) Research Institute Co.

2018 65

Audi diesel: another shoe drops as top VW Group execs implicated

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emissions VW VW Group Diesel cars Volkswagen diesel scandalIt has been nearly two years since Volkswagen came clean and admitted its "clean diesel" engines were actually quite dirty. In 2015, a VW engineer admitted the TDI diesel cars sold in the U.S. since 2009 were outfitted with "defeat device" software that let them pass emission tests, only to emit far more nitrogen oxides in real-world use.

2017 64

BMW Group plants stepping up activities in balancing-power market to contribute to grid stability

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The energy control stations at BMW Group Plants Dingolfing and Landshut are stepping up their activities in the balancing-power market in Germany. The facilities in Dingolfing and Landshut are part of the BMW Group’s network of different energy systems at various sites.

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Ford reorganizing mobility solutions efforts; acquires Autonomic, TransLoc to boost mobility group

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The reorganization will establish four new groups focused on mobility products, services and businesses. The new groups are: Ford X: Ford’s acquisition of Autonomic will serve as the cornerstone for its new Ford X team.

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Groupe PSA selects Punch Powertrain for future electrified transmission systems; 48V configuration up first

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Groupe PSA has selected transmission provider Punch Powertrain as the supplier of its next-generation e-DCT electrified transmission systems by 2022. Punch is entirely owned by the Yinyi Group in China.

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SoftBank Group to acquire 9.9% of Nemaska Lithium

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has entered into an investment agreement with SoftBank Group Corp. This investment in Nemaska is of monumental importance to the SoftBank Group’s strategy. —Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SoftBank Group Corp. Nemaska Lithium Inc.

2018 85

More than 250,000 electrified BMW Group vehicles on the roads; BMW Group electrified sales up 52% in April

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Combined sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were up 52% in April (9,831), bringing the total number of electrified BMW Group cars sold to over 250,000, said Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Brand BMW. The Group is on track to deliver on its stated target to sell more than 140,000 electrified vehicles this year, he added. of all BMW Group sales are electrified, while in the US it’s 7.3%.

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SGL Group acquires BMW Group’s minority interest in carbon fiber JV

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SGL Carbon SE is acquiring BMW Group’s 49% equity investment in the joint ventures SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers GmbH & Co. Once the deal has been completed, SGL Group will be the sole owner of SGL ACF. Carbon fibers and carbon fiber materials are at the core of SGL Group's corporate strategy. BMW Group will continue to rely on lightweight construction and an intelligent mix of materials, with carbon remaining a significant component.

VW Diesel Cheating An 'Open Secret' In Engine Group: Report

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emissions laws was widespread knowledge within the diesel-engine group at Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. emissions EPA TDI VW CARB VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalA German newspaper has reported that the use of "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. And, it said, one whistleblower involved in the deception had alerted a senior manager outside the department as far back as 2011.

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Will VW Group's electric cars "leapfrog" Tesla by 2025? Poll results

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Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) PollsLooking back from the 2020s or 2030s, it's entirely likely that the unexpected arrival of Tesla Motors was a major force—along with legislation, perhaps the major force—in getting legacy automakers to produce electric cars. Competition has always spurred innovation, and German makers in particular were caught entirely unprepared for.

2017 63

BMW Group puts another 40t battery-electric truck into service

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The BMW Group and the transport and logistics service provider Elflein have commissioned a 40-ton battery-electric truck for material transport for the BMW Leipzig plant. In Munich, BMW Group and the SCHERM group used a Terberg YT202-EV electric truck to travel a 2km route (1.2

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GAZ Group introduces specialized CNG trucks

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GAZ Group, Russia’s largest manufacturer of commercial motor vehicles, has introduced new compressed natural gas (CNG) models of specialized vehicles: a garbage truck with rear loading and a repair mobile workshop created on the base of a GAZon Next CNG medium-duty truck. Both vehicles are powered by YAMZ-534 new generation gas engines produced at Gaz Group’s Yaroslavl Motor Plant since November 2016.

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BMW Group plans joint venture for MINI electric vehicles in China; LoI with Great Wall Motor

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The BMW Group is in advanced discussions to ramp up the global success of its MINI brand through a new joint venture in China. To this end, the BMW Group has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor.

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BMW Group hits 100K electrified vehicle mark for this year, lights up Group HQ like a battery

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The BMW Group has delivered more than 100,000 electrified vehicles to customers worldwide in 2017, as promised at the beginning of the year. The BMW Group selected this glowing symbol to represent the technological change taking place in mobility.

2017 78

EU-Live project unveils electrified 3-wheeler; designed by Groupe PSA

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Groupe PSA was involved as the only automaker in the project, and as a result has expanded its design expertise beyond the automotive industry. This and the roll-control technology account for more than half of the 13 patents filed by Groupe PSA.

2017 85

Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject eRoaming platform for EV charging

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The Volkswagen Group is joining the eRoaming platform Hubject GmbH as shareholder. Hubject, a joint venture formed by BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler AG, EnBW, innogy and Siemens ( earlier post ), launched its eRoaming EV charging platform “intercharge” in 2013.

2016 108

Volkswagen Group appoints Dr. Michael Steiner as Group Compliance Commissioner

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Michael Steiner, until now Head of Total Vehicle Development/Quality at Porsche, has been appointed Compliance Commissioner at the Volkswagen Group effective as of 16 November 2015. Steiner’s tasks as Compliance Commissioner of the Volkswagen Group will include conducting talks with all regulatory and compliance authorities globally on all vehicle regulatory matters on behalf of the Volkswagen Group.

2015 65

Volkswagen Group outselling GM in China

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The Volkswagen Group is having a very strong sales year so far in China. For the nine-month period from January to September, VW Group deliveries were up 10.7% As a result, the Group is outselling GM, which itself has been posting record results. Worldwide, the Volkswagen Group delivered 947,600 vehicles to customers in September, an increase of 7.1% —Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales. The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.18 of total group sales.

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BMW Group electrified vehicle sales account for 5.5% of total group sales in US

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Sales of BMW Group electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles increased 20.6% of total BMW Group sales in the US. to 15,595 through October 2017 (YTD), accounting for 5.5% Currently, BMW offers six electrified vehicle models in the US, including the BMW i3 and BMW i8, as well as the BMW i Performance models: BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW 740e and the BMW X5 xDrive 40e. MINI offers the MINI Countryman plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle, which launched in June 2017.

2017 65

Law firm forming autonomous vehicle industry group

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The law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is forming an autonomous vehicle industry group, which includes a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys practicing in the firm’s Corporate, Intellectual Property and Litigation departments. Honigman hired top Federal Trade Commission attorney Steve Wernikoff, who will co-lead the group along with Honigman partner Tom Appledorn.

2017 60

Volkswagen Group expands emobility R&D in China; SEAT brand entering market in 2020-2021; new BEV platform

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Volkswagen Group China, Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., The move is a significant step in reinforcing Sino-German cooperation, as well as supporting Volkswagen Group China’s drive to be a leader in e-mobility. The new Memorandum of Understanding signed by the partners will play a key role in Volkswagen Group’s e-mobility plans for China, in order to meet the demands of Chinese customers.

2018 65

BMW Group 1st international automaker to obtain autonomous driving road test license in China; new R&D center in Beijing

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The BMW Group thus has become the first international auto maker to obtain the Autonomous Driving road test license in China, marking a big step on its path to Autonomous Driving. BMW Group implements its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT worldwide, and continues to carry out the layout in “A.C.E.S.:

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Groupe Renault forms JV in Iran

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Groupe Renault, IDRO and PARTO NEGIN NASEH Co (NEGIN Holding) are forming a new joint venture company in Iran to boost Renault's presence in the country and step up the brand’s growth. Groupe Renault has been present in Iran since 2003 through a joint venture with SAIPA and IRAN KHODRO.

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Bentley To Be Fourth VW Group Brand To Offer Electric Car

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At least, that would seem to be the thinking at VW Group, which over the last six months has announced plans for the first three brands to launch all-electric cars in 2018 or later. Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Audi Q6 Porsche Mission EIf an electric Audi is good, then an electric Audi plus an electric Volkswagen plus an electric Porsche plus an electric Bentley must be better, yes?

2016 64

Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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The Volkswagen Group is continuing its restructuring in the aftermath of the diesel engine emissions scandal. The Group Board of Management can focus more closely than previously on overarching issues of the future, safeguard cross-brand synergies and further develop overall strategy. Having started his career at Ford, he was Head of Volkswagen Group Research from 2000 to 2003. Michael Mauer will lead Group Design in addition to his present function at Porsche.

2015 60

Volkswagen Group expands emobility R&D in China; SEAT brand entering market in 2020-2021; new BEV platform

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Volkswagen Group China, Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., The move is a significant step in reinforcing Sino-German cooperation, as well as supporting Volkswagen Group China’s drive to be a leader in e-mobility. The new Memorandum of Understanding signed by the partners will play a key role in Volkswagen Group’s e-mobility plans for China, in order to meet the demands of Chinese customers.

2018 60

BMW Group and Great Wall Motor sign joint venture agreement for MINI electric vehicles in China

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The BMW Group and the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor signed an agreement to produce MINI electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China. During an event for autonomous and connected driving attended by China’s Premier Li Keqiang and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, the BMW Group and Great Wall Motor committed to found a new joint venture, “Spotlight Automotive Limited”, for the development and production of electric vehicles in China.

2018 65

Renewable Energy Group launches REG Ultra Clean Diesel; blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel

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Renewable Energy Group launched REG Ultra Clean Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach. REG Ultra Clean Diesel, among the lowest emission diesel fuels on the market today, is a patent-pending fuel made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel.

2018 90

Hyundai Motor Group and Wärtsilä partner on second-life electric vehicle batteries

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has selected Wärtsilä for a technology and commercial partnership designed to utilize second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries for the growing energy storage market. Wärtsilä through the capabilities and integration experience of Greensmith Energy, will develop a cleaner and more powerful approach to second-life battery applications for Hyundai Motor Group.

2018 73

Volkswagen Group Canada forms Electrify Canada to install network of ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers

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Volkswagen Group Canada has formed Electrify Canada, a new company that will build an ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) direct current (DC) charging network across Canada. —Daniel Weissland, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group Canada, Inc. Volkswagen expects the network to be operational starting in the second quarter of 2019.

2018 65

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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Not any City Council members, not enough state elected officials and not enough members of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Air Resources Board, the Coastal Commission or any other regulatory group tasked with protecting the people.

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