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Can Porsche CEO Oliver Blume dual role help Volkswagen?

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has begun his dual role as the head of Volkswagen. Blume is taking over at a sensitive time for the German carmaker, as it tries to pull off a shift to...

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Volkswagen guns for Tesla with homegrown talent

German car giant Volkswagen is investing billions to boost its software prowess, where it lags Tesla. The strategy involves hiring the best minds, but software talent is hard to come by. VW believes it has...

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Glencore’s closure of Congolese cobalt mine ‘could backfire’

The plummeting price of cobalt has been blamed for the closure of the giant Mutanda mine, but other factors are at play. Owner Glencore is struggling to get the DRC’s new president to overturn a...

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Does Europe, does Germany really need its own battery cells?

France and Germany have asked the EU executive to approve state subsidies for a cross-border battery cell consortium to curb Asia’s market dominance. German analyst Marcel Weiss says the investment might not be worth it....

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Kenya: Solar motorcycles take on Nairobi smog

Nairobi’s reliance on motorcycles is hindering efforts to reduce carbon emissions, as manufacturers struggle to adapt to clean energy technology. But a new solar-powered three-wheeler could help clean up the city’s act. Kenya has a...

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Car salesmen caught secretly trash-talking electric cars

During visits to more than 80 auto dealers in five Nordic countries, researchers were, more often than not, told not to buy electric vehicles. Their study calls for clearer government policies on newer car technologies....

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Apple reportedly in talks to acquire McLaren

The US tech giant is said to be considering a tie-up with the luxury carmaker as part of an effort to invest some of its huge cash reserves in the auto industry. But McLaren has...

Smart city: thinking houses for intelligent cities

By 2030, four out of five people will live in megacities. Supplying them with power and water will be crucial. IT networking, intelligent power grids and sustainable energy should help create a ” smart city...

Merkel: Electromobility breakthrough still possible

The German government believes that it will still be able to get hundreds of thousands of electric cars onto domestic roads by 2020. But it acknowledges that the project has sputtered somewhat in the early...