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In June, HybridCars.com reported that Mercedes-Benz was considering a new brand name for its upcoming line of all-electric vehicles, and it now appears the luxury carmaker has made a decision. According to Autoexpress, recent trademark applications have been filled by the company with the prefix “EQ.” The firm has asked to register everything from EQA […]

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U.S. officials have discovered three new unapproved software programs that allows cheating of pollution controls on Volkswagen’s 3.0-liter diesel engines made by Audi Reuters is reporting. The news originated from German news weekly Bild am Sonntag, which did not reveal its source for the information. The engine is made by Volkswagen Group’s Audi division and […]

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New spy photographs of a Porsche Mission E mule caught testing have emerged. Development of the all-electric sports sedan is well underway and the photos suggest it is on course for a 2020 arrival date, according to British publication Autocar. Three-and-ahalf years could be seen as a long way off given the rapidity of the […]

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Volkswagen Group is sorry about the emissions cheating it foisted on 11 million car buyers the last seven years or more. It’s so sorry in fact that it says it will introduce on average three battery electric vehicles annually for the next 10 years. Better than bread and circuses for plug-in fans, these 30 all-new […]

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In the U.S., Chinese automaker BYD (Build Your Dreams) is better known for counterfeit car designs, and Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway $230 million investment to buy a 10 percent stake in the company. In China, BYD is known for its cheap compact cars, trendy SUVs and insanely fast hybrids. The fastest is called the Tang, […]

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Porsche has dispelled with any doubt about whether the upcoming Mission E is targeting the Tesla Model S. An anonymous Porsche engineer who’s not involved in the development of the Mission E heaped praise on the car, before an unnamed Porsche product manager took a shot at the Model S in an interview with Automobile. […]

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There have been quite a few reports suggesting the Volkswagen Group has ambitious broad-reaching plans to electrify its global model lines but questions remain. These include whether the world’s second-largest automaker – as it seeks to fix its damaged image from its diesel emissions cheating scandal – will threaten Tesla, not to mention General Motors, […]

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After years of anticipation, today Tesla will reveal its Model 3 and perhaps only coincidentally, yesterday Porsche posted a video of an EV of its own worth waiting for. Some have said the disruptive Tesla has pushed proud German carmakers to chase it, but Porsche does not say its inspiration was Tesla, but rather “electric […]

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Porsche has green-lighted an ostensibly Tesla-competitive electric car’s development, has “many new products in the pipeline” besides, but its CEO says investments in EVs will not be initially healthy to the company’s bottom line. On the contrary, CEO Oliver Blume told media Porsche will take a hit on profits for an unspecified duration due largely […]

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Porsche has no plans to join in the self-driving car race. “One wants to drive a Porsche by oneself,” said Chief Executive Oliver Blume in an interview with Westfalen-Blatt. “An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road,” said Blume, stressing that Porsche does not need to team up with any major tech companies […]

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