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Germany Holds Emergency 'Diesel Summit' To Convince Cities Not To Ban Diesel Cars

The German auto industry—and Germany at large—is desperately trying to convince local and national governments that diesel vehicles aren’t always dirty, and that they have a place in European cities. To do this, BMW, Daimler, VW and many politicians met in Berlin Wednesday to try to stop the bleeding that is Europe’s…

Daimler And Bosch Create Autonomous Parking Garage To Imagine A Valet Service Of The Future  

Parking is a tedious task, and frankly most humans just aren’t very good at it. Thankfully, Daimler and Bosch are working together to take this task out of humanity’s very flawed hands. The two companies debuted a service on Monday that takes a stab at what such a system might look like, calling it Automated Valet…

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Tesla's German Subsidiary Didn't Warn Clients It Was Ending Contracts To Focus On The Model 3

Tesla’s acquisition of German engineering group Grohmann hasn’t gone entirely smooth, evident by the dust-up between Elon Musk and the former head of Grohmann. Reports emerged last month that Grohmann was ordered to drop all clients to focus entirely on Model 3. Now, it seems those other legacy clients—namely BMW,…

The First Electric Big Rig Is A 26-Ton Hauler From Mercedes With Zero Emissions

If there’s a consistent theme with Tesla’s announcements, it’s one of missed deadlines. Even Tesla’s latest Master Plan Part II—where they said wanted an all-electric big rig—arrived a few days late. Meanwhile, Daimler followed up their electric big rig announcement this week with photos of an actual one already…