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French investigators also found emissions irregularities

French investigators also found emissions irregularities

Following an injury over the diesels’ emissions levels, the French authorities found some data anomalies, as tests revealed big gaps between laboratory tests and real-world ones. The French regulators started last year to perform emissions tests on about 100 diesel cars sold in the country, evidently following Volkswagen’s disclosure of […]

Sergio Marchionne becomes Ferrari’s CEO

Sergio Marchionne becomes Ferrari’s CEO

The Italian supercar maker said it hit better than expected first quarter results, while it also announced it has named Sergio Marchionne as the company’s new CEO. Sergio Marchionne’s appointment comes after the former chief executive Amedeo Felisa decided to retire after it spent 26 years at Ferrari. Therefore, Marchionne […]

Vos Gmbh takes the Ferrari 488 GTB to 900 hp

Vos Gmbh takes the Ferrari 488 GTB to 900 hp

German aftermarket specialist VOS GmbH has decided some Italian flair is needed in the garage so they started work on the beautiful Ferrari 488 GTB, with the final composition delivering way more power. With Ferrari succumbing to the world of turbocharging, tuners are going to be pretty happy to work […]

Report – Hyundai patent hints at touch-sensitive controls

Report – Hyundai patent hints at touch-sensitive controls

The latest connected features in show floor concepts include the ability to command inputs from the steering wheel via the smartphone-ubiquitous touch-sensitive controls. The usual roster includes such new amenities to be introduced first via premium brands but we already know Volkswagen’s namesake brand is working on them. So, it […]

Large diesels stay banned in New Delhi

Large diesels stay banned in New Delhi

The Indian Supreme Court extended once again the ban of new large diesel vehicles from registration in New Delhi. As India’s cities are topping the worldwide pollution charts, with its capital being right on the first spot, the nation’s Supreme Court has imposed in December 2015 a temporarily ban on […]

Qatar seeks more involvement in Volkswagen

Qatar seeks more involvement in Volkswagen

The third largest shareholder of Volkswagen plans to come out of the shadows, as it asked the automaker for a seat in the executive committee. The state of Qatar is the third largest investor shareholder in Volkswagen, having a 17 percent stake of automaker’s stocks through a holding fund, following […]