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Uber plans to start its UberX service in Berlin in June

Uber plans to start its UberX service in Berlin in June

The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company is preparing to launch its service which uses licensed professional drivers next month in Germany’s capital. The ride-hailing company has currently some serious issues in expanding its business throughout Germany, following a last year court ban which does not allow Uber to use its services […]

Wider emissions recalls should be issued, German minister says

Wider emissions recalls should be issued, German minister says

Not only German automakers should agree on voluntary diesel recalls, but foreign makers as well, transport minister said to a local paper. Following additional extensive tests made by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) to foreign and domestic carmakers, some of the biggest local ones have recently agreed to […]

A Fiat diesel model found with irregular emissions in Germany

A Fiat diesel model found with irregular emissions in Germany

Tests performed by the German authorities have showed that one of Fiat’s diesel models has irregular levels of emissions, a local paper reported. Increasingly more news are emerging lately over emissions irregularities on diesel-powered cars, as the regulators have speed up their efforts to uncover similar manipulations as in Volkswagen’s […]

630,000 cars to be recalled in Germany over emissions irregularities

630,000 cars to be recalled in Germany over emissions irregularities

Following an investigation by the local authorities, German automakers voluntarily agreed to recall 630,000 diesels to fix their emissions systems. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority promptly started last year an investigation on all carmakers in the country after Volkswagen admitted it cheated on the emissions tests. The body recently […]

Germany plans to eliminate vehicle tax for electric cars

Germany plans to eliminate vehicle tax for electric cars

In its efforts to encourage customers to buy more electric cars, the German government plans to exempt buyers from vehicle tax, Reuters reports. The German government is debating for some months now a strategy to surge the sales of electric cars and the talks seem to have reached a common […]

Germany receives advice from China over electric-car strategy

Germany receives advice from China over electric-car strategy

During a top meeting between officials from both governments, the Chinese party told German ministers that they need to push for electric-car incentives in order to boost the demand for green vehicles. Offering financial stimulants for those who plan to buy electric cars will definitely encourage the demand for environmentally […]