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Chinese auto giant to end petrol vehicle sales by 2025

One of China’s largest state-owned automakers has said it will phase out sales of all petrol vehicles by 2025, as Beijing considers taking all fuel-burning cars off the country’s roads.

Automotive council to develop electric car policy

Despite Nigeria’s inability to produce fuel-powered cars to meet the needs of its domestic market and the shortfall in the country’s electricity supply, the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has indicated that it is strategising and developing an electric car policy to prepare the nation for the production and use of electric vehicles.

VW manager jailed for seven years over emissions scandal

A senior Volkswagen manager has been jailed for seven years in the US for covering up a scheme to evade pollution limits on diesel vehicles.

Lamborghini joins the boom in supercar SUVs

Supercar makers have long known that parked next to that snarling Lamborghini, racing-red Ferrari, or stately Bentley at some of the globe's toniest addresses is a practical SUV. With the sport utility vehicle market growing by leaps and bounds, they increasingly want in on those profits.

Tesla unveils electric truck and $200,000 sports car

Tesla upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever.

The worst of times, the best of times

“Did you read the report on what the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris said about the allegations against him by Senator Isa Misau?”

Police in Benue intercept 1,427 live ammunition

The Police in Benue said they had intercepted 1,427 cartridges of 5.56 mm live ammunition along Makurdi-Lafia Road.

Qatar appoints women to Shura Council for first time

Qatar has appointed women to one of its most important consultative bodies, the Shura Council, for the first time in the country’s history, according to a royal decree announced Thursday.

Volkswagen denies price fixing by German car-makers

Volkswagen’s Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said on Wednesday that German car-makers being investigated over possible collusion in price fixing did not engage in such act or an illegal cartel.

Kobe Steel, Nissan scandals tarnish image of Japan Inc

Embarrassing scandals at Kobe Steel and Nissan have tarnished the reputation of Japan Inc for quality, as once-mighty industrial world-beaters battle fierce global competition and shrinking profit margins.

Volkswagen takes new $3bn hit over diesel emission scandal

Volkswagen added provisions of about 2.5 billion euros ($3 billion) on Friday to the mounting total from its diesel emissions scandal, which has already cost the company around 20 billion euros.

Catalonia, one of Spain’s economic heavyweights

Catalonia, whose leaders are pushing for secession from Spain, is one of the powerhouses of the Spanish economy, buoyed by industry, research and tourism but burdened with a heavy debt.

Volkswagen, partners recall 1.82m vehicles over faulty fuel pump

German car giant Volkswagen and its two Chinese joint-ventures will recall 1.82 million vehicles in China, the country’s top consumer watchdog said Monday, in a new setback for the scandal-hit company.

VW to offer incentives for switch to cleaner models

Volkswagen (VW) says it will offer incentives to drivers of older diesel models of its five main passenger-car brands to switch to cleaner vehicles in a bid to cut pollution.

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