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Author Archives: James Ayre

Daimler Purchases Europcar Stake (25%) In Car2Go

March 2nd, 2018 | by James Ayre

Daimler has come to terms with Europcar to buy out that firm's 25% stake in the carsharing service Car2Go — for a reported €70 million — the two companies have jointly announced

Bosch: We Won’t Produce EV Batteries, Too Risky

March 1st, 2018 | by James Ayre

The largest auto parts supplier in the world, Bosch, has decided that it won't be manufacturing its own electric vehicle batteries, despite the booming of the sector -- as the billions of euros of investment that would be required would pose too much of a risk to the company

Remember Volkswagen’s Delay Tactics Relating To “Holocaust Smear” In Netflix Documentary? That Didn’t Work. The Company Has Now Quickly Settled.

February 28th, 2018 | by James Ayre

We reported not that long back on the news that lawyers working for Volkswagen in the US were seeking to delay a trial relating to the diesel emissions scandal because of "inflammatory comments" made in a recent Netflix documentary — comments that drew allusions between the company's sponsoring of animal testing meant to be used for pro-diesel PR purposes and the Holocaust. The idea behind the legal argument was that the documentary would "unfairly" sway jurors against the company

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