Tesla Acquires German Battery Assembly Co., Saves It From Bankruptcy

Tesla is no stranger to acquiring battery-related companies. Like many companies, German automotive supplier and battery assembly line maker ATW (Assembly & Test Europe GmbH) was hit hard by the global COVID-19 pandemic. So much so that it was going to be forced to close and declare bankruptcy. Prior to the

VW ID.3: German Magazine Bashes EV For Low Build Quality And Paint

No, it was not talking about a Tesla. Our usual readers will say we are repetitive, but we would rather fail for exaggerating than for neglecting. That said, we’ll repeat what our engineer friends warn us: being the first to have anything will turn you into a guinea pig. Auto

German Court Rules VW Must Pay Dieselgate Owner Compensation

A court in Germany has dealt a dieselgate blow to Volkswagen, ruling that the automaker must pay compensation to owners of vehicles affected by the diesel emissions scandal nearly five years after news of the emissions defeat devices broke. Around 60,000 lawsuits were pending with German courts, Automotive News Europe

MotoGP cancels Dutch, German and Finnish GPs

MotoGP governing body the FIM has announced that the Dutch, German and Finnish Grands Prix won’t appear on a revised 2020 calendar as all three events have been officially cancelled. The coronavirus pandemic has put the 2020 season on hold until August at the earliest, after the first 11 races

German Grand Prix could make instant comeback

The Hockenheim ring may not be disappearing from Formula 1 yet after all with talks ongoing for a 2020 German Grand Prix. The first ten rounds of the original 2020 season have been put on hold, but for the first time Formula 1 now has a date to aim for

German gov't asking carmakers to make medical gear

The German government has asked domestic car manufacturers to consider producing medical equipment such as masks and ventilators in efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Automotive News Europe reported. The request comes as part of the country’s wider efforts to harness engineering and production resources towards overcoming equipment supply bottlenecks

German Tesla Gigafactory to make 500k cars a year?

It’s been revealed that Tesla plans to build up to 500,000 electric vehicles at its new Gigafactory in Berlin, Germany. According to Bild, the plant will create 10,000 jobs, and documents show that the facility will be as large as 420 football fields. Construction of the Gigafactory is scheduled to

German GP tyre selections announced

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has unveiled the 10 teams’ tyre selections for the 2019 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Teams selected their preferred allocations of the designated soft, medium and hard tyre, which at Hockenheim will be represented by the most common C2-C4 compound range. Despite the tyres being

Vettel’s German GP Chances: Can he hit back?

One year on from his heartbreaking exit from his home race, can Sebastian Vettel make amends at the Hockenheimring in 2019? Sebastian Vettel heads to his home race in patchy form, to say the least. He might still be capable of executing remarkable performances, such as his pole position in

German GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Hockenheim pitlane at the German Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance. Click through the images below… Red Bull Racing RB15 bodywork detail Photo