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War of Words: Turbulence in the German-American Transatlantic Partnership

MUNICH—Germany and the United States have, since the end of the Second World War, been the closest of allies and partners. The relationship has been predicated on the two nations’ strong beliefs in democratic ideals and a strong transatlantic economic trade partnership.
The Berlin Airlift and the Marshall Plan did much to cement a positive perception of the United States in Germany much as U.S. opposition to the punitive Versailles treaty …

Trump Threatens the ‘Very Bad’ German Auto Industry

Trump Threatens the ‘Very Bad’ German Auto Industry

MUNICH—President Trump appears to not like the fact that German automobiles have been selling in the United States as well as they have.
During Thursday’s NATO summit in Brussels, the president reportedly threatened to call a halt to sales of German cars in the United States and had some choice words for them and a supposed trade imbalance between the two countries.
The Germans “are bad, very bad,” several participants in the …

BMW to Install 100 New EV Chargers in Seattle

BMW to Install 100 New EV Chargers in Seattle

BMW of North America announced that it installed the first of 20 new Light and Charge electric vehicle charging locations in Seattle. The station is located at Woodland Park Zoo.
The 20 stations will provide a total of 100 chargers, including both DC Fast Chargers and Level II chargers. Each station will have one Fast Charger and two to four AC Level II chargers.
The Light and Charge system turns existing streetlights …

BMW and Intel Launch ‘Highly Automated’ Car Test Fleet

BMW and Intel Launch ‘Highly Automated’ Car Test Fleet

BMW and Intel announced Wednesday the launch of their highly automated car test fleet.
Using technology from Intel’s recent acquisition, Mobileye, the two companies are rolling out a fleet of 40 BMW 7 Series highly automated sedans with multiple Mobileye cameras for road scanning.
The companies plan to use the fleet to develop the products that will eventually be offered in new cars.
The autonomous revolution, as the two companies referred to it, …

BMW to Install 100 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in National Parks

BMW to Install 100 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in National Parks

BMW of North America announced that the first of some 100 electric vehicle charging stations in America’s national parks is now operational at Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, New Jersey.
The automaker partnered with the National Park Foundation, National Park Service, and the Department of Energy to identify locations and install the charging stations at national parks across the country. A team will choose future locations for chargers …

Report from the 87th Geneva International Motor Show

The Geneva International Motor Show (Salon International de l’Auto) kicks off the automobile year 2017 in Europe as the first important international auto event for car manufacturers. The show opened to the media at the beginning of the week although the big news – the sale of General Motors’ Opel unit to PSA Group, maker of Peugeot and Citroën – came from Paris on Monday.
Automakers put forth an unending display …

BMW, Nissan to Add 174 Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations

BMW, Nissan to Add 174 Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations

BMW and Nissan announced that the two automakers have expanded their network of fast chargers for Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 vehicles.
The two partnered with EVgo to install 174 additional 50kW DC Fast charging stations across 33 states. The chargers are compatible with any electric vehicle including the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3.
In addition, the two companies said that an additional 50 dual-port DC Fast chargers are scheduled to …