Opel Insignia

GM Stages European Exit with Sale of Germany’s Struggling Opel

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

General Motors (GM) may first and foremost be seen as an American car company, but early on in the car company’s history, it entered into an agreement to take control of Germany’s Opel in 1929, lasting an unprecedented 88 years. However, after a continuous decline in sales, GM announced a deal with France’s PSA …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: Opel

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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In Five Years BMW Hopes This Car Interior Will Be A Reality

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Cars and technology go hand in hand today, so when the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off in Las Vegas this week, all of the major auto makers were geared up to show their latest visions of the future, including Germany’s BMW who showed off what they believe will be …

Sources: BMW via The Verge

Photos: BMW

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Volkswagen Logo Steering

Volkswagen Says ‘Nein’ to German Language

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Volkswagen will be celebrating its 80th anniversary on January 4, but despite its deep German roots, the auto manufacturer will usher in the new year with a farewell to German as it adopts English as its new official language. The changeover doesn’t exactly spell doom for the German language at large, but …

Sources: AutoBlog

Photo: Maik Meid [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Mercedes Audi Drag Race Battle

Watch Rival German Supercars Face Off in Drag Race Battle

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Some of today’s top cars offer some powerful speed capabilities, but it is something most drivers will never even come close to if the rules of the road are being loosely followed. On a closed track though, all bets are off, and thanks to the UK’s Auto Express, we can get a look …

Sources: Auto Express [YouTube]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Pronounce Porsche

Porsche, Porsche, Porsche: Do You Say it Wrong?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Let’s face it, language can be hard. Some of us struggle with our native tongue on a day-to-day basis. Sometimes we struggle with a word without knowing there is a struggle to be had. That has certainly been a problem for one of the world’s most iconic auto manufactures, Porsche, and …

Sources: Porsche

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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VW Troubles Continue, New Audi Vehicles Found Cheating Emissions

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With each passing month it seems as though the end of Volkswagen’s (VW) troubles won’t end anytime soon, and a newly disclosed CO2 emissions hack in some of the German automaker’s top-selling Audi vehicles shows that there are more secrets hidden deep within the company. This new hack, which affects some undisclosed …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: Kārlis Dambrāns [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Tesla Factory

Tesla Seeks Help from Germany to Increase Production

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Tesla announced their most significant acquisition in company history Tuesday morning with the news of the electric car company entering into an agreement to take ownership in Grohmann Engineering, the world-renowned engineering company based out of Prüm, Germany. As Tesla continues to expand globally, it has faced pressure by both consumers and investors …

Sources: Tesla, The Verge

Photo: Tesla

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Mercedes-Benz Shows Off First Premium Pickup Truck Line

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When people want a pickup, there’s no shortage of options with Ford, Toyota, GMC and Chevy being some of the go to choices. The trucks on the market are quite good at what they do, but Mercedes-Benz just announced their first line of trucks that promise to bring a missing …

Sources: Daimler AG via The Verge

Photos: © Daimler AG

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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BMW Motorrad Vision

BMW Envisions the Motorcycle of the Future and I Want to Take a Ride

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

I may have never ridden a motorcycle, but if BMW were to actually create their futuristic motorcycle concept shown yesterday in LA, that would probably change. The BMW Vision Motorrad Next 100 (why must the future contain complicated names), with its low profile carbon fiber body, has just the right …

Sources: The Verge

Photos: BMW

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Car Dusk

Germany’s Ambitious Plan To Ban the Gas Engine by 2030

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When Germany announces a shakeup in the auto industry, the world listens. So when the country’s upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, passed legislation to effectively ban the sale and manufacturing of all gas and diesel-powered vehicles by 2030, it is about to put some serious pressure on car manufacturers …

Sources: Spiegel, Ars Technica

Photo: Tekke [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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