Tesla Model S

Why Tesla’s Cars are Called Unsafe by German Watchdog

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Even in the country known for das premium auto, the demand for obtaining the expensive and hard to buy Tesla is high, but according to a leading vehicle inspection agency, buyers are being told to steer clear of specific Model S cars that have self-driving capabilities. Tesla’s autopilot feature has been quite popular with consumers, …

Sources: Handelsblatt

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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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Audi Billboard Pokes Fun at Tesla’s Elon Musk in Berlin

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For several years now, Tesla has mastered the desirability index of the electric car market with little competition from the more established automakers. Within the next year though this is expected to change, and as Germany’s Audi is set to launch their entrance into this new world of oil-free cars, they …

Sources: Audi via autoevolution

Photo: Audi via m.a.x.i.m.i.l.i.a.n

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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 Laughing Horse Ad

Watch the Viral Ad that Volkswagen Was Afraid to Air

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Volkswagen has rightlfully chosen to err on the side of caution after the emissions scandal broke out around its line of vehicles, and after finishing production on a Super Bowl-worthy ad, the German automaker almost scrapped the idea out of fear that the humor of it could backfire. Thankfully Volkswagen enlisted …

Sources: Volkswagen via Adweek

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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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Tiny home? Why not the Sealander?

Could Germany’s Sealander be the Ultimate Tiny Home?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s a trailer. It’s a boat. It’s a traveling trailer boat? Maybe it has a little identity crisis, but that doesn’t stop the German-made Sealander uncool. In fact it could very well be the ultimate ‘tiny home’ that goes with you wherever your heart desires, because this little piece of German …

Sources: Sealander

Photos: Malte Spindler/DIE BRUeDER, Sealander GmbH 2014

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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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Ellenator Puts German Teens Behind the Wheel Two Years Early for $5,000

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany is a little less giddy about putting teens behind the wheel at an early age, and while they can begin driving at 17, it isn’t until 18 that they can do so unsupervised. As is the case with any law though, there are loopholes to be found, and if …

Sources: Ellenator via Jalopnik

Photos: Ellenator

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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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Porsche

Porsche Shares Record Profits By Giving Every German Employee €9,111

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

2016 wasn’t the greatest year for German car brands, thanks to the still ongoing diesel emissions scandal plaguing Volkswagen, but while the VW brand may be tarnished, Porsche managed to hold strong to its reputation as it finished 2016 with a new sales record. And now, instead of funneling the …

Sources: The Drive

Photo: 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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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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BMW i Insinde Future 01

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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