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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]

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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Germany Wants To Make Inroads Into Self-Driving Cars With Strict Legislation

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While Google may be grabbing all the headlines around autonomous (self-driving) vehicles, almost every major car manufacturer has their own takes in the pipeline, and while it will still be quite a few years before these cars reach consumers, Germany wants to get ahead of the curve with strict legislation that …

Sources: Reuters

Photos: Becky Stern [Flickr], Daimler

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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Volkswagen To Pay $5000 To U.S. Customers Affected By ‘Dieselgate’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Die Welt newspaper is reporting a deal between Volkswagen and US authorities may have been reached in relation to the diesel emissions scandal and that customers affected can expect to see a check for $5,000. Last month Volkswagen was given until April 21 to work with regulators on a fix for …

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 Launches Car-Sharing Service In Seattle

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s BMW has announced their new car-sharing program, ReachNow, where customers will be able to rent out BMW’s and Mini’s and only pay a per minute rate, has launched in Seattle in a test phase before rolling out to other locations across the country. ReachNow is geared towards those living in environments where having …

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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German Car Maker Borgward To Show Off First New Vehicle in Over 50 Years This September

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW may be known as Germany’s big three automakers, and while there are a handful of smaller companies with German engineering rolling off assembly lines, there once used to be another big contender that has been absent for over 50 years. Now, after filing for bankruptcy in …

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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Award-Winning Documentary On Chattanooga VW Plant To Make US Debut

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Since Volkswagen first began work on its Chattanooga, TN auto plant in 2008, a film crew has been working around the clock to document the company’s return to assembling cars in the United States.  Shot over a four year period, the film “The Chattanooga Story: A German Carmaker Goes to Tennessee” has …

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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German Scientists Develop New Range Extending System For Electric Cars

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Just about every car manufacturer has some version of an electric car on the market, whether it is a hybrid or 100% electric powered.  To this day the full electric vehicles have not been able to offer the distance per charge necessary to make them practical for regular use, so …

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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