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GM approves Opel SUV and engine investments in Germany, Poland

GM approves Opel SUV and engine investments in Germany, Poland

Opel will add a flagship SUV to its lineup, the company said in a statement. The General Motors division will invest €245 million in its home plant in Ruesselsheim, Germany, to build the SUV, Opel said in a statement Thursday.

Daimler to shift some Sprinter production to North America from Germany

Daimler to shift some Sprinter production to North America from Germany

Daimler said it will build the next-generation Mercedes Sprinter van in North America, shifting some production from Germany to improve competitiveness.

Germany, September car-sales increase 5%

New-car sales in Germany rose 5 percent in September to 260,062, bouncing back from a drop of 0.4 percent the month before, the German Federal Transport Office (KBA) reported. Nine-month sales rose 3 percent to 2.28 million, the KBA said.

Germany joined France and Italy in reporting a rebound in monthly registrations after poor August results, a seasonally weak vacation month throughout Europe.

Germany seeks to increase EV sales with free parking

Germany will offer green car buyers the prospect of free parking as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government seeks to have 1 million electric vehicles on German roads by 2020, from about 21,000 at the start of the year.

The German cabinet today backed a bill that would enable municipalities to offer drivers of battery-powered cars, fuel cell vehicles and some plug-in hybrids privileges including parking and the right to use bus lanes, the Environment Ministry said in a statement.

Germany targets foreign drivers with car toll

Alexander Dobrindt,German Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure - Germany targets foreign drivers with car toll (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

By GEIR MOULSON

Germany plans to introduce a car toll that seeks to make money from the millions of foreigners who drive through the country every year, the transport minister said Monday.