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VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan

Volkswagen expects to become the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars thanks to a multi-billion euro expansion plan to mass produce battery driven vehicles, Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on Friday.

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Factbox: German cities ban older diesel cars

German cities are starting to introduce bans on older diesel vehicles that emit higher amounts of pollutants than later models after the country's highest administrative court in February confirmed such bans are permissible.

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What is at stake in the Keystone XL pipeline ruling?

A U.S. federal judge in Montana halted construction of TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday, saying a U.S. environmental analysis "fell short of a 'hard look'" at the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions and the impact on Native American land resources.

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U.S. plans new limits on heavy-duty truck emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce plans to propose new rules to significantly decrease emissions of smog-forming nitrogen oxide from diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks, an agency official said.