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2017 Toyota Mirai

Oil firms, automakers form council to promote hydrogen

Electric cars have moved from the fringes of the new car market to the mainstream, thanks mostly to the efforts of Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] but also the ease and low cost at which owners can “refuel” their cars. Coming as no surprise, it’s the exact opposite for hydrogen fuel cell cars... read more

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Breaking: EPA accuses Ram and Jeep of using cheating software on its diesels (updated)

UPDATE: FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne spoke to CNBC regarding this issue later in the day. This story is updated to include his comments. The Environmental Protection Agency has... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen plant

6 VW execs charged, including former R&D boss

On the same day that Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty to three felony counts and pay fines totaling $4.3 billion to the Justice Department and Customs and Border Protection... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen logo

VW to plead guilty, pay $4.3B, to settle diesel-scandal criminal charges (Update)

The Volkswagen Group has reached agreement on another part of its diesel emissions scandal in the United States, at least as far as regulators are concerned. Having already... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
Jeep Cherokee production

Jeep confirms Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer and pickup

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] used the 2017 Detroit auto show to make some major product announcements concerning its Jeep brand. First and foremost, FCA confirmed... read more January 8, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Report: VW nearing $3B settlement with Justice Department over Dieselgate

Volkswagen may be nearing a settlement over its criminal and civil investigations with the U.S. Department of Justice for $3 billion, Reuters reported. The agreement hasn't... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt with the company’s 10,000th car

After record 2015, McLaren doubles sales in 2016

McLaren Automotive, the road car division of the McLaren Technology Group, is on a tear. Over the course of 2016, the company managed to double the number of cars it sold in... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
Self-driving car

Intel strengthens self-driving car presence with 15 percent stake in HERE digital maps firm

Intel is set to acquire a 15 percent stake in digital mapping company HERE which is owned by Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The acquisition is set to be completed in the first... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
Ford electrified cars

Ford details 7 of 13 electrified cars due by 2020, including Mustang Hybrid, electric SUV

In late 2015, Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] pledged to spend $4.5 billion over a five-year period to develop 13 new electrified cars by 2020. Ford on Tuesday identified seven... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo, Autoliv establish Zenuity joint venture dedicated to self-driving cars

Volvo has been developing self-driving cars for several years and in 2015 teamed up with fellow Swedish firm Autoliv, an automotive supplier specializing in safety systems... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Wattway solar road

France builds first stretch of solar road--at $5.2m per kilometer

The French government in early 2016 pledged to install over a five-year period 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of roads lined in solar panels. The first kilometer has now been... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Maserati Levante, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Might Alfa Romeo, Maserati be up for sale?

While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] CEO Sergio Marchionne has been adamant that Alfa Romeo is not for sale, some industry analysts see the sale of Alfa Romeo along... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
HERE HD Live Map

HERE and Mobileye join forces to create highly-detailed maps for self-driving cars

A cloud-based database of highly-detailed maps updated in real time will be essential for self-driving cars, as they can provide information on traffic and road conditions... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Buick Verano (Chinese spec)

China to fine GM for price fixing

China is the single biggest market in the world for cars, and automakers are scrambling to capitalize on the strong demand in the country. However, recent government... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco

Uber moves self-driving fleet to Arizona after program shut down in California

In mid-December, Uber added San Francisco, California to the list of cities where the company is testing self-driving prototypes. However, the ride-sharing giant on Thursday... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

Volvo makes moves to become public company

Volvo Cars, not to be mistaken with the Volvo Group bus and truck giant, is wholly owned by Chinese automaker Geely. However, the company has a long-term goal of becoming... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
 

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