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Porsche Planning Lawsuit Over Chinese Macan Clone?

The Chinese automotive landscape is one that is still in the early evolution stages, but it's growing strongly. Still, it's plagued a bit by a major problem that pops up albeit with less frequency than in years past. We're talking about design plagiarism, where a Chinese automaker simply copies an... read more

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'Speedvegas' 100-Acre Supercar Facility Opening In Early 2016

There's no shortage of entertainment options in Las Vegas, from world-class dining and shows, to good old-fashioned drinking and gambling. And yes, there's also Las Vegas... read more June 23, 2015 by 


 
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House Safety-Exemption Bill Would Be Boon For Replica Makers: Video

They're from the government, and they're here to help. For real. Earlier this month, U.S. Reps. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Gene Green (D-TX) introduced a bill covering... read more June 19, 2015 by 


 
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Porsche Ranks Highest In J.D. Power Initial Quality Study For Third Year In A Row

Influential market research firm J.D. Power has released the results of its latest Initial Quality Study, and it’s Porsche that once again ranks highest, with 2015... read more June 18, 2015 by 


 
Fisker Karma in Los Angeles

The New Fisker Plans To Start Karma Production In California

Since buying up the remains of bankrupt automaker Fisker Automotive in early 2014, China's Wanxiang has been adamant it will be able to relaunch Fisker’s Karma... read more June 18, 2015 by 


 
Luc Donckerwolke

Ex-Bentley Design Chief Tipped To Join Hyundai-Kia

It looks like Belgian designer Luc Donckerwolke may be headed to Korea to replace Peter Schreyer, who is currently in charge of design at Hyundai and Kia. It was announced... read more June 18, 2015 by 


 
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BMW i8 Powertrain Voted 2015 International Engine Of The Year

The sophisticated plug-in hybrid powertrain of the BMW i8 sports car has been rated the top engine in this year’s International Engine of the Year Awards, the official... read more June 17, 2015 by 


 
Kirk Kerkorian

Billionaire Auto Industry Investor Kirk Kerkorian Dies At 98

Kirk Kerkorian's life began in poverty and ended in spectacular success. Along the way, he founded an early airline, battled Howard Hughes for control of a germinating Las... read more June 17, 2015 by 


 
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Volkswagen Group To Be Reorganized, Four Smaller Structures Possible: Report

The Volkswagen Group controls more than a dozen brands and has more than half a million employees around the globe. Understandably, such complexity is difficult to oversee... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
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Chinese Rival To Google Working With BMW On Autonomous Car, Prototype To Launch This Year

Google isn't the only tech giant in the autonomous car game any longer as Chinese search engine giant Baidu is hoping to start testing of a self-driving car this year... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz energy storage system

Mercedes Starts Sales Of Tesla Powerwall-Rivaling Home Energy Storage

Well, that escalated quickly. Just a month after Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] announced its new Powerwall battery-based energy storage system, Mercedes-Benz has come out with a... read more June 11, 2015 by 


 
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G7 Seeks End Of Fossil Fuels By 2100, Deep Cuts By 2050

The revelation is as devastating as enthusiasts have feared: Environmental advocates want to make your car illegal. That's the bad news. The good news? We'll all... read more June 10, 2015 by 


 
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New NHTSA Teams Speed Response After GM Ignition-Switch Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created two new teams to help the agency better identify potential auto-safety problems, and respond to them more... read more June 8, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

Mercedes-Benz To Follow Tesla With Its Own Home Batteries

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] may be the first automaker to try selling standalone battery packs for powering homes and businesses, but it may not be the only one for long... read more June 5, 2015 by 


 
Bryan Nesbitt

PT Cruiser Designer Bryan Nesbitt To Lead Buick Design

Bryan Nesbitt, most famous for his work on the Chrysler PT Cruiser, has returned to the States to head up Buick’s design team. The American spent the last four years... read more June 5, 2015 by 


 
Stefan Sielaff

Bentley Hires Stefan Sielaff As New Design Chief

Bentley has named Stefan Sielaff as its new design chief. The German designer is a Volkswagen Group man, having previously led design at Audi and more recently serving as... read more June 4, 2015 by 


 
 

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