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Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen will build second SUV in US

Volkswagen will build a second SUV at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. VW Group of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken confirmed during last week’s 2017 New York auto show that a second SUV will be built at the Chattanooga plant, and that the vehicle would be a five-seater, Automotive News... read more

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Ford autonomous car development

New York approves self-driving car tests on public roads

Long an avid opponent of driverless cars, thanks to its law requiring drivers to keep one hand on the steering wheel at all times, the state of New York has approved the... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
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Maker of Peugeot and Citroën cars establishes North American ops

French automaker PSA Group only last month agreed to purchase Opel from General Motors. The automaker has also got around to establishing PSA North America, with former... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Audi, Porsche collaborate on next-gen platform

Audi and Porsche may both be brands in the Volkswagen Group, though they’re staunchly independent. In fact, up until last year were even competing against each other in... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
Self-driving taxi service envisioned by Mercedes-Benz and Bosch

Mercedes working on ‘Level 5’ self-driving car with Bosch

The scale and complexity, not to mention cost, of developing self-driving cars is causing a lot of consolidation behind the scenes. For example, Volvo has joined forces with... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes accelerates electric plans, promises 10 EVs by 2022

Regardless of where fuel prices go in the coming years, Mercedes-Benz’s future will be one skewed towards electrification. The automaker launched its new EQ sub-brand... read more April 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Audi A4

Audi buying car-rental service Silvercar

It seems as if you can’t get away from the word “mobility” in today’s automotive vernacular. From BMW’s ReachNow to General Motors’ Maven... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
Solar Roadways road surface solar panels

Route 66 edges closer to becoming a solar road

Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup, is eyeing up the iconic, cross-country Route 66 to potentially lay the familiar road with solar panels. We first learned of the plan a... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Ranger (Australian spec)

Ford investing $850M in Michigan to support Bronco, Ranger production

Ford in January finally confirmed it is bringing back the Bronco and Ranger. The Ranger will come first, as Ford’s alternative to mid-size pickups like the Chevrolet... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk presents Powerwall 2.0 and SolarCity solar roof

Tesla CEO Elon Musk launches Neuralink venture to merge human brain with AI

First it was electric cars, and then came the mission to conquer space exploration and Mars. Now, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has set his sights on yet another lofty... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
2016 Zenos E10 R

Group led by AC Cars buys bankrupt sports car startup Zenos

In January, we learned that British sports car startup Zenos had entered administration, a process similar to bankruptcy protection. A group led by fellow British sports car... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes could be blocked from using EQ name in China

Mercedes-Benz used the 2016 Paris auto show to launch a new sub-brand for electrified cars called EQ. Since then Mercedes has used the EQ Power+ name on its 2017 Formula One... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Porsche profit per car totaled $17,250 in 2016, could go higher with digital services

Porsche delivered 238,000 cars in 2016 and banked 3.9 billion euros (approximately $4.1 billion) in operating profit. That works out to roughly $17,250 in operating profit... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
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BMW to launch 40 new or updated models in next 2 years

Having lost the luxury car sales race to Mercedes-Benz in 2016, BMW is planning an aggressive roll-out of new products over the next two years to claw its way back to the top... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
Uber driver (photo by Uber)

Uber President quits after 6 months

Uber President Jeff Jones has quit just six months after joining the ridesharing firm. CEO Travis Kalanick hinted at the reason for Jones’ departure in an email sent to... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
Ferdinand Piech, chairman and CEO of Volkswagen Group, at 2000 Paris Motor Show

Ferdinand Piech looks to cut ties with family holding company that controls VW

Two years ago, Ferdinand Piech, then chairman of the Volkswagen Group, resigned from his post following a public spat with Martin Wintekorn, who was the automaker’s CEO... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
 

 
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