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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Despite scandal, VW is now world’s biggest automaker

The Volkswagen Group has overtaken Toyota to become the world's biggest automaker by volume, with its sales for 2016 coming at 10.31 million vehicles. That compares to Toyota’s tally of 10.175 million over the same period. It’s the first time VW has been at the top of the sales ranks... read more

January 30, 2017 by
 
Karim Habib

BMW chief designer leaving the company

Automotive News (subscription required) has confirmed that BMW chief designer Karim Habib is quitting the company. It is not known where Habib will end up. Habib, 46, has... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
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... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
2016 Zenos E10 R

Zenos sports car startup goes bust

Zenos burst onto the scene in 2013 as a more modern rival to track car specialist Caterham. However, the company on Wednesday confirmed it has entered administration, a... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
Genesis logo

Genesis mulls building cars in US

Hyundai and its sister company Kia are the latest to commit to increasing investment in vehicle manufacturing in the United States in the wake of threats from President-elect... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S

Mercedes overtakes BMW in sales race in US and abroad

The past 12 months have been very good for Mercedes-Benz. The luxury marque recorded worldwide sales of 2,083,888 million cars in 2016, the first time it’s cracked the... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
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


 
 

 
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