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Aston Martin plant in St Athan, Wales

Aston Martin starts construction on SUV plant

Aston Martin has started construction on the new plant that will be used for production of an SUV based on the DBX concept car unveiled at the 2015 Geneva auto show. The site of the plant is a decommissioned aircraft hangar previously used by the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, located... read more

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Volkswagen Group launches mobility unit MOIA, plans Uber rival

The Volkswagen Group has formed a new unit tasked with the development of new mobility solutions. The unit is called MOIA, a name that's meant to signify independent mobility... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
Sasha Selipanov

Genesis snags Bugatti Chiron designer

Hyundai’s new luxury brand Genesis has managed to snag another top Volkswagen Group designer. Sasha Selipanov, who was tasked to help design the Bugatti Chiron after... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
nuTonomy autonomous Renault Zoe

nuTonomy to test self-driving cars in Boston

Back in August, a startup by the name of nuTonomy made headlines following the launch of the world’s first taxi service built around self-driving cars. Albeit a trial... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW X6

More than 100 BMWs damaged in SC train derailment

About 120 BMWs were damaged on Sunday when a train they were being transported on derailed near Blair, South Carolina. Fortunately there were no injuries to staff onboard the... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
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Apple hints at self-driving car development in letter to regulators

Clues that Apple [NSDQ:AAPL] might be developing self-driving car technology has emerged in a letter sent by the tech giant to the National Highway Traffic Safety... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
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Comma.ai founder finds potential loophole for self-driving regulatory issues

Comma.ai is an electronic driving aid developed by computer programmer George Hotz. It's a partial self-driving solution that can be retrofitted into virtually modern car... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Maximilian Szwaj

Aston Martin snags top Ferrari engineer

As it gears up to expand its lineup to seven distinct vehicles from the current tally of four, Aston Martin has managed to snag the man in charge of developing vehicle... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Prototype for Lucid electric car due in 2018

Lucid reveals electric car prototype, announces Arizona production

Just as Faraday Future struggles to get its plant off the ground, another Chinese-backed electric car startup based in the United States has chosen a location for its own... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
Lapo Elkann

Fiat heir Lapo Elkann arrested after alleged fake kidnapping

Lapo Elkann, Fiat heir and brother to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] Chairman John Elkann, is often in the spotlight, though not always for positive reasons. The... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
Audi Sport headquarters in Neckarsulm, Germany

Audi Quattro division renamed Audi Sport

Audi Quattro is a subsidiary of Audi formed in 1983 originally tasked with designing and developing high-performance cars for the automaker. Since then it’s been... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
Pagani plant in San Cesario sul Panaro, Italy

Watch Pagani's new factory come to life

It was all the way back in 2008 that Pagani approved plans for the construction of a new plant near its original facility in San Cesario sul Panaro, Italy. The construction... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
Teaser for Faraday Future electric car debuting at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Faraday Future electric car likely delayed

There are serious doubts concerning Faraday Future’s plan to bring a volume electric car to production in the coming years after the company’s Chinese backer... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
Combined Charging Standard (CCS) electric car charger

4 automakers join forces for 350-kilowatt fast-charging network

As they gear up to launch a new generation of volume electric cars, the major automakers are following Tesla’s [NSDQ:TSLA] lead of rolling out charging infrastructure... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)

VW, Audi, Porsche reportedly racing for resources in boardroom battle royale

Now that Audi and Porsche won't be fighting for LeMans titles, the brands have taken their epic battle to the boardroom to compete for dwindling research and program cash... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
Peter Mertens

Audi hires former Volvo exec as new R&D chief

Audi has named former Volvo executive Peter Mertens as its new R&D chief. Mertens is one of the first from outside the company to be given a top role at the Volkswagen... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
 

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