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Hyundai ix35 (Tucson) Fuel Cell Paris taxi

France to ban sales of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040

France has vowed to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040 as part of efforts towards meeting the emission reduction aims of the Paris climate accord. The move is also aimed at reducing pollution in France’s major cities. Recall, Paris has already started banning older cars from its... read more

July 7, 2017 by
 
Ron Dennis

Ron Dennis agrees to sell McLaren stake, exit company

Six months after his ouster as CEO at McLaren Technology Group due to a spat with fellow shareholders, Ron Dennis is now set to leave the company he helped craft over the... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Lotus Exige Sport 380

Lotus cars could be built in China, says new owner Geely

China’s Zhejiang Geely, the holding company that owns the Volvo, Lynk & Co and Geely car brands, entered a deal in May to acquire a 51 percent in stake Lotus from... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
2009 Hummer H2

Plant that once built Hummers will soon build EVs for Chinese-backed startup

In a strange twist of fate, the plant that once built big, gas-hungry Hummers has been bought by a startup looking to build electric cars. On June 22, Chinese-backed electric... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
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Troubled airbag manufacturer Takata files for bankruptcy

Troubled Japanese parts supplier Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the United States. Takata’s debts have spiraled to an estimated $9 billion due... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Cadenza

Kia tops 2017 JD Power quality study while Jaguar, Volvo rank near bottom

For many shopping for a new car, something that’s well-built and reliable can be more desirable than how fast it goes or how many bells and whistles it comes with. One... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
Ducati's Diavel Carbon

Report: Harley-Davidson eyes Ducati

More evidence has emerged suggesting that the Volkswagen Group is about to sell Ducati. Following a report in April that the VW Group had hired an investment to explore... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
Arcfox-7 concept, 2016 Beijing auto show

Walter de Silva to design cars for Chinese EV startup Arcfox

Former Volkswagen Group design boss Walter de Silva has come out of retirement to join German engineering consultancy EDAG, and his first task will be to design a fleet of... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Sportback concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

Audi e-tron Sportback to join e-tron SUV at Belgian plant

Audi’s e-tron Sportback concept unveiled in April at the 2017 Shanghai auto show will spawn a production model of the same name in 2019. On Wednesday, Audi confirmed... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
ZF self-driving car prototype

ZF, Hella team up for self-driving car tech

Combining their understanding of cameras and radar, German automotive suppliers Hella and ZF have entered into a strategic partnership that they say will pave the way forward... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick resigns

Since the start of 2017, Uber has been rocked by a litany of scandals and an exodus of senior executives. Now the ride-sharing giant has lost its CEO and founder, Travis... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
2019 Ford Focus spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Next Ford Focus will be imported from China

Newly-minted Ford CEO Jim Hackett hasn't been on the job long, but he's already signed off on a major manufacturing decision: the next Ford Focus will be imported to the... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
Loris Bicocchi (left) and Luca Mazzanti

Bugatti Chiron test driver joins Mazzanti

Italian supercar marque Mazzanti has snagged the person that was responsible for honing the driving dynamics of the Bugatti Chiron: Loris Bicocchi. Bicocchi has been assigned... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry, United Kingdom

Jaguar Land Rover Classic opens massive facility in UK

It was only last year that Jaguar and Land Rover brought together their various classic car operations under the one roof. We say "roof" figuratively, as the newly... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
Lyft and nuTonomy logos

Lyft partners with nuTonomy, Jaguar Land Rover on self-driving cars

Boston, Massachusetts-based nuTonomy made headlines in August 2016 following the launch of the world’s first self-driving taxi service. Although limited to a few... read more June 14, 2017 by


 
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Uber looks to rebuild as its CEO takes leave of absence

To say it's been a rocky time for Uber recently is an understatement. Former president Jeff Jones quit the company after working there for just six months. Waymo is suing... read more June 14, 2017 by


 
 

 
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