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2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

German Chancellor Merkel says non-electrified cars will be phased out, but won’t say when

Governments, particularly in Europe, are under pressure to curb emissions. In July, both France and the United Kingdom agreed to ban the sale of cars powered solely by gasoline or diesel by 2040. But the government in Germany, a country perhaps more closely linked with its auto industry than any... read more

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Artist’s impression of Faraday Future’s proposed plant in Hanford, California

Faraday Future leases Californian plant after receiving $14M rescue loan

After stopping work on its planned $1 billion plant in Nevada in July, electric car startup Faraday Future has managed to secure access to an existing plant that will allow... read more August 8, 2017 by


 
1988 Ferrari Testarossa

Ferrari loses the Testarossa trademark in Germany

In a shocking decision by a German court, Ferrari has lost the rights to the "Testarossa" name in the country. A German toy maker will now use the Testarossa name and has... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Genesis G80 Sport

Genesis to get its own dealerships

Genesis is to working hard to distinguish itself as the luxury arm of automaker Hyundai. Initially, it was conceived as a top-tier luxury model under the Hyundai name, but... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Tata Tamo Racemo concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Tata cancels plans for Tamo sub-brand, Racemo sports car

Efforts to reduce costs at Tata means the Indian automaker will no longer proceed with plans for the Tamo sub-brand and Racemo sports car. The information comes from Autocar... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine (OM 654)

German firms likely to stop ICE development in as little as 6 years, says major supplier

Continual improvements in alternative technologies coupled with environmental mandates that spur their growth may lead to automakers starting to abandon internal combustion... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Flat lithium-ion battery back for next-generation Mercedes-Benz electric cars

German firm plans Tesla Gigafactory-rivaling battery plant

The race to capitalize on the growing need for electric car batteries is well and truly underway. Although Tesla has an early start with its massive 35-gigawatt-hour... read more August 6, 2017 by


 
Lynk & Co 01

Ford thinks Lynk & Co sounds too much like Lincoln

Lynk & Co is a new automotive brand from Chinese firm Geely which also has its own Geely brand as well as Volvo and Lotus in its portfolio. At the moment, Lynk & Co... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
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Mazda and Toyota join on electric cars, US plant

Mazda and Toyota agreed on Friday to collaborate on a wide range of areas including development of electric and connected car technologies, as well as production facilities... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
E-Volo 2X multicoptor

Daimler invests in Volocopter flying car company

It seems Daimler wants a piece of the flying car market as it has sunk a $30 million investment into the German start-up Volocoptor. Volocoptor's ultimate goal is to develop... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

German automakers propose 25 percent NOx reduction, even in older models, to avoid ditching diesels

Automakers have spent billions developing diesel engines to help meet tougher carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards, so understandably they aren’t willing to walk... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
ebee streelight charging station

As EV popularity increases, oil firms look to install chargers at gas stations

Oil giant BP could be one of the first major gas station providers to court electric car owners. The British multinational, which recorded revenues of $183 billion in 2016... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
Joerg Ross

Aston Martin hires ex-Ferrari powertrain engineer to lead electrification

Aston Martin has appointed for the second time in recent history a former Ferrari staffer for a senior engineering role. The British firm on Wednesday named Joerg Ross as its... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes outlines 3-pronged approach to self-driving cars

The race for the autonomous car is on, and how it will shake out is anyone's guess. The future could see fleets of automated taxis, people could subscribe to car companies... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport

GM's sale of Opel to France’s PSA Group is complete

General Motors and French automaker PSA Group on Tuesday announced the completion of the sale of Opel. Its acquisition of Opel means PSA Group is second only to the... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Sportback concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

Report: Audi looking to save $12B to fund electric car development

Audi, like most brands at the Volkswagen Group, is turning toward electrification in an attempt to help clean up its image in the wake of the diesel scandal. One of the major... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
 

 
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