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LAPD picks BMW i3 over Tesla Model S: Here's why

The Los Angeles Police Department will buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for non-emergency use. The LAPD announced plans for this order last year, when it took delivery of an i3 and a Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S for testing. It turns out officers preferred the i3. ALSO SEE: 2017 Volvo S90 first... read more

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Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion prototype

Uber seeks more automaker partnerships, won’t build cars

The automotive industry is in the early stage of a major transition, brought about by disruptive forces such as autonomous technology and increased urbanization. Couple the... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept, unveiled at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas

Faraday Future hires ex-Ferrari exec, plans to test cars in Michigan

Mysterious Chinese-backed electric car startup Faraday Future has hired an experienced executive away from Ferrari [NYSE:RACE], one of the best signs yet the company is... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
Skoda Citigo. Photos: Antony Ingram

VW considers bringing its Skoda brand to U.S.

Dieselgate-plagued Volkswagen may have a mainstream option for the American market already in its portfolio: Skoda, the Czech, value-driven automaker it has owned for 25... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed, First Drive, Oslo, Norway

Norway considers ban on sale of diesel and gasoline cars

Despite being a major oil producer, Norway could become the first country to ban the sale of diesel and gasoline cars. However, there's still a long road to that happening... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

BMW i’s focus changes to autonomous cars

With electric cars becoming mainstream, the BMW i sub-brand originally established for the zero-emission cars has changed its focus to autonomous driving technology... read more June 3, 2016 by


 
Volvo CMA modular compact car platform

Volvo sees hybrids replacing diesels, even in Europe

Following the revelation of Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal, diesels have started to wane in popularity in many parts of the globe, including Europe where... read more June 2, 2016 by


 
Hyundai ix35 (Tucson) Fuel Cell Paris taxi

Paris bans cars registered before 1997

In what may turn out to be worrying trend, officials in Paris have placed a ban on older cars and motorcycles. As first reported by Le Monde, cars registered before 1997 and... read more June 2, 2016 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche establishes digitization department

Porsche has a long record of innovation and is once again breaking new ground with the establishment of the digitization department Porsche Digital. Among its contemporaries... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio equipped with Brabus Sports package

Smart, Tesla bottom of pack for software glitches

In a new study, findings revealed that Smart and Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], which represent two very different ends of the automotive market, are both subject to the most... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

Report: VW looking to build battery plant, electric car platform for larger cars

As it tries to dig itself out of the diesel scandal, Volkswagen is paying more attention to electric cars. The German automaker has already discussed an all-electric version... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
Google opens new 53,000 square foot autonomous car development facility in Novi, Michigan

Google opening autonomous car research facility in Michigan

Google is set to establish a new presence in Motor City by opening up a new 53,000-square foot facility dedicated to autonomous car development. The facility, under... read more May 28, 2016 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (S500)

Mercedes expanding use of particulate filters to gas-powered cars

Mercedes-Benz says it will equip particulate filters not only on vehicles powered by diesel engines, but those that use gasoline as well. The move applies for now only to the... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Toyota Land Cruiser showing off airbags

Ride-sharing prompts NHTSA to investigate rear-seat safety

With the rise in popularity of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft comes an unusual consequence: More people are sitting in the back seat of cars. This, says the... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Ford Focus Cosworth - engine

Legendary engine builder Cosworth to open plant in Michigan

Cosworth, a British brand long associated with motorsports, says it is opening up a facility in Michigan to supply an automaker with high-performance V-8 engine parts. What... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
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BMW invests in ride-sharing service Scoop

BMW, through its New York-based investment arm BMW i Ventures, has invested in ride-sharing service Scoop. Scoop is a relative new player in the world of ride-sharing, having... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
 

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