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UK promises hybrid and electric car subsidies of up to $7,500

The British government is the latest body to offer subsidies for hybrid and electric cars as part of a greater effort to increase the vehicles’ popularity and help encourage motorists to purchase more environmentally-friendly vehicles. The subsidies will range from about $3,000 to $4,000 but... read more

April 16, 2009 by
 
Lotus Elise

Driver of Lotus Elise clocked at an ‘impossible’ 173mph

British police have discovered the world's fastest unmodified Lotus Elise, having clocked motorist Tex O'Reilly at the phenomenal speed of 173mph - almost three-and-a-half... read more March 24, 2009 by


 
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Prindiville Prestige leaves no panel untouched when modifying Lamborghini’s LP-640

British tuner Prindiville Prestige specialize in building one-off, bespoke vehicles designed to meet individual client's every whim no matter how demanding they may be... read more March 18, 2009 by


 
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Renault Sport Experience: touring Europe with hot hatches

The best way to make a small fortune in motorsports? Start with a large one. Yes, the old adage is true as ever, but it need not always be, at least in a few cases. The... read more March 11, 2009 by


 
The CIN system in action

Video: Remote car sales coming to a dealership near you?

In the future, no one will ever leave their homes. Work, play, business - it will all be done remotely. Or at least that's what it's beginning to seem like. So-called... read more March 11, 2009 by


 
Jaguar XF assembly line

UK auto aid approved by EU, now accepting bids for share of £2.3 billion

The weak economy knows no borders, rampaging across the globe taking its toll in lost jobs and bankruptcies. The car industry in particular is no stranger to this strife, and... read more March 11, 2009 by


 
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'Ice White' C70: Volvo unveils a new special edition

With the Geneva Motor Show just past it seems like the market experiencing a glut of special-edition cars at the moment, but Volvo has decided to add another to heap: the... read more March 9, 2009 by


 
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Three day working week for 600 Aston Martin staff

The tough times facing the car industry are not new, but the extended duration is beginning to take its toll on even the most luxurious carmakers. Having already announced... read more January 28, 2009 by


 
The Stig

Top Gear's Stig revealed as racing legend Bill Collins

The BBC's Top Gear is perhaps the most well-recognized and widely-watched motoring program on earth, and the series' dependence on a hired gun that plies the world's best... read more January 21, 2009 by


 
Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Rolls Royce set sales records in 2008 despite economic downturn

The automotive industry's story in 2008 has become a familiar one: high hopes dashed on the rocks of a stormy economy. But not all brands and carmakers fared poorly despite... read more January 14, 2009 by


 
BMW 1-series three-door hatch

BMW's new 116d tops 53mpg, rivals hybrids

The 1-series has been a popular staple among premium small-car buyers in Europe for some time, but it has only hit the U.S. recently. The fun-to-drive and attractive compact... read more January 8, 2009 by


 
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Tata Motors cash infusion for Jaguar-Land Rover could reach $1B

When the automotive subsidiary of Indian mega-conglomerate Tata Motors took over Jaguar-Land Rover earlier this year, many feared for the brand's future. Since then, Tata... read more December 23, 2008 by


 
London traffic

London mayor considering end to congestion charge

Boris Johnson ran for London's mayoral office partly on a platform of stanching the spread of his predecessor's rampant congestion charging. Now Johnson has said he'll... read more December 19, 2008 by


 
2010 Nissan GT-R Series II

Nissan upgrades European GT-R along 'Series II' lines

Recent reports about the demise of launch control in Nissan's GT-R aside, the cars sold in the UK and Europe next year will be getting a range of upgrades as well. Those... read more December 8, 2008 by


 
 

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