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Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car

GM's self-driving car business receives $2.25B from world's biggest tech fund

General Motors' self-driving car business (GM Cruise) has been given a huge vote of confidence by SoftBank Vision Fund. The fund, which controls more than $100 billion in assets and is considered the world's biggest tech investor, on Thursday announced it will inject $2.25 billion in GM Cruise in... read more

May 31, 2018 by
 
VW MOIA ride-sharing concept car

Report: Apple to use VW vans for first self-driving service

Apple and the Volkswagen Group have reportedly forged a deal that will see VW's Transporter van, the modern version of the iconic Microbus, used by Apple for its first... read more May 24, 2018 by


 
Kenny Bräck

McLaren names Indy 500 winner as new chief test driver

McLaren's next-generation of sports cars and supercars will first be handed to Kenny Bräck. The British automaker announced Wednesday that the Swedish racing driver is... read more May 23, 2018 by


 
Hamburg (Image: Flickr user LuxTonnerre, used under CC license)

Germany's second-biggest city to introduce diesel bans on May 31

Hamburg will become Germany's first city to impose a ban on diesel cars. The ban will be introduced on May 31 but only along two major roads in the city center. A number of... read more May 23, 2018 by


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrews being shipped to China

China to cut tariffs for cars, auto parts

In what could prove to be a major turning point in China's tough stance on trade in the auto sector, China's Finance Ministry on Tuesday confirmed cuts for import tariffs on... read more May 22, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Elon Musk reveals when $35K Tesla Model 3 could start production, admits brake issue

Tesla's rollout of the Model 3 has been anything but smooth sailing, and thousands of customers are still waiting for one very important Model 3 variant: the base model. It's... read more May 22, 2018 by


 
McLaren at the 2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

Canadian businessman buys major stake in McLaren

The McLaren Group, parent of the McLaren Formula 1 team and road car business, on Monday welcomed new major shareholder Michael Latifi. Latifi's Nidala investment group... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
Fiat Punto production at Miafiori plant

FCA looks to retool Italian plans for upscale models

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is set to unveil a company wide-strategy on June 1, his last such strategy announcement before his retirement next year... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Compact EV will be first Mercedes sourced from France

Mercedes-Benz on Friday announced plans to add production of a compact electric car at its plant in Hambach, France. The plant is the home of the Smart brand and has more... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Thousands of more Tesla Supercharger stations coming

In the coming days, we should have an updated map showing exactly where "thousands" of new Tesla Supercharger stations will pop up in the near future, per Tesla CEO Elon... read more May 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Ford GT via Ford GT Forum

Fired from Ford, father of GT supercar now president of company building it

The main person behind the modern Ford GT is now one of the people in charge at the company that builds the supercar. Raj Nair, former president of Ford North America, is now... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
BMW self-driving car prototype

BMW is first foreign automaker approved for China's self-driving car license

The BMW Group has become the first foreign automaker to obtain a license in China for testing of self-driving cars on public roads. Known as the Shanghai Intelligent... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S

Heading abroad: Tesla takes steps to form Chinese operations

Following news China will scrap limited ownership rules for foreign automakers by 2022, Tesla has taken the first steps to form its independent Chinese operation. The Wall... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
2018 Volvo S90, V90, XC60 and XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo ditches diesel

Volvo announced Wednesday that from 2019 it will no longer launch cars fitted with diesel engines. It follows the automaker's announcement last July that every car it... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
Tobias Sühlmann

Bugatti designer Tobias Sühlmann to style future Aston Martins

Aston Martin is strengthening its design team as it prepares to more than double its lineup in the coming years. The automaker confirmed Friday the appointment of Volkswagen... read more May 14, 2018 by


 
Audi Q8 concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

Show-off blow off: Audi joins other luxury makes to skip 2019 Detroit auto show

Following similar announcements from Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Audi announced on Thursday that it will join the rival makes and no longer attend the Detroit auto show. It's the... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
 

 
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