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Fast and the Furious

"Fast & Furious" still driving some car prices nearly 20 years later

Seventeen years ago, the movie "The Fast & the Furious" injected some fresh interest in the car culture and, nearly two decades later, is still driving the prices of certain vehicles. The film was primarily focused on newer model imported cars, but that didn’t mean the glory days of... read more

June 18, 2018 by
 
VW to use quantum computers in electric-car battery development

VW to use quantum computing to develop tailored batteries for its EVs

Volkswagen says quantum computers may help the company develop batteries customized to future electric vehicles, the German automaker said June 8. The news last week came... read more June 12, 2018 by


 
2017 Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia

Land Rover has finally put to rest rumors that its next Defender might be built at a new plant in Slovakia by confirming that all Discovery production will be moved to the... read more June 11, 2018 by


 
Byton concept

Byton raises $500M for continued electric-car development

Byton, the Chinese electric-car start-up, has fresh cash on hand. The company announced on Monday that, after a new round of funding, it has another $500 million in the bank... read more June 11, 2018 by


 
Cosworth corporate logo

Cosworth plans for IPO in 2019

Legendary manufacturer of Formula One engines, Britain-based Cosworth, has plans to go public in 2019 in New York. Reuters reported on Thursday that the company is looking to... read more June 8, 2018 by


 
Waymo self-driving car prototype

Waymo eyes Europe, will likely partner with local firm

Waymo is widely seen as a frontrunner in the blooming industry for self-driving cars, though so far the Alphabet-owned company is only based in the United States. Waymo is... read more June 8, 2018 by


 
Freightliner eCascadia electric semi-truck

Daimler has 2 new electric trucks to counter the Tesla Semi

Daimler has aggressively moved to carve its niche in the electric commercial vehicle space, and the German auto giant has two new offerings for the North American market... read more June 7, 2018 by


 
Buick Velite 6 Plug-in Hybrid battery layout

GM and Honda partner on next-gen batteries

General Motors and Honda on Thursday announced plans to work together on next-generation batteries for electric cars to fast-track their development for both automakers. The... read more June 7, 2018 by


 
Giles Taylor

Rolls-Royce design chief steps down

Rolls-Royce on Wednesday announced the departure of its design chief Giles Taylor. In a statement, the automaker said Taylor had left Rolls-Royce and parent company BMW Group... read more June 6, 2018 by


 
2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Aston Martin CEO drops warning for mass-market car brands

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer echoed other prominent industry executives and offered up a warning to mass-market car brands: adapt or risk extinction. Palmer made the comments... read more June 6, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Collection subscription

Mercedes-Benz Collection subscription starts at $1,095 per month

Mercedes-Benz is the latest to jump on the car subscription bandwagon with the new program Mercedes-Benz Collection starting in Nashville, Tennessee and Philadelphia... read more June 6, 2018 by


 
2018 Jeep Grand Commander

Fiat Chrysler's 5-year plan: What happened last time, what didn't, and what's coming?

On Friday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles laid out an ambitious product roadmap for the next five years. Product details were sometimes hazy but the message was clear: FCA's... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
Jean-Marc Gales

Lotus CEO steps down

He was brought in back in 2014 to help bring back Lotus from the brink of bankruptcy and turn it into a viable automaker, but now Jean-Marc Gales has given up his CEO... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
Chrysler Portal concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Chrysler to stick around but may become mobility brand

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles didn't pull the plug on its Chrysler brand during Friday's five-year strategy announcement, as had been rumored, but there weren't any reassurances... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
Audi e-tron replaces side mirrors with cameras

Audi e-tron will use cameras in place of side mirrors, but not in US

Audi's first battery-electric crossover will also usher in radical new technology for the automotive industry. The production e-tron electric crossover will ditch traditional... read more June 1, 2018 by


 
Waymo self-driving prototype

FCA in talks to use Waymo self-driving tech in showroom-bound models

Waymo is making huge strides in the race to develop a safe and robust self-driving service. The Alphabet-owned company formerly known as the Google Self-Driving Car Project... read more May 31, 2018 by


 
 

 
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