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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 Gigafactory, a German firm has announced plans for its own battery plant to rival Tesla's operation. A consortium known as Terra E... read more

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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


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presenting at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Renault Nissan Alliance becomes world’s biggest automaker

The numbers for the first six months of 2017 are in, and it’s the Renault Nissan Alliance that’s now the biggest automaker when it comes to sales volume. The... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
2017 Ferrari 488 Spyder

Ferrari extended service program covers cars for up to 15 years, probably a good idea

Ferrari announced this week a new extended service program that can provide coverage for up to 15 years. We need to be explicit here: this is not a warranty for an additional... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Porsche Cayenne recalled in Europe due to diesel cheating concerns

Following a recent probe, Germany’s official transport authority, the KBA, on Thursday ordered Porsche to recall 22,000 Cayenne SUVs across Europe after discovering... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Porsche Macan Turbo

Porsche ranks highest again in J.D. Power study measuring brand appeal

J.D. Power isn't the be-all and end-all of automotive evaluation, but the influential research firm and its various studies are a solid and fairly comprehensive resource to... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Taurus

Report: Ford, GM consider axing non-premium large sedans

Sales of sedans from mainstream brands continue to dwindle in the United States as buyers turn to more practical crossover SUVs. It’s gotten so bad that Ford... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

UK joins France in pledging to ban sale of non-electrified cars by 2040

The United Kingdom will ban the sale of vehicles powered purely by gasoline or diesel by 2040, environment minister Michael Gove said on Wednesday. “Today we are... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
Ludwig Willisch, Head of BMW Group Region Americas

Ludwig Willisch, Head of BMW Group Region Americas to retire August 1

BMW will soon execute an executive shuffle: on August 1, Ludwig Willich, Head of BMW Group Region Americas, will retire after 21 years with the German automaker. Ludwig has... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

VW Group, Daimler and BMW accused of cartel behavior

As investigations into diesel-emission cheating deepen, accusations have arisen that the Volkswagen Group, Daimler and the BMW Group may have colluded on development of... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford GT Job One

Ford GT deliveries delayed

Deliveries of its GT supercar aren’t going as smoothly as Ford had anticipated. The automaker, in a letter sent to some customers waiting for their GT, said, “The... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
 

 
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