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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 confirming that that means there should be no new diesel or petrol vehicles by 2040,” Gove told BBC Radio. He went on to... read more

July 26, 2017 by
 
Lucid Air

Could Lucid be up for sale?

Electric car startup Faraday Future has made the headlines repeatedly in recent months, albeit for all the wrong reasons. Given the lack of news concerning rival electric car... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Future of diesel at Porsche to be decided by end of decade

Porsche hasn’t been able to avoid the diesel emissions scandal afflicting the Volkswagen Group, with the diesel version of its popular Cayenne SUV among the vehicles... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91 prototype

BMW i boss joins Faraday Future

Struggling electric car startup Faraday Future has hired former BMW executive Ulrich Kranz for the new role of Chief Technology Officer. Kranz, 59, is a BMW veteran and has... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes and Chery reach agreement on use of EQ name in China

Mercedes-Benz in the coming years will introduce a family of new electric cars under the EQ sub-brand. There was a chance Mercedes might have been blocked from using the name... read more July 16, 2017 by


 
Bliss blanking press at Holden vehicle plant in Elizabeth, South Australia

Here's your chance to buy the machinery that built the Chevy SS

Machinery used to build some legendary muscle cars, including the Chevrolet SS, is up for sale. The machinery is located in the vehicle plant of General Motors’... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Porsche probed, ex-Audi manager arrested for fraud and false advertising

Further investigations into the Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal have led to the arrest of a former Audi manager as well as a probe into Porsche by investigators in... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Faraday Future stops work on Nevada plant

Work on Faraday Future’s planned $1 billion vehicle assembly plant in Nevada has been put on indefinite hold, the company confirmed on Monday. In a statement given to... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Tesla Powerpacks

Tesla to build world's biggest battery in Australia

Tesla has entered a partnership with an Australian state to build the world’s biggest battery. The lithium-ion battery will be made up of Tesla’s industrial-scale... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Hyundai ix35 (Tucson) Fuel Cell Paris taxi

France to ban sales of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040

France has vowed to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040 as part of efforts towards meeting the emission reduction aims of the Paris climate accord. The move is also... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S after IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test, late 2016   [frame from IIHS video]

Tesla hits back at IIHS after Model S falls short in latest crash tests

The Tesla Model S has consistently ranked at the top of independent crash tests since its debut earlier this decade, leading to its reputation as one of the safest cars in... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
The Terrafugia Transition roadable aircraft

Terrafugia flying car startup bought by Volvo parent Geely?

Is Terrafugia the latest acquisition of Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely? According to the South China Morning Post, Geely, fresh from its acquisition of Lotus, has agreed to... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Volvo makes moves to become electric car brand

Volvo aims to take an early lead among established automakers when it comes to vehicle electrification. The Swedish automaker on Wednesday made the bold statement that every... read more July 4, 2017 by


 
Ron Dennis

Ron Dennis agrees to sell McLaren stake, exit company

Six months after his ouster as CEO at McLaren Technology Group due to a spat with fellow shareholders, Ron Dennis is now set to leave the company he helped craft over the... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Lotus Exige Sport 380

Lotus cars could be built in China, says new owner Geely

China’s Zhejiang Geely, the holding company that owns the Volvo, Lynk & Co and Geely car brands, entered a deal in May to acquire a 51 percent in stake Lotus from... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
2009 Hummer H2

Plant that once built Hummers will soon build EVs for Chinese-backed startup

In a strange twist of fate, the plant that once built big, gas-hungry Hummers has been bought by a startup looking to build electric cars. On June 22, Chinese-backed electric... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
 

 
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