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  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace S

    London is a congested city that takes emissions and noise violations rather seriously. It's rather pricey to drive a gas-guzzling machine into town there. Now it's even more restrictive as certain roads are set to become available only to low-emission vehicles. Moor Lane in London is the first such roadway to be declared low-emission only. Moor Lane runs through the heart of London's financial district. There's a fancy residential tower that looks down on the road below and that thoroughfare is now set to run a bit cleaner. Only automobiles tagged us ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV) will be...

  • Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    VW promises commercial self-driving service in Israel by 2022

    The Volkswagen Group is the latest firm to announce plans for a commercial ride-hailing service involving self-driving cars. The German auto giant will join Intel's recently acquired self-driving car business Mobileye to develop the service whose development will commence in early 2019 and roll out...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car (crossover SUV)
    Jaguar Land Rover announces turnaround plan as sales slide

    Jaguar Land Rover is reeling from a sharp decline in sales in the third quarter as the automaker faces falling demand in its key markets of China and the United Kingdom. Global sales for the Jaguar and Land Rover brands were down 13.2 percent on the same period a year ago, coming in at 129,887...

  • Faraday Future FF91 prototype
    Faraday Future co-founder Nick Sampson steps down

    Faraday Future is currently in the midst of serious financial and executive turmoil. Top leadership is jumping ship as previously secured funding is not quite as secure as previously believed. Now, company co-founder and senior vice president of product R&D and engineering Nick Sampson has...

  • Rupert Stadler
    Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler released from prison

    Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was released from a German prison this week after spending four months behind bars. While never charged, Stadler was taken into custody over concerns he would suppress evidence related to a German investigation into the Volkswagen Group diesel emissions cheating...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
    Daimler open to another collaboration with Tesla

    At one point, Daimler owned 10 percent of Tesla. That was back in 2009 when the German auto giant acquired stock in Tesla in an effort to collaborate and develop electric car technology. However, as it started to become clear that electric cars were popular with some buyers, Daimler in 2014 decided...

  • Lexus Safety System+ and Toyota Safety Sense

    Cars are safer than ever. There are whole hosts of systems onboard with the goal of keeping drivers and passengers safe. This tech is great at keeping you out of harms way, but it might come back and bite you should any of it need repairing. According to AAA, all of the safety tech in our newest cars can easily raise the cost of repairs. What was a minor fender bender in the past now requires repair, replacement, and calibration of a myriad of safety tech parts. There are sensors, cameras, wiring, and much more involved with these many systems, and they live all over your car. In the front of...

  • PSA Group starts its Free2Move car sharing service in Washington, DC
    PSA Group chooses Washington, DC to start car sharing service

    The PSA Group wants to gain a foothold here in the States. PSA executed the first part of this plan by launching its car sharing service, Free2Move, on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Free2Move launched in D.C. with a fleet of 600 Chevrolet Cruise sedans and Equinox crossover SUVs parked in all eight...

  • Porsche Hockenheimring experience center
    Porsche's next experience center is being built at a German F1 track

    Germany will be home to Porsche's next experience center, but it won't be settled just anywhere. The brand announced Monday that the latest center will be built within the confines of the Hockenheimring, one of the racetracks hosting the Formula 1 German Grand Prix (the other is the...

  • Aston Martin Shaghai design studio
    Aston Martin opens first design studio outside UK

    Aston Martin design won't be purely British-born in the future. The automaker announced Wednesday that it has opened its first design studio outside of the United Kingdom. The newest studio resides in Shanghai, China and bears the title Aston Martin Lagonda Creative Lab. The studio is a partnership...

  • Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Could Volkswagen be Waymo's partner in Europe?

    The Volkswagen Group and Waymo are reportedly in talks over partnership in the area of mobility services in Europe. Germany's Manager Magazin reported Thursday that the two firms are interested in working together and that VW Group CEO Herbert Diess had even suggested purchasing a 10-percent stake...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Tesla's Chinese plant will initially build Model 3, Model Y

    Tesla a week ago purchased a plot of land near Shanghai to build its Chinese plant. The plant, which will be 100 percent owned by Tesla and have the capacity to build 250,000 vehicles annually initially, will start off building the Model 3 and upcoming Model Y. The information was detailed in a...

  • Christophe Georges, Bentley US CEO and President

    Bentley has a new CEO and president for its American operations in Christophe Georges. His appointment to the top position in the United States comes as Bentley's Volkswagen Group parent shuffled its executive deck in North America just weeks ago. Georges will succeed Mark Del Rosso, who was appointed president of Audi of America. Del Rosso led Bentley in the U.S. for just one year, and this will be the second time Georges will step into the top role. He led the Americas region from 2005 to 2017. Most recently, he served as director of product and marketing for Bentley’s global...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Tesla increases Model 3 Mid Range price, drops Full Self-Driving option

    Days after announcing a new mid-range Model 3 variant, Tesla has increased the price of the electric car from $45,000 to $46,000. The price hike also follows news that Tesla has dropped the Full Self-Driving option from its online configurator. Tesla told Motor Authority the $1,000 price increase...

  • Mercedes-Benz shuttle service in China
    Daimler joins forces with Geely to offer Chinese ride-hail service using Mercedes, Maybach cars

    German auto giant Daimler and its Chinese shareholder Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have joined forces to take on the booming ride-hailing market in China, which is currently dominated by Didi Chuxing. The two automakers on Wednesday announced they will form a 50:50 joint venture to offer various...

  • Faraday Future completes first pre-production FF91 on August 28, 2018
    Faraday Future plans layoffs, wage cuts as money troubles resurface

    Faraday Future has once again shifted to a poorer outlook as the electric car startup prepares to lay off employees and cut employee salaries. The latest measures in frugality come as Faraday Future feuds with its main investor over new installments of funds. The Verge reported on the forthcoming...

  • Ford self-driving cars in Washington DC
    Ford set to be first to bring self-driving cars to Washington, DC

    Ford will soon become the first company to begin testing self-driving cars in Washington, D.C. The automaker announced on Monday it plans to expand its self-driving teams to D.C. after setting up similar operations in Detroit, Pittsburgh and Miami. The automaker laid out a wide list of goals it...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S
    Someone paid $26M for outgoing Aston Martin Vanquish's tooling and design drawings

    Aston Martin went public this month. With that move to offer shares on the London Stock Exchange, Aston Martin had to provide a lengthy public prospectus, 321 pages to be exact, ahead of its IPO. The document is filled with every bit of information on the company, and buried deep within the...

  • Transdev self-driving school bus

    After the NHTSA called its self-driving school bus operating in Florida "unlawful," French transport company Transdev will halt its autonomous vehicle. The NHTSA originally gave Transdev the approval to temporarily import the EZ Generation II bus for testing and demonstration purposes, but not to transport children to school. The NHTSA said the bus is in violation of its temporary import authorization. The company did not disclose its intentions to use the self-driving shuttle as a school bus. Such vehicles are subject to intense federal regulations that "take into account their unique...

  • Artist's impression of Dyson's planned electric car plant in Singapore
    Dyson's electric cars will be built in Singapore

    Dyson confirmed Tuesday it will build electric cars at a new plant in Singapore. The British firm, famous for its line of bagless vacuum cleaners, said construction of the plant will be completed by 2020 and that the first cars should be rolling off the line by the following year. It's been a year...

  • Waymo self-driving car
    Waymo publishes first responders guide in case of self-driving car crash

    With the advent of self-driving cars, emergency services will need to rethink how to approach wrecks and other crashes. To help them out, Waymo has published a guide for first responders in case of an emergency involving one of its self-driving cars. Crashes involving self-driving cars have been...

  • Silverstone Circuit, home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix
    Aston Martin's prototypes will call Silverstone home

    Aston Martin has added the Silverstone Circuit, the home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, to its list of racetracks where development of future models will take place. Another site is the Nürburgring, where Aston Martin has operated a test center since 2008. The German site since the start...

  • Magneti Marelli
    Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli for $7.1B

    Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles officially has a buyer for its Magneti Marelli supplier division in Japan's Calsonic Kansei, itself owned by U.S.-based private equity firm KKR. FCA will unload the parts division for a reported $7.1 billion, according to a Sunday Reuters report. With KKR acquiring the...

  • The Boring Company tunnel
    Boring Company tunnel under LA opens Dec. 10, free 155 mph rides

    The Boring Company's first tunnel finally has its date with destiny set: Dec. 10. Chief executive officer Elon Musk named the December date as the grand opening and plans for a ceremony in Los Angeles. The first tunnel has been under construction for months, but Musk announced in May it would open...

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