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'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

James Murdoch could take chairman role at Tesla

James Murdoch, son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is the leading candidate to take over the chairman role at Tesla, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the matter. However, Elon Musk, current CEO and chairman at Tesla, hit Twitter shortly after the... read more

October 11, 2018 by
 
Toyota e-Palette self-driving electric mobility concept

Toyota and Softbank form Monet mobility company, plan autonomous services

Toyota and technology investment firm Softbank on Thursday agreed to join forces in developing a new mobility company that will offer a variety of services including... read more October 8, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car

Feds look to loosen rules holding back self-driving car development

Companies in the self-driving car space have been clamoring for a loosening of road rules originally designed for cars with human drivers, which the companies say are... read more October 8, 2018 by


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Daimler starts work on US battery plant for future Mercedes EVs

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is following Tesla's lead by constructing a battery plant in the United States to supply its future fleet of locally made electric cars... read more October 8, 2018 by


 
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies passenger pod

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies shows design for passenger pod

California-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies showed off the design of its future passenger pod on Tuesday. Called the "Quintero One," the pod was revealed in Puerto... read more October 5, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz

VW targets 150,000 EV sales by 2020, over 1 million by 2025

Volkswagen has set some ambitious sales targets for its future electric-car portfolio. In 2020, the German automaker expects to sell 150,000 electric cars globally. Five... read more October 4, 2018 by


 
2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha

Hummer maker AM General reportedly up for sale, GM and FCA interested

AM General, best known for bringing the Hummer brand into the world, has reportedly hung up a "for sale" sign. The company is allegedly seeking potential bidders, which may... read more October 3, 2018 by


 
Concept rendering for Cruise purpose-built self-driving car

Honda will invest $2.75B in GM's Cruise self-driving car business

In the race to develop the world's first safe, reliable and robust driverless ride-hailing service, General Motors and its Cruise self-driving car unit just received major... read more October 3, 2018 by


 
2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Aston Martin shares start trading at $24, value company at $5.6B

Talk of Aston Martin going public by way of an initial public offering (IPO) dates back as far as the brand’s 2008 sale by Ford to a consortium led by Prodrive founder... read more October 3, 2018 by


 
2019 Vinfast Lux A2.0, 2018 Paris auto show

Vietnam's Vinfast launches at Paris auto show with pair of rebodied BMWs

Vietnam is getting into the vehicle manufacturing business with its own brand. Called Vinfast, the first two products from the newly established car company include a... read more October 3, 2018 by


 
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler terminated over dieselgate

Volkswagen on Tuesday terminated Audi Chief Executive Officer Rupert Stadler after lengthy discussions between the automaker's legal team and its board of directors. Stadler... read more October 2, 2018 by


 
Audi PB18 e-tron concept

Audi names new R&D boss

Audi on Monday named Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler as its new R&D chief. Rothenpieler will replace the automaker's current R&D chief Peter Mertens on November 1. Mertens... read more October 1, 2018 by


 
Bentley Mulsanne Hallmark Series Silver

Bentley Mulsanne recalled over rearview camera quirk

Even the pinnacle of luxury can fall victim to recalls. In this case, it's Bentley's range-topping Mulsanne sedan. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration... read more October 1, 2018 by


 
Lotus Hethel headquarters renovations

Lotus to transform Hethel headquarters, build new customer experience center

The Lotus headquarters will soon undergo a transformation. The company has submitted plans for a new customer experience center, heritage center and museum. Lotus' Friday... read more September 30, 2018 by


 
VW-Microsoft technology partnership

VW chooses Microsoft as tech partner for digital services, mobility

Volkswagen plans to invest $4 billion to invest in digitalization by 2025, and it has named Microsoft as its partner for future endeavors. VW announced Friday it has entered... read more September 28, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

Volkswagen developing virtual test drivers for self-driving tech

Volkswagen wants to one day forego real-world testing for self-driving technology. As a result, the German auto giant announced it is developing virtual "test drivers" of the... read more September 28, 2018 by


 
 

 
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