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Ford probing possible problems with fuel economy, emissions tests

Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it has hired outside experts to investigate its vehicle fuel economy and testing procedures after employees raised concerns,...

Remain or leave? Carmakers confront hard Brexit choices

ST ATHAN, Wales/GAYDON, England - In three cavernous former Royal Air Force hangars at an old airbase in Wales, luxury carmaker Aston Martin is...

Volkswagen boss says U.S. tariffs could cost up to 2.5 billion...

The biggest threat to Volkswagen’s 2019 profit is potential tariffs from the United States, Chief Executive Herbert Diess told the Financial Times. “It’s becoming tense...

Ford to close oldest Brazil plant, exit South America truck biz

Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it will close its oldest factory in Brazil and exit its heavy commercial truck business in South America,...

Honda to close UK car plant with the loss of 3,500...

LONDON - Japanese carmaker Honda is set to announce the closure of its only British car plant in 2022 with the loss of 3,500...

EU passenger car market sees slow start to 2019

Demand for passenger cars in the EU fell by 4.6 percent year-on-year in January, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) reported on Friday. "Nevertheless, with...

European car sales drop 4.6 percent in January: ACEA

STOCKHOLM - FCA Group, Ford and Volkswagen led a 4.6 percent decline in European car registrations in January, industry data showed, dampened by an...

Ford CFO to retire: CNBC

Ford Motor Co Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks plans to retire and is expected to stay through the end of the year, CNBC reported...

Ford recalls 1.48 million F-150 pickups in North America over transmissions

WASHINGTON  - Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it was recalling about 1.48 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America due to a potential...

Exclusive: Volkswagen, Ford far apart on investment in Ford autonomous unit...

Partners Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co are at odds over how much the German automaker will invest in the No. 2 U.S. automaker’s...

Renault: Ghosn remains director of Renault, Bollore chairman of Renault-Nissan

PARIS - Carlos Ghosn remains a director of Renault SA even though he has resigned as chairman and chief executive and Thierry Bollore is...

Nissan books $84 million Ghosn-related charges, cuts outlook

Nissan Motor Co said it had booked around $84 million in charges related to under-reported compensation for ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn, and slashed its...

Tata Motors posts record $4 billion loss on Jaguar woes, shares...

Jaguar Land Rover’s owner Tata Motors Ltd stunned markets by posting the biggest-ever quarterly loss in Indian corporate history of about $4 billion (£3.1...

Ford investing $1 billion, adding 500 jobs in Chicago

WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it is investing more than $1 billion in its Chicago operations and adding 500 jobs as...

Fiat Chrysler, Bosch agree to pay $66 million in diesel legal...

WASHINGTON - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Robert Bosch have agreed to pay lawyers representing owners of U.S. diesel vehicles $66 million (£51.1 million)...

GM’s incentive plan for Cruise chief points to IPO: SEC filing

General Motors Co on Wednesday outlined an incentive plan for the head of its self-driving car unit that points the way toward a possible...

Volvo Cars feels margin pressure from U.S.-China tariff war

Volvo Cars, owned by China’s Geely, reported higher full-year revenue on Thursday, but said its profit margins had slipped and were expected to remain...

Mazda sales continue to grow across Europe in third quarter

Mazda Motor Corporation today announced its global sales and financial results for the first nine months of fiscal 2018-19, selling a total of 1,170,000...

Daimler fourth quarter tempered by weaker Mercedes earnings as tariffs hit

Daimler said its fourth-quarter operating profit fell 22 percent as trade wars and ballooning costs for developing electric and self-driving cars hit profits at...

Tesla cuts Model 3 price for second time this year

Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is lowering the price of its Model 3 by $1,100, citing the end of a costly customer referral program, a...

Bet everything on electric: Inside Volkswagen’s radical strategy shift

WOLFSBURG, Germany - If Volkswagen realizes its ambition of becoming the global leader in electric cars, it will be thanks to a radical and...

Huge, pricey trucks haul jobs and profits for the Detroit Three

Texas - The 61-year old farm equipment dealer in Decatur, Texas, two weeks ago treated himself to a 2019 GMC Denali for around $69,000...

GM cutting 4,000 workers in latest round of restructuring

WASHINGTON, General Motors Co on Monday said it was starting to hand pink slips to about 4,000 salaried workers in the latest round of a...

Nissan to hold extraordinary shareholders meet on April 8 to approve...

Tokyo - Nissan Motor said on Tuesday it will hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting on April 8 to formally discharge its ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn following...

BP’s 2018 profit doubles to five-year high as output soars

London - BP joined its competitors in posting a strong 2018 performance, with a doubling of profits driven by strong growth in oil and gas...

U.S. judge lets most emissions claims against Daimler proceed

A federal judge allowed most claims against Daimler AG to move forward in a 2016 lawsuit by vehicle owners that claims the German automaker’s...

UK offered Nissan Brexit assurances, 80 million pounds for car investment

Britain promised Nissan up to 80 million pounds ($104 million) of support and offered Brexit-related assurances to help secure a major investment from the...

Nissan to cancel plans to make X-Trail SUV in UK

London-Nissan first said four months after Britain voted in June 2016 to leave the EU that it would manufacture a new model of the...

General Motors says in talks to invest $2.73 billion in Brazil...

General Motors Co said on Saturday it is negotiating “feasibility conditions” to invest 10 billion reais ($2.73 billion) in Brazil from 2020 to 2024,...

Toyota, Fiat report fall in U.S. auto sales in January

Toyota Motor Corp on Friday reported a 6.6 percent fall in U.S. vehicle sales for January, hurt by lower demand for its Camry and...

GM and Sao Paulo in talks to invest $2.5 billion for...

Automaker General Motors Co is in talks to invest 9 billion reais ($2.5 billion) in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo over the next...

Tesla begins sales of cheaper Model 3 car in China

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc said it will start taking orders in China on Friday for a lower-priced version of its Model 3...

THE NEW FIAT 500X S-DESIGN JOINS THE FAMILY

The Fiat 500X is the latest model to add the S-Design special edition to its line-up. Building on the City Cross, the Fiat 500X...

Shell’s 2018 profits soar to four-year high

LONDON - Royal Dutch Shell reported a 36 percent rise in 2018 profits on Thursday to $21.4 billion, the highest since 2014, beating forecasts as...

GM halts operations at 11 Michigan plants after utility’s urgent appeal

General Motors Co said late on Wednesday it will temporarily suspend operations at 11 Michigan plants and its Warren Tech Center after a utility...

Ghosn says Nissan executives used ‘plot and treason’ to halt Renault...

Carlos Ghosn said Nissan executives opposed to his plans for closer ties with automaking partner Renault SA resorted to “plot and treason” to disrupt...

Lyft VIP Rides Sundance 2019

Michael Hsu Rosen, Michael Urie ve Ken Barnett, Nico Santos, Mj Rodriguez, Danielle Macdonald, Charlie Plummer, Awkwafina, attends the Lyft VIP Rides Sundance event on January...

Renault-Nissan group sold most cars last year, but VW’s No.1 including...

Volkswagen Group has held on to its position as the world’s top-selling automaker for the fifth year in a row, although the German group...

Nissan CEO eyes first talks with new Renault chairman on Thursday...

Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa is aiming to hold his first face-to-face discussion with new Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard on...

Chinese EV carmaker NIO aims to raise $650 million with convertible...

Electric carmaker NIO Inc, among rivals to Tesla in China, launched a $650 million convertible bond on Wednesday, four months after it listed in...

The Faraday Institution – The ReLiB Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SPKR90pzDA The world is moving towards a low-carbon economy. Doing its part, the Faraday Institution funds research into how we can adapt electrochemical energy storage...

Volvo’s self-driving car venture gets nod to test on Swedish roads

A Volvo Cars joint venture has won approval to begin hands-free testing of its software for self-driving cars on Swedish highways, partner Veoneer said...

Seeking thrifty ways to cut pollution, Rotterdam links up with hybrid...

ROTTERDAM- As Daan Hosli’s hybrid BMW glides into downtown Rotterdam, it passes a virtual boundary into the city’s “electric-only zone” and his mobile phone...

Macron says concerned about conditions of Ghosn’s detention in Japan…

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he has expressed concern to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the prison conditions faced by former...

France warns against ‘exorbitant’ payoff for ex-Renault boss Ghosn

France’s finance minister said on Sunday a severance package for former Renault chief Carlos Ghosn, forced to resign in a financial scandal, should not...

Ford CEO tells employees: ‘Time to bury’ 2018, focus on doubling...

Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Jim Hackett told employees late on Thursday the No. 2 U.S. automaker would not accept last year’s “mediocre” results...

Renault confirms Senard as new chairman, Bollore as CEO

PARIS - French carmaker Renault on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Michelin’s Jean-Dominique Senard as its new chairman and Thierry Bollore as new chief...

Elon Musk Promises to Protect His Teslas With Top-Notch ‘Sentry Mode’

The “sentry mode” will stand guard by either keeping the dash cam on while a car is parked, or by rotating automatically if the...

Behind-the-Scenes VIDEO Showing Creation of Russian Presidential Limo Released

The Russian flagship limousine, developed as a part of the Kortezh project for President Vladimir Putin, was first displayed during Putin’s inauguration on May...

Ghosn resigned from Renault last night: French finance minister

Carlos Ghosn has resigned from French carmaker Renault, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire told Bloomberg Television in an interview at the World Economic...

Turkey’s bridge, highway tolls revenue $367M in 2018

By Tuba Sahin-ANKARA Turkey earned nearly 1.8 billion liras ($367 million) in tolls collected at its two bridges on the Istanbul Strait as well as...

Subaru halts bulk of global car output over part defect…

Tokyo-Subaru Corp said its sole car factory in Japan, accounting for roughly 60 percent of global production, could be out of action for almost...

What’s your favourite stage?

The six-time world rally champion answered a few questions as he talked to us about his special relationship with Monte. What’s your favourite stage? I’ve often...

Porsche Wet Mode – High driving stability even in the rain

The eighth generation of the Porsche 911 is not just more powerful than its predecessor, but is also more comfortable and safer. With Porsche...

Tesla’s Model 3 gets green light in Europe…

Tesla’s Model 3 has been given the green light to hit the road in Europe, clearing the final hurdle for the European introduction of...

European power firms aim to harness electric car batteries

London-Ever wanted to run your electric car for free? If you’re open to a bit of give and take, then stay plugged in and...

Toyota, Panasonic to set up EV battery JV in 2020: source

Tokyo-Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp are set to launch a joint venture next year to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in an...

GM warns workers in Brazil on losses, tough turnaround plan…

General Motors Co has warned employees in Brazil that new investments there depend on a painful plan to return to profit in the country,...

Tesla cuts jobs as it looks to make Model 3 more...

Tesla Inc said on Friday it would cut thousands of jobs to rein in costs as it plans to increase production of lower-priced versions...

Demo run for the Porsche Cayman GT4 Rallye on snow and...

The Zuffenhausen sports car manufacturer is planning a return to rallying. For this, the motorsport department in Weissach is developing the Porsche 718 Cayman...

Oil climbs 1 percent as OPEC output drop eases concerns about...

Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Friday after an OPEC report showed its production fell sharply last month, easing some concerns about...

Tesla to cut workforce by 7 percent while it ramps up...

Tesla Inc said on Friday it was cutting several thousands of jobs, as the electric car maker looks to trim costs and be consistently...

Ghosn received $9 million improperly from Nissan-Mitsubishi JV: companies

Carlos Ghosn improperly received $9 million in compensation from a joint venture (JV) between Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, the Japanese automakers said on...

Global auto leaders urge Trump administration to end trade turmoil

DETROIT- Auto executives gathered in Detroit on Monday called on the Trump administration and Congress to resolve trade disputes, and end the government shutdown,...

2019 WRC LAUNCH…

SATURDAY'S LAUNCH OF THE 2019 WRC PROVIDED A SHOW-STOPPING TASTE OF THIS YEAR'S ACTION, WHEN THE CHAMPIONSHIP'S STAR DRIVERS AND THEIR CARS WERE REVEALED...

Volkswagen, Ford to announce automotive alliance

DETROIT - Volkswagen A Gand Ford Motor Co are expected to unveil an alliance on Tuesday that combines forces on commercial vehicles and is...

Volkswagen to invest $800 million, build new electric vehicle in U.S.

DETROIT - Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said on Monday it is investing $800 million to build a new electric vehicle at its plant in Chattanooga,...

Nissan top executive Munoz resigns amid broadened Ghosn probe

One of Nissan Motor Co’s top executives has resigned, further rattling the Japanese automaker’s management team as it broadens an investigation into ousted Chairman...

Volkswagen delivered 10.8 million cars in 2018, eyes world No.1 spot

Volkswagen Group (VOWG_p.DE) said on Friday its passenger car deliveries rose 0.9 percent last year to a record 10.83 million, putting it neck-and-neck with...

BMW says group sales up 1.1 percent in 2018

BERLIN - BMW’s (BMWG.DE) group sales went up 1.1 percent worldwide in 2018 to 2,490,664 vehicles, the company said on Friday, adding that it...

Fiat Chrysler agrees to U.S. diesel-emissions settlement worth nearly $800 million

WASHINGTON - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to pay close to $800 million (£627.4 million) to settle claims from the U.S. Justice Department...

Jaguar Land Rover to cut up to 5,000 jobs

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will today announce it is cutting up to 5,000 jobs from its 40,000 strong UK workforce. Management, marketing and administrative roles...

At China port, tariff drop a salve for hard-hit traders of...

 In the Chinese port city of Tianjin, grey market traders of American-made cars, badly stung by a scything trade war and punitive tit-for-tat tariffs,...

300 billion dolar in electric vehicles, with more than 45 percent...

Global automakers are planning an unprecedented level of spending to develop and procure batteries and electric vehicles over the next five to 10 years,...

UK productivity growth falls to two-year low for third quarter 2018

British productivity growth slowed to a two-year low during the three months to September last year, as economic output grew more slowly than the...

All set for open-top season – the new 911 Cabriolet

Six weeks after the Coupe’s launch, attention turns to the 911 Cabriolet. The open-top 911 continues in a decades-long tradition, established when Porsche unveiled...

Nissan’s Ghosn claims innocence in first appearance since November arrest…

Ousted Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn declared his innocence in his first public appearance since his arrest in November, telling a Tokyo court...

Ford plans new wireless tech for cars starting 2022

Ford Motor Co  said on Monday it plans to roll out a wireless technology for its new vehicle models in the United States, starting...

UK new car sales slump ahead of Brexit “existential threat”

LONDON - British new car sales in 2018 fell at their fastest rate since the global financial crisis a decade ago, hit by the...

Tesla CEO Musk breaks ground at Shanghai Gigafactory to launch China...

SHANGHAI/BEIJING - Tesla Inc broke ground on Monday for its Shanghai Gigafactory where it plans to begin making its Model 3 electric vehicles (EV)...

UK stages mass truck trip to Dover to ‘war game’ no-deal...

MANSTON, ENGLAND - Britain began rehearsals on Monday for the upheaval of a no-deal Brexit by lining up 87 trucks at a little-used airport...

German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg sues Volkswagen for damages – FAZ

FRANKFURT - The German Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg is seeking damages from Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) after local authorities purchased VW diesel vehicles which now face...

Japanese prosecutors want Ghosn to sign confession, says son: paper

PARIS - Japanese prosecutors want Carlos Ghosn, the detained auto executive who oversaw an alliance that sold 10 million vehicles a year, to confess...

Mercedes aims to be among top two players to scale autonomous...

FRANKFURT  - Mercedes-Benz’s is not aiming to be the first manufacturer to develop a self-driving car but it wants to be among the first...

UK plans rehearsals for no-deal Brexit amid fears of road, port...

LONDON - Britain will begin rehearsals for the possible chaos of a no-deal Brexit on Monday by testing how the road network copes with...

“Every day, I visualise myself finishing the Dakar,

LONG LIVE PERU The 41st edition of the Dakar kicked off proceedings as riders, drivers and crews submitted themselves to the ritual of administrative and...

New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport featuring natural-fibre body parts

 Three years after the premiere of the first Cayman GT4 Clubsport, Porsche now unveils its successor: The new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport represents a...

Automakers close out 2018 with drop in U.S. new vehicle sales…

DETROIT  - Major automakers on Thursday posted a weak finish to 2018 for U.S. new vehicle sales as the industry braced for what is...

Almost a third of Norway’s car sales in 2018 electric in...

OSLO, Jan 3 - Almost a third of new cars sold in Norway last year were pure electric, a new world record as the...

Tesla shares dive after Model 3 delivery falls short of estimates,...

Tesla Inc  shares sank 8 percent on Wednesday after the electric car maker delivered fewer-than-expected Model 3 sedans in the fourth quarter and cut...

Porsche Motorsport enters into a multi-year partnership with PUMA

Stuttgart/Herzogenaurach. As of January 1st, 2019, Puma, the globally active sports lifestyle brand, has become the exclusive technical partner of the whole Porsche Motorsport team...

Hyundai flags tough 2019 as U.S., China demand stays slow

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group flagged another year of tepid car sales growth on the back of a slow 2018, saying trade protectionism adds...

Test: Mercedes-Benz Unimog U4023

The Unimog U 4023 – the standard for perfection in off-road terrain It is only the most demanding of routes in extreme off-road terrain that...

Tesla names close Musk friend Larry Ellison to board

Tesla Inc on Friday named Oracle Corp co-founder Larry Ellison, a shareholder and self-described close friend of Chief Executive Elon Musk, to its board...

Interesting Accidents at Nürburgring 2018…

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Japan court extends Ghosn detention by 10 days…

TOKYO  - A Japanese court on Sunday extended for 10 days the detention of ousted Nissan Motor Co chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is facing...

Hyundai sees Russia auto market growth slowing in 2019

MOSCOW - South Korea-based carmaker Hyundai Motor Co. expects growth in the Russian auto market to slow sharply next year, the head of its...

JAGUAR LAND ROVER OPENS THE DOOR FOR EASIER ACCESS WITH AUTOMATIC...

Jaguar Land Rover has developed the ultimate car door that opens automatically as the driver approaches or can be operated by gesture control. The mobility...


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The Faraday Institution – The ReLiB Project

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SPKR90pzDA The world is moving towards a low-carbon economy. Doing its part, the Faraday Institution funds research into how we can adapt electrochemical energy storage...

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Nexcel Testing Demonstrates Potential 2g/km Co2 Reduction…

CASTROL’S INNOVATION BUSINESS NEXCEL PREDICTS CO2 REDUCTION AT A €/G COST SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN MILD HYBRIDISATION Testing of the latest Nexcel active engine oil management...

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