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Volvo's First Electric Car Kicks Off a Plan 2019-10-16 18:54:20The Swedish automaker introduced the XC40 Recharge, which can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, and reach about 200 miles on a charge.

The Death of Cars Was Greatly Exaggerated 2019-10-16 07:00:00The founders of Uber and Lyft, among others, declared that people would no longer need to own cars. Instead, car ownership is rising. 

The Vacuum That's Not a Car and Other 2019-10-13 09:00:00Dyson scrubs plans to build an EV, Tesla owners learn the cars can't power their homes, and lightning that follows shipping lanes.

Dyson Sucks the Air Out of Its Electric-Car 2019-10-10 16:38:22The British household-products maker had promised to invest $2.5 billion in EVs. Now, it says it can't produce one that's “commercially viable

No You Can’t Power Your House With Your 2019-10-09 21:26:46California’s power outages might have some residents looking for backups. But that juicy Tesla battery pack isn’t it—at least not ye

Why Lightning Strikes Twice as Much Over Shipping 2019-10-09 07:00:00It might sound crazy, but it’s true: The heavens cast their wrath and fury on the ships more than on the fishes.

Elon Musk's Mouth, and Tweets, Land Him in 2019-10-08 19:03:53Newly released court documents reveal more backstory to a tweet that became a defamation suit. “I’m a fucking idiot,” the Tesla CEO

Bollinger's Electric Pickup and SUV Are Made for 2019-10-08 09:00:00The EV startup is packing the battery-driven duo with all the features they need to conquer field and stream.

Smart Summons From Tesla, Drones From UPS, and 2019-10-06 09:00:00Plus: A new “flying car” from Kitty Hawk.

EVs Fire Up Pyroswitches to Cut Risk of 2019-10-06 07:00:00Electric cars run on 400 volts or more. So automakers are designing systems to protect EMTs and others from exposed wires following a collision.

These Small Cars Can Help Drive the Autonomous 2019-10-05 07:00:00Researchers are using 1/10th-size models to test self-driving technology more cheaply and easily than full-size vehicles.

Kitty Hawk’s New Flying Car Promises a (Near) 2019-10-04 16:23:34Larry Page's aviation outfit, helmed by Sebastian Thrun, built the Heaviside with eight motors and a big wing to help generate lift.

Automotive News Breaking

VW gets more time from U.S., auditor to New! 2019-10-17 13:58:14The 90-day extension means that an independent compliance auditor, Larry Thompson, will monitor Volkswagen until September 2020.

UAW will continue GM strike until workers ratify New! 2019-10-17 12:19:38The UAW said its GM national council voted to keep workers on the picket lines while rank-and-file members vote on a four-year deal covering wages and

Uber, Lyft may face more federal oversight, lawmaker New! 2019-10-17 11:51:09Congressman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., said ride-hailing companies have revolutionized how people travel but also have a lot of problems, such as adding t

UK companies urge lawmakers to pass Brexit deal New! 2019-10-17 11:37:15Jaguar Land Rover was hesitant to declare an end to the struggles of Britain’s auto industry after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and

Musk claims he's cash-poor in court litigation New! 2019-10-17 11:26:31While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a $23.6 billion personal fortune that ranks him No. 38 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, he’s relatively cash-p

Piston buys Ohio braking plant, becomes a Honda New! 2019-10-17 10:00:00Piston Group, controlled by former NBA star Vinnie Johnson, hopes to broaden the Ohio plant's Honda business beyond brake assemblies.

Hyundai takes Veloster off the beaten path with New! 2019-10-17 08:56:34Hyundai's Grappler concept takes the whimsical design to extremes for the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas next month, and is

Dura Automotive files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy New! 2019-10-17 08:17:55The supplier's owner and CEO, Lynn Tilton, has proposed to purchase Dura's assets and take on all employee, customer and trade obligations as p

GM strike hits supplier Faurecia New! 2019-10-17 06:18:00The monthlong strike cost the French supplier $25.5 million in the third quarter and the impact could reach $44.4 million to $50 million in October.

Ford launches two major EV charging initiatives New! 2019-10-17 06:00:01Ford laid out its charging infrastructure plans for the first time, roughly a month ahead of the planned introduction of a long-range EV crossover, ex

Consumers stay neutral on AVs and EVs, J.D. 2019-10-16 16:37:44Over two-thirds of surveyed consumers said they have "little to no knowledge" about self-driving technology, and over half said they "are unlikely

Ford Motor Co. Fund president to retire at 2019-10-16 16:00:21Mary Culler, chief of staff for Ford's office of the executive chairman and development director for the company's revitalization of Michigan Centra

Motor Trend

2020 Volvo XC40 Recharge First Look: The First 2019-10-16 17:21:09Volvo isn’t being shy about it: We need to change our ways to combat climate change issues the world faces today. Cars in particular—inclu

Hyundai Veloster “Grappler” Concept Takes Quirky Hatchback Off-Roading 2019-10-16 17:03:36Hyundai is taking its asymmetrical Veloster hatchback off the beaten path with the “Grappler” Concept. Equipped with body cladding, a rais

Future 2020 Honda Fit Shows Its Profile in 2019-10-16 12:52:51The next generation 2020 Honda Fit (Jazz in global markets) has been teased ahead of its official debut at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Show. One of the most n

Eight Supercars and Sports Cars Slower Than a 2019-10-16 12:00:23It seems that Toyota’s numbers for the new Supra are … let’s say, conservative. Toyota claims the Supra’s BMW-sourced force-f

10 Relatively Affordable Camper-Van Conversions for Living That 2019-10-16 08:00:14Looking to get out there—you know, really out there—but tents are a no-go and you don’t want to drag a trailer to sleep in or drive

2020 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2020 Porsche 911 Comparison: 2019-10-16 04:00:20Last corner. Hairpin, zero camber. Be patient with the throttle, or it’ll just push. Start to unwind the wheel, roll hard into the throttle. Let

Volkswagen’s Priority List Starts With Pair of SUVs 2019-10-15 20:12:59Scott Keogh has a lot of product to prioritize. The CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America still wants a pickup truck, the electric dune buggy, and Mi

Review: How the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur is 2019-10-15 19:00:16The previous two generations of the Bentley Flying Spur had Volkswagen DNA under their luxurious skins, their platforms shared with VW’s highly

The XMT Takes the Jeep Gladiator Back to 2019-10-15 18:26:11The Jeep Gladiator JT hasn’t been around for very long, but it’s already proven to be extremely popular. So popular, in fact, that Jeep an

2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe First Look: 2019-10-15 18:18:47BMW has finally taken the wraps off what will be the least expensive model in its U.S. lineup that isn’t an SUV, the 2020 2 Series Gran Coupe. U

How to Launch (JUMP) a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette 2019-10-14 15:55:13Step 1: Obtain a 2020 Corvette The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette goes on sale very soon. First customer deliveries are expected this spring. If you have $60

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S Offers up to 563 2019-10-14 15:16:52Porsche debuted the 2020 Taycan EV in Turbo and Turbo S trim, but we always knew the Taycan range would add variants below those top models eventually

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Subaru production suspended after Typhoon Hagibis New! 2019-10-17 09:41:00Japanese automaker Subaru has halted vehicle production in Japan for 10 days after typhoon Hagibis which swept through the country over the weekend, d

SAIC claims 'Belt & Road Initiative' boost New! 2019-10-17 09:32:00SAIC Motor claims it is accelerating its pace of global expansion, boosted by the Chinese government's strategic 'Belt & Road Initiative' (BRI)

Johnson Matthey to open UK battery centre New! 2019-10-17 09:31:00Johnson Matthey (JM) is to open a new battery application centre at the British business and science community of Milton Park in Oxfordshire.

MHI Thermal to start China factory New! 2019-10-17 08:22:00Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, (MHI Thermal Systems), is to establish a manufacturing centre for automotive air conditioners in the indu

RariTEK LNG bus features Allison transmission New! 2019-10-17 07:10:00Russia's RariTEK - which maintains it is the first manufacturer to produce a bus fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) - has specified an Allison fu

Skoda deliveries slip in 2019 due to China New! 2019-10-17 06:13:00VW-Group brand Skoda says it delivered 913,700 vehicles to customers worldwide in the first three quarters of 2019, 2.7% down on the same period last

PSA North America appoints Lisa Mark as Peugeot New! 2019-10-17 05:49:00PSA North America has appointed Lisa Mark as vice president, CMO, responsible for leading the company's Peugeot brand.

Faurecia Q3 sales up 4.3% to EUR4.12bn New! 2019-10-17 05:48:00Faurecia has posted third-quarter sales up 4.3% to EUR4.12bn (US$4.6bn), with nine-month sales of EUR13.2bn.

Continental opens new US$1.4bn Mississippi tyre plant New! 2019-10-17 05:48:00Continental has opened its new US$1.4bn tyre plant near Clinton, Mississippi, creating up to 2,500 jobs.

CTEK Sweden and Cadex Electronics team on battery New! 2019-10-17 05:37:00CTEK Sweden and Cadex Electronics are to partner on battery testing.

ArcelorMittal Italia appoints Lucia Morselli as CEO 2019-10-17 04:43:00ArcelorMittal Italia has appointed Lucia Morselli as chairman and CEO, replacing Matthieu Jehl, who will take up new responsibilities w

[UPDATED] GM and UAW reach 'proposed tentative agreement' 2019-10-16 10:48:00General Motors and the UAW are reportedly close to a deal that will end a month long strike at the company.


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