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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Jesse Jackson calls for boycott of BMW, cites lack of diversity – Greenville News

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE BMW CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN UPSTATE BMW celebrates 25 years in upstate | 1:04 BMW celebrates 25 years in upstate. BART BOATWRIGHT/Staff x Embed x Share CLOSE BMW CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN UPSTATE How BMW impacted the Upstate | 3:17 A look at how the BMW manufacturing facility affected the Upstate region since it was first announced 25 years ago. JOSH MORGAN/staff x Embed x…

Volkswagen explores obtaining UK banking licence – Financial Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Waymo’s Maintenance Deal Hints That Commercially Available Self-Driving Cars May Be Close – MIT Technology Review

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Stanford professor Mark Jacobson has sued a prominent energy researcher and the National Academy of Sciences for defamation over a sharply-worded rebuttal of his work, shifting a heated scientific debate over renewable energy out of the journals and into the courts. The suit, filed September 29 in a Washington, D.C., superior court, demands a retraction of a June paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Jacobson seeks more than $10…

A tale of two cities — and a Chrysler – Litchfield County Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

MALMO, SWEDEN — Gather ’round and you will hear the story of a mysterious red 1949 Chrysler convertible. The car, which is in Sweden and lovingly restored and cared for by its present owner, Bengt Olsson, of Malmo, was first purchased in Litchfield in the late 1940s. Despite numerous attempts to ascertain the first owner and subsequent early history of the red Chrysler, known formally as…

Ferrari Raises 2017 Profit Target on Limited-Edition Cars – Bloomberg

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Ferrari NV raised its 2017 profit target as rollouts of limited-edition supercars, including the FXX K Evo racing model unveiled last week, help the Italian automaker achieve a long-held goal two years early. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization will total about 1 billion euros ($1.63 billion), the Maranello-based manufacturer said Thursday in a statement. That’s 14 percent more than the 2016 figure. Third-quarter adjusted Ebitda jumped more…

Inside the Aston Martin factory – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

It’s a two-hour car ride from Heathrow Airport to the small village of Gaydon in Warwickshire, England, home to Aston Martin’s headquarters. The company plans, designs, and build its cars in this office park enclave, down the road from Jaguar Land Rover headquarters, and only a short 45-minute drive from Silverstone, where Formula 1 development thrives. It’s an ideal location: it’s connected to the M40 motorway, an artery that threads…

Talking cars; LinkedIn reveals most popular startups; Facebook on the Hill – The Mercury News

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Top of the Order:   No Talking While Driving: At least when it comes to requiring cars to do so, if the Trump administration has its way. With companies as big as Google and Intel, and just about every automaker working on some form of self-driving car technology, one of the biggest questions about cars that can drive themselves is their safety. For example, there are technologies that allow cars to…

Volkswagen Sales in US Rebound After Diesel Scandal – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

VW sales have still not returned to the level achieved before the diesel scandal erupted two years ago, when American dealers were selling more than 30,000 cars a month. But the resurgence is striking in a year when car sales nationwide are declining. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Mr. Williams’s dealership, in Lansing, sold 20 new VW cars last month, up from just nine in October 2016. “I’m back…

Tesla plans to be making cars in China in about 3 years, says Elon Musk – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Luxury auto brands are scrambling to avoid a blue Christmas – Reuters.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

DETROIT (Reuters) – When financial markets surge to new records, sales of luxury cars usually rise, too. Instead, October U.S. auto sales reports on Wednesday showed that a collapse in sales of luxury sedans is accelerating. Consumers have gradually shifted over to luxury sport utility vehicles from sedans in the last decade, but the trend – which has occurred in both the non-luxury and luxury segments of the auto market…

Auto sales were strong in October as buyers grabbed fully loaded pickups, SUVs – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

October was a good month for auto sales, driven by general economic growth and continued vehicle replacement in the wake of hurricanes in Houston and South Florida. Sales are expected to slightly top the 1.37 million cars sold in October 2016 once all automakers release the month’s results. Of those that have reported sales figures, General Motors unit sales were down 2.2%, and Fiat-Chrysler saw a 13.2% drop. But Toyota…

Inside the Aston Martin factory – The Verge – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

It’s a two-hour car ride from Heathrow Airport to the small village of Gaydon in Warwickshire, England, home to Aston Martin’s headquarters. The company plans, designs, and build its cars in this office park enclave, down the road from Jaguar Land Rover headquarters, and only a short 45-minute drive from Silverstone, where Formula 1 development thrives. It’s an ideal location: it’s connected to the M40 motorway, an artery that threads…

Anticipating an Influx of Electric Cars, Indian Government Calls for … – The Drive

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

India is growing into one of the world’s largest car markets, making it a major source of transportation-related emissions. But the Indian government hopes to clean up the air with an aggressive electrification program. The government is requesting bids for a network of electric car charging stations, reports the The Economic Times, and it wants them now. The request for bids went out Oct. 30, and calls for a company…

This new tool scours your auto bills for savings – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Jeep Wrangler redesigned: Fiat Chrysler teases new version of SUV – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 8 2 of 8 3 of 8 4 of 8 5 of 8 6 of 8 7 of 8 8 of 8 Last SlideNext Slide The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara.(Photo: FCA US LLC) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles teased the much-anticipated redesigned version of the Jeep Wrangler sport-utility vehicle. The 2018 model-year of the rugged SUV with an…

Ford posts big sales jumps for October, as Fiat Chrysler, GM report declines – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford and Nissan posted big sales jumps for October, but Fiat Chrysler and General Motors reported declines Wednesday. The drop by two of the Detroit Three reinforces analyst predictions that September’s big gain in U.S. auto sales would fizzle in October. They believe sales will continue to slow nationwide and fewer people than expected will replace hurricane-damaged vehicles in Texas and Florida. Fiat Chrysler sales fell 13 percent for the…