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Diesel cars defy ‘demonisation’ with steady price rises – The Telegraph – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

While prices and interest in diesel cars are holding up, the report did find that motorists have been left “confused”by the increasing controversy around diesel. This has been compounded by the Government announcement that by 2040 sales of new cars with diesel or petrol engines will be banned, and drivers said they are now finding buying a car “more challenging”. “This sustained debate on fuel is a by-product of a…

Fiat Chrysler recalling nearly 500,000 Ram pickup trucks for fire risk – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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2018 BMW M5: Muscle born from technology – STLtoday.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

These days, automotive muscle is techy and global. The classic age of American muscle came just after the mid-point of the last century — late 1960s to early-’70s. Then the 1973 Arab oil embargo, among other factors, led to the downsizing and emasculation of heretofore fire-breathing brutes. But, thanks to technology, a 21st-century renaissance of muscle is upon us, enabled by variable valve timing, artificial aspiration from…

Diesel cars defy ‘demonisation’ with steady price rises – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

While prices and interest in diesel cars are holding up, the report did find that motorists have been left “confused”by the increasing controversy around diesel. This has been compounded by the Government announcement that by 2040 sales of new cars with diesel or petrol engines will be banned, and drivers said they are now finding buying a car “more challenging”. “This sustained debate on fuel is a by-product of a…

Fiat Chrysler recalling nearly 500000 Ram pickup trucks for fire risk – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Waymo and Intel Shack Up to Create a Self-Driving Power Couple – WIRED

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

As the self-driving car industry continues its rapid growth, it’s seeing more partnership drama than a middle school dance. For months now, major companies have been hooking up—Uber and Daimler, Lyft and General Motors, Microsoft and Volvo—but Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s announcement on Monday that the giant chipmaker is helping Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project, build robocar technology registers as some seriously juicy gossip. If there’s a frontrunner in the…

Why switching to fully electric cars will take time – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toyota blazed a trail in hybrid car design with its Prius Are electric cars really about to take over from the old-fashioned internal combustion engine? Judging by some of the headlines we’ve seen recently, you could be forgiven for thinking petrol and diesel engines were about to be consigned to the scrap heap. Yet the reality is rather different. There is no question that…

US tipped to put brakes on auto sales as easy finance dries up – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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India is about to embark on the most ambitious electric-car transformation in the world – Quartz

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

India is shifting gears. The world’s fifth-largest auto market is readying for a stupendous transformation: moving completely towards electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. This is part of the Narendra Modi government’s vision to helm a renewable-energy revolution in the country. It reckons that the automobile sector’s massive conversion will cut its oil bill by some $60 billion, reduce emissions by 37%, and curb the burgeoning demand for road infrastructure over…

Why fully electric cars may be stuck in the slow lane – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toyota blazed a trail in hybrid car design with its Prius Are electric cars really about to take over from the old-fashioned internal combustion engine? Judging by some of the headlines we’ve seen recently, you could be forgiven for thinking petrol and diesel engines were about to be consigned to the scrap heap. Yet the reality is rather different. There is no question that…

This investor is short Tesla, long BMW – here’s why – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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This investor is short Tesla, long BMW – here’s why – CNBC

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

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The Future Of Electric Vehicles In The US, Part 2: EV Price, Oil Cost, Fuel Economy Drive Adoption – Forbes

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Due to declining electric vehicle (EV) costs, growth in charging station access, and increased familiarity and acceptance by the public, EVs will play an ever-greater role in the U.S. transportation sector.  In part one of our analysis, we reported EVs are likely to represent at least 65% of sales in 2050, and with strong technology cost declines or high oil prices, could represent 70-75% of sales in that year. Additionally,…

Intel is working with Waymo to build fully self-driving cars – The Verge

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Intel announced today that it will be collaborating with Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo to provide the computing power necessary for Level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles that can drive in most any condition. Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans, which are operating on public roads in Arizona and California, already feature Intel-produced technology for everything from connectivity to sensor-data processing. By working more collaboratively in the future, the two companies say…

Justice Department barred from sharing Volkswagen documents: judge – Reuters

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal magistrate judge blocked the U.S. Justice Department from sharing with a German law firm 25 million pages of records disclosed by Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) in the government’s diesel emissions investigation. The order, issued late on Friday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Corley in California, is a win for the world’s largest automaker, which faces 1,600 securities suits in Germany in connection with its diesel emissions…

Excess pollution from diesel cars leads to 5000 premature deaths a year in Europe – The Verge

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Two years ago the US Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of violation to Volkswagen, setting off the far-reaching investigation and media storm into the VW diesel scandal. New research captures some of the real-world impact on lives lost due to air pollution associated with diesel cars. In a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, researchers showed that in 2013, air pollution by diesel cars, vans, and…

This investor is short Tesla, long BMW – here’s why – CNBC

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

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Diesel cars are ‘more polluting’ than thought, study finds – Financial Times

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Beats Ford – Forbes

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. is beating Ford Motor Company, on Wall Street. Fiat Chrysler’s shares have gained 143.70% for the last twelve months and 355.07 percent for the last five years, compared -10.85% and 7.93 % for Ford. Fiat Chrysler’s Shares Beat Ford’s *it doesn’t include dividends. Source: Finance.Yahoo.com 9/8/17 That may come as a surprise to Ford’s F-150s truck fans, who a couple of years ago…

Volkswagen is ‘second mover’ in electric commercial vehicles: executive – Reuters

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is a “second mover” in electrified commercial vehicles, after lagging companies such as Tesla (TSLA.O) and Deutsche Post DHL (DPWGn.DE) in putting them on the road, the head of VW’s trucks business told a German newspaper. He said Volkswagen had emissions-free alternatives to conventional trucks and buses on offer. “But maybe the German manufacturers were too slow. It could be,” German daily Tagesspiegel quoted Andreas…