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BMW Sees China as Biggest Electric Car Market by 2019 – Bloomberg

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) predicts China will become the world’s largest market for electric vehicles as more charging infrastructure is built and the government promotes cleaner cars to cut pollution. China will reach that target in at most five years, said Karsten Engel, BMW’s China head, at an event in Shanghai yesterday marking the automaker’s collaboration with the city’s municipal power company. As part of the partnership, the State…

Google’s Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Steering Wheel or Brake Pedals – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014

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‘Upset’ GM Engineer Spoke in House Inquiry – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Exclusive: Inside New CEO Mary Barra’s Urgent Mission To Fix GM – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mary Barra made history by working her way into Detroit’s car-guy club and becoming the first female CEO of General Motors. Now can she fix the company? Mary Barra, mother of two and the first female CEO of General Motors General Motors, sat silently while the parents of ten dead children unloaded their grief and anger on her. Some read prepared statements; others spoke off the cuff. One father unbuttoned…

Google’s Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Steering Wheel or Brake Pedals – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Exclusive: Inside New CEO Mary Barra’s Urgent Mission To Fix GM – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mary Barra made history by working her way into Detroit’s car-guy club and becoming the first female CEO of General Motors. Now can she fix the company? Mary Barra, mother of two and the first female CEO of General Motors General Motors, sat silently while the parents of ten dead children unloaded their grief and anger on her. Some read prepared statements; others spoke off the cuff. One father unbuttoned…

Exclusive: Inside New CEO Mary Barra’s Urgent Mission To Fix GM – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mary Barra made history by working her way into Detroit’s car-guy club and becoming the first female CEO of General Motors. Now can she fix the company? Mary Barra, mother of two and the first female CEO of General Motors General Motors, sat silently while the parents of ten dead children unloaded their grief and anger on her. Some read prepared statements; others spoke off the cuff. One father unbuttoned…

Google to launch fleet of two-seater self-driving cars – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Honda. Toyota. Google? One of the world’s largest technology companies is getting into the car business — the self-driving car business. The search giant announced on its blog Tuesday that it plans to build about 100 of its own two-seat autonomous cars. “Ever since we started the Google self-driving car project, we’ve been working toward the goal of vehicles that can shoulder the entire burden of driving,” the company wrote….

Google’s Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Brakes or Steering Wheel – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Why GM recall death toll will rise – CNNMoney

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Chevrolet Cobalt involved in a fatal crash in March 2010. The death toll in General Motors’ faulty ignition switch recall is 13, making it one of the deadliest recalls in recent years. Sadly, that toll is likely to climb. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said last week that it expects its investigation to reveal the final toll is higher. The 13 deaths are GM’s internal estimate, not verified…

Exclusive: Inside New CEO Mary Barra’s Urgent Mission To Fix GM – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mary Barra made history by working her way into Detroit’s car-guy club and becoming the first female CEO of General Motors. Now can she fix the company? Mary Barra, mother of two and the first female CEO of General Motors General Motors, sat silently while the parents of ten dead children unloaded their grief and anger on her. Some read prepared statements; others spoke off the cuff. One father unbuttoned…

Google’s Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Brakes or Steering Wheel – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Nissan and Chrysler Lead Auto Sales Surge – ABC News (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The new 2015 Chrysler 200 comes off the assembly line at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, March 14, 2014, in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Morning Money Memo… Consumer confidence is coming back and this month is expected to be the strongest May for auto sales since the recession began in 2007. According to Kelley Blue Book, Nissan and Chrysler are leading the sales surge with growth of more…

2014 BMW i3 REx Driven, Tesla Guide, Greenest Carmaker: Today’s Car News – Green Car Reports

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

By Stephen Edelstein BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014 Enlarge Photo Today on Green Car Reports: A drive report on the brand-new 2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car from the very first owner, a new book offers Tesla Model S ownership advice, and we drive BlueIndy’s electric BlueCar as well. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Lots to catch up on,…

‘Fast food’ stops for electric cars – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

By the end of 2016, Dutch residents will be able to use 201 fast-charging stations.(Photo: Fastned) Electric cars have supposedly been the future of transport for decades, but most of us still don’t use them. Prices have dropped and designs have improved, but the transition is hampered by an infrastructural chicken and egg problem: What comes first, cars or charging stations? The answer, surprisingly, may come from the Netherlands —…

Fuel Cost: Gas Cars vs. Electric Cars? – Fox Business

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dear Driving for Dollars,  I heard some of your coverage about electric cars on Earth Day, and I decided I’m ready to look into owning an electric model. But I always thought electricity was really expensive, and I’m worried my recharging costs won’t be that much less than my gasoline costs are now. Is there a way to get an accurate comparison?  – Joanie Dear Joanie,  Figuring out the cost…

Google’s Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Brakes or Steering Wheel – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Hyundai-Kia beats Honda as ‘greenest’ automaker – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hyundai’s fuel-cell Tucson electric SUVs unload May 20 at Port Hueneme near Los Angles, adding to Hyundai’s clean-air fleet. Fuel cells replace batteries in electric vehicles, creating electricity to power the vehicle by combining stored hydrogen with oxygen from the air.(Photo: Hyundai) Combined car company Hyundai-Kia, both owned by South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group, overtook Honda Motor as the “greenest” automaker in the U.S., according to a report today by…

Google’s Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Brakes or Steering Wheel – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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‘Fast food’ stops for electric cars – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

By the end of 2016, Dutch residents will be able to use 201 fast-charging stations.(Photo: Fastned) Electric cars have supposedly been the future of transport for decades, but most of us still don’t use them. Prices have dropped and designs have improved, but the transition is hampered by an infrastructural chicken and egg problem: What comes first, cars or charging stations? The answer, surprisingly, may come from the Netherlands —…