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Aston Martin CEO calls for Brexit clarity within six months | The … – The Independent

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Aston Martin wants some clarity on the UK government’s Brexit negotiations within six months as the luxury sports-car maker seeks to avoid trade tariffs. The car manufacturer, whose cars feature in James Bond films, also wants an indication of how the industry will recruit skilled labour after the UK exits the European Union, chief executive Andy Palmer said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Singapore. “We understand there has to…

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

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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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…

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…

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…

Short on Tesla, long on BMW – one investor’s electric car trades – CNBC

Posted: Monday, September 18, 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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Audi takes lead in automated driving, but others wary to follow – Reuters

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology. At the Frankfurt car show, Audi paraded the A8 which can drive itself under certain conditions, decide when to change lanes and does not require drivers to monitor the road – though they must be ready…

Ithaca Hits the Road With Electric Vehicles – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Electric vehicles are no longer the car of the future — they drive among us. Ithaca joined 264 cities worldwide to bring awareness to sustainable alternatives in the automotive industry on Saturday as part of the National Energy Drive Week. Twenty-four different electric cars were registered for this weekend’s events, ranging from a Tesla Model S to a Chevrolet Volt. Residents of all ages made their way through Press Bay’s…

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

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

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Marc Leishman breaks tournament record, eyes FedEx Cup title – ESPN

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The clutch shots down the stretch in the BMW Championship belonged to everyone except the winner. Marc Leishman didn’t really need them. Staked to a five-shot lead and determined to not let another FedEx Cup playoff event get away from him, Leishman never gave anyone much of a chance Sunday at Conway Farms. When Justin Rose made a…

Great drives: Aston Martin DB11 on the trail of scandal at Cliveden House – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

The evening before, I had imbibed a  cocktail in the velvety Soho cellar where adulterous MP John Profumo used to squire good-time girl Christine Keeler, back when it was called The Pinstripe Club. Now it’s called Disrepute, a nod to the scandals that took place there.  The drinks menu alludes to this celebrity haunt’s naughty past: “He had dined late with his wife. She had grown accustomed to ending their…