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Powerful asset manager Hermes calls for ‘no confidence’ vote in Volkswagen bosses – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The committee is also battling for compensation for the 1m affected UK drivers, citing US motorists receiving up to $10,000 each. Despite its troubles, VW has performed strongly in the wake of dieselgate and has again overtaken Toyota as the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer, selling 10.4m in 2016. Last week it reported first quarter sales at the group – which includes the Audi, Bentley, Porsche, SEAT and Skoda marques –…

Ford executive calls for fewer cars in cities – Financial Times – Financial Times

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Ford executive calls for fewer cars in cities

BMW Hasn’t Built a New 6-Series Coupe Since February 2017 – The Drive

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

You know those people at the office who you were introduced to on your first day and have never really talked to since? You know of their existence and might even exchange nods when you’re both in the break room. But really, if they disappeared off the face of the earth tomorrow, you honestly might never even notice. Looks like the BMW 6-Series Coupe was just one of those people….

Speedsters gain popularity amid nosediving car sales – Detroit News – The Detroit News

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Buy Photo Ford says sales of the Focus RS, shown, and Focus ST rose 25 percent in the first four months of 2017 as overall car sales fell 11.4 percent.(Photo: Todd McInturf / The Detroit News)Buy Photo After years buying small cars, American consumers keep turning to big, beefy SUVs and trucks. But Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV see a silver lining in those plummeting car sales….

Ford executive calls for fewer cars in cities – Financial Times

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Ford executive calls for fewer cars in cities

Consumers Want Safe, Sustainable Electric Cars, Volvo CEO Tells UN Conference – Edmunds.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Consumer expectations are changing, and the auto industry has to change to meet them, Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson told the U.N. Global Compact Nordic Network conference on Monday. “Our customers want safer, more sustainable and convenient cars,” Samuelsson said. “We can meet that demand, be a force for change and grow our business at the same time. I am confident that our next generation of fully autonomous, electrified and connected…

Hoard of cars found hidden in manor worth millions – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

A swiss stately home has revealed what could be the Holy Grail of classic cars. The stunning collection boasts 12 motors from luxury manufacturers including Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Lamborghini and Maserati, with the oldest dating back to 1921. Thought to have been started in the 1950s by a wealthy car enthusiast, the fleet is said to have remained largely untouched for years following the owner’s death. The collection was rediscovered…

Speedsters gain popularity amid nosediving car sales – The Detroit News

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Buy Photo Ford says sales of the Focus RS, shown, and Focus ST rose 25 percent in the first four months of 2017 as overall car sales fell 11.4 percent.(Photo: Todd McInturf / The Detroit News)Buy Photo After years buying small cars, American consumers keep turning to big, beefy SUVs and trucks. But Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV see a silver lining in those plummeting car sales….

Volkswagen wants to beat Tesla at its own game – Roadshow – CNET – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Tesla is making waves as the only automaker devoted solely to electric vehicles, but once the industry’s heavy hitters step in, it’s going to be a whole different game. Herbert Diess, Volkswagen’s brand chief, believes the German automaker can beat Tesla at its own game once it settles into its plan to sell a whole bunch of electric cars, the Financial Times reports. “Anything Tesla can do, we can surpass,”…

Safety paradox: More technology means more totaled cars – Autoblog – Autoblog (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

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2018 BMW X2 Spied: The Small, Sporty Subcompact SUV Breaks Cover – Car and Driver

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

What It Is: A more rakishly styled SUV sibling to the subcompact BMW X1, this X2, spotted testing at the Nürburgring, is part of the brand’s master plan to leave no niche unfilled in its crossover lineup. BMW already makes the X1, X3, X4, X5, and X6—and the X7 has been confirmed—so an X2 was a no-brainer. Why It Matters: As crossovers become the default automobile type in the United…

Call 6 gets results: Volkswagen owner gets $15K – WRTV Indianapolis

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — Some Hoosier Volkswagen owners impacted by the national diesel emission cheating scandal contacted Call 6 Investigates saying they were having trouble getting their money back. The automotive giant must pay $20 billion in civil and criminal penalties after an investigation found the company used cheating software to circumvent the emissions testing process on some diesel vehicles. That money is intended for vehicle buybacks, fixes, owner compensation and environmental…

Volkswagen wants to beat Tesla at its own game – CNET

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

Tesla is making waves as the only automaker devoted solely to electric vehicles, but once the industry’s heavy hitters step in, it’s going to be a whole different game. Herbert Diess, Volkswagen’s brand chief, believes the German automaker can beat Tesla at its own game once it settles into its plan to sell a whole bunch of electric cars, the Financial Times reports. “Anything Tesla can do, we can surpass,”…

Volkswagen Shows “Micro Hybrid” and Dual-Fuel Three-Cylinder Engine – Car and Driver (blog)

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

For years at Volkswagen, talk of efficiency improvements almost always involved TDI—the badging that denoted VW’s diesel technology, now effectively mothballed in the United States because of the company’s costly emissions scandal. It’s no surprise that this week at the Vienna Motor Symposium, the automaker showed several different paths that it sees leading to carbon-neutral mobility—with no mention of TDI. One of these is the VW Golf TSI BlueMotion, powered…

RPT–India’s green car plan prioritises electric vehicles over hybrids – Reuters

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

(Repeats item first published on Sunday with no changes to text) * India think-tank draft report suggests shift in green car policy * Report aimed at electrifying all vehicles in India by 2032 * Report likely to influence new mobility policy – sources * Prioritise battery production, charging infrastructure – report * Electric vehicle push could disrupt auto sector – govt source By Aditi Shah NEW DELHI, May 8 India’s…

Electric car driver finds altered BMW ad lowers range after purchase – CBC.ca

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

A BMW driver is accusing the company of overselling the performance capabilities of one of its electric vehicles, then changing its online advertising after the car failed to measure up. Ronen Kleiman says he noticed immediately that the electric vehicle he leased in 2014 wasn’t living up to what the carmaker was advertising on its website — it couldn’t travel the distance BMW said it could on a single battery charge. That distance…

RPT–India’s green car plan prioritises electric vehicles over hybrids – Reuters

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

(Repeats item first published on Sunday with no changes to text) * India think-tank draft report suggests shift in green car policy * Report aimed at electrifying all vehicles in India by 2032 * Report likely to influence new mobility policy – sources * Prioritise battery production, charging infrastructure – report * Electric vehicle push could disrupt auto sector – govt source By Aditi Shah NEW DELHI, May 8 India’s…

Cloned cars sold in Greater Manchester eBay scam – BBC News – BBC News

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stolen cars including a top-of-the-range Mercedes have been sold in the scam Criminals are using eBay to sell stolen and cloned cars, a BBC investigation has revealed. The vehicles were being sold in Greater Manchester via at least three accounts after having their details switched with legitimate cars. Among the victims was a retired police officer who lost £17,000 buying a Mercedes from a…