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BMW will reveal an ultra-high-performance MINI concept this month — and it looks awesome – Markets Insider

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017

MINI BMW-owned MINI is well-known for its adorable, design-centric cars. But the automaker is also serious about performance and is no stranger to the track. We’ve sampled some of their hotter rides here at Business Insider, and we’ve been both impressed and terrified (in a good way). MINI knows how to turn the performance volume up to 11, and that’s where the John Cooper Works GP concept comes in.  This…

Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 – The Independent

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Scottish government has pledged to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans across Scotland by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK Government target. Nicola Sturgeon outlined plans to “massively expand” charging points and set up pilot projects to encourage uptake of electric vehicles. The SNP leader also said there were plans to make the A9 Scotland’s first fully electric-enabled road and that an innovation fund would be set up…

We need to stop pretending that the autonomous car is imminent – Recode

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017

A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry. It’s time to face some challenging realities when it comes to autonomous cars. While consensus seems to imply that the future of driving is nearly upon us, even a relatively cursory check of some of the necessary enablers for truly autonomous automobiles would suggest otherwise. From security…

Scotland plans to ‘phase out’ gas and diesel cars by 2032 – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Another country is looking to get rid of gas-powered vehicles entirely: Scotland, which wants to “phase out” new gas and diesel-powered cars entirely by 2032 (via The Independent). The Scottish government’s plan is set to beat the UK’s target by eight years, if all goes well, and also involves building out its roadway charging infrastructure to support the use of EVs instead. The decision by Scotland to join in the…

Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 – The Independent

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Scottish government has pledged to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans across Scotland by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK Government target. Nicola Sturgeon outlined plans to “massively expand” charging points and set up pilot projects to encourage uptake of electric vehicles. The SNP leader also said there were plans to make the A9 Scotland’s first fully electric-enabled road and that an innovation fund would be set up…

Scotland plans to ‘phase out’ gas and diesel cars by 2032 – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Another country is looking to get rid of gas-powered vehicles entirely: Scotland, which wants to “phase out” new gas and diesel-powered cars entirely by 2032 (via The Independent). The Scottish government’s plan is set to beat the UK’s target by eight years, if all goes well, and also involves building out its roadway charging infrastructure to support the use of EVs instead. The decision by Scotland to join in the…

Fiat Chrysler set for parts-unit separation – The Detroit News

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne cooled speculation of a pending deal to tie up with a competitor.(Photo: Andrej Isakovic / Getty Images) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, lacking a potential deal to combine with another carmaker anytime soon, will push ahead with separating from its components business, CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Marchionne, who has actively sought a partner for Fiat Chrysler in the past, cooled speculation of a pending deal to…

Car sales continue to reverse but market could be on verge of a ‘new normal’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Sales of new cars have continued their slump, falling 6.4pc in August, as motorists’ concerns over Britain’s economic health weigh – but the market could be beginning to normalise. New vehicle registrations – a proxy for sales – dropped to 76,433 last month, down from 81,640 a year ago, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. This fifth consecutive month of decline brings registrations in the year to…

Drivers whose cars were flooded by Harvey can’t find rentals – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017

See more of the story BEAUMONT, Texas — His three vehicles flooded by Hurricane Harvey, Jason Bell checked at one car-rental office only to find about 2,500 people ahead of him on the waiting list. When he tried a more out-of-the-way location, the reservations still numbered about 300. Many other storm victims have the same problem. Tens of thousands of personal vehicles were inundated by floodwaters or smashed by wind-tossed…

Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 – The Independent

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Scottish government has pledged to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans across Scotland by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK Government target. Nicola Sturgeon outlined plans to “massively expand” charging points and set up pilot projects to encourage uptake of electric vehicles. The SNP leader also said there were plans to make the A9 Scotland’s first fully electric-enabled road and that an innovation fund would be set up…

Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 – The Independent

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Scottish government has pledged to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans across Scotland by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK Government target. Nicola Sturgeon outlined plans to “massively expand” charging points and set up pilot projects to encourage uptake of electric vehicles. The SNP leader also said there were plans to make the A9 Scotland’s first fully electric-enabled road and that an innovation fund would be set up…

Scotland plans to ‘phase out’ gas and diesel cars by 2032 – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Another country is looking to get rid of gas-powered vehicles entirely: Scotland, which wants to “phase out” new gas and diesel-powered cars entirely by 2032 (via The Independent). The Scottish government’s plan is set to beat the UK’s target by eight years, if all goes well, and also involves building out its roadway charging infrastructure to support the use of EVs instead. The decision by Scotland to join in the…

Drivers whose cars were flooded by Harvey can’t find rentals – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

See more of the story BEAUMONT, Texas — His three vehicles flooded by Hurricane Harvey, Jason Bell checked at one car-rental office only to find about 2,500 people ahead of him on the waiting list. When he tried a more out-of-the-way location, the reservations still numbered about 300. Many other storm victims have the same problem. Tens of thousands of personal vehicles were inundated by floodwaters or smashed by wind-tossed…

This Honda shows why electric cars still have a long way to go before they post massive sales – Business Insider

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Priced right.Honda Electric vehicles are still relatively expensive compared with mass-market gas vehicles. Government support would help make EVs more accessible, but many gas-powered cars still cost half as much. New-car buyers are uniquely price-sensitive — they might look at EVs, but they won’t buy. Electric cars have two major problems to overcome before they can go truly mainstream: price and charging. The arrival of long-range electric vehicles hasn’t really…

Scotland plans to ‘phase out’ gas and diesel cars by 2032 – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Another country is looking to get rid of gas-powered vehicles entirely: Scotland, which wants to “phase out” new gas and diesel-powered cars entirely by 2032 (via The Independent). The Scottish government’s plan is set to beat the UK’s target by eight years, if all goes well, and also involves building out its roadway charging infrastructure to support the use of EVs instead. The decision by Scotland to join in the…

Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 – The Independent

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Scottish government has pledged to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans across Scotland by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK Government target. Nicola Sturgeon outlined plans to “massively expand” charging points and set up pilot projects to encourage uptake of electric vehicles. The SNP leader also said there were plans to make the A9 Scotland’s first fully electric-enabled road and that an innovation fund would be set up…

Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 – The Independent

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Scottish government has pledged to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans across Scotland by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK Government target. Nicola Sturgeon outlined plans to “massively expand” charging points and set up pilot projects to encourage uptake of electric vehicles. The SNP leader also said there were plans to make the A9 Scotland’s first fully electric-enabled road and that an innovation fund would be set up…

Russia informed of recall of 7670 Volkswagen cars: standards agency – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s standards agency said on Tuesday it had been informed of a recall of 7,670 cars of Volkswagen NFZ Multivan T5 and T6 models by Volkswagen Group (VOWG_p.DE) sold between 2014 and 2016. Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Polina Devitt

Alfa Romeo Has Finally Arrived in America – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Some people buy a new car, some buy a used car. Nicholas Gallman buys an interim car. That’s what Gallman called the Audi S4 he picked up two years ago. It was just a $50,000 placeholder until he could get his hands on the Alfa Romeo Giulia that hit U.S. dealers a few months ago. “From the first time I saw the concept, I just fell in love with it,”…

Toyota chairman says pure electric vehicles are the future — but it won’t be a ‘rapid shift’ – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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