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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Testify on Volkswagen Emissions Scandal – Fox Business

Sunday, March 05, 2017

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a staunch defender of the country’s car industry, testifies this week before a parliamentary investigation into Volkswagen AG’s diesel cheating that is looking into any relationship between her lobbying and the scandal. Continue Reading Below Lawmakers will focus on Ms. Merkel’s close relationship with former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn and a meeting she held in April 2010 with Arnold Schwarzenegger, then governor…

Electric cars: China’s battle for the battery market – Financial Times

Sunday, March 05, 2017

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Hypercars mingle with station wagons at Geneva auto show – Phys.Org

Sunday, March 05, 2017

This undated photo released by car manufacturer Daimler AG shows a Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic + T-Modell car. The car will be shown at the Geneva Auto Show in Geneva, Switzerland that starts Tuesday March 7, 2017 with media days. Europe’s automakers face huge questions: the impact of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, Donald Trump’s proposed border tax on imports, the uncertain prospects for electric vehicles. Meanwhile…

What Cars Would You Buy For $45000? – Yahoo News

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Its a bar game we like to play on AFTER/DRIVE, The Drives video podcast show: Name a price, then go on eBay and try and satisfy all your weird (read: absolutely normal) automotive proclivities. You do that by bench-buying anywhere from one to a zillion cars whose buy-it-now prices, taken together, fall within our movable price cap. Thats what were doing this week, on the season premiere of AFTER/DRIVE. The…

Bottas: Wind has bigger impact on new cars – ESPN

Sunday, March 05, 2017

6:32 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The handling of the new generation of Formula One cars is more susceptible to wind conditions, according to Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas. Last week’s test at the Circuit de Catalunya was the first time the new cars took to the track with race specification tyres fitted. By the third day of testing Bottas’ Mercedes had reached F1’s stated target…

AImotive aims to convert regular cars into driverless ones inexpensively – The Guardian

Sunday, March 05, 2017

The AImotive office is in a small converted house at the end of a quiet residential street in sunny Mountain View, spitting distance from Google’s headquarters. Outside is a branded Toyota Prius covered in cameras, one of three autonomous cars the Hungarian company is testing in the sleepy neighbourhood. It’s a popular testing ground: one of Google’s driverless cars, now operating under spin-out company Waymo, zips past the office each…

As cars fill up the casino lot, Islandia will install meters on its streets – Newsday

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Islandia officials will install parking meters on roads near the new Suffolk OTB casino after some bettors who couldn’t find parking in the facility’s lot found space on side streets. Village spokesman John Zaher said officials are “reviewing options” for putting up to 200 meters on North Bedford Avenue and Raymond Drive, where dozens of customers parked last week after the betting parlor opened at Jake’s 58 Hotel and Casino,…

Vandals Damage Cars in Jenkintown – NBC 10 Philadelphia

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Police are searching for a vandal or vandals who damaged cars in Jenkintown Saturday. Police say six cars parked between the 200 block of Rodman Avenue and Cloverly Avenue were damaged at some point between 5:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. The windows of all the cars were broken. Officials believe the suspect shot the windows with a BB gun. No one was injured during the incident, police continue to investigate.

Tesla’s Sudden Chinese Billion, Where Are The Cars Behind It? – Forbes

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Tesla charging station in Beijing (Photo: GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images) A few days ago, Bloomberg sifted through Tesla Motor’s Form 10-K, AKA the annual report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In search of something good, Bloomberg found that “Tesla Inc.’s revenue from China last year tripled to more than $1 billion.” That headline whirled around the globe, and by now, the world is convinced that Tesla tripled the…

Volkswagen TDI Vehicle Owners Who Used 3rd-Party Lenders Still Waiting On Buybacks – CleanTechnica

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Policy & Politics Published on March 4th, 2017 | by James Ayre 0 March 4th, 2017 by James Ayre  Despite the approval of the Volkswagen TDI vehicle buyback settlement 4 months ago (for diesel cars that are equipped with defeat devices allowing for illegally high emissions), some owners are still waiting for…

Tesla’s Sudden Chinese Billion, Where Are The Cars Behind It? – Forbes

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Tesla charging station in Beijing (Photo: GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images) A few days ago, Bloomberg sifted through Tesla Motor’s Form 10-K, AKA the annual report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In search of something good, Bloomberg found that “Tesla Inc.’s revenue from China last year tripled to more than $1 billion.” That headline whirled around the globe, and by now, the world is convinced that Tesla tripled the…

Regrettable Rides: New Cars Owners Dump Most Often Within The First Year – Forbes

Saturday, March 04, 2017

BMW North America. The BMW 3 Series is the model iSeeCars.com determined trades hands most frequently within the first year. While motorists are holding onto their vehicles for longer periods – the average new-car ownership period stands at a record 6.5 years, per IHS Automotive – some models tend to change hands more quickly than others. According to the used-vehicle website iSeeCars.com, 1.5% of all new cars are traded in within…

Volkswagen’s illegal pollution could cause thousands of early deaths – fox2now.com

Saturday, March 04, 2017

The Volkswagen logo is seen at the company’s display at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. (GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images) By Meg Wagner 500 Germans could lose a decade Excess air pollution produced by Volkswagen cars designed to cheat on emissions tests may lead to 1,200 early deaths in Europe, according to a new study. Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers determined that the automaker’s home country, Germany,…

Volkswagen ID Buzz concept continues new-age nostalgia tour in Geneva – CNET

Saturday, March 04, 2017

There’s going to be a whole lot of new sheet metal at the Geneva Motor Show, but there’s something to be said about cozying up to something nice and familiar. Our not-so-old friend, the VW ID Buzz concept, is that something. Returning to the auto show circuit, the ID Buzz lands in Palexpo next week alongside two new things — the Volkswagen Arteon and the Tiguan Allspace. The Arteon is…

Lawsuit claims age discrimination at Fiat Chrysler – USA TODAY

Friday, March 03, 2017

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group sign at the Chrysler Group headquarters May 6, 2014, in Auburn Hills, Mich.(Photo: Bill Pugliano, Getty Images) For the second time in two months, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been hit with a discrimination class action,  this one alleging it mistreats older employees during their performance evaluations and as a result gives them lower pay and fewer promotions than their younger counterparts. Among the allegations: That employees’…

Study: Volkswagen’s excess emissions will lead to 1200 premature deaths in Europe – MIT News

Friday, March 03, 2017

In September 2015, the German Volkswagen Group, the world’s largest car producer, admitted to having installed “defeat devices” in 11 million diesel cars sold worldwide between 2008 and 2015. The devices were designed to detect and adapt to laboratory tests, making the cars appear to comply with environmental standards when, in fact, they emitted pollutants called nitric oxides, or NOx, at levels that were on average four times the applicable…

2017 cars will take F1 drivers ‘close to blackout point’ – Pirelli – ESPN

Friday, March 03, 2017

8:33 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Pirelli chief Paul Hembery admits he is shocked by the levels of G-forces on F1’s wider 2017 cars, which he thinks would be impossible for “a normal human being” to drive. Pirelli’s chunkier tyres are a big part of the new regulations which have come into play this year, which were aimed at making Formula One cars more physically…

Tesla’s Cars Will Soon Be Just As Affordable as Gas-Powered Vehicles – Futurism

Friday, March 03, 2017

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