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Volkswagen is selling diesel cars — but not for long – USA TODAY

Monday, May 22, 2017

Volkswagen and Audi dealerships in Oakland, Calif.(Photo: JOHN G. MABANGLO, EPA) DETROIT — Two years after cheating on emissions tests catapulted Volkswagen into a global crisis, the automaker is again selling cars with diesel engines in the U.S., but the German brand’s signature offerings won’t be around too much longer. Customers lined up to buy two-year-old Volkswagen diesel cars when the automaker unexpectedly resumed sales in April, but don’t expect…

Germany must invest to keep up in electric cars: Merkel – Reuters

Monday, May 22, 2017

KAMENZ, Germany Germany and its auto industry must invest heavily to ensure it is not left behind by the shift to electric cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday as she laid a foundation stone for a new battery factory for Daimler unit Accumotive. “We need long-term horizons and companies that invest in the future,” Merkel said at the site in the eastern German town of Kamenz. “It is important…

Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO in push to build self-driving cars – The Guardian

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ford has named the head of its driverless cars division as its chief executive in a sudden regime change, as the company that pioneered the assembly line looks to the next stage of the industry’s evolution. The Detroit-based carmaker said Mark Fields, who has run the company since July 2014, was retiring with immediate effect amid an overhaul of senior management. Fields will be replaced by Jim Hackett, who runs…

Independent tests reveal fix on cheating Volkswagen cars is costing you more in diesel – The Sun

Monday, May 22, 2017

TESTS have revealed the fix being applied to cheating Volkswagen diesels could be causing fuel economy figures to drop. An independent investigation on a 2003 VW Touran – fitted with the 1.6-litre diesel – found discrepancies between figures before and after the software update was completed by VW. Fuel economy dropped on VW Touran after diesel fix was completed, tests claim Economy fell from 50.72mpg to 47.61mpg, while CO2 emissions were…

JAC Motor says China approves electric vehicles venture with VW – Reuters

Monday, May 22, 2017

EU to conclude Google antitrust cases in next few months OXFORD, England, May 22 EU antitrust regulators will rule in the “next few months” whether Alphabet’s Google abused its dominance of internet searches and other areas, a senior European Commission official said on Monday, an outcome that could lead to a hefty fine.

India Launches Massive Push for Clean Power, Lighting, and Cars – National Geographic

Monday, May 22, 2017

India is in a big hurry to green its energy system to create jobs, improve the quality of life for its citizens, clean the air and water and, yes, tackle climate change, its leaders say. Keep in mind this is a country with 1.3 billion people, nearly 300 million of whom do not have access to electricity and where the average income is $1,600 a year.

Prototype Drive: 2018 BMW M5 – Automobile

Monday, May 22, 2017

MIRAMAS, France — Widebody proportions, chiseled bumpers, fat wheels, wraparound aero, and four fist-sized tailpipes make it crystal clear that the camouflage-clad 5 Series before us is not the new 518d. No, this is quite obviously the 2018 BMW M5, which will make its debut in September at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show before going on sale next March. And we’re here on a rainy day in the south of…

Panasonic is making a massive bet on electric cars – here’s why the US CEO says it’s a ‘slam dunk’ investment – Business Insider

Monday, May 22, 2017

Panasonic focused on auto tech during CES in January, Thomson Reuters Panasonic, like many companies today, is betting big on auto tech becoming a massive cash cow in the next decade. New alliances are forming almost every day as companies without a traditional foothold in the automotive space try to get a slice of the pie. Google is working with Fiat Chrysler on self-driving cars while making next-generation display systems…

Panasonic is making a massive bet on electric cars – here’s why the US CEO says it’s a ‘slam dunk’ investment – Business Insider

Monday, May 22, 2017

Panasonic focused on auto tech during CES in January, Thomson Reuters Panasonic, like many companies today, is betting big on auto tech becoming a massive cash cow in the next decade. New alliances are forming almost every day as companies without a traditional foothold in the automotive space try to get a slice of the pie. Google is working with Fiat Chrysler on self-driving cars while making next-generation display systems…

BMW’s Art Cars: A blend of art and speed – CBS News

Monday, May 22, 2017

Anthony Mason paints a picture of race car art: Unveiled at Art Basel in Miami in November, it was tearing up the track in Daytona in January: The BMW M6 painted by renowned artist John Baldessari is a high-performance racing machine. As BMW Motorsport’s director put it, “On the outside, it’s a piece of art. But on the inside it wants to go out today and wants to win.” It’s…

Volkswagen diesels: ‘Get them while supplies last’ – Detroit Free Press

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Volkswagen logo on the engine of a diesel car in 2015(Photo: DAMIEN MEYER, AFP/Getty Images) Story Highlights 11,000 “new” 2015-model VW diesels now meet U.S. standards VW will not bring any more diesels to the US Chevrolet and Mazda have new diesels to meet demand VW’s emissions scandal cost the automaker billions Two years after cheating on emissions tests catapulted Volkswagen into a global crisis, the automaker is again selling cars…

Electric vehicles: Big energy join big auto to drive Aus EV uptake – RenewEconomy

Monday, May 22, 2017

Although bounding ahead on distributed renewables and battery storage, Australia’s uptake of electric vehicles remains stalled, all but going in reverse thanks to a combination of narrow product choice, a lack of emissions standards for vehicles, and few if any incentives for consumers to plug in to the future. Last year, a total of just 219 fully electric cars were reported as sold throughout Australia last year, compared to 12,000…

Subaru Considers Electric Versions of Its Cars in R&D Push – Bloomberg

Monday, May 22, 2017

Subaru Corp. is considering electric versions of its existing models for the carmaker’s first foray into the technology, as it joins peers around the world in pouring cash into battery-powered vehicles amid tightening emissions rules. The Japanese company, which plans to make record investments in research and development in this financial year, is weighing installing electric powertrains in current models rather than designing an all-new car, Chief Executive Officer Yasuyuki Yoshinaga,…

Panasonic is making a massive bet on electric cars — here’s why the US CEO says it’s a ‘slam dunk’ investment – Business Insider

Monday, May 22, 2017

Panasonic focused on auto tech during CES in January, Thomson Reuters Panasonic, like many companies today, is betting big on auto tech becoming a massive cash cow in the next decade. New alliances are forming almost every day as companies without a traditional foothold in the automotive space try to get a slice of the pie. Google is working with Fiat Chrysler on self-driving cars while making next-generation display systems…

BMW’s Art Cars: A blend of art and speed – CBS News

Monday, May 22, 2017

Anthony Mason paints a picture of race car art: Unveiled at Art Basel in Miami in November, it was tearing up the track in Daytona in January: The BMW M6 painted by renowned artist John Baldessari is a high-performance racing machine. As BMW Motorsport’s director put it, “On the outside, it’s a piece of art. But on the inside it wants to go out today and wants to win.” It’s…

Volkswagen diesels: ‘Get them while supplies last’ – Detroit Free Press

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Volkswagen logo on the engine of a diesel car in 2015(Photo: DAMIEN MEYER, AFP/Getty Images) Story Highlights 11,000 “new” 2015-model VW diesels now meet U.S. standards VW will not bring any more diesels to the US Chevrolet and Mazda have new diesels to meet demand VW’s emissions scandal cost the automaker billions Two years after cheating on emissions tests catapulted Volkswagen into a global crisis, the automaker is again selling cars…

Subaru Considers Electric Versions of Its Cars in R&D Push – Bloomberg

Monday, May 22, 2017

Subaru Corp. is considering electric versions of its existing models for the carmaker’s first foray into the technology, as it joins peers around the world in pouring cash into battery-powered vehicles amid tightening emissions rules. The Japanese company, which plans to make record investments in research and development in this financial year, is weighing installing electric powertrains in current models rather than designing an all-new car, Chief Executive Officer Yasuyuki Yoshinaga,…

Volkswagen Has Fix for More Cars in Cheating Scandal – Memphis Daily News

Monday, May 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – U.S. and California regulators approved a fix for more Volkswagen cars caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal, giving their owners an option to keep the vehicles instead of having the automaker buy them back, regulators announced Friday. The modification to bring the vehicles into compliance with U.S. emissions standards applies to about 84,000 Passats with automatic transmission from model years 2012 to…

Panasonic is making a massive bet on electric cars — here’s why the US CEO says it’s a ‘slam dunk’ investment – Business Insider

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Panasonic focused on auto tech during CES in January, Thomson Reuters Panasonic, like many companies today, is betting big on auto tech becoming a massive cash cow in the next decade. New alliances are forming almost every day as companies without a traditional foothold in the automotive space try to get a slice of the pie. Google is working with Fiat Chrysler on self-driving cars while making next-generation display systems…

BMW’s Art Cars: A blend of art and speed – CBS News

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Anthony Mason paints a picture of race car art: Unveiled at Art Basel in Miami in November, it was tearing up the track in Daytona in January: The BMW M6 painted by renowned artist John Baldessari is a high-performance racing machine. As BMW Motorsport’s director put it, “On the outside, it’s a piece of art. But on the inside it wants to go out today and wants to win.” It’s…