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Vincent Bolloré’s Long Bet on Solid-State Batteries for Electric Cars – New York Times

Sunday, June 14, 2015

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A hotter BMW i8 is on the way to celebrate the brand’s 100th anniversary – Digital Trends

Sunday, June 14, 2015

It was rumored almost a year ago that BMW was working on a quicker version of its i8 hybrid. At the time, a few names were tossed around, including the “i8S” and even an M-badged version. Details on the model have been scarce since the initial report, but now we’ve got a bit more to share. As for the timeline, BMW is reportedly planning to introduce the higher performance i8…

Vincent Bolloré’s Long Bet on Solid-State Batteries for Electric Cars – New York Times

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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For the 2016 Jetta GLI, Volkswagen took the GTI hot hatch and made it a … – Digital Trends

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Volkswagen Golf GTI, with its amiable blend of sportiness, practicality, and comfort, is an easy car to love. The GTI essentially jump-started the hot hatch segment back in 1975, but the squat profile could be a bit too ‘boy racer’ for some. For those who want a little performance vigor in a more ‘grown up’ and secure package, there’s the Jetta GLI. The range-topping four-door debuted in 2011 as “the…

Fiat Chrysler boss was involved with car theft gang – Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Exclusive Managing Director of Jeep Australia Clyde Campbell. Photo: Jesse Marlow Clyde Campbell, the former Fiat Chrysler Australia boss at the centre of a $30 million scandal rocking the auto-maker, has previously faced criminal charges for stealing cars and was once involved with an interstate car theft racket that operated in Victoria, NSW and South Australia. Last month Fairfax Media revealed that Mr Campbell was being sued by Fiat Chrysler,…

Toyota joins GM in saying no to Fiat Chrysler merger – Business Insider

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bill Pugliano/GettySergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, holds a press conference at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on January 12, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. See Also Sergio Marchionne can’t catch a break. The 62-year-old CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been searching for another automaker to merge his company with, and he’s already been rejected once this week. Toyota, one of the car makers in the…

BMW heads for the waves with Path 22 concept bike – Autoblog (blog)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

BMW Concept Path 22 – The Expression of Freedom. Munich/Biarritz. From June 11th – 14th 2015, the Wheels & Waves Festival celebrates for the fourth time a unique meeting of custom bikes, surfing and art in Biarritz. The festival is a great event that provides a straightforward opportunity for people to get together in a unique atmosphere and express their lifestyle of freedom and individuality. In this special setting, BMW…

Vincent Bolloré’s Long Bet on Solid-State Batteries for Electric Cars – New York Times

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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Vincent Bolloré’s Long Bet on Solid-State Batteries for Electric Cars – New York Times

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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Vincent Bolloré’s Long Bet on Solid-State Batteries for Electric Cars – New York Times

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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BMW details lighweight new 7 Series – Gizmag

Saturday, June 13, 2015

In its quest for large car enlightenment, Bavaria’s finest engineers have drawn on the lessons learned in producing the carbon-rich i3 and i8 to try and save weight in the 7 Series. The new car’s Carbon Core body construction integrates carbon fiber with aluminum and high-tensile steel for greater structural rigidity – important structural components like the B-pillars are made from high tensile steel, while the car’s trunk lid and…

Vincent Bolloré’s Long Bet on Solid-State Batteries for Electric Cars – New York Times

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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Vincent Bolloré’s Long Bet on Solid-State Batteries for Electric Cars – New York Times

Friday, June 12, 2015

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The Most Wonderfully Bizarre Cars Ever to Race Le Mans – Wired

Friday, June 12, 2015

This weekend is Le Mans. To be official, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. To be French and official, les 24 heures du Mans. The race, held each June since 1923 in Le Mans, France, is among the most important in the world, certainly the toughest road race, and a wonder to behold. No road race goes faster for longer—cars run for 24 hours straight, on a mix of purpose-built…

Finger pointing controls BMW’s new 7 Series – USA TODAY

Friday, June 12, 2015

The spin of a finger can control the stereo volume in the new BMW 7 Series sedan(Photo: BMW) The new BMW 7 Series flagship unveiled Wednesday is one car that can’t easily be dismissed with the wave of a hand. That’s because it will have the ability to detect a driver’s hand gestures to operate some of the controls. BMW has crammed the 2016 7 Series with more technology while…

Soon, Cars May Take Away the Keys of a Drunken Driver – New York Times

Friday, June 12, 2015

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Finger pointing controls BMW’s new 7 Series – USA TODAY

Friday, June 12, 2015

The spin of a finger can control the stereo volume in the new BMW 7 Series sedan(Photo: BMW) The new BMW 7 Series flagship unveiled Wednesday is one car that can’t easily be dismissed with the wave of a hand. That’s because it will have the ability to detect a driver’s hand gestures to operate some of the controls. BMW has crammed the 2016 7 Series with more technology while…

Fiat Chrysler is getting desperate to merge with another automaker – Business Insider

Friday, June 12, 2015

Wikimedia Commons See Also Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has been trying to merge his company with General Motors for a while now and hasn’t had any luck. Now, Marchionne may be looking beyond just GM for a potential merger. FCA has reportedly been eyeing other large auto manufacturers, including French automotive giant PSA Peugeot Citroën, for the potential merger.  Bloomberg Business reports: While Marchionne has not…

Finger pointing controls BMW’s new 7 Series – USA TODAY

Friday, June 12, 2015

The spin of a finger can control the stereo volume in the new BMW 7 Series sedan(Photo: BMW) The new BMW 7 Series flagship unveiled Wednesday is one car that can’t easily be dismissed with the wave of a hand. That’s because it will have the ability to detect a driver’s hand gestures to operate some of the controls. BMW has crammed the 2016 7 Series with more technology while…

9 train cars derail, 2 fall off overpass near Old Katy Road – KPRC Houston

Friday, June 12, 2015

ADMITTED SECRETLY COLLECTING CHILD PORN FOR 25 YEARS. AND ANOTHER BREAKING NEWS ALERT, THIS ONE FROM WEST HOUSTON, WHERE TRAFFIC IS STILL BUILDING AFTER A TRAIN DERAILMENT. AROUND 8:30 THIS MORNING, NINE CARS DERAILED AND TWO OF THEM ACTUALLY FELL OFF THE BRIDGE, SHUTTING DOWN OLD KATY ROAD. EIGHT HOURS LATER, THAT ROAD IS STILL CLOSED. SAMANTHA PTASHKIN LIVE AT THE SCENE. ANY WORD ON WHEN IT WILL REOPEN? Reporter:…