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BART’s aging train cars will be with us for a while – San Francisco Chronicle

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

“When you try to connect the cars, the electronics are incompatible,” said BART spokesman Jim Allison. BART’s rolling stock dates from the early 1970s to the mid-1990s, he said, and “the technology has changed.” As a result, once the new cars come into service, BART will be running two types of trains for a while — the very old and the very new. “But we do plan to rotate the…

Electric cars emit 50% less greenhouse gas than diesel, study finds – The Guardian

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Electric cars emit significantly less greenhouse gases over their lifetimes than diesel engines even when they are powered by the most carbon intensive energy, a new report has found. In Poland, which uses high volumes of coal, electric vehicles produced a quarter less emissions than diesels when put through a full lifecycle modelling study by Belgium’s VUB University. CO2 reductions on Europe’s cleanest grid in Sweden were a remarkable 85%,…

Volkswagen’s CEO Just Went Off on Tesla–and Taught a Major Lesson in How Not to Lead – Inc.com

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has millions of fans around the world, but it seems that Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller isn’t one of them. Müller recently participated in a conference in Germany, the theme of which was “the future of the automobile industry.” At one point, Müller felt motivated to attack Tesla Motors, and his comments have sparked some heated discussion in Germany. Here’s an excerpt in English (you can find the original video–in…

Volkswagen CEO denies price fixing by German carmakers – Economic Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

German carmakers being investigated over possible collusion did not engage in price fixing or an illegal cartel, Volkswagen‘s chief executive Matthias Mueller said on Wednesday. European Union antitrust staff have raided Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW as part of an investigation into whether they conspired to fix prices in diesel and other technologies over several decades. “I have no knowledge of price fixing,” Mueller said at a conference in Stuttgart. “We…

The Bottom Line On Electric Cars: They’re Cheaper To Own – Forbes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Parts that do not need to be replaced in electric vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Bolt in this picture, include fan belts and air filters. The price of electric vehicles is coming down, but they still look expensive compared with many gasoline-powered cars. That comparison, though, is misleading. Once you figure in the cost of ownership, especially maintenance and fuel, electric vehicles are a bargain despite the up-front price tag….

Volkswagen’s CEO Just Went Off on Tesla–and Taught a Major … – Inc. – Inc.com

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has millions of fans around the world, but it seems that Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller isn’t one of them. Müller recently participated in a conference in Germany, the theme of which was “the future of the automobile industry.” At one point, Müller felt motivated to attack Tesla Motors, and his comments have sparked some heated discussion in Germany. Here’s an excerpt in English (you can find the original video–in…

The Bottom Line On Electric Cars: They’re Cheaper To Own – Forbes – Forbes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Parts that do not need to be replaced in electric vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Bolt in this picture, include fan belts and air filters. The price of electric vehicles is coming down, but they still look expensive compared with many gasoline-powered cars. That comparison, though, is misleading. Once you figure in the cost of ownership, especially maintenance and fuel, electric vehicles are a bargain despite the up-front price tag….

Volkswagen’s CEO Just Went Off on Tesla–and Taught a Major … – Inc. – Inc.com

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has millions of fans around the world, but it seems that Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller isn’t one of them. Müller recently participated in a conference in Germany, the theme of which was “the future of the automobile industry.” At one point, Müller felt motivated to attack Tesla Motors, and his comments have sparked some heated discussion in Germany. Here’s an excerpt in English (you can find the original video–in…

Toyota: Committed to hydrogen cars despite potential ‘game changer’ EV battery – Reuters

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said its solid-state battery technology under development could be a “game changer” for electric vehicles, but that does not mean it is moving away from hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles. Having long touted fuel-cell vehicles and plug-in hybrids as the most sensible technologies to make cars greener, Japan’s top-selling automaker surprised industry watchers last year with plans to add full-sized electric vehicles (EVs) to its line-up….

The Bottom Line On Electric Cars: They’re Cheaper To Own – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Parts that do not need to be replaced in electric vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Bolt in this picture, include fan belts and air filters. The price of electric vehicles is coming down, but they still look expensive compared with many gasoline-powered cars. That comparison, though, is misleading. Once you figure in the cost of ownership, especially maintenance and fuel, electric vehicles are a bargain despite the up-front price tag….

Volkswagen’s CEO Just Went Off on Tesla–and Taught a Major Lesson in How Not to Lead – Inc.com

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has millions of fans around the world, but it seems that Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller isn’t one of them. Müller recently participated in a conference in Germany, the theme of which was “the future of the automobile industry.” At one point, Müller felt motivated to attack Tesla Motors, and his comments have sparked some heated discussion in Germany. Here’s an excerpt in English (you can find the original video–in…

Volkswagen CEO Slams Tesla Over Production Numbers, Spending, and Firings – Fortune

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

“Social responsibility? Please.” Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller slammed Tesla last week for its recent string of problems including slower than expected car production, employee firings, and big spending. Müller was responding to a comment from a moderator at a conference in Passau, Germany about how Tesla “fascinates customers with its electric cars,” according to the website the Daily Kanban. He replied by attacking Tesla. Here’s a translation from the Daily…

The new BMW 5-Series is boring — but it’s also perfect – Business Insider

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The BMW 530i.Hollis Johnson The BMW 5-Series is now in its seventh generation. The carmaker can’t make a bad car — but has it lost something in the thrills department? We spent a few day with a 530i to find out. BMW has had decades to set the bar, and it has gotten very good at that responsibility to the legacy of the 5-Series. It cannot disappoint, and it doesn’t….

Fiat Chrysler earns $1.07B in record 3rd quarter – Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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The Bottom Line On Electric Cars: They’re Cheaper To Own – Forbes – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The price of electric vehicles is coming down, but they still look expensive compared with many gasoline-powered cars. That comparison, though, is misleading. Once you figure in the cost of ownership, especially maintenance and fuel, electric vehicles are a bargain despite the up-front price tag. This year, the average electric car transaction price decreased by 11 percent from 2016. Some affordable models are the 220-mile range Tesla Model 3 for…

Volkswagen’s CEO Just Went Off on Tesla–and Taught a Major Lesson in How Not to Lead – Inc.com

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has millions of fans around the world, but it seems that Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller isn’t one of them. Müller recently participated in a conference in Germany, the theme of which was “the future of the automobile industry.” At one point, Müller felt motivated to attack Tesla Motors, and his comments have sparked some heated discussion in Germany. Here’s an excerpt in English (you can find the original video–in…

Fiat Chrysler shares pop 3% after third-quarter earnings report – CNBC

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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The Bottom Line On Electric Cars: They’re Cheaper To Own – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The price of electric vehicles is coming down, but they still look expensive compared with many gasoline-powered cars. That comparison, though, is misleading. Once you figure in the cost of ownership, especially maintenance and fuel, electric vehicles are a bargain despite the up-front price tag. This year, the average electric car transaction price decreased by 11 percent from 2016. Some affordable models are the 220-mile range Tesla Model 3 for…

By Publicly Insulting Elon Musk, Volkswagen’s CEO Revealed His Company’s Biggest Problem – Inc.com

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has millions of fans around the world, but it seems that Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller isn’t one of them. Müller recently participated in a conference in Germany where he and others discussed the theme: The Future of the Automobile Industry. At one point, Müller felt motivated to attack Tesla Motors, and his comments have sparked some heated discussion here in Germany. Here’s an excerpt in English (you…

Singapore slaps limit on the number of cars on its roads – CNNMoney

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It’s about to get even harder to buy a new car in Singapore. The Asian city-state says it won’t allow any increase in the number of cars on its roads as it seeks to cut traffic on its congested streets. Singapore is already an incredibly expensive place to own a car. Drivers need to buy a special certificate from the government — which can cost as much as 50,000 Singapore…