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Electric cars key to driving change in UK’s energy supply industry – The Guardian

Saturday, October 07, 2017

You drive home and plug in your electric car, telling an app how many miles you need the next day. As you eat dinner, relax and sleep, your energy supplier takes control of your battery, using it to buy power when it’s cheap, selling it back later when high demand pushes prices up. The company offers national and local power grids services from your battery, making more money that it…

‘Real Time’: Bill Maher Slams Al Franken’s Hot Cars Act, Calls For Gun Control – Deadline

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Update with video Bill Maher seized on the so-called Hot Cars Act – a legislative proposal that would require automobile sensors reminding drivers of kids left in rear seats – as yet another example of Democrats attempting to “child-proof the Republic” while the government ignores larger issues. “Thanks Government,” he said. “We’ll get to gun control later.” (Take a look at the segment above). The gibe came during tonight’s New…

Bill Maher Slams Al Franken’s Hot Cars Act, Demands Gun Control … – Deadline

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Update with video Bill Maher seized on the so-called Hot Cars Act – a legislative proposal that would require automobile sensors reminding drivers of kids left in rear seats – as yet another example of Democrats attempting to “child-proof the Republic” while the government ignores larger issues. “Thanks Government,” he said. “We’ll get to gun control later.” (Take a look at the segment above). The gibe came during tonight’s New…

‘Real Time’: Bill Maher Slams Al Franken’s Hot Cars Act, Calls For Gun Control – Deadline

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Update with video Bill Maher seized on the so-called Hot Cars Act – a legislative proposal that would require automobile sensors reminding drivers of kids left in rear seats – as yet another example of Democrats attempting to “child-proof the Republic” while the government ignores larger issues. “Thanks Government,” he said. “We’ll get to gun control later.” (Take a look at the segment above). The gibe came during tonight’s New…

This Week in the Future of Cars: Things Just Got Serious – WIRED

Friday, October 06, 2017

Welcome to October: It’s all getting real. Regulators the world over are fed up with fossil fuels, and the auto industry has heard their grumbling. This week, we saw major American carmakers General Motors and Ford announce serious investments into electric vehicles. Dyson, the British company best known for making vacuums, is getting into the EV biz too. Meanwhile, a report Uber commissioned back in 2016 was finally made public,…

Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says – CNBC

Friday, October 06, 2017

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Renault to rely on low-cost and electric cars to boost sales – Reuters

Friday, October 06, 2017

PARIS (Reuters) – French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA) expects a first-mover edge in electric cars and a wider vehicle line-up for emerging markets to help it deliver a 44 percent sales increase by 2022. Electric cars are “turning into a significant contributor to our performance while other automakers are just starting the journey”, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. Renault’s mid-term plan shows it growing faster than alliance partner Nissan…

Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says – CNBC

Friday, October 06, 2017

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Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says – CNBC

Friday, October 06, 2017

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New car sales decline 9pc as diesels fall out of favour – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, October 05, 2017

The new car market has declined for a sixth consecutive month, with an especially sharp drop in diesel sales, industry figures have shown.  Just over 426,000 new cars were registered in September, down 9.3pc on the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In the year to date, car registrations have slipped 3.9pc compared to a year ago, with 2.07m registrations so far in 2017. “September is always…

UK car sales suffer big fall in September; Hammond’s war chest ‘shrinks’ – business live – The Guardian

Thursday, October 05, 2017

President Trump will be quick to point towards the strength of the labour market on the back of today’s positive jobless claims data. The initial impact of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have typically increased the number of new applications for unemployment benefits. However, today’s dip dampens fears of job growth restraint in the coming months. Initial jobless claims are unlikely to return to August’s record lows for a while…

New cars increasingly crammed with distracting technology – CNBC

Thursday, October 05, 2017

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Donuts And Apple Cider: An Autumn Marriage Made By Autos And Automation – NPR

Thursday, October 05, 2017

A cold, crisp glass of apple cider helps wash down those deliciously oily donuts, still hot from the fryer. D. Sharon Pruitt Pink Sherbet/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption D. Sharon Pruitt Pink Sherbet/Getty Images A cold, crisp glass of apple cider helps wash down those deliciously oily donuts, still hot from the fryer. D. Sharon Pruitt Pink Sherbet/Getty Images When baker Julie Richardson was growing up in Vermont, Autumn…

BART’s new train cars delayed (again): target is now Thanksgiving – The Mercury News

Thursday, October 05, 2017

BART riders hoping that relief from crowded, noisy and worn-down trains was around the corner will have to wait a little longer, agency officials said this week. Engineers in July initially said the first train of BART’s new fleet — a $2.6 billion project to replace its 669 cars with 775 new ones — would start carrying passengers sometime before the end of September. That never happened. And now, BART…

UK car sales suffer big fall in September – business live – The Guardian

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Theresa May’s pledge to cap “rip-off” energy prices is about as clear as the average electricity and gas bill. The prime minister promised to introduce a draft bill next week to give the energy regulator, Ofgem, powers to cap the bills of people being “punished” for their loyalty and their inability to shop around. But the Conservatives later admitted that they were only giving Ofgem the powers to impose a…

3 Worthy Sports Cars Under $50000 – Forbes

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Pity the mid-priced sports car, carrying neither bragging rights with a stratosphere sticker, nor winning you points with the millionaire next door who boils an egg, eats half and puts the other half in a plastic bag in the fridge. That said, there are a plethora of stylish, speedy machines under the $50,000 price tag. We recently tested and fell for BMW’s 230i Xdrive, for example, a steal beginning at…