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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Electric bus maker lands investment from BMW – USA TODAY

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Proterra, an electric bus maker, has received a new investment(Photo: Greenville News) GREENVILLE, S.C. — Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has closed on a $55 million investment joined by BMW Group’s corporate venture capital team BMW i Ventures. Proterra said the multimillion-dollar investment will go toward increased production at its manufacturing facilities in South Carolina and Los Angeles, as well as future research and development initiatives at the company’s headquarters in…

Say hello to BMW’s new 6 Series crossover – Business Insider

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

BMW 6 Series GT. BMW On Tuesday, BMW’s 6 Series family of coupe models received a new sibling. The 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is a four-door, crossover-style hatchback that will replace the company’s outgoing 5 Series Gran Turismo.  “The all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo  is an eye-catching statement, packaged into a flowing, sculptural design language which gives the car a modern and sporty feel,” BMW Group Design…

In The Race Toward Self-Driving Cars, GM Has Something Apple And Google’s Waymo Lack: A Car – Forbes

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GM Photo Workers adding sensor roof rack to Chevrolet Bolt EV for autonomous testing. Pity GM: On the day it chose to tout its substantial advancements in the development of self-driving cars, the Detroit automaker’s news was overshadowed by confirmation from Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, that the iPhone giant is developing its own autonomous driving technology. In an interview with Bloomberg, Cook called autonomous driving systems “a core technology that we…

Proterra Nets $55 Million From BMW i Ventures and Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management – Greentech Media

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Electric busmaker Proterra closed a $55 million funding round with new investors BMW i Ventures and Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management. The company raised a $140 million Series E just six months ago to build a second EV bus factory, now up and running in Los Angeles. The latest round is smaller, at $55 million, with the primary goal of forging new strategic alliances, said VP of Finance and Strategy Toby Kraus….

Alternative Transport Services Won’t Usurp Auto Ownership, Study Says – Forbes

Monday, June 12, 2017

(Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images) Jaguar Land Rover is the latest in a long line of automakers to invest in alternate vehicular transportation, sinking $25 million in ride-sharing company Lyft via the automaker’s InMotion mobility services business. While the company’s release emphasizes its support of Lyft’s expansion and technology plans and the ability to advance its own autonomous vehicle program, we suspect the more immediate impact will come from supplying…

Aston Martin DB11 perfects the imperfect square – The Verge – The Verge

Monday, June 12, 2017

Who says a wheel has to be round? On the Aston Martin DB11 steering wheel, square is the new round. I use the description “square” loosely. It’s not a perfect square, but rather it tapers off in more pronounced angle in the tradition of the 820 horsepower Vulcan supercar and its smart steering wheel. Thick and sculptural, it was the first thing I noticed when I climbed into the cockpit…

Aston Martin DB11 perfects the imperfect square – The Verge

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Who says a wheel has to be round? On the Aston Martin DB11 steering wheel, square is the new round. I use the description “square” loosely. It’s not a perfect square, but rather it tapers off in more pronounced angle in the tradition of the 820 horsepower Vulcan supercar and its smart steering wheel. Thick and sculptural, it was the first thing I noticed when I climbed into the cockpit…

Driverless cars see open road – Albany Times Union

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Caption Close When computer-controlled driverless vehicles one day take to the streets of New York, their common original ancestor will be a sleek, white and red Audi sedan nicknamed “Jack.” This week, Jack will start taking test spins in Albany near the state Capitol, accompanied inside by two human engineers, who can instantly take control should any issue arise. Jack’s inaugural trip on Tuesday marks the state’s first foray into…

Domesticated: The ‘Most American’ Cars And Trucks For 2017 – Forbes

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Chevrolet Corvette is among the “most American” vehicles for 2017 according to a recent study, based on manufacturing, content, and other factors. (PRNewsFoto/Hooked on Driving) If, like President Trump, you’re a staunch “America First” proponent and are looking to buy a patriotic new car or truck, you might be surprised which are considered the “most American,” specifically with regard to where they’re built, where the parts come from, and…

Just Cool Cars: This ’65 Pontiac is wide-track heaven – USA TODAY

Saturday, June 10, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY’s Chris Woodyard searches Southern California for rare, unusual and fun cars. This installment of “Just Cool Cars” features a restored 1965 Pontiac Bonneville. Video by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Johnny Steur with his restored 1965 Pontiac Bonneville.(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY) VALENCIA, Calif. — It’s long, low and wide — and Johnny Steur wouldn’t want it any other way. Steur owns a cool…

Dieselgate 2.0: Porsche And Audi Accused Of Using Sophisticated Defeat Devices – Forbes

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Blew it again: Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller was CEO at Porsche when new Cayenne was introduced (Photo: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images) Volkswagen may be gunning for the “habitual cheater” title. If explosive new claims are true, no lessons were learned when VW was involved in the biggest, and definitely most costliest regulatory cheating scandal the auto industry has ever seen. Volkswagen AG has (so far) agreed to penalties and spending of up…

Just Cool Cars: This ’65 Pontiac is wide-track heaven – USA TODAY

Saturday, June 10, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY’s Chris Woodyard searches Southern California for rare, unusual and fun cars. This installment of “Just Cool Cars” features a restored 1965 Pontiac Bonneville. Video by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Johnny Steur with his restored 1965 Pontiac Bonneville.(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY) VALENCIA, Calif. — It’s long, low and wide — and Johnny Steur wouldn’t want it any other way. Steur owns a cool…

Domesticated: The ‘Most American’ Cars And Trucks For 2017 – Forbes

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Chevrolet Corvette is among the “most American” vehicles for 2017 according to a recent study, based on manufacturing, content, and other factors. (PRNewsFoto/Hooked on Driving) If, like President Trump, you’re a staunch “America First” proponent and are looking to buy a patriotic new car or truck, you might be surprised which are considered the “most American,” specifically with regard to where they’re built, where the parts come from, and…

Dieselgate 2.0: Porsche And Audi Caught Using Sophisticated Defeat Devices – Forbes

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Blew it again: Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller was CEO at Porsche when new Cayenne was introduced (Photo: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images) Volkswagen definitely is gunning for the “habitual cheater” title. Apparently, no lessons were learned when VW was involved in the biggest, and definitely most costliest cheater scandal the auto industry has ever seen. Volkswagen AG has (so far) “agreed to spend up to $25 billion in the United States to…

Driving the world’s fastest, most luxurious supercar — the $3-million Bugatti Chiron – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Two summers ago, Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Durheimer promised that his company was going to make the fastest, quickest and most luxurious production car ever built. He declared that the Chiron, named after a celebrated French race car driver who piloted Bugattis to victory during the 1930s, would be a marriage of beauty and beast. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But beast isn’t. The Chiron is inarguably the…

Just Cool Cars: This ’65 Pontiac is wide-track heaven – USA TODAY

Saturday, June 10, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY’s Chris Woodyard searches Southern California for rare, unusual and fun cars. This installment of “Just Cool Cars” features a restored 1965 Pontiac Bonneville. Video by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Johnny Steur with his restored 1965 Pontiac Bonneville.(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY) VALENCIA, Calif. — It’s long, low and wide — and Johnny Steur wouldn’t want it any other way. Steur owns a cool…

Domesticated: The ‘Most American’ Cars And Trucks For 2017 – Forbes

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Chevrolet Corvette is among the “most American” vehicles for 2017 according to a recent study, based on manufacturing, content, and other factors. (PRNewsFoto/Hooked on Driving) If, like President Trump, you’re a staunch “America First” proponent and are looking to buy a patriotic new car or truck, you might be surprised which are considered the “most American,” specifically with regard to where they’re built, where the parts come from, and…

Driving the world’s fastest, most luxurious supercar — the $3-million Bugatti Chiron – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Two summers ago, Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Durheimer promised that his company was going to make the fastest, quickest and most luxurious production car ever built. He declared that the Chiron, named after a celebrated French race car driver who piloted Bugattis to victory during the 1930s, would be a marriage of beauty and beast. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But beast isn’t. The Chiron is inarguably the…