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India’s auto industry gears up for government’s electric vehicles push – Reuters

Monday, September 11, 2017

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s aggressive push to electrify all new vehicles by 2030 is compelling auto part manufacturers and carmakers to draw up early plans for electrification, company executives said. A new auto policy is in the works and will include a roadmap for electric vehicles, a government official said, adding that this is likely to be made public before year-end. Engine-maker Cummins India is investing in research on…

Frankfurt Auto Show May Perform Last Rites For Diesel – Forbes

Monday, September 11, 2017

Protesters demonstrating against the harmful effects of the diesel emissions scandal gather prior to a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel, state governors and city mayors on September 4, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The meeting was over the consequences to the diesel emissions scandal, as several city governments have announced they will seek to set a timeframe for banning diesel cars alltogether. The diesel emissions scandal at first only encompassed Volkswagen…

China looks at plans to ban petrol and diesel cars – BBC News – BBC News

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China wants more electric cars on the road to fight pollution China, the world’s biggest car market, plans to ban the production and sale of diesel and petrol cars and vans. The country’s vice minister of industry said it had started “relevant research” but that it had not yet decided when the ban would come into force. “Those measures will certainly bring profound changes…

Frankfurt Auto Show May Perform Last Rites For Diesel – Forbes – Forbes

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Protesters demonstrating against the harmful effects of the diesel emissions scandal gather prior to a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel, state governors and city mayors on September 4, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The meeting was over the consequences to the diesel emissions scandal, as several city governments have announced they will seek to set a timeframe for banning diesel cars alltogether. The diesel emissions scandal at first only encompassed Volkswagen…

After hurricanes, flood of storm-damaged cars heading for market – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Cars soaked by floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will soon start appearing in the Midwest used car market, so buyers should beware, according to vehicle experts. “Even brick-and-mortar legitimate dealers can get burned buying flooded vehicles,” said Frank Scafidi, spokesman for the National Insurance Crime Bureau, a Des Plaines-based nonprofit that fights insurance fraud and crime. “If a professional can get burned, you can too.” Flood damage is easier to…

Global shockwaves from electric cars will be here sooner rather than … – The Guardian

Sunday, September 10, 2017

When Jaguar Land Rover followed in the tracks of Volvo last week with its shift to an electric-powered future, the car maker didn’t just talk about hybrids and batteries. Its chief executive also showed that his company, like governments and oil firms, is finally waking up to the global shockwaves electric cars will bring about. They are far more profound than whether drivers top up via a pump or a…

Electric Vehicles a Big Draw at White River Junction Expo – Valley News

Sunday, September 10, 2017

White River Junction — The Dothan Brook School on Saturday hosted what was likely the Upper Valley’s quietest car show of the year — but not for lack of attendance or excitement. More than 500 people crowded into the school cafeteria and milled around its parking lot, where dozens of nearly noiseless electric vehicles, from sedans to buses to “e-bikes,” were on display for the 2017 Upper Valley Electric…

BMW X7 concept previews new full-size, 3-row SUV – Fox News

Saturday, September 09, 2017

MW’s a bit late to the full-size SUV party, but as they say, “better late than never.” The German automaker will use its home show, next week’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show, to present the X7 iPerformance concept, a hulking SUV with typical BMW design cues coupled with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a light and airy cabin. Although it’s a concept, the X7 iPerformance is a thinly veiled…

BMW driver has warranty axed because he used supermarket screen wash instead of firm’s own make – The Sun

Saturday, September 09, 2017

A BMW driver was accused by the car giant of wrecking his wiper system by using a cheap supermarket screen wash. Simon Raeburn took his £40,000 motor in to be fixed under warranty after the jets packed up. Simon was told by the dealer than the screen wash he’d used had blocked the pumps and he should have been using BMW version The dealer said he blocked them with a…

What Ed Sheeran Can Tell Us About the Market for Classic Cars – New York Times

Saturday, September 09, 2017

“Ideally, investors want a supercar with zero hours on the clock,” Mr. Hatlapa added. “It’s a car, and you can’t drive it.” But some supercars are more equal than others. A 2004 Ferrari Enzo proved the most successful of the 71 lots at RM Sotheby’s, selling for 1.8 million pounds with fees, or about $2.3 million, to a telephone bidder, against a low estimate of £1.6 million. Photo A 2004…

The First Look: BMW Championship – pgatour.com

Saturday, September 09, 2017

• COURSE: Conway Farms Golf Club, 7,208 yards, par 71. Opened in 1991, the Tom Fazio design will serve as the penultimate FedExCup Playoff stop for the third time in a five-year span. Carved from farmland in Chicago’s North Shore outskirts, Conway Farms first gained prominence on the amateur stage, starting with the 1997 NCAA Division I championship and 1998 U.S. Junior Amateur. Later came the 2009 Western Amateur and 2010 U.S. Mid-Amateur…

The Auto Industry Can’t Ignore The Electric Vehicle Revolution Any Longer – Forbes

Friday, September 08, 2017

Nissan unveiled its new Leaf model, the next evolution of the zero-emission electric vehicle, on September 6, 2017 as it seeks to battle off competitors in a sector it once pioneered. (Photo credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) As automakers gather at the Frankfurt Auto Show next Thursday, an unprecedented transformation of the $1.8 trillion auto industry is already underway, whether it has been fully embraced by the industry or not. In addition to…

The Auto Industry Can’t Ignore The Electric Vehicle Revolution Any Longer – Forbes

Friday, September 08, 2017

Nissan unveiled its new Leaf model, the next evolution of the zero-emission electric vehicle, on September 6, 2017 as it seeks to battle off competitors in a sector it once pioneered. (Photo credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) As automakers gather at the Frankfurt Auto Show next Thursday, an unprecedented transformation of the $1.8 trillion auto industry is already underway, whether it has been fully embraced by the industry or not. In addition to…

The Auto Industry Can’t Ignore The Electric Vehicle Revolution Any Longer – Forbes

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Nissan unveiled its new Leaf model, the next evolution of the zero-emission electric vehicle, on September 6, 2017 as it seeks to battle off competitors in a sector it once pioneered. (Photo credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) As automakers gather at the Frankfurt Auto Show next Thursday, an unprecedented transformation of the $1.8 trillion auto industry is already underway, whether it has been fully embraced by the industry or not. In addition to…

Self-Driving Cars’ Prospects Rise With Vote by House – New York Times

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Auto and technology giants, including Ford Motor, General Motors and Waymo, Alphabet’s driverless division, have pushed hard for the new law. They have also pressed regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to clarify safety guidelines covering self-driving technology. Elaine L. Chao, the transportation secretary, is expected to announce revised guidelines for the vehicles next week in Michigan. In recent years, dozens of states have passed laws related to…

Self-Driving Cars’ Prospects Rise With Vote by House – New York Times

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Auto and technology giants, including Ford Motor, General Motors and Waymo, Alphabet’s driverless division, have pushed hard for the new law. They have also pressed regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to clarify safety guidelines covering self-driving technology. Elaine L. Chao, the transportation secretary, is expected to announce revised guidelines for the vehicles next week in Michigan. In recent years, dozens of states have passed laws related to…

Exclusive: An army of tow trucks tackles Houston’s flood-damaged cars – Reuters

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

HOUSTON (Reuters) – How do you remove hundreds of thousands of damaged cars from a massive city still mired in water and muck? Tow-truck driver Alex Toll will tell you: one vehicle at a time. Toll is part of an army of more than 1,000 tow truck pilots contracted by Insurance Auto Auctions Inc (IAA), a unit of Carmel, Indiana-based KAR Auction Services Inc. Their job is to extricate vehicles…

Self-Driving Cars’ Prospects Rise With Vote by House – New York Times

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Photo Tech and auto giants, including General Motors, the maker of Cadillacs, have pushed for a new law that would advance the development of driverless cars. Credit Jeff Swensen for The New York Times WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in the House took a major step on Wednesday toward advancing the development of driverless cars, approving legislation that would put the vehicles onto public roads more quickly and curb states from slowing…