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Drivers whose cars were flooded by Harvey can’t find rentals – Minneapolis Star Tribune

See more of the story BEAUMONT, Texas — His three vehicles flooded by Hurricane Harvey, Jason Bell checked at one car-rental office only to find about 2,500 people ahead of him on the waiting list. When he tried a more out-of-the-way location, the reservations still numbered about 300. Many other storm victims have the same problem. Tens of thousands of personal vehicles were inundated by floodwaters or smashed by wind-tossed…

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 – The Independent

The Scottish government has pledged to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans across Scotland by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK Government target. Nicola Sturgeon outlined plans to “massively expand” charging points and set up pilot projects to encourage uptake of electric vehicles. The SNP leader also said there were plans to make the A9 Scotland’s first fully electric-enabled road and that an innovation fund would be set up…

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 – The Independent

The Scottish government has pledged to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans across Scotland by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK Government target. Nicola Sturgeon outlined plans to “massively expand” electric charging points and set up pilot projects to encourage uptake of electric vehicles. She also there were plans to make the A9 Scotland’s first fully electric-enabled road and an innovation fund would be set up to…

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Toyota chairman says pure electric vehicles are the future — but it won’t be a ‘rapid shift’ – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Alfa Romeo Has Finally Arrived in America – Bloomberg

Some people buy a new car, some buy a used car. Nicholas Gallman buys an interim car. That’s what Gallman called the Audi S4 he picked up two years ago. It was just a $50,000 placeholder until he could get his hands on the Alfa Romeo Giulia that hit U.S. dealers a few months ago. “From the first time I saw the concept, I just fell in love with it,”…

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Auto Industry Is a Major Obstacle to Trump’s NAFTA Deal – Fortune

MEXICO CITY—NAFTA negotiators discussed rules of origin on Monday as the Trump administration’s expected demand for U.S.-specific automotive content requirements was emerging as a major obstacle to a deal, auto industry lobbyists said. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland arrived in Mexico City to close out the second round of talks to modernize the North American Free trade agreement on Tuesday along with Mexican Economy…

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

How to deal with flooded cars in Harvey’s wake – Washington Post

DETROIT — As Harvey moved away from Southeast Texas, aerial photos revealed thousands of cars covered by floodwaters on streets, parking lots and in driveways. By the time the water recedes, auto industry experts estimate that 500,000 to 1 million vehicles will have been damaged by water, with most being total losses. State Farm, one of the largest U.S. auto insurers, says it has already received almost 20,000 claims from…

Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017

Storm flooding destroyed hundreds of thousands of cars in a city that relies heavily on them – Washington Post

DICKINSON, Tex. — Every single mode of transportation Katrina Chadbourne’s family owned was swallowed in Hurricane Harvey’s flooding. “My husband’s truck is gone,” Chadbourne said. “My daughter’s Lexus is gone. My husband’s Harley is gone.” A pair of water scooters went under as the flood climbed her front steps, and then a kayak was lost in a failed attempt to save the scooters. Her “baby,” a red 2015 Mustang GT,…

Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017

Rise of electric cars poses battery recycling challenge – Financial Times

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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017

Three arrested after Bentley crashes into Serbian president’s motorcade, newspaper says – The Independent

Three people have been arrested after a Bentley rammed into the Serbian president’s motorcade, according to a pro-government newspaper.  President Aleksandar Vucic was unharmed after the luxury vehicle crashed into his car during an alleged attack near his residence in Belgrade on Saturday, it is claimed.  The daily newspaper Politikia, which backs the president, said three Serbians in the Bentley were arrested on suspicion of jeopardising the president’s security.  They…

Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Destroys Up to a Million Cars in Driving … – Wired – WIRED

As the Hurricane Harvey storm system dissipates and the water it dropped recedes, Houstonians left without shelter face the daunting task of rebuilding their lives. Many people are focused on the staggering figure of 40,000 homes lost, but another number also deserves close scrutiny: The flooding destroyed as many as a million cars in the Houston metro area. Reliable transportation is a daily, fundamental need, almost more so in the…

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

How to deal with flooded cars in Harvey’s wake – The Washington Post – Washington Post

DETROIT — As Harvey moved away from Southeast Texas, aerial photos revealed thousands of cars covered by floodwaters on streets, parking lots and in driveways. By the time the water recedes, auto industry experts estimate that 500,000 to 1 million vehicles will have been damaged by water, with most being total losses. State Farm, one of the largest U.S. auto insurers, says it has already received almost 20,000 claims from…

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

After Hurricane Harvey: How to spot and avoid damaged cars – Kelley Blue Book

After Hurricane Harvey: How to spot and avoid damaged cars – Kelley Blue Book Home Car Values New & Used Car Prices Trade-in & Private Party Values Instant Cash Offer Cars for Sale Search Local Inventory Sell Your Car …

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Damages Hundreds of Thousands of Cars … – Fortune

Hurricane Harvey’s massive flooding has displaced tens of thousands of people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes across southeast Texas and Louisiana. Now, Wired reports Harvey’s devastating path has also left as many people without cars. Insurance companies have received at least 100,000 claims for cars impacted by Harvey, according to Wired. Seventy-five percent of those claims have been for totaled cars, with the number of claims expected to…

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

Three arrested after Bentley crashes into Serbian president’s … – The Independent

Three people have been arrested after a Bentley rammed into the Serbian president’s motorcade, according to a pro-government newspaper.  President Aleksandar Vucic was unharmed after the luxury vehicle crashed into his car during an alleged attack near his residence in Belgrade on Saturday, it is claimed.  The daily newspaper Politikia, which backs the president, said three Serbians in the Bentley were arrested on suspicion of jeopardising the president’s security.  They…

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

How to Deal With Flooded Cars in Harvey’s Wake – U.S. News & World Report

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

Harvey Wrecks Up to a Million Cars in Car-Dependent Houston – WIRED

As the Hurricane Harvey storm system dissipates and the water it dropped recedes, Houstonians left without shelter face the daunting task of rebuilding their lives. Many people are focused on the staggering figure of 40,000 homes lost, but another number also deserves close scrutiny: The flooding destroyed as many as a million cars in the Houston metro area. Reliable transportation is a daily, fundamental need, almost more so in the…

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

Three arrested after Bentley crashes into Serbian president’s motorcade, newspaper says – The Independent

Three people have been arrested after a Bentley rammed into the Serbian president’s motorcade, according to a pro-government newspaper.  President Aleksandar Vucic was unharmed after the luxury vehicle crashed into his car during an alleged attack near his residence in Belgrade on Saturday, it is claimed.  The daily newspaper Politikia, which backs the president, said three Serbians in the Bentley were arrested on suspicion of jeopardising the president’s security.  They…

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

The Story Behind The All-New Luxury Bentley Continental GT Design – Forbes

Bentley Motors Introducing the third-generation Bentley Continental GT Bentley Motors has revealed details of the new Continental GT ahead of the car’s formal debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This is a hugely important model for the British car marque for the original Continental shook the traditional luxury world when it was first introduced in 2003. It wasn’t your typical Bentley, but a provocative grand tourer with voluptuous, bold surfaces….

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

Exclusive Look Behind The Design Of The New Luxury Bentley Continental GT – Forbes

Bentley Motors Introducing the third-generation Bentley Continental GT Bentley Motors has revealed details of the new Continental GT ahead of the car’s formal debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The original Continental shook the traditional luxury world when it was first introduced in 2003. This was not your typical Bentley; instead it was a provocative grand tourer with voluptuous surfaces and a confident look. It was a huge success for…

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017