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

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…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

FCA’s Marchionne Says Accelerating Electric Car Sales Prematurely Will Endanger The Planet – Forbes

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FIAT and Chairman of Ferrari looks on from the garage during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Monza (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) Electric cars are more of a threat to the planet than a potential saviour, and governments should stop forcing them on to the buying public, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Government action to spur electric car…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Adrian van Hooydonk on BMW’s Latest Direction – Automobile

We talked with Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW group chief designer, at Pebble Beach during the world premier of the Z4 Concept and the first U.S. showing of the Concept 8 Series. The first of this November marks 25 years of his association with the Munich firm, his first and only employer in the automotive industry. Automobile Magazine: Adrian, you’ve called these cars “a close look at BMW’s next design direction,” both…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Volkswagen’s $14.7 billion settlement can fund America’s switch to electric vehicles – The Hill

By cheating on their emissions tests, Volkswagen poisoned our families with dangerous pollution just to pad their own pockets. In fact, it is estimated that the 11 million affected vehicles with installed cheat devices worldwide could be causing as much air pollution as 20 coal-burning power plants every year. In September 2015, Volkswagen admitted to installing software in certain diesel vehicles designed to bypass pollution control systems, resulting in dangerous…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

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

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…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

FCA’s Marchionne Says Accelerating Electric Car Sales Prematurely Will Endanger The Planet – Forbes

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FIAT and Chairman of Ferrari looks on from the garage during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Monza (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) Electric cars are more of a threat to the planet than a potential saviour, and governments should stop forcing them on to the buying public, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Government action to spur electric car…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Cars Are Safer Than Ever—But Traffic Deaths Are Climbing – WIRED

Think about payday. The responsible shuffle new cash to pay down debts—that car loan, those lingering college bills, a credit card statement. Others will put money toward day-to-day necessities, like groceries, gas, and rent. And then a few will get a little wild. They’ll nab that pair of shoes they’ve been ogling online; they’ll pick up beer and nachos and have friends over for the game. They’ll drive into the…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

‘Talking Cars’ Gets Into the 2018 Honda Accord and Hot October New-Car Deals – ConsumerReports.org

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

FCA’s Marchionne Says Accelerating Electric Car Sales Prematurely Will Endanger The Planet – Forbes

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FIAT and Chairman of Ferrari looks on from the garage during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Monza (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) Electric cars are more of a threat to the planet than a potential saviour, and governments should stop forcing them on to the buying public, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Government action to spur electric car…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

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

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…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Volkswagen’s $14.7 billion settlement can fund America’s switch to electric vehicles – The Hill

By cheating on their emissions tests, Volkswagen poisoned our families with dangerous pollution just to pad their own pockets. In fact, it is estimated that the 11 million affected vehicles with installed cheat devices worldwide could be causing as much air pollution as 20 coal-burning power plants every year. In September 2015, Volkswagen admitted to installing software in certain diesel vehicles designed to bypass pollution control systems, resulting in dangerous…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

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

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…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

BMW Files For Trademarks on ‘CSL’ Models in US – The Drive

Trademark and patent databases serve, at times, as a vital weak link in the otherwise secretive internal workings of many an automaker. The Drive learned last month of a potential revival of the Toyota Celica via a trademark filing, and now, BMW’s beans have been spilled for them by the World Intellectual Property Organization, which reveals through a database search for the term CSL in the United States that there…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

‘Talking Cars’ Gets Into the 2018 Honda Accord and Hot October New-Car Deals – ConsumerReports.org

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

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

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…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

‘Talking Cars’ Gets Into the 2018 Honda Accord and Hot October New-Car Deals – ConsumerReports.org

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

‘Talking Cars’ Gets Into the 2018 Honda Accord and Hot October New-Car Deals – ConsumerReports.org

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

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

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,…

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

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

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…

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

First company jets, now General Electric is taking away executives’ cars – CNNMoney

Sorry, General Electric executives. You’re going to have to get your own cars. GE is “eliminating company cars for the senior executives,” a company spokesperson told CNNMoney, as “part of the company’s overall cost reduction plan.” ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets …

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017