Autos

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

How to deal with flooded cars in Harvey’s wake – The Seattle Times

DETROIT (AP) — As Harvey grudgingly 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…

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

VW electric microbus comes to US in 2022: PICTURES, DETAILS … – Business Insider

Volkswagen The Volkswagen microbus is making a comeback and we couldn’t be more excited. Volkswagen said the bus will enter production and hit dealerships in 2022. It won’t resemble the classic hippiemobiles of years past, as most apparent by its all-electric drivetrain. Still, it’s great to see the bus make a comeback. Details are still scarce, but here’s what we do know:

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

Edmunds: How car shoppers can find the best ‘American’ cars … – pharostribune.com

“Buy American” is a slogan that’s getting a lot of attention lately, but it can be tough to put into practice when you’re car shopping. A U.S.-built 2017 Chevrolet Colorado with a diesel engine and a manual transmission might sound American through and through. But in that configuration, the Colorado is a worldly truck. The diesel engine is built in Thailand, and the transmission is made…

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

Hundreds attend Augusta auto show to aid Harvey victims – Portland … – Press Herald

AUGUSTA — Fran Senecal wasn’t planning to take Stella to the Augusta Civic Center parking lot Saturday until she read an article in the Kennebec Journal talking about a car show. Stella is Senecal’s 1966 Volkswagen Beetle, and the classic car was one of nearly 100 at the Maine’s Finest event to raise money to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey. “We weren’t going to do any more car shows, but…

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Says Will Spin Off Car-Part Unit, No Big Deal on Table … – Bloomberg

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will push ahead with separating the parts business, while the carmaker doesn’t have any big deal on the table and hasn’t received any approach for a combination. “There are some activities at the component businesses which don’t belong to the car business and the group must be purified from those assets,” Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne told Bloomberg News in Monza, near Milan, on Saturday. Marchionne, who…

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

Volkswagen is bringing back the microbus in 2022 — here’s what we know – Business Insider

Volkswagen The Volkswagen microbus is making a comeback and we couldn’t be more excited. Volkswagen said the bus will enter production and hit dealerships in 2022. It won’t resemble the classic hippiemobiles of years past, as most apparent by its all-electric drivetrain. Still, it’s great to see the bus make a comeback. Details are still scarce, but here’s what we do know:

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

Volkswagen is bringing back the microbus in 2022 — here’s what we know – Business Insider

Volkswagen The Volkswagen microbus is making a comeback and we couldn’t be more excited. Volkswagen said the bus will enter production and hit dealerships in 2022. It won’t resemble the classic hippiemobiles of years past, as most apparent by its all-electric drivetrain. Still, it’s great to see the bus make a comeback. Details are still scarce, but here’s what we do know:

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

Researchers Show How Simple Stickers Could Trick Self-Driving Cars – Fortune

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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

Rental agencies rush cars to Houston to aid flood victims – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE Kenneth Milo, Jr. is one of the many people in Port Arthur, Texas who has been displaced by flood water. He describes his current living conditions and asks for help from fellow Americans. USA TODAY Enterprise has sent in roughly 3,000 cars to Southeast Texas and is anticipating sending in 17,000 more but rental cars can still be hard to find int he wake of…

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Says Will Spin Off Car-Part Unit, No Big Deal on Table – Bloomberg

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will push ahead with separating the parts business, while the carmaker doesn’t have any big deal on the table and hasn’t received any approach for a combination. “There are some activities at the component businesses which don’t belong to the car business and the group must be purified from those assets,” Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne told Bloomberg News in Monza, near Milan, on Saturday. Marchionne, who…

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

Edmunds: How car shoppers can find the best ‘American’ cars – pharostribune.com

“Buy American” is a slogan that’s getting a lot of attention lately, but it can be tough to put into practice when you’re car shopping. A U.S.-built 2017 Chevrolet Colorado with a diesel engine and a manual transmission might sound American through and through. But in that configuration, the Colorado is a worldly truck. The diesel engine is built in Thailand, and the transmission is made…

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

No Offer for Fiat Chrysler on the Table, CEO Says – U.S. News & World Report

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

Edmunds: How car shoppers can find the best ‘American’ cars – pharostribune.com

“Buy American” is a slogan that’s getting a lot of attention lately, but it can be tough to put into practice when you’re car shopping. A U.S.-built 2017 Chevrolet Colorado with a diesel engine and a manual transmission might sound American through and through. But in that configuration, the Colorado is a worldly truck. The diesel engine is built in Thailand, and the transmission is made…

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

Volkswagen to Brits: We’ll pay big bucks for your diesel clunker – CNNMoney

Volkswagen is on a search and destroy mission. The automaker is offering up to £6,000 ($7,750) to Brits who are willing to buy a shiny new Volkswagen (VLKAY) car and send their old diesel clunker to the scrapyard. The incentives — billed by the automaker as an environmental program — come as pressure mounts on automakers to do more to help fight air pollution in Europe. Britain and France have…

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

Volkswagen plots ways to re-crack US market after diesel scandal dust settles – The Denver Post

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.– Volkswagen is rolling out its plan for re-selling most of the cars involved in the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen brand head Herbert Diess told reporters after a board meeting Thursday night at Volkswagen’s lone U.S. plant in Tennessee the fallout from the scandal “is something we need to live with” as the company seeks to regain relevance and market share in the United States. “The…

Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017

Electric cars need not take steam out of kettles – Financial Times

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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017

Auto sales whacked by Hurricane Harvey – USA TODAY

Vehicles are seen submerged at a dealership off Interstate 45 in Dickinson, Texas, on Aug. 27 as Hurricane Harvey ravaged the region.(Photo: Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) Hurricane Harvey not ravaged the Texas Gulf Coast, but hit auto sales for August as well as some dealerships were brought to a standstill until the massive storm passed. The region engulfed by the hurricane represents about 30% to 40% of…

Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017

This Week in the Future of Cars: Perfidious Greed – WIRED

This week was all about bold behavior: fake robots slinging pizzas, dignified statues wearing wearing wigs to celebrate crap cars, startups taking bald-faced swipes at Tesla and its electric dominance. But no move was so naked and downright nutsy as Uber investor Shervin Pishevar’s public call-to-arms, a statement that addressed (in mind-boggling grandiosity) the legal battle between ex-CEO Travis Kalanick and the ridehail company’s board. Didja miss it all? Don’t…

Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017

Shares rise as automakers look to replace Houston’s drowned cars – Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) – The Big Three Detroit automakers on Friday reported better-than-expected August sales and issued optimistic outlooks for demand as residents of the Houston area replace flood-damaged cars and trucks after Hurricane Harvey, sending their shares higher. General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV posted mixed August U.S. sales, with GM up 7.5 percent and Ford and Fiat Chrysler down. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp…

Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017