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The Bottom Line On Electric Cars: They’re Cheaper To Own – Forbes

The price of electric vehicles is coming down, but they still look expensive compared with many gasoline-powered cars. That comparison, though, is misleading. Once you figure in the cost of ownership, especially maintenance and fuel, electric vehicles are a bargain despite the up-front price tag. This year, the average electric car transaction price decreased by 11 percent from 2016. Some affordable models are the 220-mile range Tesla Model 3 for…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

By Publicly Insulting Elon Musk, Volkswagen’s CEO Revealed His Company’s Biggest Problem – Inc.com

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has millions of fans around the world, but it seems that Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller isn’t one of them. Müller recently participated in a conference in Germany where he and others discussed the theme: The Future of the Automobile Industry. At one point, Müller felt motivated to attack Tesla Motors, and his comments have sparked some heated discussion here in Germany. Here’s an excerpt in English (you…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Singapore slaps limit on the number of cars on its roads – CNNMoney

It’s about to get even harder to buy a new car in Singapore. The Asian city-state says it won’t allow any increase in the number of cars on its roads as it seeks to cut traffic on its congested streets. Singapore is already an incredibly expensive place to own a car. Drivers need to buy a special certificate from the government — which can cost as much as 50,000 Singapore…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Volkswagen diesel-emissions fixes approved – MarketWatch

Volkswagen AG won approval from U.S. and California environmental regulators for fixes to more than 38,000 diesel-powered vehicles rigged to dupe emissions tests, avoiding the prospect of a more expensive undertaking to repurchase them from aggrieved consumers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board approved the German auto giant’s plan for the repairs to Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche sport-utility vehicles with 3-liter engines that will address…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Subsidies help China sell the most electric cars – Financial Times – Financial Times

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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Cheapest Cars And SUVs With Self-Driving Technology – Forbes – Forbes

Toyota The Toyota Corolla is the least expensive 2017 vehicle to come standard with self-driving technology, specifically adaptive cruise control and forward auto-braking with pedestrian detection. While Cadillac’s just-introduced Super Cruise system and Tesla’s Autopilot technology point the way to the totally autonomous vehicles of the future, even with these advanced systems, the driver still has to be ready to grab the steering wheel in case of an emergency. While we…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Singapore to cap number of cars allowed on roads from 2018 – TechCrunch

Cars congesting roads is a problem in just about every major urban center around the world, but some areas are worst in this regard than others. Singapore is one of those, and it’s going to do something about it – the government there has announced that it will cut the annual growth rate of cars and motorcycles allowed on roads in the country from 0.25 percent to zero starting next…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Will Being Made In Mexico Affect Sales Of The Brilliant New Audi Q5? – Forbes

Photo credit Audi Japan Will the Mexican factor affect the Q5’s sales? Sport Utility Vehicles are growing in popularity everywhere you look these days. And the Audi Q5 is one of the best compact crossovers you will find. In fact, it has been on the mid-sized luxury SUV bestsellers’ list since its launch in 2008. As for the new 2.0-liter gasoline model I just tested in Japan, well, it’s pretty…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Cheapest Cars And SUVs With Self-Driving Technology – Forbes

Toyota The Toyota Corolla is the least expensive 2017 vehicle to come standard with self-driving technology, specifically adaptive cruise control and forward auto-braking with pedestrian detection. While Cadillac’s just-introduced Super Cruise system and Tesla’s Autopilot technology point the way to the totally autonomous vehicles of the future, even with these advanced systems, the driver still has to be ready to grab the steering wheel in case of an emergency. While we…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Singapore bans additional cars to keep traffic from getting worse – Engadget

The move is the latest by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority, which had already limited the rate of new cars and motorcycles at 0.25 percent. Not to mention all the import taxes and registration fees making vehicles, on average, four times more expensive to own in the island nation. Given that Singapore has about a sixth of the area of the US’ smallest state, Rhode Island — and that a stunning…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Regulators Back Emissions Fix for Volkswagen SUVs in US – Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG’s proposed fix to emissions systems that had been rigged to pass pollution tests was approved for 38,000 SUVs with diesel V-6 engines, another milestone in the automaker’s effort to remedy more than half a million U.S. vehicles that skirted clean-air rules. Winning approval by U.S. and California regulators for the 3.0-liter modifications allows Volkswagen to avoid offering to buy-back the vehicles from owners and lessees under the terms of…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Price-Fixing Inquiry Moves From BMW to Daimler and Volkswagen – New York Times

The investigation into the possible collusion is one of several challenges facing Germany’s vehicle manufacturers as they grapple with the fallout from the diesel emissions scandal. Two years ago, Volkswagen admitted that it had used software to illegally evade diesel emissions in the United States, and studies by multiple European governments have since found that BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen took advantage of European Union loopholes to weaken a car’s emissions…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

This map shows how few self-driving cars are actually on the road today – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Electric Vehicles Poised to Go Mainstream – VOA News – Voice of America

The bumper sticker on the back of Scott Wilson’s car reads, “This is what the end of gasoline looks like.” And what does that car look like? A sleek, sci-fi experimental vehicle? A $100,000 Tesla luxury car? Nope. It’s just a Kia Soul EV, the battery-powered version of the Korean automaker’s boxy hatchback. Once the domain of concept cars and hobbyists, electric vehicles are no longer so exotic. And sales…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Electric Vehicles Poised to Go Mainstream – Voice of America

The bumper sticker on the back of Scott Wilson’s car reads, “This is what the end of gasoline looks like.” And what does that car look like? A sleek, sci-fi experimental vehicle? A $100,000 Tesla luxury car? Nope. It’s just a Kia Soul EV, the battery-powered version of the Korean automaker’s boxy hatchback. Once the domain of concept cars and hobbyists, electric vehicles are no longer so exotic. And sales…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Dierks Bentley Offers His Voice – and His Heart – to Gripping New Film Only the Brave – PEOPLE.com

After film director Joseph Kosinski gave Dierks Bentley a sneak peek at Only the Brave, the singer knew he somehow had to be a part of the new movie, which tells the gripping true story of the 19 elite firefighters who died battling an Arizona wildfire four years ago. “I told him I’d come to the red carpet just to open doors up,” Bentley, 42, recalls to PEOPLE. But Kosinski…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Why Blas is wrong to fight self-driving cars – New York Post

Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo are having a dumb argument over allowing self-driving cars in Lower Manhattan, though they may be inadvertently showing why we need such things: Getting emotion out of lots of areas of life, from governing to driving, would be a nice improvement. Last week, Cuomo announced General Motors is applying to test autonomous vehicles in Gotham next year. No one told the mayor, and he…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Car markers are revving up electric car production, but one analyst thinks consumers aren’t ready to hit the road – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report – Reuters

(Reuters) – Electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report that a deal has been reached. China levies a 25 percent duty on sales of imported vehicles and has not allowed foreign automakers…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Crazed driver tries to steal fire truck after plowing into cars – New York Post

New video shows the moment a crazed driver tried to steal a fire truck after plowing his box truck into several cars near Times Square Sunday. Video of the scuffle shows the truck driver, who can be seen wearing a green T-shirt, frantically climbing in the driver’s-side door of a fire engine on 10th Avenue and 43rd Street. He braces himself on the door as he rocks back and forth…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017