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Where Will We Charge All Those Electric Cars We’ll Soon Be Buying? – NBCNews.com

The auto industry is getting ready to plug into battery power in a big way. In recent months, virtually every major automaker has announced some form of “electrification” and, by the middle of the coming decade, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure battery-electric vehicles could account for nearly one-third of all new vehicle sales — even more if California regulators ban the internal combustion engine entirely, as they’re now considering….

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Last day before motorists with pre-2006 cars pay extra £10 ‘T-charge’ to drive in London – Telegraph.co.uk

From tomorrow, owners of older, dirtier cars will be charged an extra £10 if they want to drive into London. The Mayor, Saddiq Khan, announced the “Toxicity charge” in February as part of a package of measures to clean up the capital’s “filthy air”. The “T-charge” will be introduced on October 23, the start of the autumn half-term, and will be in operation Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 6pm. Why is…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Top Twenty Cars from the Volkswagen AutoMuseum – Automobile

Most visitors to Wolfsburg, Germany, will see the fantastic car museum at the Autostadt, but relatively few will take the two-minute drive to one of the country’s hidden gems, the Volkswagen AutoMuseum. From the outside, the Stiftung AutoMuseum Volkswagen may not look like much, especially compared to the glitz and glamour of the Autostadt, but if you’re a die-hard Volkswagen fan, the museum is a must-see—and at €6 ($7) for…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Freight train derails in Tennessee, slams into at least 2 buildings – ABC News

A freight train derailed Saturday night in North Knoxville, Tennessee, with some of the cars slamming into at least two buildings, according to police. Norfolk Southern Railway PR director Susan Terpay confirmed to ABC News that the derailed train belongs to the company. Terpay said 20 of the train’s rail cars derailed. According to ABC affiliate WATE, the train was made up of three locomotives and 68 rail cars. Terpay…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Last day before motorists with pre-2006 cars pay extra £10 ‘T-charge’ to drive in London – Telegraph.co.uk

From tomorrow, owners of older, dirtier cars will be charged an extra £10 if they want to drive into London. The Mayor, Saddiq Khan, announced the “Toxicity charge” in February as part of a package of measures to clean up the capital’s “filthy air”. The “T-charge” will be introduced on October 23, the start of the autumn half-term, and will be in operation Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 6pm. Why is…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Where Will We Charge All Those Electric Cars We’ll Soon Be Buying? – NBCNews.com

The auto industry is getting ready to plug into battery power in a big way. In recent months, virtually every major automaker has announced some form of “electrification” and, by the middle of the coming decade, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure battery-electric vehicles could account for nearly one-third of all new vehicle sales — even more if California regulators ban the internal combustion engine entirely, as they’re now considering….

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Top Twenty Cars from the Volkswagen AutoMuseum | Automobile … – Automobile

Most visitors to Wolfsburg, Germany, will see the fantastic car museum at the Autostadt, but relatively few will take the two-minute drive to one of the country’s hidden gems, the Volkswagen AutoMuseum. From the outside, the Stiftung AutoMuseum Volkswagen may not look like much, especially compared to the glitz and glamour of the Autostadt, but if you’re a die-hard Volkswagen fan, the museum is a must-see—and at €6 ($7) for…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Study: Technology crammed into cars takes drivers’ eyes off road – Bloomington Pantagraph

Jake Nelson, AAA’s director for traffic safety advocacy and research, drives one of the test vehicles used in a recent auto safety study  in Washington. 

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Anti-trust watchdog searches BMW’s HQ – Telegraph.co.uk

BMW’s headquarters in Munich has been raided by the EU as they look for evidence the car giant was part of a cartel with its German peers. Investigators from the EU anti-trust watchdog searched the company’s offices earlier this week, BMW said on Friday, in a sign an investigation into alleged collusion between German car makers is being stepped up. The investigation began this summer after reports that BMW, Daimler…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Where Will We Charge All Those Electric Cars We’ll Soon Be Buying? – NBCNews.com

The auto industry is getting ready to plug into battery power in a big way. In recent months, virtually every major automaker has announced some form of “electrification” and, by the middle of the coming decade, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure battery-electric vehicles could account for nearly one-third of all new vehicle sales — even more if California regulators ban the internal combustion engine entirely, as they’re now considering….

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Where Will We Charge All Those Electric Cars We’ll Soon Be Buying? – NBCNews.com

The auto industry is getting ready to plug into battery power in a big way. In recent months, virtually every major automaker has announced some form of “electrification” and, by the middle of the coming decade, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure battery-electric vehicles could account for nearly one-third of all new vehicle sales — even more if California regulators ban the internal combustion engine entirely, as they’re now considering….

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

T-charge prompts thousands to ditch their old cars for cleaner vehicles, figures show – Telegraph.co.uk

Thousands of drivers have ditched their diesel cars for cleaner vehicles ahead of London’s new “T-charge”, it has emerged. The Sunday Telegraph has obtained Transport for London data showing the number of older diesel cars entering the the capital has dropped by more than a third in the year since the policy was announced.  From Monday, drivers of the most polluting cars in central London will have to shell out an extra…

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

BMW Headquarters Are Raided in Collusion Inquiry – New York Times

Photo A BMW plant in Munich. The automaker acknowledged its offices were raided, but stressed that it is not included in an emissions scandal that has hurt Volkswagen’s reputation. Credit Christof Stache/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images FRANKFURT — Antitrust investigators conducted a surprise raid on the headquarters of BMW in Munich as part of an investigation into possible illegal collusion among German automakers, the company acknowledged Friday. European antitrust authorities…

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

New Audi A7 taillights might be cooler than your entire car – Autoweek

Taillights that merely turn on and off are so yesterday: The all-new Audi A7 Sportback features taillights with 13 individual vertical segments that can illuminate in a domino-like sequence when the car’s doors are locked and unlocked. And it’s not just the taillights — the HD Matrix LED headlights with laser light feature similar vertical elements that light up in a successive pattern. In short, there are almost…

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Beware! Consumer Reports says this Tesla and 9 other cars are most unreliable – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE Consumer reports just released the most and least reliable cars on the market. How does yours stack up? People look at the Tesla Model X during the media day of the 95th European Motor Show in Brussels on Jan. 13, 2017. (Photo: Geert Vanden Wijngaert, AP) Buyers put more weight on some factors when buying a new car than others — price, looks, even color….

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Cars Parked in Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Driveway Reportedly Burglarized – PEOPLE.com

Three cars parked on Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West‘s property were reportedly burglarized in the early hours of Friday morning. According to TMZ, who obtained a surveillance system image from the scene, the alleged perpetrator ransacked three vehicles at the end of their driveway in Los Angeles. The outlet reports that the suspect also targeted a car parked in the couple’s neighbor Kathy Griffin‘s driveway, allegedly stealing a purse…

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Flexible car ownership startup Fair nabs up to $1B in debt and equity funding from BMW and Penske – TechCrunch

Fair.com — an all-digital car marketplace that was co-founded by car industry vets Georg Bauer of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla; Scott Painter of TrueCar; and Fedor Artiles of Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Tesla — has been largely operating under the radar since quietly launching its business earlier this year. But today, it’s coming roaring down the street, ready to take on the market of car ownership with its new, flexible model. The startup…

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

BMW headquarters raided in EU antitrust probe – Financial Times

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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Plex for Android Auto simplifies server-based music streaming – Engadget

But, what if you already use the the Spotify app for Android Auto? Well, Plex is all about personalization. If you’ve somehow managed to amass a music library in the streaming era, and meticulously curated it into playlists, then this is a fine way to get it into your car. Plex supports virtually any file format (from AAC to FLAC), plus you’ll have access to playlists (including “recently played,” and…

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Volkswagen is building an electric supercar to tackle Pike’s Peak – Engadget

Volkswagen is partnering with Technical Development in Wolfsburg to build the all-wheel-drive prototype. The automaker hopes it will break the record for electric racers on the course, which was set at eight minutes 57.118 seconds in 2016. Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is 12.4 miles long, with a nearly 5,000-foot climb to top out at a maximum elevation of over 14,000 feet above sea level. “The Pikes Peak hill climb…

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017