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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

Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says – CNBC

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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Technology crammed into cars worsens driver distraction – Fox News

2016 Acura MDX  (© 2015 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.) The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time, an AAA study says. The study released Thursday is the latest by University of Utah professor David Strayer, who has been examining the impact of…

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

Bump Stock Innovator Inspired by People Who ‘Love Full Auto’ – New York Times

Interest in his products, and in similar stocks from other companies, suddenly surged after Sunday when Stephen Paddock, equipped with a small arsenal of weapons that included a dozen rifles outfitted with bump stocks, massacred dozens of people and injured hundreds in Las Vegas. The distinct, jagged sound of the rifles has haunted newscasts for days. Before long, retailers like Walmart and Cabela’s pulled bump stocks from their websites. Some…

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says – CNBC

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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says – CNBC

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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says – CNBC

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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says – CNBC

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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Which cars are most distracting? AAA study reveals offenders – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE Texting isn’t the only problem while driving. The most dangerous distraction comes within the car! Buzz60 Distracted driving has gotten a lot of blame in recent years for helping push up car insurance prices.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Touchscreen systems in many new vehicles are too distracting, putting motorists at risk of crashes, according to a new study funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study,…

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Fanciest BMWs are getting a throwback logo – Autoweek

The last few years have seen our friends in the official BMW Naming Department wearing some pretty fancy pants. How else does one explain the craziness creativity of calling a car the 440i xDrive Gran Coupe? (The why of that car’s existence is a whole other matter not to be taken up here.)  It therefore comes as no surprise that said BMW Naming Department decided the fanciest cars in the…

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Car trouble: Zooming auto stocks may soon top out – CNBC

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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

New car sales decline 9pc as diesels fall out of favour – Telegraph.co.uk

The new car market has declined for a sixth consecutive month, with an especially sharp drop in diesel sales, industry figures have shown.  Just over 426,000 new cars were registered in September, down 9.3pc on the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In the year to date, car registrations have slipped 3.9pc compared to a year ago, with 2.07m registrations so far in 2017. “September is always…

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

UK car sales suffer big fall in September as Brexit hits confidence … – The Guardian

“This is yet more evidence that Brexit is having a serious and damaging impact on our economy and on the livelihoods of the British people. Higher inflation, lower growth and greater uncertainty are all taking their toll. These new figures suggest that households are feeling the pinch. “Car sales tend to be a barometer for the overall health of our economy, which makes this news even more concerning. “The Government…

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

New cars increasingly crammed with distracting technology – CNBC

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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

3 Worthy Sports Cars Under $50000 – Forbes

Pity the mid-priced sports car, carrying neither bragging rights with a stratosphere sticker, nor winning you points with the millionaire next door who boils an egg, eats half and puts the other half in a plastic bag in the fridge. That said, there are a plethora of stylish, speedy machines under the $50,000 price tag. We recently tested and fell for BMW’s 230i Xdrive, for example, a steal beginning at…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Auto sales spike is the start of ‘a big cycle turn,’ strategist says – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

I drove the fastest car in the world…and it ruined me – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Volkswagen, Porsche Recall More Vehicles For Fire Hazard – Forbes

PHILIPP VON DITFURTH/AFP/Getty Images By Christopher Jensen About 135,000 Porsche and Volkswagen sport utilities are being recalled over the danger of a fuel leak, according to documents from the automakers posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The actions mean Volkswagen and its corporate relations – Audi and Porsche – have recalled about 278,000 vehicles in the last year for the same problem. In its report…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017