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GM Is Going All Electric, Will Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars … – NBCNews.com

General Motors plans to go 100 percent electric, the Detroit automaker announced Monday. GM currently offers one extended-range electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, but will add two others within 18 months, said Executive Vice President Mark Reuss, with “at least 20” to be in the line-up by 2023. In addition, the company is developing a new truck platform powered by hydrogen fuel cells, dubbed Surus, short for Silent Utility…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tuesday’s markets watch to see if car sales rise after hurricanes – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Tricks and Treats California Can Use to Banish Fossil Fuel Cars – WIRED

There’s a big, buzzy trend sweeping the planet. Countries and municipalities like the United Kingdom, Norway, France, the Netherlands, India, and China have all made a similar pledge: They’re going to kick their gasoline-powered car habit in the next few decades. It is a nice idea, maybe even a world-saving one. The transportation sector accounts for 14 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, which humanity must cut by 40…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tesla made only 260 Model 3 cars in Q3, but is ‘confident’ it can fix bottleneck – TechCrunch

Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its “all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries” — but it was not a great quarter for production of the Model 3, of which only 260 were made. This was far under predicted totals, which Tesla ascribes to “production bottlenecks,” though it also says that it “understands” the issues…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Bentley driver involved in London collision ‘may have been racing’ – The Guardian

The driver of a Bentley involved in a collision that left another driver in a critical condition may have been involved in a race, police have said. Police were called at 10.40pm on Monday to reports of an accident involving a Bentley Continental and a Vauxhall Corsa on the A4 in Hounslow, west London. The London ambulance service and London’s air ambulance attended the scene and the 42-year-old driver of…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

September auto sales could reverse a negative trend – Business … – Business Insider

September US auto sales could be great again. Justin Sullivan/Getty Major automakers will report September US sales on Tuesday, and analysts expect the numbers to reverse a months-long trend. The September yearly sales pace could come in closer to the record years of 2015 and 2016 — 17.5 million and 17.55 million respectively — for the first time since April. Predictions range from a low of 17.2 million to a…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tesla made only 260 Model 3 cars in Q3, but is ‘confident’ it can fix bottleneck – TechCrunch

Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its “all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries” — but it was not a great quarter for production of the Model 3, of which only 260 were made. This was far under predicted totals, which Tesla ascribes to “production bottlenecks,” though it also says that it “understands” the issues…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

US Auto Makers Step Up Plans for Electric Vehicles – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Detroit’s largest auto makers ramped up plans for electric vehicles in coming years, the latest push from traditional car companies to respond to tougher emissions regulations and the prospect that some markets across the globe could eventually ban internal combustion engines powered with fossil fuels. General Motors Co. plans to introduce two more electric vehicles in the U.S. over the next 18 months and 20 globally within six years, the…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tuesday’s markets watch to see if car sales rise after hurricanes – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

GM Is Going All Electric, Will Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars – NBCNews.com

General Motors plans to go 100 percent electric, the Detroit automaker announced Monday. GM currently offers one extended-range electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, but will add two others within 18 months, said Executive Vice President Mark Reuss, with “at least 20” to be in the line-up by 2023. In addition, the company is developing a new truck platform powered by hydrogen fuel cells, dubbed Surus, short for Silent Utility…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tesla made only 260 Model 3 cars in Q3, but is ‘confident’ it can fix bottleneck – TechCrunch

Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its “all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries” — but it was not a great quarter for production of the Model 3, of which only 260 were made. This was far under predicted totals, which Tesla ascribes to “production bottlenecks,” though it also says that it “understands” the issues…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

China, With Methodical Discipline, Conjures a Market for Electric Cars – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

SHANGHAI—China has created the world’s largest electric-car market by sheer force of will, a giant bet on domestic production that’s leaving major foreign auto makers scrambling to keep up. The government is funding its own manufacturers, luring domestic buyers with subsidies and building a vast charging-station network—while strong-arming its consumers by making sure buying an electric car is the only sure way to get license plates in crowded cities. …

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Electric Vehicles Going Mainstream – CleanTechnica

Cars Published on October 2nd, 2017 | by John Farrell 0 October 2nd, 2017 by John Farrell  The following is an excerpt of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Choosing the Electric Avenue: Unlocking Savings, Emissions Reductions, and Community Benefits of Electric Vehicles report. We’ll be republishing the full report in order to…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tesla made only 260 Model 3 cars in Q3, but is ‘confident’ it can fix bottleneck – TechCrunch

Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its “all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries” — but it was not a great quarter for production of the Model 3, of which only 260 were made. This was far under predicted totals, which Tesla ascribes to “production bottlenecks,” though it also says that it “understands” the issues…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tesla made only 260 Model 3 cars in Q3, but is ‘confident’ it can fix bottleneck – TechCrunch

Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its “all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries” — but it was not a great quarter for production of the Model 3, of which only 260 were made. This was far under predicted totals, which Tesla ascribes to “production bottlenecks,” though it also says that it “understands” the issues…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

No, Tesla Is Not The Most Trusted Auto Brand In Germany After Audi – Forbes

“Elon Musk’s missionary strength is not all what counts.” (Picture: PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images) I need to write this story as quickly as possible. It’ll probably be too late anyway. Once Tesla’s Twitter army wakes up, we’ll hear again and again that Tesla is the number two most trusted auto brand in Germany. Oops, it’s already starting. It sure does. The problem is, it’s not true. Utter bunk. My initials. Yesterday,…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

GM will release at least 20 all-electric cars by 2023 – The Verge

General Motors announced today that it will introduce two new all-electric vehicles within the next 18 months, the first of at least 20 new EVs that the automaker will launch by 2023. GM also renewed its commitment to hydrogen fuel cell technology, a clean fuel concept that still needs major infrastructure upgrades before it can become a viable alternative. At a press conference in Detroit this morning, GM’s executive vice…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Nissan to recall 1.2 million cars in Japan over unauthorized checks – Reuters

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) plans to recall 1.2 million cars in Japan after it discovered final vehicle inspections were not performed by authorized technicians, it said on Monday. Japan’s second-biggest automaker said the recall would cost it around 25 billion yen ($222 million) to re-inspect cars produced for the domestic market between October 2014 and September 2017, which include top sellers the Serena minivan and the…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

2017 BMW X5 xDrive35d review: – CNET

The BMW X5 is, for now, the largest model in the automaker’s lineup. More importantly, this one is a diesel, which means that it backs up its enormous girth with plenty of pound-feet of torque and more mpgs than most of its gasoline-powered siblings. Our example arrived coated in Space Gray Metallic paint — or, as I called it, MacBook Gray — a $700 option that foreshadowed two interesting details:…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Nissan recalls 1.2 million cars in Japan – The Independent

Nissan has announced that it is recalling just over 1.2 million vehicles in Japan that do not meet domestic requirements for final inspection. Earlier in the day, shares in the Japanese car giant fell dramatically, after it announced at the end of last week that it had released thousands of vehicles onto the Japanese market that had not been subjected to comprehensive safety checks. It later said that approximately 1.21 million…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017