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France Plans to End Sales of Gas and Diesel Cars by 2040 – New York Times

Mr. Hulot’s statement was the latest sign that the century-long reign of the internal combustion engine may be slowly coming to an end. Advertisement Continue reading the main story On Wednesday, Volvo said that all of its new models beginning in 2019 would be either battery-powered cars or hybrids that combined electric motors with diesel or gasoline engines. The company, based in Sweden, said it will not introduce any new…

Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017

France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 – The Guardian

France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord, Emmanuel Macron’s government has announced. The announcement comes a day after Volvo said it would only make fully electric or hybrid cars from 2019 onwards, a decision hailed as the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine’s dominance of motor transport after…

Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017

Why Americans stopped buying cars – The Week Magazine

After years of steady growth, America’s automaking industry is in a rut. Both car sales and employment in auto manufacturing collapsed after the Great Recession, falling by a third or more. But then both trends began relentless upward climbs that lasted for years. Until recently, that is. Auto sales began steadily falling six months ago; as of June, they were down 3 percent compared to a year ago. Ford, GM,…

Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017

Why gas-powered cars aren’t going away – CNNMoney

The internal combustion engine has been around more than a century. And it should be around for decades to come, despite Volvo’s announcement Wednesday that it will move away from cars powered only by gasoline. “It’s hard to find technology that is better suited for cars,” said Rebecca Lindland, executive analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “The idea that we are moving completely away from internal combustion is completely exaggerated.” There…

Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017

Why gas-powered cars aren’t going away – CNNMoney

The internal combustion engine has been around more than a century. And it should be around for decades to come, despite Volvo’s announcement Wednesday that it will move away from cars powered only by gasoline. “It’s hard to find technology that is better suited for cars,” said Rebecca Lindland, executive analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “The idea that we are moving completely away from internal combustion is completely exaggerated.” There…

Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017

Why gas-powered cars aren’t going away – CNNMoney

The internal combustion engine has been around more than a century. And it should be around for decades to come, despite Volvo’s announcement Wednesday that it will move away from cars powered only by gasoline. “It’s hard to find technology that is better suited for cars,” said Rebecca Lindland, executive analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “The idea that we are moving completely away from internal combustion is completely exaggerated.” There…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

13 States Now Charge Fees for Electric Vehicles – Greentech Media

The gas tax is catching up to electric vehicles in a growing number of states.  Five have passed new fees this year, bringing the total to 13, CNBC reported. Recent additions include California, home to leading EV-maker Tesla and a suite of policies designed to incentivize electric car adoption. The fees are often developed as a means to pay for transportation infrastructure, which has traditionally been supplied by a gas…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

O’Reilly Auto Parts stock drops after slow growth – USA TODAY

Carl Edwards, driver of the #60 Valvoline/O’Reilly Auto Parts Ford, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Able Body Labor 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 14, 2009 in Avondale, Arizona.(Photo: Christian Petersen, Getty Images) Shares of O’Reilly Automotive, parent of the O’Reilly Auto Parts stores, dropped about 20% Wednesday after the company announced smaller sales growth than expected. The auto parts retailer, which operates 4,888 stores in 47 states, expected 3%…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

3 injured in explosion reported at GM plant outside Detroit – USA TODAY

Michigan State Promo(Photo: Shane Music) DETROIT — Detroit firefighters were called to the scene Wednesdah of an explosion at the General Motors assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich., that injured three workers. The Detroit Fire Department confirmed that a pump led to the explosion at the Hamtramck plant, causing one employee to be sent to the hospital with minor burns and others with minor injuries. “The call came in about 10:03 (a.m….

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Weak sales at O’Reilly Automotive send shares tumbling 20% – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Ford improves Mustang’s dismal Euro NCAP safety rating – Telegraph.co.uk

But three stars remains a low score, and puts the Mustang in the same category as the tiny Ford Ka+, the elderly Fiat Doblo, and the budget Suzuki Swift without its optional safety pack. “In just a few months, Ford has responded to improve on the initial low safety rating given to the Mustang,” said Matthew Avery, director of research at Thatcham Research. “Our advice to buyers is to always…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Baidu partners with Ford, Nvidia, and others to boost its self-driving car platform – The Verge

Chinese search giant Baidu today announced that more than 50 companies, including big names in the auto and tech industries, have joined its Apollo self-driving car platform. Those companies include Ford, Daimler, Nvidia, Intel, Microsoft, and popular LIDAR-supplier Velodyne. The partnerships alone aren’t a huge milestone. Rather, it’s how Baidu plans to work with these companies to turn Apollo into a global initiative that can compete with the biggest names…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Honda Civic Type R Has No Automatic Transmission Because It’d Be Too Heavy – The Drive

The 306-horsepower Honda Civic Type R is a sporty front-wheel-drive hoon machine. In order to maintain the proper handling characteristics to keep its status of an affordable backroad carver, engineers needed to maintain a fine balance throughout the vehicle. That meant the car couldn’t be equipped an automatic transmission of any kind.  The additional weight that goes along with an automatic transmission would put even more weight upfront, throwing off the…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Why gas-powered cars aren’t going away – CNNMoney

The internal combustion engine has been around more than a century. And it should be around for decades to come, despite Volvo’s announcement Wednesday that it will move away from cars powered only by gasoline. “It’s hard to find technology that is better suited for cars,” said Rebecca Lindland, executive analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “The idea that we are moving completely away from internal combustion is completely exaggerated.” There…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

3 hurt following explosion at GM plant in Hamtramck – Detroit Free Press

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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Weak sales at O’Reilly Automotive send shares tumbling 20% – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The Best Way To Invest In Ford – Seeking Alpha

Although I have been bearish in my commentary regarding Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) as a capital gains investment, there few stocks that match Ford as an investment from a dividend standpoint. The current dividend yield is 5.2% and despite the auto industry in the US consistently reporting falling auto sales, Ford’s cash flows looks healthy at present which means there is no immediate risk to the dividend. Ford’s share price…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Ford improves Mustang’s dismal Euro NCAP safety rating – Telegraph.co.uk

But three stars remains a low score, and puts the Mustang in the same category as the tiny Ford Ka+, the elderly Fiat Doblo, and the budget Suzuki Swift without its optional safety pack. “In just a few months, Ford has responded to improve on the initial low safety rating given to the Mustang,” said Matthew Avery, director of research at Thatcham Research. “Our advice to buyers is to always…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Despite Fears, Ford and General Motors Post Solid Sales in June – Madison.com

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Volvo: Gas-only cars are history after 2019 – CNNMoney

Volvo is going all in on the electric car. The Swedish automaker is slamming on the brakes on vehicles powered solely by internal combustion engines, announcing that every car it makes from 2019 onward will have an electric motor. The move makes Chinese-owned Volvo the first traditional carmaker to fully embrace electric and hybrid production. “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” Volvo’s president Håkan Samuelsson…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017