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Chinese automaker reportedly bids for Fiat Chrysler – USA TODAY

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group sign is shown at the Chrysler Group headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.(Photo: Bill Pugliano, Getty Images) A Chinese automaker reportedly made a quiet bid to acquire Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, raising the distinct possibility that the traditional member of the Detroit Three that was bailed out by U.S. taxpayers could wind up with Chinese ownership. After years of pursuing a deal to gain greater global scale,…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Trump’s NAFTA autos goals to collide with industry as talks start – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has set a collision course with the auto industry as it launches renegotiations of the 23-year-old NAFTA trade pact this week, aiming to shrink a growing trade deficit with Mexico and tighten the rules of origin for cars and parts. More than any other industry, autos have been the focus of U.S. President Donald Trump’s anger over the North American Free Trade Agreement, which…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

2017 BMW Alpina B7 Review: Big Sedans Aren’t Supposed to Perform Like This – The Drive

In contrast, the streets of Brooklyn and the twisties of upstate New York could barely contain the B7, though I broke the shackles whenever possible. Stealth and subtlety are Alpina hallmarks, and many European buyers prefer to remove the Alpina’s badges and metallic brightwork to fly even further below the radar. But to me there’s no need to disguise this big Bavarian. For all its power and luxury, this isn’t…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Why the Gas Station Isn’t a Model for Electric Cars – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Optimism surrounding electric cars has swelled with the launch of Tesla Inc.’s $35,000 Model 3 sedan, but there are plenty of obstacles on the road to mass adoption. One of the biggest hurdles is infrastructure. In a nation where there is a gas station on every corner, finding a car charger that works and is open for use can be a scavenger hunt. A public network of chargers is evolving,…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

German Auto Stocks Reaction To Merkel Criticism Signals Relief Rather Than Fear – Forbes

German Chancellor and head of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel arrives at the CDU federal election campaign opening rally on August 12, 2017 in Dortmund, Germany. Germany will hold federal elections on September 24 and the CDU currently holds a strong lead. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images) German auto stock prices showed a mixed reaction to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s election campaign criticism of the industry’s diesel shenanigans and…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Fast, Dirty Natural Gas Plants Get Boost From Electric Cars – Bloomberg

Britain’s goodbye to fossil-fuel cars by 2040 could boost the need for dirtier natural gas-powered stations. The government’s goal to replace gasoline and diesel cars with those powered by electricity could see the construction of so-called open-cycle gas stations, said Carsten Poppinga, senior vice president of trading and origination at Statkraft AS, the Norwegian utility that operates hydro power plants and wind farms across the U.K. Such units can keep…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Why the Gas Station Isn’t a Model for Electric Cars – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Optimism surrounding electric cars has swelled with the launch of Tesla Inc.’s $35,000 Model 3 sedan, but there are plenty of obstacles on the road to mass adoption. One of the biggest hurdles is infrastructure. In a nation where there is a gas station on every corner, finding a car charger that works and is open for use can be a scavenger hunt. A public network of chargers is evolving,…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Three men shot, killed at Wisconsin auto racing event – New York Daily News

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Trump’s NAFTA autos goals to collide with industry as talks start – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has set a collision course with the auto industry as it launches renegotiations of the 23-year-old NAFTA trade pact this week, aiming to shrink a growing trade deficit with Mexico and tighten the rules of origin for cars and parts. More than any other industry, autos have been the focus of U.S. President Donald Trump’s anger over the North American Free Trade Agreement, which…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Why the Gas Station Isn’t a Model for Electric Cars – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Optimism surrounding electric cars has swelled with the launch of Tesla Inc.’s $35,000 Model 3 sedan, but there are plenty of obstacles on the road to mass adoption. One of the biggest hurdles is infrastructure. In a nation where there is a gas station on every corner, finding a car charger that works and is open for use can be a scavenger hunt. A public network of chargers is evolving,…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Sheriff: 2 Aurora men among 3 dead in Wisconsin racing event shooting – Chicago Tribune

Three men were shot and killed during an auto racing event on Sunday, a Wisconsin sheriff said. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said authorities responded to the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove around 7 p.m. after receiving reports about shots being fired. The three men were shot by another man at point-blank range near a food vendor, Beth said at a news conference Sunday night. No suspects were arrested and no…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Why the Gas Station Isn’t a Model for Electric Cars – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Optimism surrounding electric cars has swelled with the launch of Tesla Inc.’s $35,000 Model 3 sedan, but there are plenty of obstacles on the road to mass adoption. One of the biggest hurdles is infrastructure. In a nation where there is a gas station on every corner, finding a car charger that works and is open for use can be a scavenger hunt. A public network of chargers is evolving,…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Fast and Dirty Natural Gas Plants Get Boost From Electric Cars – Bloomberg

Britain’s goodbye to fossil-fuel cars by 2040 could boost the need for dirtier natural gas-powered stations. The government’s goal to replace gasoline and diesel cars with those powered by electricity could see the construction of so-called open-cycle gas stations, said Carsten Poppinga, senior vice president of trading and origination at Statkraft AS, the Norwegian utility that operates hydro power plants and wind farms across the U.K. Such units can keep…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Why the Gas Station Isn’t a Model for Electric Cars – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Optimism surrounding electric cars has swelled with the launch of Tesla Inc.’s $35,000 Model 3 sedan, but there are plenty of obstacles on the road to mass adoption. One of the biggest hurdles is infrastructure. In a nation where there is a gas station on every corner, finding a car charger that works and is open for use can be a scavenger hunt. A public network of chargers is evolving,…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

As Toyota and Mazda look to expand, state finds itself in unlikely position: driver’s seat – Greensboro News & Record

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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Joe Gibbs calls Keselowski’s Toyota sandbagging comments "comical" – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Back in the day, it wasn’t unusual to see a parade of manufacturer representatives marching into the NASCAR hauler lobbying for a little something extra. Perhaps, a request for an aerodynamic change, maybe a touch more horsepower under the hood — anything for an advantage. Michigan International Speedway — one of the sport’s highest-speed tracks — was an ideal testing ground for teams to show off its latest…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Three people hurt after Dodge Co. Crash – WBAY

DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) — Three people are hurt after a crash in Dodge County early Sunday morning. According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s office, a 27-year-old man from Loveland, Colorado was driving the car eastbound on Cty Tk Hwy R around 2:40 a.m. Sunday. The driver failed to negotiate the curve at the intersection and the car left the roadway, rolled and struck a utility pole….

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

How Mazda’s ‘Holy Grail Of Gasoline Engines’ Actually Works – Jalopnik

Leave it to a tiny car company like Mazda to pull off something the big players have been trying to figure out for years. That’s the deal with the new “SkyActiv-X” series of engines, which use revolutionary technology to achieve diesel-like fuel economy with gasoline. If you want to see how it likely works, Engineering Explained is here to help. The trick to these new supercharged engines is all about…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Hike in cess to impact growth of global models in India: Honda – Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The move to hike ceiling of cess on large cars and SUVs to 25 per cent under the new GST regime would impact growth of advanced global models in India and could come in the way of the country becoming global hub for automobile production, according to Japanese auto major Honda. The company, which operates in the country through a wholly-owned arm Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), said…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Google spinoff Waymo patents softer self-driving cars to protect … – The Verge

If self-driving cars really do take over our roads then things are going to be a lot safer — at least for people inside them. Vehicles will be able to constantly communicate with one another to prevent crashes, but what about those poor, unconnected humans? Or humans who might wander into traffic by accident, or decide to test the reflexes of Mr. Robo-Car for fun? Well, Google’s self-driving spinoff Waymo…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017