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Ford to invest $900 million in Kentucky plant – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Coming Pop For Fiat Chrysler – Seeking Alpha

Trying to game sales trends for automakers can be very difficult and doesn’t always translate to increases in share value. However, those who can find the right data points can make money trading stocks ahead of positive sales results. I suspect that could be the case with Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) next month. Fiat Chrysler has a series of business and legal concerns but with those aside, the company could post…

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Navy might get to skip Ford shock trials ahead of first deployment – DefenseNews.com

The Navy might not have to conduct shock trials on its new aircraft carrier. That means the Ford could be on deployment much sooner, easing the burden on the Navy’s overstretched carrier fleet. The House’s Seapower and Projection Forces Committee is inserting language in its markup of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that would strike the requirement to send the ship into shock trials before its first deployment. Carrying…

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BMW and PG&E Prove Electric Vehicles Can Be a Valuable Grid Resource – Greentech Media

The concept of using electric vehicles as a grid resource is no longer just theory. A pilot program recently conducted by BMW and Pacific Gas & Electric successfully demonstrated that electric vehicles can serve as reliable and flexible grid assets, which could eventually save money for both utilities and EV owners. The BMW i ChargeForward Project is one of the best examples to date of a utility and an automaker…

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Trump officials greet Ford’s plan to import Chinese cars – USA TODAY

The electric version of the Focus comes off the line at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in this 2012 file photo(Photo: Ford, Wieck) WASHINGTON — President Trump’s administration greeted news Tuesday that Ford will shift production of its next generation of Focus vehicles to China without any of Trump’s’ earlier threats of huge tariffs against any automaker that moved to import cars into the U.S. from other nations. “The Ford decision…

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Scramble begins for the vast financial prize of electric vehicles – Telegraph.co.uk

Morgan Stanley is betting that electric cars will corner 70pc of the European vehicle market by the middle of century, leading to a drastic upheaval for the power sector and scramble for dominance of lucrative new technologies. Global banks in London and New York are no longer debating whether the switch-over will occur. Research reports have shifted to granular analysis over what this means for large swathes of the economy,…

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Programs bring electric cars to low-income people – USA TODAY

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tries out a car at the launch of what is being billed as the nation’s largest electric vehicle’ car sharing program for disadvantaged communities(Photo: MARK RALSTON, AFP/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES — Electric cars have a Tesla-like image of being pricey, but new programs seek to put them in the hands of lower-income drivers as well in the name of cleaner air. A new program here…

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BMW and PG&E Prove Electric Vehicles Can Be a Valuable Grid Resource – Greentech Media

The concept of using electric vehicles as a grid resource is no longer just theory. A pilot program recently conducted by BMW and Pacific Gas & Electric successfully demonstrated that electric vehicles can serve as reliable and flexible grid assets, which could eventually save money for both utilities and EV owners. The BMW i ChargeForward Project is one of the best examples to date of a utility and an automaker…

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Deep Dive: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – CNET

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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Workers at Volkswagen plant in Slovakia strike over wages – Washington Post

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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Continental joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye platform for self-driving cars – Reuters

BERLIN Continental (CONG.DE) said on Tuesday it would join a self-driving platform developed by BMW (BMWG.DE), Intel (INTC.O) and Mobileye (MBLY.N) with the German auto parts and tire maker handling integration of components and software. The costs to integrate hardware, software and data and the accelerating pace of development of self-driving vehicles has sparked a growing number of alliances between automakers and suppliers. Continental, the world’s second-biggest supplier to carmakers…

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Costliest 2017 Cars To Insure – Forbes

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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

‘Cars 3′: Why Pixar should lose no sleep over one of its lowest debuts ever – Washington Post

PIXAR JUST had its second-lowest opening weekend ever when adjusting for inflation. This is why the studio should lose very little sleep over that fact. Breaking down the numbers, “Cars 3” grossed $53.5 million in its domestic debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, handily winning the weekend ahead of the still mighty “Wonder Woman” ($40.8 million) and the new Tupac Shakur biopic, “All Eyez on Me” ($27 million). (Note: Monday’s final numbers…

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Electric Volkswagen Microbus Successor Confirmed – The Drive

Volkswagen fans, rejoice. During the reveal of the new Volkswagen Polo compact, VW head Herbert Diess confirmed that the automaker will build a new Microbus, and this time, it will be electric, according to Auto Express. “Emotional cars are very important for the brand. We are selling loads of Beetles still, particularly in US markets. But we will also have the Microbus that we showed, which we have recently decided we…

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Fiat denies it is pulling Chrysler brand from Japan – BNN

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU.N) denied it had decided to pull the plug on the Chrysler brand in Japan, after local media reported it was planning to stop selling the U.S. cars in the country as early as next year following years of poor sales. “Although FCA Japan has already announced its intention to concentrate its resources on the Jeep brand ahead, no decisions have been made regarding (the)…

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

‘Cars 3′: Why Pixar should lose no sleep over one of its lowest debuts ever – Washington Post

PIXAR JUST had its second-lowest opening weekend ever when adjusting for inflation. This is why the studio should lose very little sleep over that fact. Breaking down the numbers, “Cars 3” grossed $53.5 million in its domestic debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, handily winning the weekend ahead of the still mighty “Wonder Woman” ($40.8 million) and the new Tupac Shakur biopic, “All Eyez on Me” ($27 million). So while the animated…

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

‘Cars 3′: Why Pixar should lose no sleep over one of its lowest debuts ever – Washington Post

PIXAR JUST had its second-lowest opening weekend ever when adjusting for inflation. This is why the studio should lose very little sleep over that fact. Breaking down the numbers, “Cars 3” grossed $53.5 million in its domestic debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, handily winning the weekend ahead of the still mighty “Wonder Woman” ($40.8 million) and the new Tupac Shakur biopic, “All Eyez on Me” ($27 million). So while the animated…

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

X-Rated? My Extraordinary Test Drive In BMW’s Latest SUV (With Police Escort) – Forbes

Photo by Peter Lyon. For three days, we drove a convoy of X-Series inside a police escort and were surprised when we realized just how much actual testing we’d done. Never before have I encountered such an incredible test drive as I did in Indonesia last month. From the sublime sunrise overlooking four volcanoes, to an other-worldly off-road excursion on the “Sea of Sand” desert, to the BMW 10-car convoy…

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Cars a passion for Mississippi man – Jackson Clarion Ledger

x Embed x Share CLOSE Car enthusiasts came out Saturday for the 9th annual Cars Under the Stars car show at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger In this June 7, 2017 photograph, Janice and Eddie Mauck hold in their Columbus, Miss., garage, the original sticker from the first car they bought as a married couple, a 1972 MGB sports car manufactured by British Leyland. Sticker price:…

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Auto supplier Magna to manufacture BMW 5-series plug-in hybrids – Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO Canadian auto supplier Magna International Inc (MG.TO) will produce BMW’s new 5-series plug-in hybrid at its Austrian factory, the company said on Monday, part of a strategy to produce electric cars on a contract basis for global automakers. The BMW (BMWG.DE) 530 plug-in hybrid will be manufactured beginning this summer at Magna’s plant in Graz, Austria, where it already plans to produce Jaguar’s I-PACE SUV beginning in early…

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017