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Electric Buses, Quiet Tires, and More Car News 2019-06-09 09:00:00Why haven't electric buses caught on? And how does Mattel shrink car designs to make Hot Wheels?

Lyft's Lawsuit Against San Francisco Is Bigger Than 2019-06-07 18:28:35Lyft's bike-share company, Motivate, had an exclusive contract with the city for its docked bike program. But if San Francisco allows a dockless bike

Why Electric Buses Haven't Taken Over the World—Yet 2019-06-07 09:48:28Here’s what stands between you and a cleaner commute.

This Startup Wants to Remake the Last Mile 2019-06-06 09:00:00Boxbot is building self-driving delivery vans, plus an automatic loading system. Humans would still help when needed to open gates or climb stairs.

Bridgestone’s Turanza QuietTrack Tire Silences Electric Cars 2019-06-05 07:00:00The new rubber has specially designed threads to hush the pesky "pattern noise" that's especially noticeable in cars without loud engines.

How Mattel Shrinks Cars Into Hot Wheels (Crash 2019-06-04 07:00:00Before a Hot Wheels car hits a store shelf, it must pass the "launcher on speed 2" test, and the "side slam launcher" test, among others.

What a Bay Area Dispute Says About the 2019-06-03 07:00:00Lyft's Motivate has exclusive bike-share contracts with several cities. San Francisco officials are debating what "exclusive" means.

Hybrid Ferraris! Flying Cars! And More Car News 2019-06-02 09:00:00Plus: You can now pay for some NYC subway rides with your iPhone, but the system is about more than just fast taps.

New York Transit Edges Into a Future Without 2019-05-31 07:00:00Beginning Friday, you can get into select subway stations by waving your phone. By 2023, MetroCards will go the way of the token.

Ferrari’s 986-HP Hybrid, Disney’s Message to Georgia, and 2019-05-30 19:32:10Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

Flying Car Startup Alaka'i Bets Hydrogen Outdoes Batteries 2019-05-30 13:53:20The new aviation player is showing off a boxy electric six-rotor air taxi powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

Ferrari’s Latest Goes 211 MPH With 986 HP—and 2019-05-30 08:00:00The SF90 Stradale is Ferrari’s most powerful production vehicle: a plug-in hybrid electric that goes 0 to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds.

Automotive News Breaking

FCA leans toward Trump as industry agonizes over 2019-06-17 11:53:51Fiat Chrysler, in written statements to regulators, said it agrees with one of the Trump administration’s central arguments: Stricter fuel-

Domino's brings self-driving pizza delivery pilot to Houston 2019-06-17 09:29:57Domino's said the test is scheduled to start late this year and could expand in 2020. Domino’s has more than 6,000 restaurants in the U.S. and,

GM ponders an electric Hummer 2019-06-17 08:47:10The chatter about an electric Hummer comes as GM aims to shift from a conventional, gasoline-powered-vehicle maker into what CEO Mary Barra calls an &

Carlos Ghosn's wife urges Trump to help former 2019-06-17 06:16:02The wife of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has urged President Trump to raise her husband's case with Japan's prime minister later this month a

Opel ordered to recall Adam, Corsa, report says 2019-06-17 06:13:39Germany's automotive regulator has ordered Opel to recall some Adam and Corsa models because they exceed emissions limits, a report said.

VW's Diess: New Golf must take off by 2019-06-17 06:04:01Volkswagen managers must ensure that they launch the latest-generation Golf by the end of this year, CEO Herbert Diess said in an internal meeting.

Israel becomes latest hotbed for auto tech 2019-06-17 00:00:01Since General Motors opened an Israeli r&d center in 2008, dozens of automakers and Tier 1 suppliers have followed to tap into the country's high

A new era brings new challenges to automaker-supplier 2019-06-17 00:00:01As vehicle technology grows more complex, the electrical and electronics purchasing area is becoming a new sore spot in supplier and automaker relatio

GM urges patience as Silverado falls to No. 2019-06-17 00:00:01Executives insist the shake-up in a closely watched battle with major image and profit implications isn't a sign of trouble and say the pickups' lau

Aurora prizes independence in AV world 2019-06-17 00:00:01After its breakup with VW, Aurora began a fresh pairing with FCA, and VW apparently moved closer to a new tie-up with Ford that could reshape the auto

Mercedes expands small crossover lineup with GLB 2019-06-10 22:00:00Mercedes will pad its lineup of compact premium crossovers -- one of the fastest-growing light-truck segments -- when the GLB, available with a third-

How do global suppliers thrive in a tough 2019-06-10 14:56:34There are many great examples of how innovation keeps big auto suppliers healthy, but a smaller, lesser-known supplier named Kiekert offers another ki

Motor Trend

2019 Volkswagen Golf: Why I’d Buy It – 2019-06-15 04:00:56“What car should I buy?” It’s a question consumers ask themselves every day, but what would online editor Kelly Pleskot drive? Keep

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Is More Truck for 2019-06-14 19:21:26Chevrolet has announced pricing for the 2020 Silverado HD, and despite offering greater capability and technology than the model it replaces, the heav

Refreshing or Revolting: 2020 Kia Telluride vs. Toyota 2019-06-14 16:21:37Kia finally entered the three-row SUV market when it introduced the Telluride this spring. One of its most formidable competitors will be the upcoming

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Your Car-Loving Dad 2019-06-14 13:45:31My first memory behind the wheel is of steering my father’s 1998 Ford Taurus down our little dead end street and turning into our driveway. Noti

What Car Should I Buy? MotorTrend Editors Pick 2019-06-14 09:30:36In today’s SUV-saturated market, cars—that is, sedans, hatchbacks, and coupes—are increasingly rare. Even so, that doesn’t sto

Hot Wheels ID Is the Classic Toy Reimagined 2019-06-14 09:00:26I can’t remember how I got it, but I can vividly recall my very first Hot Wheels. It was a red double-headed dragon on four chrome wheels. I rem

Here’s Every Tesla We’ve Tested So Far 2019-06-14 04:00:32We can largely thank Tesla for making electric vehicles exciting. From the original Roadster to the more practical and mass-market Model 3, Tesla hasn

2020 Mercedes GLB-Class: 5 Things You Should Know 2019-06-14 04:00:25At Mercedes-Benz’s press drive of its new 2020 GLS-Class (stay tuned for the review), the German brand used the opportunity to show U.S. journal

Tested: Is the Genesis G70 Still a Driver’s 2019-06-14 04:00:22Here’s a story you’ve heard before: “[Upstart manufacturer] creates sports sedan to take on the BMW 3 Series.” It’s a ta

2019 Honda Accord Hybrid: Why I’d Buy It 2019-06-14 04:00:09“What car should I buy?” It’s a question consumers ask themselves every day, but what would senior production editor Zach Gale drive

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Limited: Why I’d Buy It 2019-06-08 04:00:46“What SUV should I buy?” It’s a question consumers ask themselves every day, but what would associate online editor Collin Woodard d

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and GLC 63 Review: 2019-06-07 18:01:26Midcycle product updates are tricky. Capital is typically limited, so you can’t do much with the sheetmetal or engineering bits. But you need yo

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Damler Plant 56 at Sindelfingen goes 5G 2019-06-17 12:00:00Telefonica Deutschland and network supplier Ericsson is putting in what is claimed to be the world's first 5G mobile network for automobile productio

Renault again gives Zoe longer legs 2019-06-17 08:48:00Renault has given its little Zoe EV a third update with 52 kWh battery and an additional 100kW R135 electric motor option and boosted range to 24

VW plans 10% partial IPO for Traton unit 2019-06-17 08:31:00Volkswagen Group is planning a 10% stake listing for its Traton commercial vehicle unit. The IPO could raise up to EUR1.9bn for VW. Traton is VW's co

Continental Romania spends EUR27m expanding Iasi office building 2019-06-17 08:28:00Continental Romania said it was spending EUR27m to expand its office building in Iasi.

Bridgestone introduces lightweight tyre technology 2019-06-17 08:16:00Bridgestone has announced the launch of Enliten, a new light weight tyre technology claimed to reduce material use and rolling resistance, contribute

Unions agree to revised Renault-Samsung pay deal 2019-06-17 07:39:00Renault Samsung Motors agreed a wage deal with its labour union last week, bringing to an end months of industrial action which has resulted in produc

SAIC China sales slump 2019-06-17 07:11:00Chinese carmaker SAIC Motor reported a sharp sales decline in the first five months of 2019, of close to 17% to 2.47 million units, according to a com

Kyocera and BYD Japan to collaborate on EV 2019-06-17 07:09:00Kyocera and BYD Japan have announced a joint project to develop an integrated renewable supply-demand energy system for EVs.

JAC acquires Kazakhstan's Allur Group 2019-06-17 06:57:00JAC has successfully participated in the acquisition of the shares of Kazakhstan's Allur Group, marking the entry of the JAC Kazakhstan project into

Veoneer acquires Nissin Kogyo's interests in US VNBS 2019-06-17 06:36:00ADAS specialist Veoneer says it has signed a binding agreement with Nissin Kogyo, its joint venture partner in Veoneer Nissin Brake Systems (VNBS), pr

Nissan reports strong sales of e-LCV in UK 2019-06-17 06:25:00Nissan in the UK reports sales of its Nissan e-NV200 fully electric light van up by 200% in 2019 as more firms switch their light commercial vehicle (

Geely's LEVC spins van off range extender London 2019-06-17 05:54:00Geely-owned London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) - the latest name for Britain's main 'London Taxi' maker - has spun off a PHEV light van ba

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