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VW's EV Chargers Make Paying for Power Easier 2019-01-09 08:00:00VW's Electrify America program is adding a capability that identifies the driver by their car and bills them automatically.

A Tesla-Robot ‘Crash’ Stunt Shows We Need Robocar 2019-01-08 21:29:41The seemingly hoax-y death of "Promobot" is a handy justification for the newly launched Partnership for Automated Vehicle Education.

HERE Is Challenging Uber by Uniting the World's 2019-01-08 10:46:00SoMo is a new app from mapping company HERE that pushes back against ride-hail dominance by giving other drivers a common platform.

A Third of Americans Use Ride-Hail. Uber and 2019-01-08 09:00:00That number has doubled since 2015, but Uber and Lyft have made little progress on their bigger goal: attracting regular riders.

Hyundai's Elevate Concept Uses Legs and Wheels to 2019-01-07 18:00:00The automaker's CES concept uses multiple modes of locomotion to move through any territory.

Bell's Nexus Air Taxi Brings Flying Cars Down 2019-01-07 16:00:00The company behind the V-22 Osprey and V-280 Valor brings its experience to the pie-in-the-sky flying car industry.

Harley-Davidson's Electric LiveWire Motorcycle Debuts at CES 2019-01-07 15:11:38Unveiled today at CES, the LiveWire will hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and cover 110 miles between charging stops.

Tesla’s Price Cut and More Car News From 2019-01-06 13:01:51Plus, New York cancels a much-hyped subway shutdown, self-driving cars have an interesting 2018, and we ride an odd, three-wheeled electric vehicle.

The Simple Engineering That Will Keep NYC's L 2019-01-04 21:34:49Governor Andrew Cuomo says there’s an easy way to fix the Canarsie Tunnel without shutting down the line for several years. And it’s alrea

New York’s L Train Shutdown Is Canceled. Now 2019-01-04 18:22:30Organizers and transit companies wonder how the averted shutdown will affect its silver lining: the city's plans to rethink its transportation system

VW's Mobile Chargers Could Help EVs Conquer the 2019-01-03 07:00:00These behemoths hold enough juice for 15 electric cars, and are meant to supplement areas with sub-par charging networks.

Tesla's $7,500 Tax Credit Goes Poof, but Buyers 2019-01-02 18:43:20To offset the phase-out of a federal tax credit, Tesla cut the price of its cars by $2,000—which might be better for some buyers.

Automotive News Breaking

JLR staff reductions will include North America 2019-01-11 14:14:01The 4,500 layoffs Jaguar Land Rover announced this week will impact an undisclosed number of employees in the company's North American operations.

Chevy's latest 'Real People, Not Actors' ad disputed 2019-01-11 13:50:26Chevrolet's "Real People, Not Actors" TV ad involving vehicle reliability isn't sitting well with a consumer advocate group.

Tesla uninterested in GM plants because of UAW, 2019-01-11 12:58:58GM CEO Mary Barra confirmed Friday that the company has discussed selling assembly operations -- potentially slated for closure this year -- to Tesla

Media agency Universal McCann, affiliates to cut 213 2019-01-11 11:47:44Universal McCann and affiliated agencies are laying off 213 employees in suburban Detroit, after losing their account with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

FCA recalls 1.4M vehicles in its final phase 2019-01-11 11:26:15This is the automaker's fourth and final phase of its Takata airbag recall, part of the largest auto industry recall in history.

GM sees strong '19 earnings, says Caddy will 2019-01-11 09:18:29GM says this year's tallies for earnings per share and free cash flow will top 2018's. The automaker also confirmed Cadillac will be its flagship br

Ford resigned to underwhelming profit even after Europe 2019-01-11 06:51:19For all the cuts Ford Motor Co. poised to make in Europe, it’s resigned to the region staying a drag on profitability for the foreseeable future

Elon Musk, Tesla celebrated in China 2019-01-11 06:16:22After a year to forget in the U.S., Elon Musk just had a few days to remember in China.

Lexus may get back in convertible game with 2019-01-11 05:00:00If it makes it into production, the convertible would give Lexus a direct competitor for high-performance ragtops such as the BMW 6 series and Mercede

Ghosn slapped with two more indictments in Japan 2019-01-11 03:45:41Tokyo prosecutors have indicted ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn on two additional charges, further complicating the legal battle facing the jailed aut

Ford-owned Chariot shuttle service to close 2019-01-10 17:00:26Chariot, a Silicon Valley-based shuttle service that Ford Motor bought to be a key cog in its mobility future, is closing.

UAW VP condemns Mexico-produced Chevy Blazer, calls GM 2019-01-10 15:45:59UAW Vice President Terry Dittes is urging union members and their families not to purchase General Motors' Mexico-made Blazer.

Motor Trend

CES 2019 Imagines the Future of In-Car Entertainment 2019-01-11 15:02:18CES is the tech show, but as our cars become more and more sophisticated, it’s also become a must-see auto show. With 170 exhibitors showing aut

Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine Clone is the Perfect Ride 2019-01-11 14:45:15For a certain generation, the popularization of the van meant freedom to go places while carrying plenty of friends and stuff with you. And as The Mys

Bentley Reportedly Developing a 650-HP Bentayga Speed 2019-01-11 14:05:50As you’d expect with a vehicle that starts around $165,000, the Bentley Bentayga makes a whole lot of power. And if the base model’s&

2019 CES Highlights: News Made by Ford, Toyota, 2019-01-11 13:08:51Ah, the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. The show auto writers love to hate has undeniably become an “It” show that can’t be missed,

2019 CES Highlights: Biometrics—Future Cars May Use Your 2019-01-11 13:08:12Whether for driver identification/authentication or for monitoring of the driver or occupant’s health and comfort, expect cars of the future to

2019 CES Highlights: Artificial Intelligence Tech for Our 2019-01-11 13:07:58Stanley Kubrick’s HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey taught us to fear and loathe the concept of artificial intelligence, but the autonomous futu

2019 CES Highlights: Innovations in Enviro-Sensing for Robocars 2019-01-11 13:07:37As imminent as full autonomy can seem to hear many 2019 CES exhibitor companies tell it, there remain challenges to be overcome in terms of establishi

Cadillac to Become GM’s Lead EV Brand 2019-01-11 11:56:05Cadillac will become the lead electric vehicle brand of General Motors, the automaker announced today in an investor report. The news was first report

Lexus LC Convertible Concept Drops Its Top Ahead 2019-01-11 05:00:17When we first sampled it, the Lexus LC coupe impressed us with its bold exterior design, unique and luxurious interior, and surprising fun-to-drive fa

Celebrity Drive: Ted Nugent, and Why He Loves 2019-01-11 04:00:59Quick Stats: Ted Nugent, singer-songwriter/TV host Daily Driver: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (Ted’s rating: 20 on a scale of 1 to 10) Othe

2020 Ford Explorer: 6 Cool Features 2019-01-09 19:30:51Mercedes introduces its latest/greatest tech in the S-Class; Ford rolls out its best and brightest features in top sellers like the Explorer (best-sel

How the 2020 Ford Explorer Gained Interior Space 2019-01-09 19:30:42Ever since Sir Alec Issigonis launched his miraculous Mini, popular wisdom holds that a sideways engine and front drive is the surest-fire way to maxi

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Japan sales fall in December, full year inches 2019-01-11 06:01:00Japan's new vehicle market declined by 1.7% to 387,525 units in December from 394,253 units a year earlier, according to registration data released b

Ford ride-sharing operation to close 2019-01-11 04:52:00More bad news for Ford, which yesterday detailed its plan to restructure its European operations and shed potentially thousands of jobs - its rid

VW-Audi return boosts South Korean import sales in 2019-01-11 04:25:00Sales of imported light vehicles in South Korea were flat at 20,450 units in December 2018 compared with 20,428 a year ago, according to the Korea Aut

Australia 2018 sales down in 'challenging environment' 2019-01-10 12:16:00New vehicle sales in Australia declined over a challenging 2018, according to results released by the motor industry's statistical service, VFACTS.

NZ sales set fifth consecutive record 2019-01-10 11:34:00Despite "a softening market with ups and down during the year", 2018 was the fifth consecutive year of record new vehicle registrations in New Zeala

Porsche sets a full year sales record - 2019-01-10 10:36:00Porsche sales worldwide rose 4% year on year to 256,255 vehicles in 2018.

JLR sales dip in December and fiscal year 2019-01-10 09:16:00Jaguar Land Rover retail sales dropped 6.4% year on year to 52,160 units in December, parent Tata Motors said.

SEAT global sales up 10.5% in 2018 2019-01-10 08:10:00SEAT new car sales in 2018 reached a total of 517,600 vehicles, up 10.5% on 2017 (468,400 cars). This result is the largest sales volume in SEAT's 68

Ford starts talks over European restructure and job 2019-01-10 05:18:00Ford said today (10 January) it was starting consultations with unions and other parties to begin a restructure of the brand and make its Europea

Jaguar Land Rover confirms 4,500 job cuts 2019-01-10 05:05:00Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced it is cutting 4,500 jobs from its global workforce, with most of the reduction set for the UK workfor

Toyota recalls 1.7m cars in North America to 2019-01-10 04:50:00Toyota announced the recall of 1.7m vehicles in North America to replace faulty Takata front passenger airbag inflators, including 1.3m in the US 

China passenger vehicle sales plunge 19% in December, 2019-01-10 04:23:00Sales of new passenger vehicles in China plunged 19.3% year on year to 2.22m units in December 2018, the seventh consecutive month of decline, accordi

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