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Volvo's First Electric Car Kicks Off a Plan 2019-10-16 18:54:20The Swedish automaker introduced the XC40 Recharge, which can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, and reach about 200 miles on a charge.

The Death of Cars Was Greatly Exaggerated 2019-10-16 07:00:00The founders of Uber and Lyft, among others, declared that people would no longer need to own cars. Instead, car ownership is rising. 

The Vacuum That's Not a Car and Other 2019-10-13 09:00:00Dyson scrubs plans to build an EV, Tesla owners learn the cars can't power their homes, and lightning that follows shipping lanes.

Dyson Sucks the Air Out of Its Electric-Car 2019-10-10 16:38:22The British household-products maker had promised to invest $2.5 billion in EVs. Now, it says it can't produce one that's “commercially viable

No You Can’t Power Your House With Your 2019-10-09 21:26:46California’s power outages might have some residents looking for backups. But that juicy Tesla battery pack isn’t it—at least not ye

Why Lightning Strikes Twice as Much Over Shipping 2019-10-09 07:00:00It might sound crazy, but it’s true: The heavens cast their wrath and fury on the ships more than on the fishes.

Elon Musk's Mouth, and Tweets, Land Him in 2019-10-08 19:03:53Newly released court documents reveal more backstory to a tweet that became a defamation suit. “I’m a fucking idiot,” the Tesla CEO

Bollinger's Electric Pickup and SUV Are Made for 2019-10-08 09:00:00The EV startup is packing the battery-driven duo with all the features they need to conquer field and stream.

Smart Summons From Tesla, Drones From UPS, and 2019-10-06 09:00:00Plus: A new “flying car” from Kitty Hawk.

EVs Fire Up Pyroswitches to Cut Risk of 2019-10-06 07:00:00Electric cars run on 400 volts or more. So automakers are designing systems to protect EMTs and others from exposed wires following a collision.

These Small Cars Can Help Drive the Autonomous 2019-10-05 07:00:00Researchers are using 1/10th-size models to test self-driving technology more cheaply and easily than full-size vehicles.

Kitty Hawk’s New Flying Car Promises a (Near) 2019-10-04 16:23:34Larry Page's aviation outfit, helmed by Sebastian Thrun, built the Heaviside with eight motors and a big wing to help generate lift.

Automotive News Breaking

Tesla net income falls 54%; China pre-production under New! 2019-10-23 17:35:28Tesla said Model 3 production surged 50 percent to 79,837 vehicles and announced the pre-production has begun at the company's new plant in China. Te

Fixed ops, finance boost Q3 profits for Lithia New! 2019-10-23 17:01:33Third-quarter revenue reached a record high for the Medford, Ore., auto retailer.

Ford Q3 earnings fall 57% amid restructuring; 2019 New! 2019-10-23 16:08:06The automaker was hit by $1 billion in special charges and cited anticipated higher warranty and incentive costs for its revised full-year profit fore

2020 Detroit auto show mobility challenge participants named New! 2019-10-23 13:57:22The selected companies will provide autonomous services for attendees to travel between TCF Center in Detroit and destinations around town, inclu

Deal would drop UAW lawsuit over GM plant New! 2019-10-23 12:38:37The UAW argued that GM violated its contract by "unallocating" products from the Lordstown Complex in Ohio, Baltimore Operations in Maryland and War

Veoneer's Q3 loss widens on industry slowdown New! 2019-10-23 12:32:43A deep slump in auto production has hit Veoneer and the wider automotive industry hard, forcing the company to raise capital earlier this year to shor

Faraday sees $850 million fundraise sidestepping founder’s woes New! 2019-10-23 11:56:04Faraday plans to use proceeds from the upcoming funding round as a bridge to an initial public offering, CEO Carsten Breitfeld said in a phone in

California 'veered' out of its lane in climate New! 2019-10-23 11:17:23The U.S. Justice Department said California, state officials, the California Air Resources Board, and the Western Climate Initiative Inc. entered into

New Honda Fit launch delayed; U.S. plans unclear New! 2019-10-23 10:52:02The Fit's November launch in Japan was delayed because Honda changed specifications on the car's electric parking brake. Honda decided to switch to

Mitsubishi's funky buggy concept can run on several New! 2019-10-23 10:37:50Mitsubishi Motors unveiled a small, plug-in hybrid electric crossover concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, but the company stopped short of saying how clo

Asbury's Q3 profits rise on strength of F&I, 2019-10-22 16:12:33 Growth in income from finance and insurance and service and parts compensated for the drop in new-vehicle sales and profits, which was attributed to

Fiat Chrysler to build new car battery hub 2019-10-22 15:48:54 The investment is part of a plan announced by FCA last year to spend $5.6 billion in Italy between 2019-2021 to help the group to launch its first e

Motor Trend

Refreshed 2020 Nissan Titan XD Gets More Safety 2019-10-21 17:44:12Hot on the heels of the face-lifted 2020 Titan, the larger 2020 Nissan Titan XD debuts with a refreshed look inspired by the Titan Warrior Concept lik

Bloodhound Shows The Car That Will Attempt 1,000 2019-10-21 15:23:23The Bloodhound Land Speed record project has been around under various names for more than 10 years now. It was announced in 2008, and the intention t

CARB Filing Suggests 2020 Mazda CX-30, Mazda3 Will 2019-10-21 14:51:53It’s been more than six months since the 2020 Mazda CX-30 debuted at the Geneva auto show. Since then we’ve seen what engines it will get

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Priced Slightly Higher, Gets Safer 2019-10-21 12:28:20The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek now comes standard with the EyeSight driver assistance suite when equipped with a CVT, all for a relatively small price

Top 15 Cheap Cars With 300 HP for 2019-10-21 08:00:45The horsepower war is alive and well in the auto industry. Once upon a time, 300 hp was a number reserved for the most superlative—and expensive

World’s Greatest Drag Race 9! Watch 12 of 2019-10-21 04:00:51Want more 2019 Best Driver’s Car content on the Supra, Mustang Shelby GT350, Urus, and the rest of the BDC fleet? Watch all the Best Driver

Welcome to 2019 Best Driver’s Car Week! Five 2019-10-21 04:00:42Each year’s Best Driver’s Car field takes a different form. Last year, the story revolved around the three supercars that obliterated the

2019 Best Driver’s Car Behind the Scenes: We 2019-10-21 04:00:33I eased the gassed-up BMW M850i into the MotorTrend parking lot just before 7:30 a.m. We weren’t leaving until 8, but with the exception of dead

How Much Power Does the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette 2019-10-21 04:00:31I’m looking through a window, hands around my face, staring at a screen with all sorts of graphics and numbers that are too small to read. On th

Problem Solved: How Volkswagen Improved Our 2018 Atlas 2019-10-19 04:00:47Everyone loves a good mystery. The quagmire of why our long-term Atlas had the turning radius of a Greyhound bus frustrated me from the first time I t

Saleen GT4 Race Car Debuts With 450 HP 2019-10-18 18:20:20Saleen is no stranger to GT racing, and its latest offering aims to bring the competition experience to drivers of varying skill levels. The company o

Refreshing or Revolting: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 2019-10-18 17:06:32The 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe answers a question no one asked: What would a BMW competitor to the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class look like? Slotting below

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Mazda designs new EV as a second car New! 2019-10-23 09:41:00Mazda's first full-production BEV, the MX-30, announced at the Tokyo show, will go on sale in the UK early in 2021.

Ionity launches Spain high-power charging station New! 2019-10-23 08:48:00Ionity has launched its first high-power charging station in Spain in conjunction with Cepsa.

South Korea speeds up roll-out of hydrogen refueling New! 2019-10-23 08:20:00The South Korean government plans to build a network of 310 hydrogen charging stations across the country by 2022 to help encourage growth the adoptio

Croatia reportedly eyes VW plant too New! 2019-10-23 07:58:00Croatia wants to persuade Volkswagen to build its planned new EUR1.3bn (US$1.45bn) factory in the Adriatic country, after the German car maker said it

WiTricity teams with Green Power in South Korea New! 2019-10-23 07:54:00WiTricity has entered into licencing and technology transfer agreements with Green Power, a South Korea-based supplier of power electronics and high p

Lexus plans battery EV launch in 2020 New! 2019-10-23 07:49:00Toyota Motor's luxury Lexus will launch its first all battery electric vehicle next year, as the luxury brand races to market a battery-operated car

Continental enters partnership with 3M for I-2-V interface New! 2019-10-23 07:38:00Continental and US-based conglomerate 3M have partnered to evaluate ways to improve road infrastructure and related technologies.

European OEMs face potential CO2 penalties totalling EUR24bn New! 2019-10-23 07:14:00The current backlash against diesel, also known as 'de-dieselisation', has resulted in consumers regarding Euro 6 engines, that meet all the latest

US mulls talks with EU over auto tariffs New! 2019-10-23 07:09:00The Trump administration in the US is reportedly considering more negotiations with the EU rather than imposing new tariffs on car imports next month

EVgo California fast-charging network grows 40% New! 2019-10-23 06:52:00EVgo says it has increased its California public fast-charging network by 40% from year-end, 2018. 

London mayor launches ULEZ scrappage scheme with conditions New! 2019-10-23 06:29:00The mayor of London has launched an up to GBP2,000 scrappage allowance for non-ULEZ compliant vehicles though it only applies to owners of non-co

FCA to build EUR50m Turin battery complex New! 2019-10-23 06:23:00FCA is to construct a new EUR50m (US$56m) battery assembly complex in Turin as part of its e-mobility strategy.