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The High-Stakes Race to Build More Ventilators 2020-04-02 16:13:35The US is short of ventilators to help Covid-19 patients breathe. Ford, GM, and satellite-launch company Virgin Orbit are trying to fill the gap.

Trump Eases the Way for More Gas Guzzlers  2020-04-01 08:00:00The administration reversed Obama-era rules that set strict fuel-economy standards, setting up a fight with states including California.

The Cargo Industry’s Quest to Curb Carbon-Belching Ships 2020-04-01 06:00:00Container ships burn some of the dirtiest fuel there is and spew out huge amounts of greenhouse gas. But the business is poised for a dramatic shift.

Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the 2020-04-01 06:00:00Can the automotive upstart break America’s addiction to carbon-spewing pickups and SUVs? With Amazon on its side, it might have a chance.

To Cut Carbon, Ditch Air Travel—and Get on 2020-04-01 06:00:00Some environmentally conscious people are trying to give up flying. For some trips, there's a great, cleaner alternative: It's called a train.

How Airlines Are Trying to Boost Efficiency and 2020-04-01 06:00:00Winglets. Better engines. Lighter materials. The industry is trying everything it can. But the best fix for the planet would be for us to stop flying

Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars 2020-04-01 06:00:00San Francisco's MTA boss Jeff Tumlin is one of a new breed of planner trying to kick cars out of the city. That's good for business, good for people

The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work 2020-03-30 08:00:00Workers want more compensation and better protection against illness from companies that don't consider them employees.

Public Transit Cuts Hurt 'Essential' Workers Who Need 2020-03-30 07:00:00Bus and train systems are trimming schedules amid plummeting ridership and mounting losses. But riders are being forced to choose between health and f

A Hospital Train, DIY Face Shields, and More 2020-03-29 09:00:00The French repurpose a high-speed TGV to ferry coronavirus patients,  while engineers and automakers step up to help those on the medical front l

A Rest Stop Where Flying Cars Can Recharge 2020-03-29 09:00:00Beta Technologies' prototype helipad and base station for electric air taxis could also help route emergency supplies in a crisis.

BMW's i4 Electric Concept Comes With a Hans 2020-03-28 09:00:00To fill the aural vacuum left by the disappearance of the engine, BMW brought in a ringer. 

Automotive News Breaking

How NADA mobilized as virus threat grew New! 2020-04-06 00:00:01The association has scrambled to adjust internally while maintaining a presence on Capitol Hill and guiding dealers through an unprecedented crisis.

Nissan turnaround, struggling stores in jeopardy amid outbreak New! 2020-04-06 00:00:01Profitability was a big challenge before the pandemic. A big question now: Will the extraordinary economic complications of COVID-19 be fatal to some

Virus puts stores in ‘survival mode' New! 2020-04-06 00:00:01Dealers across the country are bracing for the financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic as they begin to close the books on March. April may be wor

Big pickup sales rise 3% despite overall plunge New! 2020-04-06 00:00:01March pickup sales continued without a hitch in the Southeast and South Central regions but fell well below forecasts everywhere else as man

In Japan, Continental opens crisis playbook New! 2020-04-06 00:00:01The supplier is bracing for another level of escalation in the COVID-19 pandemic amid expectations that Japan will be the next to go under lockdo

Pandemic crimps CarMax expansion plans New! 2020-04-06 00:00:01The used-car giant was on a record pace until the coronavirus caused a dramatic decline.

Off-lease tide faces uncertainty New! 2020-04-06 00:00:01An estimated 1.8 million lease customers in the U.S. are scheduled to turn in their cars from March to July. Putting them into new vehicles will be to

For battery challenger, it's build, build, build 2020-04-05 00:00:01South Korea's SK Innovation wants to be a big player in EV batteries, but first it needs the factories to make it happen.

Staying open puts dealers at risk for police 2020-04-05 00:00:01Dealerships and dealers face risks ranging from fines, jail time and court orders to shut businesses if they defy stay-at-home or nonessential-busines

Former racing star helps put troubled Nissan back 2020-04-05 00:00:01Keiko Ihara, one of the automaker's independent outside directors, is a race car driver turned corporate bigwig who has been a key mover in many of N

FCA postpones shareholders' meeting to late June 2020-04-03 17:43:29The automaker said delaying the annual meeting, which was scheduled for April 16, would result in the postponement of a resolution on its $1

Hyundai extends expiring warranties to June 30 2020-04-03 17:17:32In response to concerns over servicing vehicles while also maintaining social distancing, the automaker is giving customers more time to get service w

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Comment préférez-vous votre Bentley Bacalar ? 2020-04-04 11:00:00La Bentley la plus chère et la plus exclusive de toute la gamme laisse le choix entre un grand nombre de teintes.

McLaren va construire moins d'Elva que prévu 2020-04-04 10:00:00McLaren a décidé de produire moins d'exemplaires que prévu de sa nouvelle supercar speedster. Mais pourquoi ?

La nouvelle Mercedes CLA rate le test de 2020-04-04 09:00:00La nouvelle berline compacte de la marque à l'étoile rate l'épreuve du test de l'élan.

Coronavirus : un salon de Pékin 2020 fin 2020-04-04 08:00:00Contrairement au salon de Genève ou de Detroit, le salon de Pékin 2020 ne sera pas annulé malgré son report à cause

Le Volkswagen Tiguan GTE hybride en approche 2020-04-04 07:00:00Le Peugeot 3008 hybrid4 n'a qu'à bien se tenir : le Volkswagen Tiguan va lui aussi passer à l'hybridation. Il développera 245

La nouvelle McLaren Hybride V6 présentée cet été 2020-04-04 06:00:00La nouvelle hybride de McLaren pourra parcourir une petite trentaine de kilomètres en mode 100% électrique.

Achèteriez-vous une nouvelle Audi A3 bas de gamme 2020-04-04 05:00:00Qui serait réellement capable d'acheter une Audi A3 à jantes tôlées et dotées de boucliers en plastique non peint p

Coronavirus : il n'y a plus de contrôles 2020-04-04 04:00:00Vous ne pourrez plus vous faire verbaliser par un radar mobile en cette période de confinement. Mais attention, vous n'êtes pas à

Confinement : le tour de France des routes 2020-04-03 13:51:00DIAPORAMA ET VIDEOS. Les routes de France sont désertes pendant le confinement. Découvrez des images spectaculaires à Paris, Lyon

Confinement : 20 musées automobiles à visiter de 2020-04-03 11:45:00Plusieurs musées du monde automobile sont accessibles grâce à des visites virtuelles, qui permettent de découvrir leur univ

Les V10 les moins chers du marché ! 2020-04-03 11:31:22Les engins à moteur V10 ne courent pas les rues. Qui dit rare, dit cher ? Voici notre sélection des occasions les plus abordables sur le

Convertir sa voiture essence à l’électrique est légal 2020-04-03 09:46:23Désormais en France, tous les véhicules thermiques de plus de 5 ans peuvent faire l’objet d’une transformation électr

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AM General Loses Humvee Lawsuit Against ‘Call of 2020-04-03 20:01:07The Humvee is an iconic military vehicle that has been at the center of many conflicts the world over the past 30 years or so. It’s also been at

Tesla’s Next Autopilot Feature? Traffic Light Recognition and 2020-04-03 18:25:53If you go to Tesla’s website to order a car today, you’ll find that a new upcoming feature for the brand’s Full Self-Driving Capabil

Century Club! Mazda Launches Special 100th Anniversary Models 2020-04-03 17:15:53It’s hard to believe Mazda’s been building cars for 100 years. Wait, it hasn’t. Then what’s all this talk about Mazda’s

14 Vehicles With the Longest Running Nameplates 2020-04-03 16:15:00A Look at America's Oldest Surviving Model Names The post 14 Vehicles With the Longest Running Nameplates appeared first on MotorTrend.

The RS 3 Nardo Edition Is a Faster 2020-04-03 15:30:43The pocket-rocket Audi RS 3 is about to get even sharper performance. The Audi RS 3 Nardo edition reaches a greater top speed than the standard model,

It Feels Like a Billion Years Ago, But 2020-04-03 14:55:41What we thought was wild, way back in those innocent days before the coronavirus pandemic, seems a bit strange today. Take NASCAR, for example—r

Jeep VIASA Vans and Trucks Are Awesome Spanish 2020-04-03 14:30:51When is a classic Jeep not a classic Jeep? When it’s an Ebro! Or a VIASA! Or, well, any one of these unusual sorta-Jeeps built under license in

Cadillac’s 500-HP-Plus Blackwing V-8 Engine May Live to 2020-04-03 13:25:32The Cadillac CT6 won’t live to see the 2021 model year in the United States, but the limited-production CT6-V model’s twin-turbo 4.2-liter

1999 Acura NSX Zanardi Edition Is the Lightweight, 2020-04-03 12:19:20Prices have skyrocketed for ’90s Japanese supercars in recent years, making what were once attainable dream cars significantly less so. MkIV Toy

How To Maintain a Battery-Electric Vehicle 2020-04-03 11:21:51More than 50 years before Carl Benz applied for his 1886 patent for a “vehicle powered by a gas engine,” Scottish inventor Robert Anderson

Friday Night Watch Party: Join NASCAR Driver Corey 2020-04-02 19:55:11If you haven’t seen the MotorTrend original streaming series, “NASCAR ALL IN: Battle for Dayton”, and taken a revelatory inside look

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Appears to Be 2020-04-02 19:05:45Yesterday we we reported that the legendary Mustang Mach 1 nameplate might be making a comeback in 2021. We think the Mach 1 will be a run-out sp

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Toyo Tire inks agreement with JAOS 2020-04-03 08:37:00Toyo Tire has signed a partnership agreement with automotive components manufacturer, JAOS.

China extends NEV subsidies as market begins recovery 2020-04-03 08:22:00The Chinese government has decided not to withdraw subsidies for new energy vehicles at the end of 2020 as planned to help stimulate demand, according

Indonesia sales down slightly in February 2020-04-03 08:12:00New vehicle sales in Indonesia declined by just 2.6% to 79,573 units in February 2020 from already weak year earlier sales of 81,684 units despite the

COVID-19 poses threat to shared mobility providers in 2020-04-03 07:19:00Reports from India suggest the burgeoning shared mobility services sector is emerging as a big loser in the current COVID-19 crisis and is also dentin

Taiwan sales continue to rebound in March 2020-04-03 07:11:00Taiwan's new vehicle market continued to shrug off the growing global threat of the COVID19 coronavirus in March 2020 with sales jumping by over

EV companies team to form ChargeUp Europe 2020-04-03 06:26:00Electric vehicle charging infrastructure sector companies are collaborating to form a new alliance known as ChargeUp Europe, supporting the roll out o

Honda to use GM EV platform, batteries and 2020-04-03 06:22:00General Motors and Honda have agreed to jointly develop two new electric vehicles for Honda, based on GM's highly flexible global EV platform powered

World's biggest motor show is back on 2020-04-03 06:11:00The world's biggest motor show in even numbered years is back on, the biennial event in Beijing having been delayed from its original dates in April.

Michelin brings forward Dundee plant closure 2020-04-03 05:26:00Michelin is advancing the closure of its Dundee factory in Scotland from June this year, with the site not restarting production when coronavirus rest

Italy - Fiat fewer than 500 cars ahead 2020-04-03 05:20:00Due to the sudden collapse of sales, the Italian market's leading brand was only 478 vehicles ahead of Volkswagen in March, a month when the overall

COVID-19 hits US like a hurricane 2020-04-03 05:16:00As one who has ridden out a hurricane or two, March bore an eerie resemblance to the biggest storms.

Recticel temporarily stops European activities 2020-04-03 04:42:00Recticel has temporarily stopped its European automotive activities, although it notes business in China is progressively returning to pre-coronavirus


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