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WASHINGTON — Texas police will serve search warrants on Tesla on Tuesday to secure data from a fatal vehicle crash, a senior officer told Reuters on Monday, after CEO Elon Musk said company checks showed the car’s Autopilot driver assistance system was not engaged. Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4, said evidence including witness
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Volkswagen brand is targeting family buyers in China with the ID6, its biggest battery-powered model to date. The three-row, seven-seat crossover is tailored specifically to the needs and wishes of Chinese customers “in terms of space, functionality, design and, in particular, user experience,” VW said in a statement on Saturday ahead of the model’s public
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MILAN — Ferrari is bringing forward the sales launch of its first full-electric car amid an accelerating industry shift to electrification. The automaker will unveil the car in 2025, the automaker’s chairman, John Elkann, told shareholders. Ferrari had previously said the launch would happen “after 2025.” “We are very excited about our first all-electric Ferrari
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Ford will use Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric-car platform to underpin an SUV, Autocar magazine reported. The model is likely to have a similar wheelbase to the VW ID4 compact crossover at 2765 mm (9 feet), Autocar said. The magazine said the Ford version is likely to introduced with power output of between 146 hp and
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BRUSSELS — A majority of residents of European cities support a Europe-wide phaseout of combustion-engine car sales from 2030 to reduce planet-warming emissions, according to a YouGov poll conducted on behalf of environmental campaigners. Of 10,050 survey respondents, 63 percent said they supported the idea that after 2030, only emissions-free cars should be sold in
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Daimler’s new flagship electric sedan will generate “reasonable” returns right from the start as the vehicle features top-line technology, CEO Ola Kallenius said. The Mercedes EQS, which debuts this week, will produce attractive profits while still lagging the returns of its combustion engine-powered sibling, the S-Class, due to the higher cost of electric-car components, Kallenius
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Renesas Electronics resumed operations at the clean room that was damaged by fire last month, as the key manufacturer of automotive microchips moves closer to restarting production this month. The clean room of Renesas’s N3 building in Ibaraki prefecture went online around 9 p.m. on Friday, the company said in a statement Saturday. Renesas remains
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A year after German luxury-car makers’ bleakest period in decades, business has never been better. BMW on Thursday joined rival Mercedes-Benz in reporting record first-quarter vehicle deliveries, driven largely by explosive demand in China. Both automakers are also getting big boosts from newly introduced plug-in hybrid and full-electric vehicles. Sales of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce
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BERLIN — Germany’s auto industry picked up speed in March, a survey published by the Ifo economic institute showed on Tuesday, although automotive executives also become less optimistic about the outlook for the coming months. The survey’s indicator for the current business situation rose to 7.9 points in March from minus 0.4 in February, as
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Tesla posted record deliveries for the January to March quarter, beating Wall Street estimates, as solid demand offset the impact of a global shortage of parts. “We are encouraged by the strong reception of the Model Y in China and are quickly progressing to full production capacity,” Tesla said in a statement on Friday. “The
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Skoda is working on an affordable full-electric car based on parent Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, CEO Thomas Schaefer said. The EV would be positioned below the brand’s Enyaq IV battery-powered compact SUV, he said. “We are working on the next model and it will be smaller than Enyaq,” Schaefer said during the brand’s annual press
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Vitesco Technologies, the powertrain spinoff from Continental, has won a contract to provide 800-volt inverters for Hyundai Motor’s new E-GMP modular electric platform. Vitesco said in a news release Wednesday that the contract was in the “triple-digit million euro amount.” Hyundai says the E-GMP platform will eventually underpin 23 models by 2025, including 11 battery-electric
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New-car sales in Russia rose 0.8 percent last month, regaining a run of growth that stalled in December and January, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) said in a statement. A total of 120,081 vehicles were sold in February. “This seems to be a sign of continuous stabilization followed by a further recovery month,” Thomas
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