Electric car charging firm IONITY is as joint venture between BMW Group, Ford, Daimler AG, and the Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG, has been joined by new shareholder Hyundai Motor Group – accelerating IONITY’s mission to make long distance EV travel across Europe a reality. The Hyundai Motor Group includes the Hyundai and Kia brands.
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Fantastic news for high-performance luxury SUV fans: The Aston Martin DBX, the marque’s first SUV, has been confirmed to pack a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 producing 550 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Aston is wrapping up testing for its all-new luxury SUV, which includes durability runs at the iconic Nürburgring, because of course it does. See all
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Two Democratic governors have lined their up states to join the 13 others in adopting California’s rules to curb automobile greenhouse gas emissions, even after the Trump administration moved to nullify state authority on fuel-efficiency rules. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday directed his state’s environmental agency to begin drafting rules to cut tailpipe emission
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Volkswagen Group’s supervisory board backed CEO Herbert Diess and Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch a day after German prosecutors charged the top managers with market manipulation related to the company’s diesel-emissions cheating scandal. In a special meeting Wednesday called to discuss the prosecutors’ decision, the board also rejected the charges, saying VW complied with disclosure rules,
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The 2020 Nissan 370Z is old enough to be an awkward 12-year old middle school student. With an interior that was barely modern in 2009 and a gravely powertrain to match, the Z’s old-school approach may put some potential buyers off. As far as pure sports car experiences go, however, sometimes age is a merit.
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Dodge’s edgy marketing has a youthful feel, but its vehicles aren’t getting any younger. The brand is still pushing the envelope on performance with the Charger and Challenger, which continue to get styling tweaks. The big-bodied speedsters have whetted racing appetites through the years with a broadening menu of powerful factory engines as Dodge works
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PARIS — Plastic Omnium has appointed a new management team and revised its corporate governance, with co-CEO Laurent Burelle, the scion of his family’s company, becoming chairman of the board, and Laurent Favre, a veteran automotive industry executive, stepping in as the sole CEO. Jean-Michel Szczerba, who shared CEO duties with Burelle, will take on an
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 24, 2019 The start of Gigafactory 3’s operations appears to be drawing closer, with Tesla’s China division posting a series of new job listings directly related to the manufacture and promotion of the Model 3. Amidst these updates, footage taken of the Gigafactory 3 complex suggests that the preparations
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SAN FRANCISCO – Former Uber Technologies Inc. engineer Anthony Levandowski broke his long silence about allegations that he stole driverless-vehicle technology from Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit to say that he didn’t do it. For the better part of a year, Levandowski was the fulcrum of Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber. Lawyers, colleagues and executives called as witnesses
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PARIS — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ merger offer for Renault, which was abandoned in June, was no longer on the table and looked unlikely to be revived for now, Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard said. FCA withdrew its $35 billion offer for Renault after blaming French politics for derailing the talks. The French state, which has a
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The green Land Rover logo will soon be sliding downhill fast — not on vehicles, but on skis, snowboards and uniforms. As part of a marketing push to raise U.S. awareness and sales, Land Rover has signed a three-year sponsorship with the U.S. governing body for Olympic ski and snowboard sports. Combined with its sponsorship
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The 2020 Fiat 500X is an Italian American crossover SUV styled after the discontinued Fiat 500 minicar but built in Italy with the Jeep Renegade subcompact crossover. We give it 5.6 out of 10 overall for its character and relative rarity, but other qualities are just average. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The
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Fiat is hanging on in North America, but barely. The lineup is losing the 500 and 500e, leaving it with three choices for the 2020 model year. Lower gasoline prices removed a major selling point for the brand’s small cars, leaving them with an uphill climb in a market dominated by light trucks. 124 Spider:
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FRANKFURT — Ford is recalling about 322,000 cars in Europe because the batteries could potentially catch fire due to acid leakage. The recall affects Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy vehicles built between February 2014 and February 2019, a Ford spokesman told Automotive News Europe. Ford said leaking battery acid around the battery’s negative terminal could cause
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Months after launching its new Supercharger V3, we haven’t seen many next-generation stations from Tesla, but now we have confirmation that the automaker is bringing a Supercharger V3 to Florida. In March, Tesla launched the new version of its Supercharger to enable a new top charge rate of 250 kW. The update has been long-anticipated because Tesla has
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