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  • Commentary: Buying a car has lost its lustre in China 21 Feb 2019 22:59 Channel News Asia BEIJING: Time for some brutal honesty, because global auto industry executives do need to hear it whether they like it or not. Chinese consumers are just not into cars anymore and any hopes of a dramatic rebound do not appear likely in the year ahead and …
  • Near-record homicide cases in 2018 prompts new tactics to get killers off Macon streets 21 Feb 2019 22:57 Telegraph An electric griddle, mixer and hotplate sit in the corner of the Major Case Room of the Bibb County sheriff’s investigations building. “We pull a lot of all-nighters,” sheriff’s Capt. Shermaine Jones explained recently in the enclave where detectives hole …
  • Lucid Motors is working on an electric SUV that may debut this year 21 Feb 2019 22:41 The Verge Electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has begun working on an SUV, and it could unveil the design as early as this summer, according to two people familiar with the company’s plans. The startup’s first car, an all-electric sedan called the Lucid Air, is …
  • Consumer Reports yanks its Tesla Model 3 recommendation 21 Feb 2019 22:36 NYPOST Consumer Reports on Thursday pulled a recommendation for Tesla Inc’s Model 3, citing reliability problems, and the influential U.S. magazine turned up the pressure on other automakers to include crash-avoiding automatic braking as standard equipment. The …
  • Wisconsin regulators to study electric vehicle future 21 Feb 2019 22:33 www.madison.com Wisconsin utility regulators have launched a study of electric vehicles. The Public Service Commission on Thursday voted to open an investigation that will focus on customer expectations, legal questions and the role of regulators and utilities. “It’s an …
  • White House ends California talks on mileage standards 21 Feb 2019 22:12 The Republic WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry. The White House, which has proposed freezing the …
  • These are the 10 best cars, SUVs and pickups of 2019, according to Consumer Reports 21 Feb 2019 22:01 Yahoo! Voices Subaru and Toyota dominated the Consumer Reports list of the best new vehicles of 2019. While Toyota scored four wins in the 10 vehicle categories, surging Japanese automaker Subaru was named as the best brand in the industry, beating even luxury …
  • Trump administration quits fuel efficiency talks with California 21 Feb 2019 22:00 The Washington Post The Trump administration has broken off talks with the California Air Resources Board over vehicle fuel-efficiency standards and is on track to roll back standards set by President Barack Obama, the White House said in a statement Thursday. The breakdown …
  • Trump administration cuts off talks on fuel-efficiency standards with California 21 Feb 2019 22:00 MarketWatch WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry. The White House, which has proposed freezing the …
  • Amazon-backed Rivian targets Australia for electric utes 21 Feb 2019 21:50 RenewEconomy The Driven CEO and founder of electric vehicle startup Rivian, RJ Scaringe, has said that he considers Australia is an important market for his EV company, firming up reports of the company’s intention to create a right-hand drive version of its rugged all …
  • Citroën’s fully electric “object” to negotiate crowded cities 21 Feb 2019 21:50 RenewEconomy The Driven With the increasing population sizes, and densities, of the world’s cities comes the need to rethink urban transport. And given the  number of concept (and prototype) low speed, semi and fully autonomous vehicles being revealed to the public in …
  • Why U.S. Cities Are Becoming More Dangerous for Cyclists and Pedestrians 21 Feb 2019 21:42 Ecowatch By John Rennie Short As cities strive to improve the quality of life for their residents, many are working to promote walking and biking. Such policies make sense, since they can, in the long run, lead to less traffic, cleaner air and healthier people. But …
  • Bosch and Sfara Enable Emergency Call Outside the Car, New Sfara Solution Expands eCall Service 21 Feb 2019 21:34 University Chronicle Bosch Service Solutions, the leading solution provider for mobility services, is expanding its eCall service beyond the car. Thanks to a new app users can trigger an automatically generated emergency call outside of a car, for example from a bicycle, …
  • Apple’s autonomous vehicle could arrive as a minivan 21 Feb 2019 21:33 MacDailyNews Thursday, February 21, 2019 · 4:31 pm · No Comments “The so-called ‘Apple Car’ may not be a car after all, but rather an electric van, according to German site Manager Magazin,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors. “The report, loosely translated below, …
  • Statue of Unity now offers eco-friendly e-Bike tours; SOU to witness 5 million visitors next year, says Tourism Minister K J Alphons 21 Feb 2019 21:24 FinancialExpress.com Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons on Thursday visited the world’s tallest Statue of Unity which is now one of India’s most favored tourists destinations. Alphons, who is also the Chairman of National Tourism Advisory Council (NTAC) said that the Statue of …
  • Tesla Model 3 No Longer Recommended By Consumer Reports 21 Feb 2019 21:24 Motor1.com According to Tesla Model 3 owners, the car has some reliability concerns. ***Update: We’ve embedded a Consumer Reports video below in which they discuss their reasons for recommending vehicles. You may want to skip ahead to the 9:31 mark. Hat tip MTN …
  • UPDATE 2-Consumer Reports yanks recommendation for Tesla's Model 3, citing reliability 21 Feb 2019 21:19 Reuters DETROIT (Reuters) - Consumer Reports on Thursday pulled a recommendation for Tesla Inc’s Model 3, citing reliability problems, and the influential U.S. magazine turned up the pressure on other automakers to include crash-avoiding automatic braking as …
  • Ford's Best-Selling Non-Pickup, The Escape, To Plug In Electrically For 2020 21 Feb 2019 21:17 Investing.com When we think “Ford” (F) and “sales success” - the F-series pickup trucks immediately come to mind. Ford is essentially tied with General Motors (GM) in terms of U.S. pickup truck sales, although RAM (FCAU) is recently doing its best to chase the two …
  • Why cities should stop playing Amazon's game and quit offering companies tax incentives 21 Feb 2019 21:16 www.madison.com Amazon will not build their second headquarters in Long Island City. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan New York City should count its blessings. Amazon’s decision to walk away from its plan to build a new headquarters in Queens stunned city and state officials, …
  • ETFs With Tesla React After Model 3 Reliability Comes Into Question 21 Feb 2019 21:00 ETF Trends After negative reviews from vehicle owners, Consumer Reports withdrew its recommendation of the Tesla Model 3, citing reliability issues. Shares of Tesla (TSLA) fell 3 percent, affecting ETFs with heavy weightings, such as the ARK Industrial Innovation ETF …
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