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Trump’s new presidential Cadillac limo debuts in New York

The latest presidential limo — or The Beast — crafted by Cadillac. Photo credit: REUTERS A new Cadillac debuted over the weekend; however, don’t expect to find it in dealer showrooms. President Donald Trump on Sunday traveled in a new Cadillac-badged presidential limousine — the first redesign of the commander in chief’s primary ride since […]

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California weighs an additional $2,000 subsidy for EVs

California will hold a hearing this week on offering a $4,500 subsidy for each electric vehicle sold in the state, up from the current $2,500, even as customers from Tesla Inc. and General Motors Co. face the loss of even bigger federal credits. The federal government now offers a $7,500 tax credit on electric vehicles […]

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2019 Chevy Blazer to start at $29,995

The midsize Chevrolet Blazer crossover is expected to go on sale in January. DETROIT — Chevrolet is pricing the resurrected 2019 Blazer just under the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano, as the brand diversifies its crossover lineup. The new two-row, midsize Blazer, slotted between Chevrolet’s compact Equinox and large Traverse crossovers, is scheduled to go […]

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A call to return to stock car racing’s roots, with EVs

An e.dams-Renault Formula E race car during the FIA Formula E 2014 Beijing ePrix at China’s Beijing Olympic Green Circuit in Sept. 2014. It marked the first ever Formula E race, an all-electric racing series. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG A disclaimer up front: I’m an avowed skeptic when it comes to electric vehicles, and I would […]

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Facing labour trouble, Yamaha moves court for police protection

CHENNAI: The Yamaha Motors Oragadam plant in Chennai, currently facing labour related disputes and an ensuing strike by a section of its workers, approached the Madras High Court seeking protection for its goods movement and production activity at its factory. Yamaha in its petition sought police protection for “ingress and aggress of vehicles and people […]

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Elon Musk says Tesla making its own car carriers

Citing an “extreme shortage” of car haulers, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told a customer the company started building carriers during the weekend. Photo credit: Reuters Tesla Inc. is building its own car carriers, as the electric carmaker faces vehicle distribution problems. The company is upgrading its logistics system but running into an “extreme” shortage of […]

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Why BMW is lowering its profit forecast

FRANKFURT — BMW said it would not meet its full-year target of achieving a flat pretax profit and lowered its profit margin guidance for cars, blaming intense price competition in the wake of new emissions rules. BMW said its full-year pretax profit would moderately decrease, rather than remaining on par with last year’s level. The […]

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Pietro Gorlier poised to take helm at FCA Europe, report says

Pietro Gorlier, 55, oversees components makers Magneti Marelli and Mopar. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is nearing the appointment of Pietro Gorlier, COO of its components business, as the new head of Europe as part of a broad reorganization that may be announced as early as this week, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Gorlier, a […]

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Why VW’s ad agency review could impact Ford

Interpublic’s Deutsch has lost the Volkswagen creative account in the U.S. as the automaker nears the end of its global agency review, people familiar with the matter told Advertising Age, an affiliate of Automotive News. WPP, Publicis Groupe and Omnicom have all pitched for the business, which was put into review in April. Deutsch, which […]

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Toyota reportedly agrees to add Android Auto to vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to add Android Auto to its vehicles, according to a person familiar with the matter, ending years of resistance to the Google infotainment software because of safety and security concerns. For the first time, Toyota will allow Android Auto devices to connect directly to its cars, after announcing compatibility with Apple […]

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California urges Trump administration to abandon mpg plan

Nichols: “California will take the necessary actions to protect our people and follow the law. It is not too late to choose a better way.” Photo credit: Bloomberg WASHINGTON — California’s top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state […]

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