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McLaren Says ‘No Discussions’ are Taking Place with Apple

McLaren Says ‘No Discussions’ are Taking Place with Apple

LONDON/NEW YORK — McLaren damped down reports that Apple Inc. had made an approach for the British Formula One team owner and supercar maker.

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Chevy Bolt EV to be Priced at $37,495 Before Tax Credit, GM Says

Chevy Bolt EV to be Priced at $37,495 Before Tax Credit, GM Says

DETROIT — The Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle will have a starting price of $37,495, including shipping, making it $29,995 after a federal tax credit available to many buyers, General Motors said today.

The price after the tax credit is $5 less than the $30,000 estimate that GM had provided when announcing the car in early 2015.

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Google Car Project Loses Leaders – and Advantage – as Rivals Gain

Google Car Project Loses Leaders – and Advantage – as Rivals Gain

Chris Urmson, who led Google’s self-driving car project, was said to be unhappy with the project’s direction. He declined to tell Bloomberg why he was unhappy.

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Toyota Exec Expects Bold-Looking C-HR to Lift Brand’s Hybrid Sales in Europe

Toyota Exec Expects Bold-Looking C-HR to Lift Brand’s Hybrid Sales in Europe

Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl wants the C-HR “to show a different face” for a brand that is not known for its risk-taking designs. The compact SUV is also key to the company’s goal of boosting hybrid sales to half of its total European volume by 2020. Van Zyl explained why in a recent interview with Automotive News Europe Correspondent Nick Gibbs.

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Tesla Introduces Third-Generation Battery Pack Technology

Tesla Introduces Third-Generation Battery Pack Technology

As is often the case with Tesla, the mainstream press has missed the true significance of the company’s latest product. Tesla’s announcement of its new P100D battery pack option focused on the quicker 0-60 time, so that’s what most media outlets wrote about.

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VW, JAC Sign Preliminary JV Deal on Electric Cars in China

VW, JAC Sign Preliminary JV Deal on Electric Cars in China

BEIJING — Volkswagen Group signed a preliminary deal with China’s Jianghuai Automobile to explore making electric and plug-in hybrid cars in a new joint venture, the German automaker said today in a statement.

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Daimler Plans at Least Six Electric Car Models

Daimler Plans at Least Six Electric Car Models

FRANKFURT — Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler plans to roll out at least six, and possibly as many as nine, electric car models as part of its push to compete with Tesla Motors, BMW and Audi, a person familiar with the plans told Reuters.

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Volvo and Autoliv Team up in Autonomous Driving

Volvo and Autoliv Team up in Autonomous Driving

STOCKHOLM — Volvo Cars and Autoliv today said they would form a joint venture to develop autonomous driving software as automotive firms across the industry race to embrace the emerging technology.

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German Premium Giants Race to Catch Tesla

German Premium Giants Race to Catch Tesla

The gleaming white Porsche with menacing black trim took less than 8 minutes to complete the Nuerburgring’s demanding Nordschleife circuit. The result was respectable but

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Wireless Charging and Autonomous Vehicles will Mobilize the Smart City

Wireless Charging and Autonomous Vehicles will Mobilize the Smart City

By Alex Gruzen, CEO of WiTricity

There’s no question that autonomous electric vehicles are coming. From Google and Uber to Tesla, BMW and Nissan, the world’s most innovative brands are conceiving and bringing to market entirely new modes of transportation that will revolutionize the ways in which we travel.

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