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BMW X7 to start at $74,895

il y a 10 heures 45 sec
BMW is filling out its product lineup with the launch of its largest crossover to date. The new X7, available at U.S. dealerships in March starting at $74,895, addresses a shortcoming in BMW's crossover lineup #8212; a true seven-seater option.

Luxury EV startup plans for AutoMobility LA debut

il y a 10 heures 48 min
Rivian Automotive, an upstart electric vehicle maker headquartered in suburban Detroit, plans to introduce its first pair of electric, off-road vehicles -- a crossover and a pickup -- in November at AutoMobility LA.

Why Walmart is partnering with Advance Auto Parts

16 oct. 2018 - 23:19
Walmart announced a partnership with Advance Auto Parts that will create an automotive specialty store on The news comes one day after its competing retailer Sears filed for bankruptcy.

Tesla, GM in line for EV boost under U.S. Senate bill

16 oct. 2018 - 23:13
Tesla and GM, which have lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, could get their way for up to four years under a new proposal from a Republican senator.

Ohio dealer Rhett Ricart elected NADA's next vice chairman

16 oct. 2018 - 23:07
The National Automobile Dealers Association has elected Ohio dealer Rhett Ricart as its next vice chairman, meaning Ricart is in line to become chairman in 2020.

What this former Ford exec will do at Pandora

16 oct. 2018 - 22:07
One of Ford's top connected vehicles executives has been hired by Pandora to help the streaming music company form partnerships with the auto industry.

Cable industry moves to snatch airwaves away from 'talking cars'

16 oct. 2018 - 21:48
Twenty years ago automakers won the rights to use a portion of U.S. airwaves for ultra-safe 'talking cars.' But now the cable industry wants more of those airwaves.

Why a NAFTA vote will likely wait until 2019

16 oct. 2018 - 18:52
The renegotiated U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada won't get a vote in Congress this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, setting up a potential fight with Democrats next year.

Tesla's Supercharger network is the template for the hydrogen era

16 oct. 2018 - 18:45
A Tesla-like nationwide network of hydrogen fueling stations could help reduce the time it will take for fuel cell vehicles to become economically viable to manufacture.

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, TrueCar investor, dies at 65

16 oct. 2018 - 18:33
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, a key supplier to the auto industry who used the fortune he made from the tech giant to invest in TrueCar, professional sports teams, cable TV and real estate, died on Monday. He was 65.

New Goodyear service offers replacement tires at consumers' homes

16 oct. 2018 - 18:09
Goodyear Tire and Rubber hopes it can sell more tires by offering consumers an easier way to buy and install them, in an effort that may challenge franchised auto dealers.

Uber gets IPO proposals at potential $120 billion valuation, report says

16 oct. 2018 - 17:56
Uber has recently received proposals from banks for an initial public offering valuing the ride-hailing company at as much as $120 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Elon Musk, Tesla settlement with SEC over tweets approved by U.S. judge

16 oct. 2018 - 16:52
A federal judge approved a $40 million settlement by Tesla and CEO Elon Musk with stock regulators, resolving claims that Musk misled the public on Twitter about a plan to take the company private.

The dirt on 'clean' electric cars is just under the hood

16 oct. 2018 - 15:30
Every major carmaker has plans for electric vehicles to cut greenhouse gas emissions, yet their manufacturers are, by and large, making lithium ion batteries in places with some of the most polluting grids in the world.

U.S. seeks Mexican steel export quotas, negotiator says

16 oct. 2018 - 15:13
The United States is seeking to impose quotas on Mexican steel exports as part of a negotiation to remove metals tariffs, the chief trade negotiator of Mexico's incoming government said, adding the issue needed to be resolved within weeks.

Elon Musk says Tesla owners who ordered full self-driving EVs to get chip upgrade

16 oct. 2018 - 14:54
A new chip that improves Autopilot features will be available six months in advance to people who ordered the full self-driving version of the electric cars.

Ford's new Territory crossover part of plan to regain lost ground in China

16 oct. 2018 - 14:44
Ford, while unveiling the new Territory crossover, said its plan to release a spate of new models will help turn around tumbling sales in the world's top auto market beginning next year.

TomTom loses Volvo contract

16 oct. 2018 - 14:13
That fed into concerns of critics who said a deal Google made last month with Renault, another TomTom customer, meant the company risked being relegated to third place in its main market.

TomTom loses Volvo contract

16 oct. 2018 - 14:13
That fed into concerns of critics who said a deal Google made last month with Renault, another TomTom customer, meant the company risked being relegated to third place in its main market.

VW CEO says German automakers have 50% odds of remaining among 'global elite' over next decade

16 oct. 2018 - 13:30
VW CEO Herbert Diess says that Germany's automakers have a only 50 percent chance of remaining leading players in the fast-changing auto industry.

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