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Last ever Volkswagen Beetle model rolls off Mexican production line

Volkswagen launched the final edition of its iconic "Beetle" car from its Mexican factory at a ceremony accompanied by a Mariachi band.…

Architect restores aging Fiats thanks to Internet

At 23, Giovanna Parascandolo is less than half the age of the Fiat 500 she has restored, thanks to books and what she calls "1990s-style" Internet forums.…

Hyundai shows off walking car project

Hyundai on Monday gave a look at work it is doing on a vehicle with robotic legs to let it walk or crawl over treacherous terrain.…

Nonprofit groups support industry in self-driving campaign

Advocacy groups representing the elderly and the blind launched an educational campaign to explain the benefits of self-driving cars.…

Clean energy leader Costa Rica turns attention to electric cars

Costa Rica likes to advertise itself as an ecological paradise, where more than 98 percent of its electricity needs are met by clean energy.…

‘Not right away’: Electric cars still have long road ahead

Higher costs relative to traditional vehicles are just one of the hurdles facing the industry as it races to bring electric cars into the mainstream.…

Wave of worries takes shine off Paris Motor Show

Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, Nissan, VW and Mazda were among the notable absences at this year's show.…

Ferrari says most of its cars will be hybrid by 2022

Most of the cars made by Ferrari will be hybrid petrol-electric by 2022, the Italian sports car manufacturer said on Tuesday, including its first SUV. “By 2022, nearly 60 percent of the models we produce will be…

Sergio Marchionne, saviour of Fiat and Chrysler, dead at 66

Sergio Marchionne, who died Wednesday at the age of 66, was little known when he took the driving seat at Fiat in 2004. But he won the respect and admiration of Italy’s politicians, unions and media alike…

Germany hits Mercedes with mass diesel recall

Germany ordered Monday the recall of some 774,000 vehicles from Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler across Europe, citing illegal “defeat devices” designed to conceal high levels of harmful emissions from regulators’ tests. “The federal government will order an immediate…