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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.
Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, Nissan, VW and Mazda were among the notable absences at this year’s show.
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 built around hybrid powertrains,” new CEO Louis Camilleri said at the company’s Maranello headquarters. The company known for […]
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 by turning the ailing Italian carmaker around without massive job cuts. And he subsequently merged Fiat with the […]
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 official recall because of illegal defeat devices,” Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said in a statement. The move mostly […]
The clock is ticking for diesel at Fiat Chrysler, at least in its passenger cars in Europe and other key regions, CEO Sergio Marchionne said Friday. Fiat Chrysler, owner of the Jeep and Maserati brands, plans to phase out diesel-powered engines in its passenger cars by 2021 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Marchionne […]
Years of dust has been wiped off, the engine replaced, the chassis once again gleams a dark blue and the wheel rims sparkle — one of ex-Yugoslav strongman Josip Broz Tito’s luxury cars has been given a new lease of life in Serbia. The car in question — a 1948 Packard, a high-priced luxury American […]
It’s the most controversial Formula One introduction since the 2016 qualifying elimination clock, but unlike that ill-fated change the halo should last more than two races. The new cockpit head protection system, to give it its full name, is highly divisive: team principals, drivers and fans are split over whether it is the right safety […]
The rise of electric cars heralds not only a major technology switch but also promises massive disruption to today’s auto giants as Tesla and a group of powerful Chinese rivals take over the fast lane. The diesel scandal in 2015 in which Volkswagen admitted manipulating 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide to fool pollution tests only […]
The chief executive of Daimler said Monday at the Detroit auto show that his company cannot currently guarantee it can meet tougher European CO2 emissions standards taking effect in several years. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of the maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles, told reporters he “can’t guarantee” to meet tightening emission standards in 2021. “It’s a […]