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Consumers interested in a luxury self-driving car will be willing to pay a $10,000 premium, according to Volvo’s chief. Speaking Thursday at the World Mobility Leadership Forum in Romulus, Mich., Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson said that the automaker expects to have both fully automated and semi-autonomous vehicles available within five years. “Autonomous technology will make […]

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Daimler previewed its new EQ electric car brand yesterday through the Generation EQ concept at the Paris Motor Show. It’s the first step in launching 10 new battery-electric models by 2025 in Daimler’s strategy to become the global leader in electric vehicle technology. The German automaker expects electric cars to account for 15 to 25 […]

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The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is a car that needs no introduction. It’s an open-air version of this legendary Italian brand’s LaFerrari. Making its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show, this limited-production exotic beauty is launching to commemorate the brand’s 70th birthday. Obviously, the lack of a permanent roof is its defining feature. Accordingly, it’s […]

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Volkswagen is another automaker getting into the ride sharing business. Volkswagen AG announced at the 2016 Paris Motor Show that it has established an as yet unnamed subsidiary to handle car sharing and logistics. The so-called 13th brand will be based in Berlin, Germany, and according to CEO Matthias Muller will help bring VW into […]

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The first state in the nation to grant self-driving car testing permits just granted the nation’s first autonomous vehicle-related driver’s license to a quadriplegic man. The state of Nevada granted Sam Schmidt with a license to drive a semi-autonomous test car on public roads under restricted conditions. Earlier this year, Schmidt drove more than 150 […]

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Ride-hailing giant Uber and its newly acquired self-driving truck startup Otto are working out their next moves, Otto’s co-founder said. Otto plans to expand its fleet of trucks from six to about 15 and is setting up partnerships with independent truckers, Otto co-founder Lior Ron told Reuters. Next year, Otto-branded trucks and other trucks equipped […]

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The first car on the MEB platform that is headed for production has been launched today in Paris. Volkswagen’s chairman, Herbert Diess, was on the stage early this morning to unveil the new concept, dubbed I.D., at the Paris Motor Show. That I.D. won’t be available for purchase until 2020, unfortunately, but it is a […]

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Volkswagen of North America’s CEO Hinrich Woebcken today revealed that the e-Golf will be sold nationwide. At present, the 2016 e-Golf is only available in select states, like California, Connecticut, Massachuessets, and more. The move follows the announcement that the e-Golf will now come with up to 300 km (186 miles) of range – though […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has warned Tesla store staff to stay away from discounts to drive up sales numbers. In an e-mail to employees that Bloomberg also received, Musk asked them to stay away from price cutting and to adhere to a sales approach he called “fundamental to our integrity.” The Tesla CEO published his […]

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Lyft drivers will be the first to receive all-electric Chevy Bolts as they roll off the production line later this year, a Lyft executive said Wednesday. “Drivers on the Lyft platform will be receiving Bolts to drive first,” said Emily Castor, Lyft’s director of transportation. Castor spoke at the World Mobility Leadership Forum at Metro […]

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