The truck generates 11.8 tons less CO2 per year than a diesel equivalent, BMW said in a press release. The electric drive train also means that is quiet, and produces almost no particle pollution.
So instead of sneering at the news out of the automotive sector, as recall numbers rise, take the experiences of these manufacturers as a cautionary tale. Could it happen to you? And if not, are you sure it couldn’t?
This week, Branson, the billionaire founder of the sprawling Virgin Group, suggested a battle on the highways with Musk's Tesla electric car company could also be forthcoming.
Marco della Cava got an exclusive look at Google's self-driving car.
On Thursday, Musk unveiled a new software update that he said would make running out of charge unintentionally "basically impossible."
Ford revealed the 600-horsepower, carbon fiber GT in January at the Detroit auto show. The company plans to introduce 12 high-performance vehicles by 2020.
The Ford Service Delivery Network will run on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform in some 2015 vehicles and company-wide by the end of 2016.
Slovakian company AeroMobil will begin selling a flying car in 2017.
Elon Musk, Tesla’s co-founder and CEO, announced this week on Twitter that the company will reveal a firmware update for its Model S sedan later this week.
Companies both inside and outside the auto industry are experimenting with technologies that take more and more responsibilities away from the driver.
The Mirai uses hydrogen gas to generate electricity and leaves water vapor at its only exhaust. Toyota officials said the car can travel 300 miles between fuel-ups and would take less than five minutes to recharge.
Families of at least 67 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total Monday.
The amount of jobs in question is still unclear, but local newspapers are indicating that 180 to as many as 600 employees might lose their jobs.
Honda is launching an unprecedented U.S. ad campaign urging owners to get vehicles repaired if they have been recalled to fix defective air bags.
General Motors will make a series of changes to its vehicle warranty and maintenance programs after they failed to generate more interest among car buyers.
Toyota is the first car company ever signed up by the International Olympic Committee.
Toledo officials are finalizing an incentives package this week in an effort to keep Jeep Wrangler production in the northwest Ohio city. The city hasn't released details on what it will offer to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, but Toledo's development director tells The Blade...
China's auto sales growth decelerated in February despite a near doubling in purchases of Chinese-made SUVs, an industry group reported Tuesday. Sales in world's biggest auto market rose 6.4 percent to 1.4 million vehicles, according to the China Association of Automobile...
Goodyear has announced a new concept tire that can convert heat into energy and, in turn, can power an electric car. Named the BH03 and unveiled at the 2015 Geneva International Auto Show, the tire is designed to collect heat into the tire in a few...
Families of at least 64 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total Monday. It was up from 57 last week. An additional...
Southern politicians are heating up their recruiting in hopes of landing a big auto manufacturing plant and the potential of thousands of high-paying jobs. North Carolina officials have been hunting for an auto plant since Mercedes-Benz jilted the state in 1993 for Alabama...
Possible enactment of Safety Act would place undue pressure on parts manufactures.
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