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Italy Planning on Incentivizing 1 Million Electric Vehicles

All across Europe, new developments in electric vehicle technology is making it easier for the automotive market to open up to future electric car models. Though these effects are most obviously observed in Nordic countries, not all European countries are as readily or easily embracing the electric vehicle market. Italy, in particular, is often referred to as Europe’s slowest-growing market

Volkswagen Makes History at Pikes Peak Climb

The new Volkswagen ID R, one of the most iconic and futuristic-looking electric vehicles of recent times, made history at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Climb. The vehicle was piloted by French racer Romain Dumas, who used the electric vehicle to cover the famous 12.4-mile course in just under eight minutes. This not only decimated the previous record, which was just under nine minutes, but als

Fewer German Cars are Being Exported to the U.S.

Germany is exporting fewer cars to the United States. One reason for this is that German carmakers have opened massive factories in the U.S. This decreases the need to import cars while creating employment opportunities for American workers and helping the economy.In 2017, German carmakers sold 1.35 million vehicles in the U.S, which is about 8 percent of the country’s total car sales. Of th

More Power for the Miata

It’s time for people to stop complaining about the Mazda Miata’s lack of power. Despite the carmaker claiming that it was digging in its heels and leaving the engine power right where it was, Mazda has finally admitted that it’s giving in and giving the car more power.For those unfamiliar with the situation, the current Miata comes with just 155 horsepower while the car weighs ab

Waymo Self-Driving Services Expand to Europe

Waymo executives and other employees have been spending more time in Europe recently. Their goal is to better understand the key differences between American and European regulatory and policy environment.On June 7, 2018, the world found out why at the annual Automotive News Europe Congress. Here, the head of Alphabet’s autonomous driving unit relayed that its approach in Europe would be ver

GM Still Working Toward Completing 2014 Recalls

General Motors recalled 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other small cars all over the globe for faulty ignition switches in 2014. Since then, it has taken on the difficult task of finding these vehicles with potentially hazardous ignition switches. This is challenging as most of these vehicles were old enough to have switched hands at least once or twice. Once found, GM had to convi

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: The Next 5 Years

The month of May was a notable time for the present and the future of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The automaker announced that by the end of May, it would have more cash on hand than debt in its books for the first time since the merger that brought about the new company in 2009. At the same time, FCA also announced its coming long-term plans in Balocco, Italy. In his last year as CEO, Sergio

Lyft Operations Expand into Detroit

As a part of Lyft’s $100 million investment nationwide, they are combining their temporary Detroit locations to form a new permanent one in the same city. Their goal is to improve services, benefit drivers, and pique the interest of local auto partners. Lyft communications specialist Zachary Kizer said that the company is excited by how the Detroit community has welcomed Lyft and that furthe

McLaren Celebrates 15,000th Car

McLaren Automotive is known for its sports cars with touches of luxury as well as practical features. In 2010, McLaren Automotive was brought back as an independent manufacturer and closely related to McLaren Racing. This car manufacturer became wholly owned by the McLaren Group in July of last year.The 12C was launched in 2011 with the Spider model following in 2012. From 2013 to 2015, McLaren so

The Race to the Road: Autonomous Shuttles vs. Driverless Cars

Ever since the inception of autonomous vehicle technologies, car manufacturers and tech companies alike have been racing to put the best product on the market first and to continually improve their technology. It appears that shared autonomous vehicles are beating the personal driverless car in the race to the road. Companies like Waymo, GM's Cruise, Lyft, Uber, Baidu, Tesla, and others continue d