Motoring

German auto giants place their bets on hydrogen cars

BMW iX5 Hydrogen is seen during Munich Auto Show, IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, September 8, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay Reuters By Nick Carey Battery power may be the frontrunner to become the car technology of the future, but don’t rule out the underdog hydrogen. That’s the view of some major automakers, including BMW and

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GM extends recall to cover all Chevy Bolts due to fire risk

File- This Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 file photo shows a 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV on display at the 2020 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. General Motors is recalling all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles sold worldwide to fix a battery problem that could cause fires. The recall raises questions about lithium ion batteries, which now

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Wolfsburg, we have a problem: How Volkswagen stalled in China

People visit the Volkswagen booth during a media day for the Auto Shanghai show in Shanghai, China April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo By Yilei Sun, Tony Munroe BEIJING (Reuters) – In late December 2019, managers at Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) headquarters in Wolfsburg realised they might have a serious problem in China, the company’s biggest market

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Aston Martin’s first SUV helps push up sales by more than 200%

Aston Martin DBX, the company’s first sport utility vehicle, is displayed at its global launch ceremony in Beijing, China November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) -Carmaker Aston Martin reported on Wednesday a 224% increase in sales to its dealers, boosted by its first sport utility vehicle, the DBX, as losses fell in the

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Japan’s Toyota adds ‘kei’ makers to technology partnership

This Aug. 15, 2019, file photo shows the Toyota logo on a dealership in Manchester, N.H. In a deal announced Wednesday, July 21, 2021, Japan’s top automaker Toyota is adding makers specializing in tiny “kei” cars, Daihatsu and Suzuki, to a partnership in commercial vehicles set up with Hino and Isuzu earlier this year. (AP

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Tesla’s vehicle price increases due to supply chain pressure, Musk says

A China-made Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle is seen ahead of the Guangzhou auto show in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Yilei Sun/File Photo The price of Tesla (TSLA.O) vehicles is increasing due to supply chain pressures across the auto industry, particularly for raw materials, Elon Musk said on Monday in response to

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Hyundai recalls over 390K vehicles for possible engine fires

File – This July 26 2018 file photo shows the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. in Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai is recalling over 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, for problems that can cause engine fires. In one recall, owners are being told to park outdoors until repairs are made.

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Toyota Presents World Debut of the New GR 86

Photo: Credit Toyota TGR’s new GR 86 Toyota City, Japan―On April 5, 2021, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) gave the new GR 86 its world debut in an online event held together with Subaru Corporation (Subaru). Following the GR Supra and GR Yaris, the new GR 86 is the third global model in TGR’s GR series

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Goodbye gas: Volvo to make only electric vehicles by 2030

Volvo car is parked behind the Volvo logo in the lobby of the company’s corporate headquarters, in Brussels. Volvo says it will make only electric vehicles by 2030. But for those who want one, they will have to buy it online. The Swedish automaker said Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that it is phasing out the

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Hyundai Motor to replace battery systems in $900 million electric car recall

By Heekyong Yang, Joyce Lee Hyundai Motor Co will replace battery systems in some 82,000 electric vehicles globally due to fire risks – a costly $900 million recall that lays bare the thorny issue of how car and battery makers split the bill when problems arise. The recall is one of the first mass battery

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