European Union launches battery cell alliance to compete with Asia

Battery cells are poised to become the most important component in future vehicles as the industry moves away from internal-combustion engines and toward battery-electric vehicles. With an increased demand for battery packs, battery cell production will be paramount, and the European Union plans to address its competitive disadvantage. The EU announced a...

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Last of the coach-built American cars have special appeal for this collector

It's not just that his childhood pedal car had a fire-chief theme. Dean Newman traces his real interest in ambulances and hearses to watching the Ghostbusters movie. with its big, paranormal-fighting Ecto-1 1959 Cadillac ambulance. But once he started collecting such vehicles, Newman realized something very special about them, something that he...

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Sleeper 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud stops by Leno’s Garage

Icon turns out fantastic works of automotive art. The company revisits classic cars and gives them a modern spin, though mostly under the sheet metal. You're most likely familiar with the Land Cruisers, Broncos, and other off-road machines built in the shop owned by Jonathan Ward. His company crafts incredible machines for a wide range of clients. You may...

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Fix is in for some VW, Porsche, Audi dieselgate SUVs

Volkswagen can begin updating roughly 38,000 SUVs illegally equipped with emissions-cheating devices, federal and state regulators announced Monday. The EPA and California Air Resources Board sent a letter to VW, Audi, and Porsche officials Friday approving fixes for 2013-2016 Volkswagen Touaregs, 2013-2016 Porsche Cayennes, and 2015 Audi Q7s equipped with...

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Best Car To Buy 2018: cars that didn’t make the cut

As a staff we drive hundreds of new cars, trucks, and SUVs every year. We do the hard work of sorting through the best and worst of them so you don't have to. Many of the vehicles we drive are true achievements in performance and luxury. Others not so much. And then there are those that are quite good, but just don't measure up to the best of the year. Each...

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