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Report: Harley-Davidson eyes Ducati

More evidence has emerged suggesting that the Volkswagen Group is about to sell Ducati. Following a report in April that the VW Group had hired an investment to explore options for Ducati, which it purchased in 2012 for approximately $935 million, Harley-Davidson is now in the headlines about a...

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Walter de Silva to design cars for Chinese EV startup Arcfox

Former Volkswagen Group design boss Walter de Silva has come out of retirement to join German engineering consultancy EDAG, and his first task will be to design a fleet of cars for a Chinese electric car startup. The Italian designer quit his post at the VW Group in October 2015, a month after the...

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Audi e-tron Sportback to join e-tron SUV at Belgian plant

Audi's e-tron Sportback concept unveiled in April at the 2017 Shanghai auto show will spawn a production model of the same name in 2019. On Wednesday, Audi confirmed that production of the e-tron Sportback will take place at the company's plant in Brussels, Belgium. The news is hardly a...

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ZF, Hella team up for self-driving car tech

Combining their understanding of cameras and radar, German automotive suppliers Hella and ZF have entered into a strategic partnership that they say will pave the way forward for their efforts in teh field of self-driving cars. The two firms made their announcement Tuesday at a joint press...

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Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick resigns

Since the start of 2017, Uber has been rocked by a litany of scandals and an exodus of senior executives. Now the ride-sharing giant has lost its CEO and founder, Travis Kalanick. His resignation was announced on Tuesday and comes after an investor revolt, The New York Times reports. Uber is a...

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Bugatti Chiron test driver joins Mazzanti

Italian supercar marque Mazzanti has snagged the person that was responsible for honing the driving dynamics of the Bugatti Chiron: Loris Bicocchi. Bicocchi has been assigned as Mazzanti's new R&D chief. He will be responsible for the entire development phase for future cars from the...

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Jaguar Land Rover Classic opens massive facility in UK

It was only last year that Jaguar and Land Rover brought together their various classic car operations under the one roof. We say "roof" figuratively, as the newly established Jaguar Land Rover Classic department was without a facility of its own. That issue has now been rectified as Jaguar Land...

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Uber looks to rebuild as its CEO takes leave of absence

To say it's been a rocky time for Uber recently is an understatement. Former president Jeff Jones quit the company after working there for just six months. Waymo is suing Uber over alleged theft of technology. CEO Travis Kalanick was caught berating one of his drivers. A female employee wrote a...

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