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Next Dodge Challenger, Charger to ride on Maserati platform, arrive in 2021?

It seems there's been another major change in Fiat Chrysler Automobile's planning, one that, if true, will undoubtedly cause further delays in the redesign of several key models. According to Automotive News (subscription required), FCA has ditched plans to base the next-generation Dodge Challenger and Charger on Alfa Romeo's Giorgio...

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Daimler beats Tesla to electric truck production with Fuso eCanter

Tesla may have pushed back the reveal of its electric semi-trailer truck to October, but German auto giant Daimler is moving full-speed ahead with its own electric truck plans. This week Daimler, which owns the Mercedes-Benz and Smart car brands as well as the Freightliner and Western Star truck brands, revealed the production-ready Fuso eCanter electric...

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China could be next to ban sale of cars powered solely by gas or diesel engines

China could soon join the United Kingdom and France in pledging to ban the sale of cars powered solely by an internal combustion engine. Unlike the U.K. and France which have set 2040 as a deadline, China is still deciding on its own date. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also recently revealed that non-electrified cars will be phased out in Germany but...

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Bosch develops off-the-shelf powertrain for electric cars

While some automakers have plenty of expertise in electric powertrains, others haven't entered the realm. Bosch is hoping automakers will see past developing their own electric powertrain technology and fancy a ready-to-use unit instead. The automotive supplier has revealed its off-the-shelf solution for electric cars that can be applied to numerous vehicle...

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For high-end models, BMW’s focus shifts beyond driving pleasure

Remember when a BMW was considered "The Ultimate Driving Machine"? The automaker still makes great driving machines, but the ultimate? That's difficult to gauge objectively but even BMW acknowledges it's focus is changing, at least when it comes to high-end models. For cars like the 7-Series, the i8 and the inbound X7 and 8-Series...

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Williams Advanced Engineering debuts off-the-shelf EV platform

Automakers spend millions to design and engineer vehicle platforms, but some suppliers think a switch to off-the-shelf solutions may be an essential part of future vehicles. To capitalize on this, Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, has revealed its own electric vehicle platform called the FW-EVX...

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Jaguar the latest to commit to fully electrified lineup

Jaguar is the latest automaker to commit to a fully electrified lineup. CEO Ralf Speth made the announcement on Thursday at Jaguar's Tech Fest event in the United Kingdom. Jaguar has set a deadline of 2020 from which every new model launched will be electrified. The deadline is one year later than fellow luxury brands Maserati and Volvo which have...

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Marchionne: no offer for FCA on the table

Despite his best efforts to find a buyer or merger partner for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Sergio Marchionne, who serves as the automaker's CEO, has confirmed there's been no takers. Speaking with Reuters on Saturday, Marchionne replied with a "no" when asked whether FCA had been approached by someone or whether there was an offer on...

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