Volkswagen electrics, Musk sued, BMW i3 range increase, California incentives: The Week in Reverse

Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal

Which electric car will get access to a fast charger network much like Teslas?

What was the result of the SEC’s investigation into Tesla chief Elon Musk?

This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Sept. 28, 2018.

Friday, Volkswagen detailed the electric-car architecture that will underpin all its future affordable electric cars.

The EPA signaled that it has given up on reducing climate Continue reading “Volkswagen electrics, Musk sued, BMW i3 range increase, California incentives: The Week in Reverse”

‘Congrats are in order if you’ve still got your copy of AE No.1’

Mike Rutherford celebrates how far Auto Express – and the automotive industry – has come in the last three decades…

If you had the good sense to invest in the first issue of Auto Express 30 years ago this week, thank you and congratulations. The gratitude is for the support and encouragement we needed then (and still need today) to keep us going. Congrats are in order because if you’ve still got your copy of AE No.1, you own a collector’s item. 

Of the thousands of magazines, Continue reading “‘Congrats are in order if you’ve still got your copy of AE No.1’”

2018 St. Louis European Auto Show

2018 St. Louis European Auto Show
Hosted by: St. Louis Motor Cars

2018 St. Louis European Auto Show was held on June 3rd, 2018 at the Chesterfield Outlets in Chesterfield, Missouri.  This show was ready to roar into town for its 31st anniversary of celebrating the beautiful machines!

This show is ran completely by a board of hardworking volunteers who want o give back to the community with their love for all European rides! Each year the goes on, they work for months making sure that Continue reading “2018 St. Louis European Auto Show”

Women ignite change in Saudi auto market

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SEOUL, South Korea — When Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on women drivers in June, Amjad Alamri didn’t waste a minute becoming one of the first to get her license.

The 22-year-old figures she had already waited long enough.

Alamri says she had been driving illegally since age 13, with her long black hair tucked up inside a hat. Now she’s part of a Continue reading “Women ignite change in Saudi auto market”

Subaru doesn’t mess with Forester’s results

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SHEVILLE, N.C. — The redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester looks similar to the generation it replaces. The new version kept its predecessor’s large windows and high ground clearance, as well as its easy-to-maneuver steering.

But that’s no disappointment. The previous generation was nothing to mess with.

The Forester, a crossover pioneer, went on sale Continue reading “Subaru doesn’t mess with Forester’s results”

Porsche store to aid scam victims

Champion Porsche hopes to advance funds to customers equivalent to their deposits by Oct. 12.

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Champion Porsche in Pompano Beach, Fla., has agreed to reimburse more than $2.5 million in deposits that about two dozen customers put down for special-order 911 GT3 and GT2 RS models with a former employee who allegedly pocketed the money and never ordered any Continue reading “Porsche store to aid scam victims”

Debuts point to electric, autonomous future

September 29, 2018 06:01 CET

Automakers highlight their ideas for a future where cars will drive themselves most of the time and run on electric power at this month’s Paris auto show. Some models that will be on display, such as the Peugeot E-Legend, will be eye-catchers that won’t make it into production. Others, such as the full-electric Audi e-tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC, will arrive in dealerships very soon. Alongside EVs, automakers also debut conventional cars that are key to their Continue reading “Debuts point to electric, autonomous future”

Vietnam’s VinFast taps European suppliers to become a global player

September 29, 2018 06:01 CET

Vietnam’s first domestic automaker is leveraging Italian design along with German and Austrian engineering and manufacturing expertise for its first two production vehicles.

After an extremely short time to market, VinFast debuts a Pininfarina-designed SUV and sedan this month at the Paris auto show. These vehicles will arrive roughly 16 months after the company decided to enter the auto business in June 2017. VinFast — part of Vietnam’s largest Continue reading “Vietnam’s VinFast taps European suppliers to become a global player”

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, Infiniti Q60 Black S, Mercedes-AMG One: This Week’s Top Photos

2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ first drive

Lamborghini’s Aventador has evolved significantly since it arrived on the market at the start of the decade. This week we managed to drive the newest SVJ variant, which is the fastest car in production right now. Naturally, we took it straight to a racetrack.

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe

Another car we drove was the 2019 Mercedes-AMG 4-Door Coupe, which we found to be the new benchmark as far as super sedans are concerned. When Continue reading “Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, Infiniti Q60 Black S, Mercedes-AMG One: This Week’s Top Photos”

VW chooses Microsoft as tech partner for digital services, mobility

VW-Microsoft technology partnership

Volkswagen plans to invest $4 billion to invest in digitalization by 2025, and it has named Microsoft as its partner for future endeavors.

VW announced Friday it has entered a strategic partnership with Microsoft for all future digital services and mobility efforts.

Microsoft will advise and work alongside VW as it implements its connected vehicle fleet and digital ecosystem called “Volkswagen We.” The long-term goal is to implement We as the car’s Continue reading “VW chooses Microsoft as tech partner for digital services, mobility”