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China is Creating a Future With Worldwide Electric Vehicle Adoption

China, home to the world’s largest market for electric cars, is aggressively promoting and supporting the technology. This and the sheer size of the Chinese market are driving the same trend around the world. CHINA’S ELECTRIC CAR REVOLUTION China has become the most powerful political force driving the globalization of electric vehicle (EV) technology. And, while natural driving forces such ... Read More »

Behind Automakers’ Electric Hype, A More Conventional Future Is Taking Shape

A Honda Urban EV concept car is presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show (Photo credit TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images) The Frankfurt Auto Show is over for another two years, and by the time the next one comes around, the electric revolution should be in full swing. The strange thing is that visitors to the show might have been forgiven for thinking ... Read More »

Renault India eyes one new car a year as medium-term plan

French carmaker Renault is planning to expand its presence in India by unveiling one new model every year as part of a medium-term strategy in India, Sumit Sawhney, country CEO and MD, Renault India Operations said. Talking to The Hindu, he said, “We are keen to build the right portfolio of good cars from our company for this market and [are] ... Read More »

Buying a used car: 8 things to know

Here’s a fact. For every three new cars sold in India, there are about four used ones that exchange hands. As you can imagine, the used car market is thriving, and how. The reasons to consider going for a pre-owned car are centred around, but not limited to, how much financial sense they make. With new cars losing value literally ... Read More »

Who should die when a driverless car crashes? Q&A ponders the future

‘Smart people are trying to figure out how this works,’ the Q&A audience was told in a discussion about driverless cars. Illustration: Alamy Should a driverless car swerve to miss a child, knowing it will kill its passenger? Or should it maintain its path and end a younger life? It’s deeply troubling ethical dilemmas like these that Sandra Peter believes ... Read More »

Waymo’s dream of building a robot car without a steering wheel and pedals isn’t dead, CEO says

Waymo’s dream of putting a car without a steering wheel on the market is far from dead. Waymo is an independent company that spun out from Google’s internal self-driving-car team in 2016. The spin off resulted in a series of sweeping changes designed to get Waymo’s tech on the market faster, like thedecision to keep driver controls in future test ... Read More »

FORGET THE DRIVERLESS FUTURE. GET READY TO PHYSICALLY MERGE WITH A CAR

The Roadable Synapse, which debuted this summer at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is a vehicle for asking some urgent questions. LACMA/MUSEUM ASSOCIATES IN THE FUTURE, they say, cars will drive themselves. You’ll call a roving robo-taxi, tell it where you want to go, and check out mentally in the back seat. People will be human cargo—as unengaged in ... Read More »

Honda’s Vision for Electric Cars Puts a Futuristic Spin on an Old Civic

Honda introduced the Urban Ev concept Tuesday at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker plans to produce a production version of this car to sell in the European market by 2019. Courtesy of Honda Honda’s vision for the future, which it showed off at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, is electric with a hint of the 1970s first generation Civic. ... Read More »

When it’s worth flying to buy a used car

DETROIT – If you’re willing to fly, you can save — perhaps thousands of dollars — when you buy a used SUV, car or truck. Used vehicle prices vary wildly between U.S. metro areas, sometimes over $3,000. So with some careful research and a plane ticket, it might be worth the time it takes to travel. “For the adventurous deal-seeker looking ... Read More »

Car Review: Need more space in a compact? The 2017 Honda Civic Hatch delivers

WASHINGTON — 2017 seems to be the year of the compact hatchbacks again with Chevy and now Honda adding the once popular five-door hatches back to their lineups. For years, Volkswagen, Mazda and Ford have pretty much been the big players in the compact hatch market. Now, you have three choices of how many doors you want with your Honda ... Read More »