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Getty Images By Annabelle Liang Business reporter California is to ban the sale of new petrol-only vehicles by 2035, marking a historic step in the state’s attempts to tackle climate change. The new rules are aimed to force car makers to accelerate the introduction to the market of cleaner vehicles. It comes after Governor Gavin
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Getty Images By Peter Hoskins Business reporter German car making giant Volkswagen (VW) has said it is aiming for a valuation of up to €75bn ($75bn; £65.8bn) for Porsche when the luxury brand is floated on the stock market. Trading in the shares is due to start in Frankfurt on 29 September. A prospectus will
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Getty Images By Shiona McCallum Technology reporter Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million cars in the US because the windows might close too fast and pinch people’s fingers. Documents produced by American regulators show the windows may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk criticised the description as a recall
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Getty Images Manufacturing has resumed at the former Renault factory in Russia, which shut after the invasion of Ukraine and was later taken over by the government. Truck-maker Kamaz said the first cars would go on sale next month. It is reviving the Soviet-era Moskvich brand although the car’s design has been updated. Renault’s departure
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Getty Images By Theo Leggett Business correspondent, BBC News Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is reducing output at its factories in Solihull and Halewood until the spring, due to ongoing problems obtaining enough computer chips for new vehicles. The action is expected to affect the output of models such as the Jaguar F-Pace and Land
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In a blow to labor interests, California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Friday that would have essentially prohibited self-driving trucks from traveling on the state’s public roads. Assembly Bill 316 would have mandated autonomous trucks carry a human backup driver behind the wheel, a stipulation that autonomous-vehicle executives bemoaned would negate the purpose of
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The launch of self-driving truck startup Stack AV represents more than the return of Argo AI’s co-founders to the autonomous driving realm. It might be a bellwether for the broader industry’s burgeoning health, said Reilly Brennan, general partner at Trucks Venture Capital. “That investment announcement was probably one of the most significant things to happen
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Flying cars, Malcolm Gladwell and Shaggy are coming to this year’s Detroit auto show. The show is bringing back its Air Mobility Experience for a second year, featuring displays from two companies developing electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles. The CEOs of both companies — Rani Plaut of AIR in Israel and Jim Dukhovny of
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The connected mobility experience is the future of consumer vehicle ownership and brand loyalty. It represents a major market opportunity, one that will be worth $361 billion worldwide by 2030. In the meantime, automakers, major technology companies and Tier 1 suppliers are engaged in a strategic struggle over the customer data and the technology needed
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The Biden administration wants to shift cybersecurity burdens from individuals, small businesses and local governments to automakers and other big companies. The White House’s national cybersecurity strategy calls on “organizations that are most capable and best positioned to reduce risks” to take on that responsibility. The end result, according to some industry observers, will make
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Santa Clara County, Calif., is giving buses more green lights. Louisville, Ky., is collecting real-time data on viaduct flooding to prevent car drowning deaths. College Station, Texas, is outfitting five intersections with warnings for pedestrians when buses and emergency vehicles approach. A long stalemate over the details of deploying vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I, technology has ended,
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Hydrogen fuel cell and battery- electric vehicles are companions, not opponents. The technologies should be considered complementary rather competitive, experts following the transition to a zero-emission future say. While they can overlap, fuel cell and BEVs will mainly fill different transportation niches. Most expect hydrogen to be a replacement in large vehicles, such as heavy-duty
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The emergence of U.S. government industrial policy designed to slash greenhouse gas emissions will push the country’s most polluting and carbon-intensive sectors to hydrogen as their fuel choice. By subsidizing the production of clean hydrogen, the government is encouraging its use by the steel, cement, iron, ammonia, petrochemical and specialty fuel industries. Combined, heavy industry
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