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German union, car group seek government support for electric shift

FRANKFURT: Germany’s biggest union and its car industry association urged politicians on Tuesday to help with a shift to electric vehicles and not force a phasing out the combustion engine. Volkswagen’s admission in 2015 that it cheated U.S. diesel emissions tests has led to calls for the whole car industry, Germany’s biggest exporter and employer of more than 800,000 people, to cut pollution levels. It has also piled ... Read More »

Quick tips to strike the best deal while buying a car, house or appliances

To lure customers on the lookout for big-ticket items like appliances, cars, and even houses, retailers try and entice them with ‘hard to refuse’ offers. With so many offers to choose, how do you know you if have made the right choice? Here are few steps that can help you get the best deal when buying a house, car, or ... Read More »

Electric car dream collides with reality on profits

  Tesla did not attend the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, but its presence was felt in every corner of the massive event, which will host close to a million visitors before it wraps up at the end of the month. The show was a virtual arms race as the world’s carmakers race to electrify their entire fleets as city ... Read More »

Samsung forms unit to house and fund self-driving car technology

A man tours a showroom of Samsung Electronics in Seoul. Picture REUTERS New York — Samsung Electronics is upping its $8bn bet on automotive technology, forming a separate business unit within Harman International to house autonomous driving products and ploughing $300m into a new fund investing in start-ups in this space. The autonomous driving unit will compete on everything from ... Read More »

German Car Sales Hit Eight-Year High In August 2017

German increase mirrors gains in France, Italy, Spain New car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August, the KBA motor vehicle authority said, helped by a buoyant economy and increased discounting. Sales of new passenger cars in Europe’s largest auto market rose 3.5 percent last month to 253,679 vehicles, KBA said on Monday. Eight-month ... Read More »

Mercedes offer diesel drivers THOUSANDS to ditch their old car, but there’s a catch

Mercedes launch diesel scrappage scheme to offer drivers cash off a new car Mercedes has launched a diesel scrappage scheme in the UK offering motorists a chance to cash in on their old car. UK car drivers can receive a cash incentive of up to £2,000 off a new Euro 6 diesel, pure electric or plug-in hybrid Mercedes when they trade in ... Read More »

Lookers downgrades UK new car market expectations for 2017

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The chief executive of Lookers , one of Britain’s biggest car dealership chains, has downgraded expectations for the new car market, forecasting UK demand to drop by around 3 percent this year. New car registrations have fallen since April, the longest run of decline since 2011, and are down 2 percent year to date, hit ... Read More »

Bajaj Small Car India Launch Is Fake News

In the modern day and age where everything that you read on the Internet is assumed to be true and every WhatsApp forward is considered the gospel truth, we are here to help sanity prevail. In the last few weeks, if you are a WhatsApp user in India, you would have more than likely received a forward that stated ‘World’s ... Read More »

Car Sales July 2017: Carmakers Show Strong Growth Post GST

July has been an eventful month for the automotive industry. Overall, there have been quite a few launches, but the biggest push for the industry was created by the implementation of the Goods and Services tax. It was in July that GST was introduced into the country and we’ve already told you a lot about it. Thanks to GST prices ... Read More »

BMW i3 Spaghetti Car Auctioned for Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

A BMW i3 with a special covering by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari of TOILETPAPER auctioned off at the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation Gala. (Image: AFP Relaxnews) The BMW i3 is a pretty instantly recognizable car at the best of times, but an altogether more individual version of the all-electric city car has just been auctioned off for even more than ... Read More »