British Volkswagen drivers launch ‘dieselgate’ case in Court

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Tens of thousands of British drivers on Monday alleged Volkswagen of fitting devices to cheat clean air laws at the beginning of the country’s biggest class-action lawsuit brought to deal with “dieselgate”. VW was caught using unlawful software to cheat pollution tests in 2015, resulting in a global backlash against diesel and numerous court cases […]

Brouillette, former Ford lobbyist, confirmed as energy secretary

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former top lobbyist for Ford Motor who believes fossil fuels can power a large part of world energy requirements for many decades, as President Donald Trump’s second energy secretary. The Republican-controlled Senate verified Brouillette 70-15. Brouillette will take the place of Rick Perry, who stepped down […]

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi agree to form new venture for R&D

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The Nissan Motor, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors alliance has agreed to establish a new company focused on research and development of advanced automotive technologies, Kyodo News stated. The three companies will declare a solid plan in January, Kyodo reported on Sunday, citing people knowledgeable about the matter. The new venture also aims to strengthen the […]

Daimler could face further recalls because of diesel cheating in Germany

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German automaker Daimler could deal with more recalls associated with manipulated diesel engines in some of its compact car models, weekly magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday, without mentioning sources. Germany’s transportation regulator KBA is presently investigating suspicious software utilized in some diesel engines which Daimler purchased from another automaker, the report said, adding that […]

Trevor Bauer has $300K sports car destroyed in accident at dealership

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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer’s holiday season started poorly as his car experienced a crash. On Tuesday, a tire dropped from a semi-truck, rolled through six lanes of traffic on a Houston highway, struck a wall, and struck into his 2016 McLaren 650S. The tire went through a double-paned glass window and dropped on Bauer’s McLaren. According to […]

Nissan to use high-tech production system amid pressure to cut costs

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Nissan Motor is bringing a new, higher-tech production system worldwide to try to increase efficiency as it looks to reverse a slide in profitability. The upgraded equipment and other technologies, which consist of increased automation for applying sealant and installing powertrains, will be presented starting with Nissan’s Tochigi factory from 2020 at a cost of […]