Electric car subsidies extended in £1.3 billion green vehicles drive in UK

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The UK government revealed a £1.3 billion ($1.66 billion) effort to clean up Britain’s cars in its Budget with additional subsidies for electric vehicle buyers and an increase for charging stations, along with funds to curb inner-city pollution. The plans were welcomed by the automotive industry, which is attempting to increase sales of battery cars […]

China’s auto sales dropped in January mainly because of Coronavirus

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China’s auto sales dropped in January, deepening a significant downturn in the industry’s biggest auto market and adding to economic pressures as the country battles Coronavirus, a virus outbreak. Sales of SUVs, sedans, and minivans dropped 20.2% from a year earlier to 1.6 million, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), reported Thursday. “Enterprises are […]

Self-driving vehicle in manual mode at time of crash, says Waymo

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

A Waymo self-driving minivan operating in manual mode was associated with a rear-end crash in a Phoenix suburb caused by a sedan’s reckless driving, the company stated. The collision took place last Thursday night in Tempe when the sedan “erratically swerved” in front of the Waymo vehicle, “braking aggressively and abruptly slowing down to a […]

Indiana House endorses ban on motorists from using handheld cellphones

Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indiana House endorsed a proposal last week on Wednesday which would prohibit drivers from using handheld cellphones. Supporters of the proposal say it is aimed at combating distracted driving. House members voted 86-10 in support of the bill that only allows cellphone use with hands-free or voice-operated technology, unless there is an emergency. The bill would expand […]