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2020 New York International Auto Show to be Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

2020 New York International Auto Show to be Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The 2020 New York International Auto Show, which was slated to take place in early April, will be postponed until August, the show’s organizers said.
The show dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Central …

Nissan to Offer ‘Switch’ Car Subscription Option

Nissan to Offer ‘Switch’ Car Subscription Option

Nissan announced the launch of a new-vehicle subscription service, Nissan Switch, on Wednesday.
The automaker is piloting the program in the Houston area.
Switch by Nissan will provide members with a selection of Nissan vehicles ranging from the Altima, Frontier, Pathfinder, and Rogue that are included in the Select program, and the …

GM to Shutter Holden in Australia, Further Withdraws from Right-Hand Drive Markets

GM to Shutter Holden in Australia, Further Withdraws from Right-Hand Drive Markets

General Motors said it will discontinue its iconic Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand and pull out of those markets.
“At the highest levels of our company we have the deepest respect for Holden’s heritage and contribution to our company and to the countries of Australia and New Zealand,” said …

German Court Orders Tesla to Stop Cutting Down Trees for Gigafactory

German Court Orders Tesla to Stop Cutting Down Trees for Gigafactory

U.S. electric car manufacturer Tesla was ordered by a Germany court to stop clearing trees in in a forest near Berlin as it prepared to build a so-called Gigafactory to build cars and batteries in Grünheide.
The ruling by the Oberverwaltungsgericht of Berlin and Brandenburg came after the state Landsat für …

CES to Open Its Doors Sunday: Expect New EVs, Futuristic Sex Toys, and Gadgets of all Shapes and Sizes

CES to Open Its Doors Sunday: Expect New EVs, Futuristic Sex Toys, and Gadgets of all Shapes and Sizes

The Consumer Electronics Show, which prefers to be known as the CES, will open its doors Sunday, unleashing an avalanche of giant TVs, robots, sex toys from the future, and all kinds of gadgets, many with Alexa built in.
What the CES is not is a platform for some of the …

Jaguar Boosts Range of I-Pace EV With Software Update

Jaguar Boosts Range of I-Pace EV With Software Update

Jaguar is releasing a software update to its I-Pace EV that will increase the vehicle’s range by 12 miles (19 kilometers).
The I-Pace was unveiled in concept-car form at the 2016 Los Angeles International Auto Show and officially announced in early 2018. Manufactured under contract by Magna Steyr in Austria, the …

Germany Surpasses Norway as Europe’s Largest Electric Car Market

Germany Surpasses Norway as Europe’s Largest Electric Car Market

Germany is now poised to take the lead in sales of electric vehicles, beating out perennial favorite Norway, which has held the position of frontrunner since 2010.
The news shows that German automakers’ investments in developing electric vehicles that average consumers will buy are finally paying off.
The number of new electric …

BMW Drops $80 Annual Subscription Fee for Apple CarPlay

BMW Drops $80 Annual Subscription Fee for Apple CarPlay

BMW said it would discontinue the unpopular annual subscription fee it charges some drivers to use their vehicle’s Apple CarPlay feature.
The Bavarian automaker introduced the fee in 2016, first as a one-time $300 fee and then as an annual $80 subscription. The fee did not apply to older vehicles with …

BMW Recalls Thousands of Older Models for Defective Airbags

BMW Recalls Thousands of Older Models for Defective Airbags

BMW announced the recall of 116,000 models manufactured between 1999 and 2001.
The move comes after a new and distinct problem was uncovered in air bags made by Takata, which in 2017 filed for bankruptcy after being at the center of the world’s largest auto safety recall.  Like the earlier problem, …

Driver Found Guilty of Vehicular Homicide After Texting While Driving

Driver Found Guilty of Vehicular Homicide After Texting While Driving

A driver who was texting at the time her car hit another which then struck a pedestrian was found guilty on Friday of vehicular homicide by a New Jersey jury.
The driver, Alexandra Mansonet, had looked down and begun to respond to a text message from her sister-in-law, asking “Cuban, American, …

Ford to Introduce Wireless Apple CarPlay on Some 2020 Models

Ford to Introduce Wireless Apple CarPlay on Some 2020 Models

Ford Motor Company unveiled Sync 4, the newest iteration of its in-vehicle infotainment system.
Sync 4 will introduce wireless Apple CarPlay as well as wireless Android Auto compatibility along with new displays that range from 8” to 15.5” diagonally.  The new version also adds cloud connectivity for Internet search as well …

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot Citroën Plan $50 Billion Merger of Equals

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot Citroën Plan $50 Billion Merger of Equals

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA unveiled plans to merge on Thursday in a $50 billion deal would result in an automaker that would effectively eclipse such rivals such as General Motors, Ford, and Hyundai-Kia to effectively become the fourth largest carmaker in the world behind Volkswagen, Renault-Nissan, and Toyota.
The …