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Chevrolet to Offer Diesel Option in 2018 Equinox

Chevrolet to Offer Diesel Option in 2018 Equinox

Chevrolet announced details about the redesigned Equinox model, which will arrive for the 2018 model year.
The new Equinox will offer multiple powertrain options including a diesel. A nine-speed automatic transmission will be standard across the model range. The Equinox will feature an exterior design reminiscent of the GMC Acacia, a …

Google Self-Driving Car Involved in Serious Accident

Google Self-Driving Car Involved in Serious Accident

A Google-operated self-driving Lexus SUV was struck by a commercial van at an intersection in Mountain View, California.   The truck failed to stop at the red light and ran into the Lexus causing significant damage but no injuries were reported.
“A Google vehicle was traveling northbound on Phyllis Ave. in Mountain …

VW Shareholders Seek €8.2 Billion for Lost Value after Dieselgate

VW Shareholders Seek €8.2 Billion for Lost Value after Dieselgate

Volkswagen’s latest Dieselgate travail comes from its shareholders, who are looking to hold the embattled German automaker accountable for deceiving vehicle buyers, dealerships, and the shareholders.
The shareholders are filing suit against the company in record numbers after their holdings lost significant value following the news of the diesel emissions scandal.
The …

BMW Launches ReachNow Car Sharing in Portland

BMW Launches ReachNow Car Sharing in Portland

BMW of North America announced Monday that its ReachNow car-sharing service has commenced operations in Portland, Oregon.
ReachNow’s goal is to “provide drivers with an experience that is as convenient as owning a car,” BMW said in a statement.
ReachNow’s Portland fleet includes 260 vehicles including the BMW 3 Series, Mini Clubman, …

BMW to Offer 2 New ChargeNow Electric Vehicle Charging Options in 25 Cities

BMW to Offer 2 New ChargeNow Electric Vehicle Charging Options in 25 Cities

BMW introduced two new public charging programs for drivers of its electric vehicles. The ChargeNow by EVgo Annual Pass and ChargeNow by EVgo Pay as you Go plans offer various benefits to BMW EV owners.
The ChargeNow by EVgo Annual Pass offers BMW i3 drivers unlimited access to 30-minute DC Fast …

VW Engineer Pleads Guilty in Dieselgate Criminal Case

VW Engineer Pleads Guilty in Dieselgate Criminal Case

A senior Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud buyers of VW diesels as well as federal regulators in the first criminal charges stemming from the U.S. investigation into the German carmaker’s emissions deception known as Dieselgate.
James Liang entered his plea in made in the United States District Court …

EU: Volkswagen May Have Broken Consumer Laws in 20 Countries

EU: Volkswagen May Have Broken Consumer Laws in 20 Countries

The European Commission believes that Volkswagen may have broken consumer-protection laws in 20 countries by installing software that cheated on emissions testing.
The two statutes cited are the Consumer Sales and Guarantees Directive that prohibits companies from making exaggerated environmental claims in their marketing as well as the Unfair Commercial Practises …

Jaguar Debuts 2 New Diesel Models in the U.S.

Jaguar Debuts 2 New Diesel Models in the U.S.

Jaguar Land Rover announced the launch of two diesel-powered sedans in the United States.
Both come with the new Ingenium 2.0-liter inline four banger that develops 180 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 318 pound-feet of torque between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm.  The diesel engine is paired with an eight-speed ZF automatic …

VW to Pay U.S. Dealers $1.2 Billion as Dieselgate Compensation

VW to Pay U.S. Dealers $1.2 Billion as Dieselgate Compensation

In the wake of the Dieselgate scandal, many Volkswagen dealerships found that their franchises had little value beyond that of their real estate and their parts and new car inventory. Fahrvergnügen, it turned out, had little residual value.
On Thursday, Volkswagen Group of America agreed to compensate its 650 dealers for …

BMW Unveils First 4-Cylinder 7 Series: the 64 MPGe 2017 740e xDrive iPerformance

BMW Unveils First 4-Cylinder 7 Series: the 64 MPGe 2017 740e xDrive iPerformance

BMW of North America announced the introduction of the 2017 740e xDrive iPerformance. The new sedan is the first 7er in the U.S. market to come with a four-cylinder engine.
The 7er is powered by a plug-in hybrid drive system that combines a BMW four-cylinder gasoline engine with TwinPower Turbo technology …

ReachNow Car-Sharing Service Now Available at SeaTac

ReachNow Car-Sharing Service Now Available at SeaTac

BMW announced that the ReachNow car-sharing service will debut offer a new “Park and Fly” service at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport starting on August 10.
The service will allow registered members to drive or from to the airport using a ReachNow vehicle.
Members can pick up a car anywhere within the company’s home …

Tesla to Merge with SolarCity

Tesla to Merge with SolarCity

Tesla Motors announced that it reached an agreement to acquire solar energy company SolarCity for approximately $2.6 billion.
The deal, which brings together two money-losing companies, requires the approval by holders of a majority of the total votes of shares of SolarCity common stock not owned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk …