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Green diesel for the road ahead

Diesel engines far outpace gasoline engines when it comes to miles-per-gallon for freight-hauling heavy-duty trucks. And thanks to advances in technology, today's diesel engines emit far lower levels of pollutants, including ...

Automotive

GM posts $2.8B profit, but cautious tone sinks share price

General Motors posted a healthy $2.8 billion second-quarter profit Wednesday, but its cautious outlook for the rest of the year spooked investors.

Energy & Green Tech

What electric vehicle manufacturers can learn from China, their biggest market

Despite the pandemic, global sales of electric vehicles (EVs) increased by 43% in 2020. Total EV sales in China were 1.3 million, an increase of 8% compared to 2019, and 41% of all EVs sold worldwide. Though Europe sold more ...

Automotive

Stellantis posts strong inaugural earnings, steps up electric drive

US-European auto giant Stellantis, formed by Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler this year, posted Tuesday a sizeable first-half net profit and announced that its Alfa Romeo and Lancia brands would go fully electric.

Automotive

Chip shortage 'likely' to hit second half, BMW predicts

German car giant BMW posted record profit of 4.8 billion euros for the second quarter on Tuesday, but warned the second half of the year would "likely" be affected by semiconductor shortages.

Energy & Green Tech

Avoiding the congestion chaos left by the pandemic

When the pandemic hit in early 2020, a rapid decrease in urban private car use was seen globally. Satellite navigation company TomTom reported that 387 cities across the world experienced a decrease in congestion.

Automotive

Autonomous vehicles learning to drive by mimicking others

Self-driving cars are powered by machine learning algorithms that require vast amounts of driving data in order to function safely. But if self-driving cars could learn to drive in the same way that babies learn to walk—by ...

Automotive

Climate bid faces tricky path over money for electric cars

The bipartisan compromise on infrastructure cuts in half President Joe Biden's call for $15 billion to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging outlets, raising the stakes as the administration seeks to win auto industry cooperation ...

Engineering

Monitoring system designed to make railway operations much safer

Researchers from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a monitoring system to ensure communication and operation safety in railway sections by sending early warnings ...

Automotive

VW lowers car deliveries outlook over chip woes

German carmaker Volkswagen posted strong first-half profits on Thursday but cut this year's forecast for car deliveries over a worsening semiconductor chip shortage.

Energy & Green Tech

Electric vehicle maker Rivian raises another $2.5 bn

Electric vehicle maker Rivian on Friday said it has raised another $2.5 billion from backers including Amazon's Climate Pledge Fund as it gears up to bring a pickup truck to market.

Energy & Green Tech

Sales of electric cars charge ahead in Europe

Electric cars—key to reducing emissions and meeting climate change goals—have boosted their market share in Europe, data showed Friday, as the region prepares to abandon petrol and diesel.

Automotive

Tesla mints nickel deal with Aussie mining giant

Anglo-Australian mining firm BHP said Thursday it had reached a deal to provide Tesla with supplies of nickel—a metal vital in producing high-powered batteries for electric cars.

Automotive

Mercedes sketches out all-electric scenario by decade's end

Daimler AG's luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz says it is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the share of sales planned by 2025 and sketching out a market scenario in which new car sales would "in essence" ...

Automotive

Daimler: $4.3 billion quarterly profit despite chip shortage

German auto maker Daimler reaped strong profits in the second quarter as demand for its Mercedes luxury cars continued to rebound from the depths of the pandemic, generating cash that the company can invest in its shift to ...

Automotive

Empirical automobile class sizes

Traditionally, passenger cars are classified by experts in each country into categories such as micro, small, middle, upper middle, large and luxury class. But this old fashioned method has limitations in terms of compatibility. ...

Automotive

A new metric for designing safer streets

A new study published in Accident Analysis & Prevention shows how biometric data can be used to find potentially challenging and dangerous areas of urban infrastructure before a crash occurs. Lead author Megan Ryerson led ...

Automotive

Ford recalls 775,000 Explorer SUVs

Ford announced Friday it is recalling about 775,000 Explorer vehicles due to a problem in the rear of the car that can reduce steering control and increase crash risk.

Business

Lordstown Motors acknowledges subpoenas, investigation

Lordstown Motors, an Ohio company under scrutiny over the number of orders it claimed it had for the electric trucks that it wants to produce, acknowledged receiving two subpoenas from federal regulators and that prosecutors ...