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Global car industry worries about the new warning signs

It’s not just Donald Trump’s tweets, but driverless cars, Brexit and climate change will all have a lasting impact on an increasingly nervous car industry<p>Donald Trump’s threatening tweets have set carmakers on edge, but the industry gathering at the annual Detroit motor show has other pressing …

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Toyota chief shifts gear, to boost electric vehicle division

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday appointed its president to lead their newly formed electric car division, flagging its commitment to develop a technology that the automaker has been slow to embrace.<p>The change comes as the United States, China and European countries are encouraging …

Fuel Cell

Ford to begin European testing of autonomous cars next year

Ford will expand its on-road testing of autonomous cars to Europe in 2017, the company said today. The company has been investing heavily in self-driving cars, promising to have such a car ready for ride-sharing fleets by 2021. It is currently testing its vehicles in a number of locations across …

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A potential nightmare scenario has arrived for the electric-car industry

But the financial crisis killed off numerous startups, leaving Tesla as the only major player.<p>Traditional automakers rolled out their own electric vehicles, but consumers didn't buy them in significant numbers; only 1% of the current global car market has gone electric.<p>We're now in a second wave of …

Electric Vehicles