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Global car industry worries about the new warning signs

Automotive industry,Donald Trump,Business,Greenhouse gas emissions,Volkswagen (VW),EU referendum and Brexit,International trade,Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars,Touring cars,Self-driving cars,Travel and transport<p>It’s not just Donald Trump’s tweets, but driverless cars, Brexit and climate …

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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>Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda speaks during their joint news conference …

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 …

Coca-Cola No. 1 in Japan with drinks galore, but not Coke

EBINA, Japan (AP) — Coca-Cola has been the No. 1 beverage maker in Japan for half a century, but it's not thanks to the popularity of Coke. Instead, …

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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 …

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