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Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely
Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely

Electric cars are hailed as the best way to cut transport emissions, but it's an illusion to think we can reduce our environmental impact without changing the way we design and move about in cities...

By Timothy Welch 17 Nov 2021

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In-vehicle payment transaction volumes to exceed 4.7 billion by 2026
In-vehicle payment transaction volumes to exceed 4.7 billion by 2026

In-vehicle payments are those where payments are made via vehicle systems, without requiring the use of a smartphone to process the transaction...

15 Nov 2021

GLOBAL

Use of leaded petrol eliminated in 'milestone' for health and environment, UN says

Leaded petrol has been eliminated after the world's last remaining stocks were used up last month, the UN's Environment Programme (Unep) said on Monday, 30 August...

By Emma Rumney 31 Aug 2021

GLOBAL

Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot
Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot

Customers who opt-in will have their pre-ordered pizzas arrive in a fully autonomous vehicle made by self-driving delivery company Nuro...

19 Apr 2021

GLOBAL

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

GLOBAL

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

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Image credit: Bram Van Oost on Unsplash.
Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

Shereesa MoodleyBy Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing third-party ventilators to help coronavirus patients...

1 Apr 2020

GLOBAL

Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company
Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company

The changes come as Ford is moving with urgency to fully integrate and accelerate its transformation into a higher-growth, higher-margin business by leveraging smart, connected vehicles and services...

14 Feb 2020

VENEZUELA

Chrysler is not making cars in Venezuela because it doesn't have parts. It says it will close its factory as a result. Image:
Venezuela car industry collapses

CARACAS, VENEZUELA: Venezuelans, who enjoy free highways and dirt-cheap petrol, are struggling to buy cars as production falters because of a lack of foreign currency to pay for imported parts.

12 May 2014

VENEZUELA

Toyota is to temporarily close its plant in Cumana because the company cannot get foreign currency from the authorities in Venezuela. Image
Toyota halts Venezuela production

CARACAS, VENEZUELA: Toyota is halting production at its only assembly plant in Venezuela because the world's largest car manufacturer lacks the hard currency to import parts due to government controls, a factory official said last week.

10 Feb 2014

VENEZUELA

PSA Peugeot Citroen to make cars in Venezuela
PSA Peugeot Citroen to make cars in Venezuela

CARACAS, VENEZUELA: The Caracas government has announced that the French car company PSA Peugeot Citroen will assemble vehicles in Venezuela from the end of next year.

5 Dec 2013

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes
Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in...

27 Oct 2010



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