Tuesday morning car news roundup, March 21, 2017

Top News: BMW CEO expects China to clarify electric car policy in next weeks - Reuters: BMW Chief Executive Harald Krueger said he expected Chinese authorities to soon clarify the size of a proposed quota for electric cars as the German carmaker … [Continue reading]

During Volkswagen’s Dieselgate Hell Week, An Explosive Sacrificial Lamb Theory Emerges

At Volkswagen, last week was one of those weeks one would rather forget. On Wednesday, German police and prosecutors rained on the parade of numbers at Audi’s annual results conference. Offices and homes of leading Volkswagen AG managers all over … [Continue reading]

Monday morning car news roundup, March 20, 2017

Top News: Peugeot considers Le Mans return - Autocar: Peugeot could return to the top prototype class of Le Mans racing - but only if race organisers substantially reduce the costs of competing. Peugeot... Porsche Pockets $17250 Profit on … [Continue reading]

Friday morning car news roundup, March 17, 2017

Top News: Chinese Search Giant Baidu Invests in Green Car Startup NextEV - Fortune: Baidu said on Friday it had led an investment round into green car start-up NextEV, as the Chinese search engine giant looks for new growth drivers and as … [Continue reading]

With More Than A Few Hints Of The LFA, The Lexus LC Arrives Back Home In Japan

If you are on the Tokyo car beat, you are used to it: Americans get all the hot Japanese cars first. Lexus’ fancy new LC (as in “Luxury Coupe”) was first rolled-out to the oohs & ahhs of the Detroit Auto Show, and it has been critiqued already in … [Continue reading]

Thursday morning car news roundup, March 16, 2017

Top News: BMW i8 Roadster: first pictures of prototype testing - Autocar: The new hybrid model gets a soft-top targa-style roof and will reach the UK in 2018 Volvo Cars Seeks Around $1 Billion Share Sale - WSJ: Swedish car company Volvo Car … [Continue reading]

Wednesday morning car news roundup, March 15, 2017

Top News: CEO of Australia's Atlassian says he'll meet 7-day Tesla batteries deadline - Reuters: The co-founder of Australian software firm Atlassian Corp Plc said on Tuesday he was close to meeting a self-imposed one-week deadline of getting … [Continue reading]

“Change Must Happen In The Head,” Says Volkswagen. Let’s Check

It has taken a while, but Volkswagen finally shows the effects of hospital-grade doses of humble pie. At today’s annual results conference in Wolfsburg, reporters witnessed a less arrogant, less egomaniac, more down-to-earth Volkswagen. It’s what one … [Continue reading]