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September 01, 2014
Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway
Oslo (AFP) Aug 31, 2014
Ministers in Norway - a major and rich oil-producing country - are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales. "It's become a problem," said Erik Haugstad, a bus driver in the Oslo region who complains about the numerous electric cars clogging bus lanes, which they have the right to use in Norway. The cars are also exempt from urban toll payments or fees at public parking spaces, where they can recharge batteries without cost. But above a ... read more

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Uber pulls into mobile dining and travel apps
Uber teamed up with dining and travel smartphone applications Wednesday as the controversial Internet-age car-hailing service moved to park itself at the heart of mobile lifestyles. ... more
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How fast you drive might reveal where you are going
In our constantly connected, information-rich society, some drivers are jumping at the chance to let auto insurance companies monitor their driving habits in return for a handsome discount on their ... more
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EV consumers better off with a range under 100 miles
Until battery cost is cut down to $100 per kilowatt hour, the majority of U.S. consumers for battery electric vehicles (BEV) will be better off by choosing an electric vehicle with a range below 100 ... more
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Mercedes-Benz accused of 'price-fixing': China media
China has accused Mercedes-Benz, a unit of German car giant Daimler, of price-fixing, state media reported, amid an anti-monopoly investigation into foreign carmakers. ... more
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Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app
A political strategist who ran US President Barack Obama's winning campaign in 2008 has hopped on board at controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber. ... more
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Japan's NSK says hit with $28.5mn fine by China regulators
Japanese auto parts maker NSK said Tuesday it had been hit with a $28.5 million fine for violating China's anti-monopoly laws, part of a wider crackdown that has ensnared major firms including Audi and Chrysler. ... more
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Energy, Army departments working on EV efficiency
The U.S. Energy Department said it was investing more than $55 million on more than two dozen projects aimed at improving electric vehicles. ... more
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Electric cars fail to rev up car-mad Germans
Germans are mad about cars and Germany is ranked the most fuel-efficient country on the planet, but when it comes to electric vehicles, Europe's top economy is in the slow lane. ... more
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BMW's Chinese dealers fined over price-fixing
Four Chinese dealers for German auto maker BMW have been fined about 1.6 million yuan ($260,000), authorities have said, as the government steps up a high-profile anti-monopoly campaign involving a number of foreign brands. ... more
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Saab car maker NEVS reported in default
Chinese-owned automaker NEVS, the owner of the Swedish brand Saab, is in default, a Swedish court said Tuesday after receiving a notice from an unpaid supplier. ... more
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Audi says will 'accept penalty' in China anti-monopoly probe
German luxury car brand Audi will accept punishment from Chinese authorities for breaching anti-monopoly laws in the world's largest auto market, it said Monday. ... more
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Shine a light: Chinese police crack down on headlight misuse
Using the age-old reasoning of making the punishment fit the crime, police in a sprawling Chinese metropolis are making drivers who inappropriately flash their bright lights suffer the same agony. ... more
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Tesla settles trademark row with China businessman
Electric carmaker Tesla on Thursday said it has resolved a dispute with a Chinese businessman over the use of its trademarks in the country "at no cost" to the firm. ... more
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China to punish Audi, Chrysler for 'monopoly' acts
China stepped up pressure on foreign carmakers in the world's biggest auto market Wednesday, pledging to punish German luxury brand Audi and Chrysler of the United States for "monopoly behaviour". ... more
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First Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opened For California's PCH
Sunspeed Enterprises is developing The Pacific Coast SunTrail Route, a first of its kind, strategic network of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station hubs along scenic Pacific Coast Highway in Calif ... more
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China targets foreign auto sector with Mercedes probe
China's probes into foreign firms spread to the auto sector Tuesday as German car giant Daimler said it was assisting authorities after reports anti-monopoly investigators raided an office of its Mercedes-Benz unit. ... more
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Tesla loss widens as it ramps up expansion plan
US electric automaker Tesla Motors reported Thursday a widening loss in the past quarter amid record revenues as it ramped up plans for a giant battery plant for future vehicles. ... more
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Panasonic, Tesla to build giant battery plant in US
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic and US electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors said Thursday they will jointly build and operate a huge lithium ion battery plant known as the Gigafactory. ... more
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US spy agency patents car seat for kids
Electronic eavesdropping is the National Security Agency's forte, but it seems it also has a special interest in children's car seats, Foreign Policy magazine reported Wednesday. ... more
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Britain to trial driverless cars from 2015
Driverless cars will be allowed on British roads from January 2015 as part of a pilot initiative in three cities, the government announced Wednesday. ... more
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London mulls charge on diesel vehicles
London may introduce a charge on polluting diesel vehicles that enter the centre of the British capital, in a bid to meet EU rules, mayor Boris Johnson said on Tuesday. ... more
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Nissan quarterly profit soars on strong China demand
Nissan said Monday that its latest quarterly net profit soared 37 percent to $1.1 billion, as strong demand in China and other key overseas markets offset weaker sales at home. ... more
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Ride-share service Lyft reaches deal with New York
Ride-share operator Lyft has struck a deal allowing its launch in New York City two weeks after a snag over safety and licensing forced a postponement. ... more
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Really smart cars are ready to take the wheel
Why waste your time looking for a place to park when your car can do it for you? An idea that was pure science fiction only a few years ago is becoming reality thanks to automatic robot cars. ... more
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