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I've never thought of myself as a "car person". The last new car I bought (and in fact, now that I think about it, the first new car I ever bought) was the quirky 1998 Ford Contour SVT. Since then we bought a VW station wagon in 2011 go to Article >

Meet the 15 top executives leading Ford into a future of electric cars (F)

3 Days ago Finance Source:

Summary List PlacementSome 117 years into its storied life, the Ford Motor Company is facing perhaps the toughest challenge in its history — and its newly installed chief executive, Jim Farley, has assembled what he hopes is an all-star team... read more

Ten Point Plan: A promising start, but a huge year lies ahead

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The Prime Minister's £12bn plan is valuable in setting the tone, but even greater ambition and detail is needed ahead of COP26, argues the REA's Dr Nina Skorupska Last month the starting gun was fired on what will be an... read more

CEO of Yandex Self Driving Group predicts that autonomous vehicles will roam freely around major cities within five years

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Summary List PlacementSelf-driving cars are yet to become the everyday reality in Europe, but one European tech giant is racing to compete with Google's Waymo and Uber on autonomous vehicles. Russia's Yandex has been developing autonomous... read more

Henrik Fisker wants to lease you an electric car for no-strings-attached road trips

10 Days ago Finance Source:

Summary List Placement Henrik Fisker is back, but he isn't on his second act. With his eponymous new company, he's on his fourth, and maybe his fifth, incarnation. And he has a plan for changing how everyone, but especially younger people, get... read more

Virgin Hyperloop conducts first tests with human passengers

20 Days ago Motors Source:

Virgin Hyperloop has, for the first time, tested the futuristic hyperloop transportation system with human passengers. The company’s chief technology officer and director of passenger experience were the two passengers in this test.... read more

Orlando just unveiled plans for the first US flying taxi airport. Passengers will be able to book the vehicles via an app and zoom over the highway...

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Summary List Placement The City of Orlando unveiled plans Wednesday to build the US's first flying-taxi hub. German aviation company Lilium, which makes the taxis, property firm Tavistock Development Company, and the city are together... read more

Elon Musk's former right-hand man, JB Straubel, is building a company to chase the big money in recycling old EV batteries as demand for lithium...

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Summary List PlacementWhen JB Straubel announced last year that he was leaving Tesla, investors put forth a chorus of concern. Employee No. 5 had been with the automaker since 2004, when pretty much nobody had heard of the electric-car... read more

Here's how Swamy Kotagiri, incoming CEO of the US's largest auto parts manufacturer, is using an 'open for business mindset' to lead the company

9 Days ago Finance Source:

Summary List Placement Magna International, the largest auto-parts manufacturer in the US and third-largest in the world, announced in October that its longtime CEO, Don Walker, will be succeeded by the company's president, Seetarama "Swamy"... read more

Tesla's joining the S&P 500 means it's time to talk about how ridiculously overvalued the company is (TSLA)

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Summary List Placement Tesla made history last week when it became the most valuable company ever added to the S&P 500. After being snubbed in September, the carmaker has just joined an enviable financial club — and instantly became one of the... read more

Blog: Usage vs Ownership

20 Days ago Motors Source:

At a presentation on the Indian auto industry, it was said that India still holds terrific opportunity with vehicle penetration low at just 23 cars per 1,000 people and 126 two-wheelers per 1,000. On the sidelines I asked the presenter what... read more