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Fiat's Union Agrees to Layoffs at Melfi Factory

Fiat's Union Agrees to Layoffs at Melfi Factory

Will be restructured to build new Jeep

Fiat's union has agreed to accept temporary layoffs from two production lines at its Melfi factory to allow it to reconfigure to produce the Fiat 500X and a shared Jeep platform in 2014. Fiat estimates it will cost €1 billion ($1.34 billi...
25.01.2013 | 2180 views | 0 comments
Fleet of 20 Nissan Leaf Taxis Coming to Zurich

Fleet of 20 Nissan Leaf Taxis Coming to Zurich

First 10 cars will be on the road soon

A fleet of 20 Nissan Leaf taxis will be on the streets of Zurich, Switzerland, by the end of the year. New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Amsterdam and Sao Paulo already have Nissan Leaf taxi fleets.   The first 10 taxis will be delivered in t...
25.01.2013 | 1070 views | 0 comments
20th Grand Prix Still a Slight Possibly for F1 in 2013

20th Grand Prix Still a Slight Possibly for F1 in 2013

Portugal, France, Germany, Austria and Turkey are all possibilities

Bernie Ecclestone is predicting that the 2013 F1 season will have 19 races since the New Jersey Grand Prix dropped out last year. However, he says that he is still in some form of negotiations with several European tracks.  Ecclestone had...
25.01.2013 | 330 views | 0 comments
Proposed EU Rule Would Force Fuel Stations to Offer Alternative Fuel

Proposed EU Rule Would Force Fuel Stations to Offer Alternative Fuel

Rule proposed by EU Transport Commissioner

European Union Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas has proposed a rule that would force fuel stations in all EU member states to offer alternative fuels. The new rule would include electric vehicle charging as well. "Developing innova...
24.01.2013 | 451 views | 0 comments
GM and PSA Reveal More Details on Vehicle Co-Development

GM and PSA Reveal More Details on Vehicle Co-Development

Each will be responsible for separate vehicle that will be shared

GM and PSA Peugeot-Citroën have released more details about their vehicle co-development joint venture that they announced on December 20. In a deal quite different from most automotive joint ventures, each company will separately development...
24.01.2013 | 400 views | 0 comments
Auto Manufacturing Returning to Spain from Volkswagen, Renault and Ford

Auto Manufacturing Returning to Spain from Volkswagen, Renault and Ford

VW promising €785 million investment in Spain

The Spainish automotive market has been among the hardest hit in the European economic crisis, but the first hints of a turnaround are starting to come to the market. Volkswagen is promising a $1 billion (€785 mllion) investment in northern S...
24.01.2013 | 2578 views | 0 comments
First Official Image of Next BMW M3 Hits the Web

First Official Image of Next BMW M3 Hits the Web

Turbocharged six-cylinder will power new car

Car Magazine in the UK has gotten the exclusive images of the next generation BMW M3 and are confirming that it will use a turbocharged six-cylinder engine developing 444hp.  Like all of the modern M cars, it will get a carbon fiber roof ...
24.01.2013 | 2564 views | 0 comments
Mini Clubman Special Editions Coming to Geneva

Mini Clubman Special Editions Coming to Geneva

Bond Street and Hyde Park add luxury trim

Mini has yet more special editions coming to the Geneva Motor Show. The Bond Street is both on the Clubman and adds unique color and trim combinations. The Hyde Park is available as either the standard Mini or Clubman. The Bond Street comes in...
24.01.2013 | 2538 views | 0 comments
BMW and Toyota Officially Agree to Co-Develop Fuel Cells and Sports Car

BMW and Toyota Officially Agree to Co-Develop Fuel Cells and Sports Car

Also developing next generation battery

BMW and Toyota have officially agreed to a four-part deal that will have the two automotive giants co-developing next generation platforms and technology together.  “It is just over a year since we signed our collaborative MoU [Memo...
24.01.2013 | 444 views | 0 comments
McLaren Reveals More About P1 Supercar with New Video

McLaren Reveals More About P1 Supercar with New Video

Cars are still in development

McLaren is testing the development P1 now with what it calls race-inspired camouflage. This is the first official release of information about the car since the Paris Motor Show. McLaren says that the car it is testing now is technically the P1 XP...
24.01.2013 | 356 views | 0 comments
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