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Takata Airbag Troubles Continue: 90 Million More Vehicles May Be Recalled

At last count, the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall affected roughly 29 million vehicles in the U.S. According to a new report, however, that figure could soar to 120 million in the near future. The reason, of course, is the ammonium nitrate that Takata has used in its airbag inflators.Read More

Yamaha Invests $2 Million in Silicon Valley Startup Veniam

Yamaha announced a $ 2 million investment in an American company developing connected vehicle technology. The financial injection was part of a total $ 22 million in Series B funding raised by Silicon Valley’s Veniam Inc. from investors including Verizon and Cisco. Co-founded by Zipcar’s original chief executive officer RobinRead More

Koch Brothers Want To Kill The Electric Car Again (And They’ll Spend $10 Million A Year To Do It)

It seems fairly clear to most observers that petroleum’s days are numbered, and that cars of the future will run on electricity. There’s plenty of debate about where that electricity will come from — batteries? fuel cells? — but when you have conservative performance and luxury marques throwing their hatsRead More

2006-2012 Toyota RAV4, 2012-2014 Toyota RAV4 EV Recalled For Seatbelt Problem: 1.1 Million Affected

Toyota is recalling more than 1.1 million RAV4 crossovers in the U.S. to address a problem with the vehicles’ safety belts. According to the automaker, some of those devices may not work as intended during collisions. ALSO SEE: Mazda Shows Not All All-Wheel-Drive Systems Are Created Equally The problem isRead More

Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler Expand Takata Airbag Recalls: 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Affected

Another day, another massive series of recalls related to Takata’s fatally flawed airbags. The devices have caused more than 100 injuries and at least ten deaths when they exploded after deployment, spraying vehicle occupants with shrapnel. Most of those deaths have occurred in the U.S. Two weeks ago, the firstRead More

Honda: Takata Airbag Recall Expands By 2.23 Million, Continental Airbag Recall Grows By 341,000

Honda has issued two recalls affecting airbags on more than 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. Pay attention, because this may be a little confusing. RECALL #1: Honda CR-V, Honda CR-Z, Honda FCX Clarity, Honda Fit, Honda Fit EV, Honda Insight, Honda Ridgeline, Acura ILX, Acura ILX Hybrid, Acura RDX,Read More

Takata Recall Grows By 5 Million Vehicles Following First Ford Fatality

For a while it seemed as if the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall might be coming to an end. The complicated patchwork of driver-side and passenger-side airbag replacements, further segmented by geographic region, appeared to be coalescing into a more streamlined series of nationwide recalls. Unfortunately, over the past coupleRead More

Nissan invests £26.5 million in EV battery production

News 21 Jan, 2016 Nissan has announced a £26.5m investment in the Sunderland plant that builds electric car batteries Latest

Volkswagen sold 5.82 million vehicles in 2015

German carmaker could challenge for rank as world number one, with Toyota in close contention Volkswagen has announced that it sold 5,823,400 cars in 2015, representing a 4.8 percent decrease in global sales from the year before. The figures should ensure Volkswagen ranks close to the top in world rankings,Read More

JLR nudges half a million sales – so what’s next?

Doubled annual revenue and £11 billion worth of investment mark successful times at JLR, but with Jaguar accounting for just 18% of sales, is growth sustainable? I don’t normally cut and paste from press releases, but this line from the JLR PR office is hard to beat for its brevity.Read More

Henrik Fisker sues Aston Martin for $100 million in damages

Ex-Aston Martin design boss opens lawsuit in response to British car maker’s demands for the cancellation of the Fisker Force 1 launch Henrik Fisker has filed a $ 100 million lawsuit against former employer Aston Martin. The renowned car designer is claiming damages after Aston Martin requested his company, FiskerRead More

GM & Lyft Announce $500 Million Partnership To Build Autonomous Car Network & More

Follow the money: it’s good advice for anyone who’s curious about the future of politics, science, technology, or any other field. Today, General Motors and Lyft announced a new $ 500 million partnership that could hint at the future of the auto industry. If you remember GM’s joint venture withRead More