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European automakers ask for more time to make better, cleaner cars

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Emissions, Europe European automakers want proposed CO2 emissions regulations for 2025 to be pushed back a further five years. Continue reading European automakers ask for more time to make better, cleaner cars European automakers ask for more time to make better, cleaner cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 03 Jul [...]

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BMW electrifies the 2 Series Active Tourer with a plug-in prototype

Filed under: Green, BMW, Europe, Technology, Hatchback, Concept Cars, Hybrid BMW shows a 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype at its Innovation Days. The model combines an three-cylinder engine and electrically assisted axle up front, and a battery and electric motor at the rear. Continue reading BMW electrifies the 2 Series Active Tourer with [...]

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Europe’s Crazy Modern-Day Dictator You Probably Never Heard Of

by Timothy Woods He looks up to Vladimir Putin as a role model. He wants to turn his country into an “illiberal state.” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called him “the dictator.” Even John McCain called him a “neo-fascist dictator”. He is Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian prime minister, and if you thought the days of [...]

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Uber France execs arrested for running ‘illegal’ taxi service

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Europe French police interview and then arrest the CEO of Uber France and general manager of Uber Europe, charging them with running an illegal taxi service and hiding documents. Continue reading Uber France execs arrested for running ‘illegal’ taxi service Uber France execs arrested for running ‘illegal’ taxi service originally appeared [...]

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Kia rolls out updated Cee’d hatches in Europe

Filed under: Kia, Europe, Hatchback, Wagon, Budget The 2016 Kia Cee’d benefits from a number of visual and mechanical upgrades to take a bigger slice of the European pie from the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. Continue reading Kia rolls out updated Cee’d hatches in Europe Kia rolls out updated Cee’d hatches [...]

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Xcar focuses on famed Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Jaguar, Automotive History, Europe, Classics, Performance In its latest video, Xcar interviews Jaguar’s great test driver Norman Dewis. He tells some fantastic stories about the company from the ’50s and ’60s, including being at Le Mans in ’55 and driving an XKE overnight from London to the Geneva Motor Show. Continue [...]

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2015 Austrian F1 Grand Prix switches to alternating current

Filed under: Motorsports, Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Europe, Racing Autoblog recaps the 2015 Austrian F1 Grand Prix, a race full of penalties and penances behind the leaders. Continue reading 2015 Austrian F1 Grand Prix switches to alternating current 2015 Austrian F1 Grand Prix switches to alternating current originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 [...]

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European car sales up, but market slowing

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Car Buying, Europe Through May 2015, European car sales are up seven percent, but the month also showed the continent’s slowest growth since November 2013. Continue reading European car sales up, but market slowing European car sales up, but market slowing originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:01:00 EST. [...]

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Peugeot Sport 308 GTi packs 270 hp

Filed under: Misc. Auto Shows, Peugeot, Europe, Hatchback, Performance Peugeot Sport upgrades the Golf-sized 308 hatchback to GTi spec, ready to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and take on Europe’s finest with as much as 270 horsepower on tap. Continue reading Peugeot Sport 308 GTi packs 270 hp Peugeot Sport 308 GTi packs [...]

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2015 Honda Civic Type R First Drive [w/video]

Filed under: Honda, Europe, First Drives, Hatchback, Performance We get our hands on the European-spec 2015 Honda Civic Type R. It’s not coming to America as-is, but the engineering found here will soon form the basis of a Type R that’s headed our way. Get excited. Continue reading 2015 Honda Civic Type R First Drive [...]

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Infiniti Q30 will debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

Filed under: Frankfurt Motor Show, Infiniti, Europe, Germany, Hatchback, Luxury The production Infiniti Q30 hatchback will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and will be on sale in Europe before the end of the year. Continue reading Infiniti Q30 will debut at Frankfurt Motor Show Infiniti Q30 will debut at Frankfurt Motor Show [...]

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Audi sets diesel records on road and track

Filed under: Green, Audi, Fuel Efficiency, Europe, Diesel, Performance Audi was disappointed with its diesel-powered racing prototype at Le Mans this year, but it did manage to clock two other records: taking the lap record at the Sachsenring, and cruising 1,158.9 miles on a single tank of diesel. Continue reading Audi sets diesel records on [...]

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Belgian privacy watchdog to complain about Facebook’s tracking practices in Brussels court

Belgium’s privacy watchdog is taking Facebook to court. Reports indicate that the Commission for the Protection of Privacy is presenting its concerns to a Brussels judge on Thursday. This will be but the latest in the commission’s efforts to prevent Facebook from violating European privacy laws. First came a report claiming that Facebook breaks laws requiring it [...]

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Porsche wins the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans

Filed under: Aston Martin, Audi, Chevrolet, Nissan, Porsche, Europe, Racing Porsche takes overall honors at this year’s 24 Hour of LeMans. The victory is the brand’s first win since 1998, ending Audi’s five-year streak. Continue reading Porsche wins the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans Porsche wins the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans originally [...]

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