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  • Daimler to build electric cars in existing Mercedes plants

    Daimler to build electric cars in existing Mercedes plants The German carmaker Daimler (DAIGn.DE) is planning to build their new electric cars in existing Mercedes plants by integrating them with serial production of cars with combustion engines, the group said. Markus Schaefer, Mercedes-Benz Cars production chief said on Wednesday"In this way, we are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by...

  • Electric cars and solar power could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020

    Electric cars and solar power Electric cars and solar power are considered game-changers according to latest reports. An Imperial College and Carbon Tracker reports suggest that these technologies are consistently underestimated by many. It is believed that falling costs of solar panels and also electric vehicles and possibly a combination of both could halt the worldwide growth in demand for...


  • Nissan Reveals How Connected Cars Are Turning Into A Goldmine

    Nissan Connected Cars set to be a Goldmine Nissan’s global after-sales chief, Kent O’Hara, has revealed that connected car data that it receives from their vehicles will be a goldmine. Smart car connectivity “will allow us to retain more service customers at our dealership network,”. Car service is a major profit source for car makers and even more so for...


  • Tesla allows self-driving cars to break speed limit if they wish

    Tesla allows autonomous cars to break speed limits A new update over the weekend will allow Tesla drivers to programme their car to break the speed limit. The Tesla autopilot system contains many advanced safety features such as adaptive cruise control, which can allow the car to match the speed of the vehicle in front. It also has lane assist...

  • Abolish benefit-in-kind tax on Electric cars

    Benefit-in-Kind on Electric cars If the benefit-in-kind tax was to be abolished on electric cars it would transform the company car fleet landscape overnight. If the Government were to introduce concessions or even abolish the tax on electric vehicles,the amount of electric vehicles (EV) in Ireland would substantially increase rapidly. At the moment there is a very low take-up...

  • Nissan to carry out autonomous vehicle testing in London

    Nissan is to carry out their own autonomous vehicle testing in London next month Nissan is set to roll out their own real-world demonstrations of autonomous driving cars in London next month. Government officials and technical and safety experts will be afforded the opportunity to experience and test the futuristic autonomous driving technology in a live environment as passengers on...

  • Regulators Call on Cars to Talk With Each Other

    Regulators Call for Cars to Talk With Each Other United States regulators have proposed a requirement that all new cars should be fitted with technology which will allow all cars to ‘talk’ to one another. The proposal is aimed at modernising vehicles so that they can utilise crash avoidance technologies. The Transportation Department is trying to drive vehicle-to-vehicle communications on...

  • New car sales up by 4.5% in the first ten days 2017

    New car sales up by 4.5% in the first ten days 2017 Early 2017 indicators are showing that new car sales are up by 4.5% according to provisional figures. In the first 10 days of the new year, over 15,500 new 171 cars have been registered with Hyundai emerging once again as the top brand with 1,987 new registrations. Of...