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5Car2go shuts down in the UK

Until now, the trajectory of the Car2go carsharing service has been growth, growth, growth. But the expansion has hit a snag in jolly old England, where Daimler has announced it will shut down operations there. This means that the two Car2go UK locations, London and Birmingham, will no longer offer one-way, short-term car rentals as of tomorrow.

41Birmingham's new food truck laws preventing church from feeding homeless [w/video]

New regulations in Birmingham, AL set higher standards for food trucks operating in that community – namely that they must obtain permits from the local health department. The regulations, on the books since January 1 of this year, have also had the unintended consequence of preventing at least one church from distributing food to homeless city residents.

9Mini investing $387M in manufacturing, looking for even more capacity

BMW has announced it will invest around $386.9 million in its United Kingdom operations. The cash will be divvied up amongst its Oxford manufacturing facility, Swindon steel body pressing plant and its Birmingham engine facility, all in order to help Mini keep pace with a new global growth strategy. BMW says the investment will allow Mini to maintain larger production volumes while simultaneously rolling out up to 10 new models in the near future. While that figure likely includes models like th

28China's SAIC sets up shop in suburban Detroit

Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation has opened a new North American headquarters in Birmingham, Michigan. The Chinese automaker says the facility will help build a stronger connection and further cooperation between U.S. manufacturers and their Chinese counterparts.

13London Calling: BMW will make i8 plug-in hybrid engine in UK

Rumored plans for BMW to curtain production of its i-series of plug-in vehicles has so far been lost in translation, even if the language is still English.

30Fiat Professional reveals new Punto panel wagon

There's little doubt that commercial vehicles are almost as vital to an automaker's sales figures as passenger vehicles are, and to that end many have dedicated commercial vehicle operations. The Fiat group's is called Fiat Professional, and it's just rolled out its latest offering.

6Daimler's car2go car-sharing service will launch in UK this fall

Daimler's about to find out of its car-sharing service translates to left-hand drive.

19Ecotricity links up UK service stations with chargers along Electric Highway

Electric vehicles can now drive between Bristol, Birmingham and London without fear of running out of juice since Ecotricity opened two additional charging stations along the UK's Electric Highway as part of the world's first nationwide charging network.

11Lotus designs a pair of new test tracks for Top Gear Live

Few circuits in the world have gained as much notoriety as the Top Gear test track in Surrey, England. The show's private playground plays host to the best performance machines and biggest celebrities. But Clarkson and company didn't design the track themselves, it was set up by Lotus.

17Radical Sportscars previews SR3 SL ahead of Autosport debut

If you're looking for a bare-bones, no nonsense roadster, the upcoming Autosport International motorsport show in Birmigham, England, is the place to be. That's where Caterham is set to unveil an all-new vehicle, and where Radical is also planning to debut its latest street-legal race car.

AddRadical SRZero electric supercar "unveiled" at Autosport International 2010

The Detroit Auto Show may have been the biggest thing with four wheels this week, but there are other, smaller events happening all over the place. At the Brussels Auto Show, for example, Citroën will debut the C-Zero. Over in England, at Autosport International 2010 in Birmingham, a new all-electric supercar called the Radical SRZero (SR0) was unveiled. Well, unveiled isn't exactly the right word since we saw pictures of the car in November. In any case, we're pretty sure that someone from

6Shades of Champ Car/IRL: Birmingham exits Dream Cruise, starts own same-day event

At first blush, the city of Birmingham's decision to pull out of its official relationship with the Woodward Dream Cruise doesn't strike us as a big deal. After all, 40,000 or so classic cars are expected to descend on the historic Woodward Avenue just south of the Motor City whether Birmingham has representation on the Dream Cruise's Board of Directors or not. Officials representing the Cruise, though, don't quite agree with this assessment.

23REPORT: Detroit businesses lining up to court Fiat execs with... $1,600 sandals?!

It is estimated that up to 200 Fiat executives would relocate to Michigan if Fiat ends up owning Chrysler, and the city of Birmingham, Michigan wants them. It's gearing up for something like an Olympic bid to attract prosperous Continental types, and is joined in the effort by nearby city Bloomfield Hills. The two cities are regular landing spots for top level execs -- Zetsche, Wagoner, Henderson and Nardelli, among others -- with beautiful real estate, high property values, and a high school fo

8Ford celebrates 45 years of the Mustang at Barber Motorsports Park

It's been 45 years since Ford introduced the Mustang, and the Blue Oval chose Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL as ground zero for the big pony car celebration. Track officials estimated more than 38,000 people came out to see about 2,000 Mustangs on display from 15 different countries, and Autoblog was among the revelers.

AddUK's Birmingham University gets hydrogen filling station

Birmingham University is now home to Britain's first hydrogen filling station, part of a dozen planned to be installed by 2010. So far there are only a handful of hydrogen-fueled cars in the country but the university will be using this station to support ongoing research into hydrogen vehicles. Although Honda hasn't yet indicated any plans to offer the new FCX Clarity in the UK, Transport for London is pushing hard to get more stations opened in the area of the capital next year. If that happen

AddUK Transportation Chief rides a scooter, tells others to ride the bus

I picked up this little story from The Scooter Scoop, which I can always count on to have funny little blurbs of interest. It seems that UK Transportation Chief Martin Mullaney has been chided for not taking his own advice, which is to ride the bus to work. The problem? He rides his scooter. I can appreciate the Lambretta myself, being a lover of most things on two wheels, but those old two-stroke motors are quite the polluters. Modern scooters are almost all four-strokers these days, and the tw

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