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Germany ready to back another electric car battery consortium in Europe

German minister expects there will eventually be three EV battery cell groups

European states are discussing the creation of a second European battery cell production consortium, the German economy ministry said on Friday, as carmakers prepare to launch a raft of new electric cars at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week. Europe's auto industry is promoting zero-emissions cars as a way to comply with clean air rules, a strategy shift which forces carmakers to retool their supply chains to build electric, rather than combustion-engined cars. Germany's Economics ministry said

What happens when you train like an F1 driver for a month?

I give up any semblance of a social life to find out if a regular guy can handle it

Uber's next business idea: Lending money to drivers

The company has started to poll drivers on their interest in a new financial product

GM CEO Mary Barra may go with Trump to Ohio

She 'expressed her support for our reforms on CAFE fuel standards,' said Larry Kudlow

General Motors Co chief executive Mary Barra may go to Ohio with President Donald Trump to attend a meeting in the state where the largest U.S. automaker has ended production at a car assembly plant, an aide to Trump said Friday. Barra, who met with Trump on Thursday, has come under harsh criticism from the president for announcing plans to close four U.S. plants, including a Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant that ceased production in March. "Mary Barra is doing her best to open up plants

Trump challenges California's power to regulate vehicle emissions

An expected legal fight that could go all the way to the Supreme Court

The Trump administration on Friday launched an all-out assault on California over automotive mileage rules, telling state officials that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. The assault began with the Justice Department opening an antitrust investigation into a deal between California and four automakers for tougher pollution and related mileage requirements than those sought by President Donald Trump. Then, two federal agencies told

Sebastian Vettel fastest in final Italian Grand Prix practice

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was sixth fastest ahead of qualifying

Sebastian Vettel completed a Ferrari sweep of Italian Grand Prix practice on Saturday, boosting hopes of a first home victory since 2010 for Formula One's oldest, most glamorous and successful team. After 21-year-old Monegasque team mate Charles Leclerc had led the way in Friday's two sessions, the German -- chasing his first race win in more than a year -- put his name top of the timesheets. Vettel lapped the Monza circuit with a best time of one minute 20.294 seconds, on the fastest soft tyr

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Ferrari 812 Spider leaks online, F8 Tributo Spider on the way

812 Spider gets buttresses akin to the SP2 Monza limited edition