Martin Winterkorn,Volkswagen chief executive:   says the investment plan will help it become “the leading automotive group in both ecological and economic terms”. Photograph: Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg

Volkswagen is to invest €85.6 billion ($106 billion) in its automotive operations over the next five years to push foreign expansion, new models and t(...)

The BMW i5 seems to be winning the race to put ‘hydrogen’ cars into commercial production

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A Coys classic cars auction: rapidly rising prices are pushing enthusiasts out of the market

In the past, buying a usable classic car made some financial sense. For example, you could go out and pick up a nice mid-1960s Mercedes-Benz SL for(...)

The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept car: using radar and cameras, its Pre Sense technology responds to external signs of a possible collision faster than a person could

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Team Mexico City’s winning proposal sees the public sharing its data to improve traffic flows

Perhaps it was a quirk of geography and history coming together or perhaps it was carefully stage managed to be so, but it was apposite that, in Berli(...)

A self-driving vehicle prototype made by Google. The company has grown more optimistic about reaching its goal of a fully autonomous vehicle. Photograph: Google via The New York Times

The self-driving car, embraced as a stress-reducing convenience for harried drivers and a potential advance in road safety, could also prove to be a l(...)

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Tesla Model S: priced at €100,000, three have been registered in Ireland this year

While most car makers have been developing pure electric and hybrid models for the past decade, it has seemed as if most of their efforts were lip-s(...)