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Sustainability has come a long way in a decade. Once seen as a negative thing, sustainability is increasingly being recognised as a source of advantag(...)

Apple is continuing its efforts to create a car, though some of the big questions around the project remain undecided. The company is still working (...)

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping: finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agenda.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The world’s biggest economy plays host to the planet’s second biggest economy this week, and finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agen(...)

 General Motors will pay a $900 million penalty  for its decade-long failure to disclose a defect linked 124 deaths

As the number of deaths linked to defective cars made by General Motors has steadily risen to 124, victims’ families have waited for the answer to a b(...)

The new Astra Sport at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

The Frankfurt motor show started with a stumble. At the opening press conference of the biennial car industry extravaganza, BMW chief executive Harald(...)

Porsche Mission E: the company says its electric concept car has a 500km range. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Frankfurt Auto Show managed a loop-the-loop, a surge and then a stumble. Which is appropriate, for that’s much like the story of the current motor in(...)

Demand for new vehicles has slowed abruptly in China as its  stock market slump compounds the effects of a cooling economy. Photograph: Reuters.

Volkswagen and other major carmakers have begun reining in Chinese production, wages and other costs, industry sources said, as executives put a brave(...)

Mercedes razzmattazz ahead of its press conference this morning

It is, perhaps, time to pause for a cup of tea and something small to eat. A chance to rest aching soles of feet and find a replacement notebook. The (...)

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Image of the week: Great Rainfall of China Extreme volatility is still the dominant weather pattern across Chinese financial markets, with Wedn(...)

CarPlay: access to data should be about making driving better, not about playing Big Brother

The 2010 Roman Polanski film The Ghost is a political thriller based on the novel by Robert Harris. In the film the satnav in the BMW X5 driven by one(...)