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Switching to electric power for our cars could well be a key factor in saving the planet, but it seems likely to come with a significant societal cost.

Crack open the bonnet of a Mercedes-AMG model, or maybe an Aston Martin. You will, of course, find an engine – most likely a hulking great V8, or if y(...)

Volkswagen reported higher SUV sales in Q1. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Sales of sports utility vehicles and cost cuts helped Volkswagen shrug off a €1 billion legal charge and meet first-quarter operating profit forecast(...)

The Mercedes-AMG GT C sports car, manufactured by Daimler, on display at the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in China. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Volkswagen, Nissan, and Guangzhou Automobile Group are among the carmakers increasingly counting on Chinese government tax cuts to stimulate demand an(...)

Electrifi’s Norman Crowley with the Ferrari 308, now converted to electric power and capable of 0-100km/h in two  seconds.

A new Irish electric car company converting valuable classic cars to run on electricity is to invest €50 million over the next three years on a new op(...)

The rag-top BMW 8 Series is ever so slightly more fun to drive than the hard-top, despite being slightly longer and heavier

BMW has been banging the sports car drum when it comes to its super-stretched 8 Series. The Bavarians reckon the long lozenge-shaped cruiser is a prop(...)

The Taycan is expected to have exceptional performance, with the top-spec model (likely to be badged, confusingly, as Taycan Turbo) boasting a 500km driving range and more than 600hp power output, with 0-100km/h acceleration of just 3.5secs for the top-spec ‘Turbo’ model

Porsche, doubtless keen to drum up excitement about its switch to electric power, has given us our first clear look at the new Taycan electric super-s(...)

A Volvo car equipped with self-driving highway software. Photograph: Esha Vaish/Reuters

Volvo’s chief executive took a swipe at Tesla when he warned the premature launch of self-driving technology risks delaying “the best life saver in th(...)

Jiangling’s Landwind X7 SUV (left) is displayed at the 2015  Shanghai motor show; on the right is the Range Rover Evoque

Jaguar Land Rover has won a legal case to prevent a Chinese car brand from selling a copycat vehicle, ending a three-year court battle. In 2016 the U(...)

Herbert Diess’s blunder is seen as a gift to those already opposed to his leadership. Photograph: Bloomberg

Independent investors have raised questions about the future of Volkswagen’s chief executive Herbert Diess after he evoked a Nazi phrase in a manageme(...)

The auto index was boosted by a 5 per cent jump in Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/ Reuters

European indices performed well on Tuesday with the exception of the Iseq with investors hoping for a more accommodative US policy stance at the end o(...)

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