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US president Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that Ford wanted “to build a much more expensive car, that is far less safe and doesn’t work as well”. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

A dispute between US president Donald Trump and four major car manufacturers over emissions standards has turned nasty. But the Trump administration’(...)

Can you criss-cross America without gasoline? Technically, yes. But America has 100 filling stations for every Tesla station.

“Where we going, man?” asks the narrator, Sal Paradise, in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. “I don’t know but we gotta go,” replies his friend Dean Moriar(...)

 Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi chairman Jean-Dominique Senard is trying to put the Ghosn saga behind him.

It is hard to imagine two men more different than Carlos Ghosn and Jean-Dominique Senard. The previous head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance(...)

Nothing matches  Le Mans. For roughly €80 a ticket and a few euros for a tent, you get to see some of the best drivers in the world test their mental and physical mettle

It’s 7pm on a sunny Saturday and people are lazing on the grass, sipping beer as, on stage, an ageing French rock band knocks out another Tom Petty co(...)

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(...)

Globally, the plant milk industry is estimated to be worth $16bn. Photograph: Getty Images

In the spring of 2018, New York was gripped by a sudden, very particular and, for some, calamitous food shortage. Gaps appeared on grocery shelves. Co(...)

Amazon’s pay rise helps to address growing discontent at working conditions in its network of logistics warehouses. Photograph: AP

A few hours after Amazon announced it would raise the minimum wage for its US staff to $15 (€13) an hour, chief executive Jeff Bezos appeared on stage(...)

“Empathy is inbuilt. Our brains are wired to mirror the emotions of others. But we filter our understanding through the biases we carry.”

What makes a new business idea succeed? We know that only 10 per cent of new businesses survive, so the answer is both important and elusive. The mak(...)

Ford cars come off the assembly line in Cork in the early 1950s.

The centenary of US inventor Henry Ford’s decision to set up a plant in Cork was commemorated last year – but now the stories of the workers who staff(...)

When I lived in the city, a pub I liked changed hands. The old interior fittings were ripped out, along with assorted bric-a-brac accumulated over dec(...)

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