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Volkswagen installs BMW executive as new Audi chief

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 15:15

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Volkswagen on Friday said former BMW executive Markus Duesmann, an expert in procurement and engine development, will take over as Volkswagen Group's board member responsible for research and development and as head of Audi. Duesmann, who will take up the position on April 1, 2020, replaces Audi Chief Executive Bram Schot, who will leave at the end of March 2020. "Markus Duesmann will do everything to unlock the huge potential of the Audi brand," Volkswagen Group Chief Ex

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Audi appoints Markus Duesmann as new CEO

Auto Express News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 15:05
News 15 Nov, 2019

Markus Duesmann will take up the position of Audi CEO on April 1 next year, replacing Bran Schot

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New Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV arrives with 370-mile range

Auto Express News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 14:35
News 18 Nov, 2019

The all-electric Mustang Mach-E crossover builds on the famous sports car nameplate and gives Ford a rival for the Tesla Model 3

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Volkswagen to invest $66 billion in e-mobility, digital tech by 2024

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 13:46

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Volkswagen will invest 60 billion euros ($66.12 billion) by 2024 to develop electric and hybrid cars as well as digital technologies, the multi-brand car and truckmaking group said on Friday. Volkswagen plans to build 75 variants of electric car and around 60 hybrid vehicle models, it said. Volkswagen plans to retool its plant in Emden, Germany to build an electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) from 2022 onwards, and a decision on where to locate a new factory will be taken by year-

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Damon and Bale call 'Ford v Ferrari' a story of friendship 'told at 230 mph'

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You don't need to be a motor racing fan to watch "Ford v Ferrari" because the battle to win is played out as much between the men making the cars as those behind the wheel. Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the movie opening on Friday in U.S. theaters is based on the little-known true story of the American and British car designers and engineers who built the Ford GT40 to take on Italy's fabled Ferrari team at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Bale dropped some 70 pounds (31 kg) from hi

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General Election 2019: where do the parties stand on motoring?

Auto Express News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:58
News 15 Nov, 2019

With the UK electorate going to the polls on 12 December, we explain the policies each party has in store for motorists

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'Ford v Ferrari' Movie Review | the 1966 Le Mans drama on the big screen

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:45

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Cops might do well to position their speed traps near movie theaters wherever the new film "Ford v Ferrari" is playing. This infectious and engrossing story of the 1966 showdown on a French racetrack between car giants Ford and Ferrari is a high-octane ride that will make you instinctively stomp on a ghostly gas pedal from your movie seat. The first three-quarters of "Ford v Ferrari " sets the stage for the furious 40-minute restaging of the exhausting Le Mans race — a 3,000-mile, 24-hour slal

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'The Bristol City Council diesel ban is persecuting innocent drivers'

Auto Express News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:30
Opinion 17 Nov, 2019

Innocent motorists are being unfairly picked on as a result of the diesel ban by Bristol City Council, says Mike Rutherford

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Tesla sedans regain recommended status in Consumer Reports reliability survey

Auto Blog News Feed - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:09
Tesla Inc's Model 3 and S sedans both regained "recommended" status in Consumer Reports magazine's annual reliability survey, allowing the electric carmaker's overall standing to rise slightly. Tesla's ranking improved four spots to No. 23 out of 30 brands in the U.S. market as it worked to resolve production problems with the Model 3, said Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing at Consumer Reports. "People really like their cars," he said of Tesla owners.

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I need a family car for around $15,000 | Spend My Money

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Here are our picks for good used family vehicles in the $15,000 price range. We highlight crossovers, minivans, sedans, and a wagon.

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