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Carlos Ghosn Jumps Bail, Flees Japan

Carlos Ghosn Jumps Bail, Flees Japan

Carlos Ghosn, the former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, has jumped bail and fled from Japan to his family’s homeland of Lebanon, adding another unexpected twist to a tale of alleged corruption that began with his surprise arrest after landing at...
VW Raises EV Sales Forecast to 1M Annually by 2023

VW Raises EV Sales Forecast to 1M Annually by 2023

The Volkswagen brand expects to be selling at least 1 million battery-electric vehicles, or BEVs, annually by 2023, the automaker says, moving that target up by a full two years. The announcement by the German automaker also anticipated reaching sales of 1.5 million...
Fifty Tesla Model 3 Sedans Becoming Taxis in Germany

Fifty Tesla Model 3 Sedans Becoming Taxis in Germany

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s vision of a fleet of Model 3 robo-taxis may be coming true sooner than even he expected as the EV maker has inked a deal with German cab company. Taxi Norman, a Düsseldorf taxi company, has ordered 50 Tesla Model 3 vehicles to update its fleet....
First Drive: 2020 Mazda CX-30

First Drive: 2020 Mazda CX-30

In this SUV-crazed era, automakers are looking for every possible bit of “white space” to slot in yet another offering. We recently reviewed the new Mercedes-Benz GLB as one example and, earlier this month, got the chance to drive the 2020 Mazda CX-30 which, somehow,...
Volkswagen Running into Problems With ID.3 EV Production

Volkswagen Running into Problems With ID.3 EV Production

Volkswagen’s jump to leader of the electric vehicle pack may have to wait a while longer after reports surfaced it is having software problems with its newly produced ID.3 all-electric crossovers — and it could affect as many as 20,000 vehicles. Germany’s Manager...
First Drive: 2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop Two-Door

First Drive: 2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop Two-Door

Inch by inch the vehicles used to carry passengers every day have gotten longer, wider and in many cases taller in the years since the end of the great recession. But the utility of small vehicles, such as the Mini Cooper Hardtop Two Door, is still hard to beat in the...