London EV Company (LEVC) follows Deutsche Post DHL’s subsidiary StreetScooter and this year introduces its plug-in, extended-range TX taxi/shuttle in Japan. The first units will be delivered to customers in the second quarter of 2020, which might be a valuable contribution to overall export numbers. The Japanese taxi industry has 240,000 vehicles (including 50,000) in Tokyo,
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Winter is here, and that means it’s time yet again for your annual reminder that winter tires are a worthwhile investment, even if you live in an area that rarely sees frozen stuff falling from the sky.  This year’s message comes courtesy of BMW. For the demonstrations, BMW fitted M4 coupes with winter and summer
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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class isn’t the tiresome little brother to the E-Class and S-Class sedans that it once was. Updated last year, the 2020 C-Class has a personality of its own, married with gorgeous styling inside and
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LAS VEGAS — Long known for its sizzle, CES contained plenty of substance this year. From the tech-friendly city envisioned by Toyota to specific near-term products that support better driver-assist systems, there was no shortage of ambition at the annual gadget showcase-turned-auto show. The wares included items that have flown below the radar of the
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BEIRUT — As he seethed over his arrest, his ouster from power and his portrayal as a greedy dictator, Carlos Ghosn admitted last week being seized by other emotions. One of the most successful auto CEOs of the past generation is haunted by regret, blown opportunities and the road not taken. Indeed, more than one
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Toyota Motor North America’s electrification strategy in the U.S. isn’t sexy or even that complicated — but it does appear to be working. The Japanese automaker’s massive bet on hybrids — it plans to offer electrified versions of all the vehicles in its U.S. lineup by 2025, while other automakers have concentrated on battery-electric vehicles
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Westech Performance Group in Mira Loma, California, is the site of countless engine-dyno tests you’ve seen in magazines for almost 20 years, and it’s also the set for Motor Trend’s Engine Masters show. In this Roadkill Extra, David Freiburger gives you a tour of the place that’s deeper than you’ve ever before seen. We’ve provided
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With the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, Mercedes elevates its performance pedigree to take on the likes of the Porsche Panamera and BMW M5. Like those cars, the AMG GT offers prodigious power and track-ready handling, as well as room to carry four in comfort (though not five). It also boasts new technology such as the
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DETROIT — In his first two months as president of the UAW, Rory Gamble swiftly enacted common-sense reforms aimed at ending the corruption and malfeasance that has plagued the union for years. It still might not be enough for the union to avoid its worst-case scenario: government oversight. The years-long federal investigation that as of
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As the Carlos Ghosn scandal unfolds with Hollywood-level kinds of drama and intrigue, it’s refreshing to see the Japanese government launch its resources to rein in this fugitive from justice with all the righteous indignation of a nation that truly values international business ethics. It’s quite an about-face for a business culture that allowed the
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General Motors is shifting “significant” dollars to advertising on connected TV, said Chief Marketing Officer Deborah Wahl. “We think there is enormous potential,” Wahl said during an interview last week at CES. “Just this year, our [connected TV] budgets have increased by 66 percent. It represents a significant portion of our overall media investments.” Connected
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The 2020 Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV named after a fleet of warships, and it’s nearly as spacious and powerful as one. The 2020 Armada is a throwback to SUVs of yesteryear, with some concessions to modernity such as active safety tech and a thumpin’ stereo. Though it’s far from perfect, the Armada is
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