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Volkswagen to cut 3,000 jobs in Germany

German auto manufacturer to cut jobs as it attempts to recover from emissions scandal   A German news provider has reported that Volkswagen is to cut 3,000 jobs across Germany as the auto firm attempts to recoup losses following last year’s damaging emissions scandal. According... View Article

Volvo developing keyless cars for 2017

Swedish auto manufacturer developing mobile app key technology   Are you one of those people who has the unique ability to lose your car keys just my putting them down on the kitchen worktop? (Just me?). Well, Volvo is developing a new technology which will... View Article

Singapore man fined $15,000 because of his electric car

Tesla Model S electric car causes too much CO2 pollution, according to Singapore authorities   The excited owner of a brand new electric Tesla Model S has suffered an unexpected blow after being hit with a $15,000 (£11k) fine from Singapore transport authorities because his... View Article

DVLA clamping down on foreign cars in the UK

Nearly 3,000 foreign vehicles have been seized by the DVLA since April 2014   AutoExpress has revealed that, since beginning its foreign vehicle pilot scheme in April 2014, the DVLA has seized nearly 3,000 foreign vehicles that have overstayed their six months’ welcome. The Driver... View Article

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New car registrations at highest since 2004

SMMT release impressive February figures for new car registrations   Figures released by Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that February proved to be another successful month for the automotive industry, with new car registrations hitting the highest level since 2004. The latest... View Article

New automotive part plant to open in Coventry

Voith Industrial Services is to move its wheels and tyres production line to a bigger space   A growing demand from the UK automotive industry for automotive parts has resulted in Voith Industrial Services announcing plans to open a new wheel and tyre factory in... View Article

Proposed £50m University of Bath automotive research centre

University of Bath representatives have met with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills   The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has met with representatives from the University of Bath to discuss the proposed plans for a £50million automotive research... View Article

Google self-driving car involved in collision

Tech giant is to meet with California DMV to discuss liability   Google has confirmed that one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a collision with a bus in the US state of California last month. The collision took place on 12 February when... View Article

SMMT releases emissions video to 'reassure' motorists

The new emissions video released by SMMT is designed to remove motorists’ “confusion”   The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has released a short animated video to “reassure and inform motorists” that the car industry is committed to “improving air quality and reducing... View Article

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