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BMW to make Mini electric car plant decision by end-September

BMW (BMWG.DE) will decide whether to build its new electric Mini car in Britain or elsewhere by the end of September, its board member for sales told Reuters, in a test of the country’s ability to continue to attract investment as it leaves the EU. Mini makes around 70 percent of its approximately 360,000 compact cars at its… Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce car sales rise

Jaguar Land-Rover and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars have both reported a rise in annual sales for 2016. Rolls-Royce delivered 4,011 cars to customers in 2016, a 6% increase on the previous year and its second highest sales record in its 113-year history. Jaguar Land-Rover (JLR) sold a record 583,312 cars last year, a 20% increase on last year. There… Read More »

UK car production hits 12-year high with December still to go

Britain built more cars in the first eleven months of 2016 than any full year since 2004, data from an industry body showed on Thursday, putting the sector on course to make more vehicles this year than in any other since 1999. Just over 1.61 million cars were made in the year to November, the Society of Motor… Read More »

Apple reveals self-driving car plans

Apple has acknowledged for the first time that it is investing in building a self-driving car. In a letter to US transport regulators, Apple said it was “excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation”. It added that there were “significant societal benefits of automated vehicles” to be realised. There have long been rumours… Read More »

Tesla sees jump in car deliveries

US electric carmaker Tesla, which has yet to make a profit, has reported a sharp rise in car deliveries for the past quarter. The firm said it shipped 24,500 cars in the third quarter, up 70% on the second quarter and more than double the number delivered in the same period in 2015. It also confirmed its 50,000… Read More »

Exclusive – BMW bosses to skip Paris show to thrash out electric car strategy

BMW’s (BMWG.DE) management board is skipping the Paris Motor Show to hold talks aimed at breaking a deadlock over whether to produce new electric cars, including a battery-powered Mini, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Spurred on by the success of U.S. rival Tesla (TSLA.O), which has received almost 400,000 pre-orders for its Model 3 car, German… Read More »