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Woman crushed between cars, patrol car damaged after boy racer gathering in New Plymouth

A woman was crushed between two cars, while a police car was significantly damaged after it was jumped on and had bottles and cans thrown at it in two separate incidents involving groups of Taranaki boy racers. Inspector Darin Haenga, Acting Taranaki Area Commander, says the incidents have left police feeling “extremely frustrated and concerned […]

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Stolen cars, thefts at Denver airport parking lots surge

Terri Finney returned to Denver International Airport at the end of a weekend trip to find her car gone from the east garage, where she’d parked it two days earlier. By the end of the week, Denver police had arrested the suspected thieves and recovered her Audi A4 sedan. But what seemed like a happy […]

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Embracing Vintage Cars in the Catskills

The driving season in the Catskills is quite short, abbreviated by snow and salt in the long winters and a spring rainy season that can sometimes feel endless. But now that it’s the heart of summer, and people can mingle again, Jared Lamanna wants to provide a place for them to gather — and bring […]

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EU prepares to send petrol cars to the scrap heap

BRUSSELS (AFP) – The European Commission wants to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035, under a huge plan to fight climate change unveiled Wednesday. According to one of a dozen ambitious climate draft laws revealed in Brussels, emissions from motor vehicles must fall by 55 percent by 2030 and drop […]

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How Germany Hopes to Get the Edge in Driverless Technology

FRANKFURT — In Hamburg, a fleet of electric Volkswagen vans owned by a ride-hailing service roams the streets picking up and dropping off passengers. The vehicles steer themselves, but technicians working from a remote control center keep an eye on their progress with the help of video monitors. If anything goes wrong, they can take […]

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Volkswagen’s gag falls flat as the S.E.C. begins an inquiry.

By Jack Ewing Volkswagen’s American unit was only kidding when it put out the word late in March that it was changing its name to “Voltswagen” to show its commitment to electric vehicles. To say the April Fool’s joke didn’t land is an understatement. Now the misfired marketing gag has prompted an inquiry by the […]

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Luxury cars repossessed from high roller over unpaid debts

An Auckland businessman who gained notoriety after his $400,000 Lamborghini was towed because he misused a disabled parking spot has had the luxury car repossessed and sold over unpaid debts. Gerard Peters, 30,target=”_blank”>hit headlines in 2015 after his $400,000 Lamborghini was photographed in a disabled parking spot at West Auckland shopping complex LynnMall. While Peters […]

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G.M.’s Profits From Trucks and S.U.V.s Fuel Its Electric Quest

Despite a pandemic that shuttered auto factories for nearly two months and sent car sales tumbling, General Motors made more than $6 billion last year, one of its highest profit totals ever. The automaker is going to need every penny and more for years to come to meet its lofty ambition of an all-electric model […]

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While the Pandemic Wrecked Some Businesses, Others Did Fine. Even Great.

The pandemic has turbocharged profits at some big businesses, like Amazon, which reported a 70 percent increase in earnings in the first nine months of the year. But it has devastated others, like Delta Air Lines, which lost $5.4 billion in just the third quarter. Perhaps most surprising: Some companies that had feared for their […]