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Flying cars now available for pre-order

Some of the world’s most lavish supercars took a backseat to futuristic flying cars at the Top Marques Monaco luxury car show.

Some of the world’s most lavish supercars took a backseat to futuristic flying cars at the Top Marques Monaco luxury car show.

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Shanghai Auto Show: SUVs versus NEVs

At the Shanghai Auto Show carmakers fight for a share of the world's largest market for new vehicles, with new energy vehicles in the spotlight.

At the Shanghai Auto Show carmakers fight for a share of the world's largest market for new vehicles, with new energy vehicles in the spotlight.

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European car sales surge in March helped by Easter dates

Car sales sped ahead in Europe in March up 10.9 percent from the same month last year with showrooms open for more days linked to the Easter holidays.

Car sales sped ahead in Europe in March up 10.9 percent from the same month last year with showrooms open for more days linked to the Easter holidays.

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Tesla board independence row provokes sarcastic Elon Musk tweet

Chief Executive Elon Musk has replied sarcastically to Tesla investors who urged the electric car maker to add independent directors to its board.

Chief Executive Elon Musk has replied sarcastically to Tesla investors who urged the electric car maker to add independent directors to its board.

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Tesla investors buy the dream

Electric car maker Tesla's share price continues to rise and the total value of those shares now make it worth more than General Motors.

Electric car maker Tesla's share price continues to rise and the total value of those shares now make it worth more than General Motors.

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German economy minister seeks Opel jobs pledge from Peugeot Citroen

French carmaker Peugeot Citroen is in the process of buying German rival Opel, but fears over job losses in Germany mean Peugeot's boss has been asked for guarantees none will go.

French carmaker Peugeot Citroen is in the process of buying German rival Opel, but fears over job losses in Germany mean Peugeot's boss has been asked for guarantees none will go.

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Upstart Tesla elbows Ford aside in market value

Tesla has not sold many cars and makes a fraction of the revenue of Ford, but it has just overtaken the 100-year-old automobile pioneer in terms of market capitalisation.

Tesla has not sold many cars and makes a fraction of the revenue of Ford, but it has just overtaken the 100-year-old automobile pioneer in terms of market capitalisation.

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Audi plants searched by German police in Dieselgate probe

Audi premised have been searched by German authorities in connection with the scandal over emissions tests by its parent company Volkswagen.

Audi premised have been searched by German authorities in connection with the scandal over emissions tests by its parent company Volkswagen.

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Intel drives ahead with Mobileye purchase

US microchip maker Intel is buying Israeli driverless technology firm Mobileye which could give it a dominant role in the autonomous-driving sector.

US microchip maker Intel is buying Israeli driverless technology firm Mobileye which could give it a dominant role in the autonomous-driving sector.

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Power trends at the Geneva motor show

The Geneva motor show opens to the public with carmakers focused on Tesla style technology, but that doesn't mean the supercar is dead.

The Geneva motor show opens to the public with carmakers focused on Tesla style technology, but that doesn't mean the supercar is dead.

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Geneva Motor Show 2017: Luxury cars in photos

Europe’s biggest annual car show kicks off in Geneva with luxury and crossover vehicles in the limelight.

Europe’s biggest annual car show kicks off in Geneva with luxury and crossover vehicles in the limelight.

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Car industry looks beyond mergers at the Geneva motor show

At the Geneva motor show the focus is on the future of carmaking with the rise of electric vehicles, automated driving and car sharing.

At the Geneva motor show the focus is on the future of carmaking with the rise of electric vehicles, automated driving and car sharing.

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Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year

Peugeot wins European Car of the Year for 3008 model on the same day it is announced PSA Peugeot Citroen will take over Opel-Vauxhall

Peugeot wins European Car of the Year for 3008 model on the same day it is announced PSA Peugeot Citroen will take over Opel-Vauxhall

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PSA-GM deal sparks fears for jobs

The PSA group has agreed to buy the European unit of General Motors. The deal values the business at 2.2 billion euros.

The PSA group has agreed to buy the European unit of General Motors. The deal values the business at 2.2 billion euros.

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Takata pleads guilty over faulty airbags

Japan’s Takata Corporation has pleaded guilty to criminal wrongdoing in a US federal court as part of a $1 billion (943 million euros) settlement concerning its faulty…

Japan’s Takata Corporation has pleaded guilty to criminal wrongdoing in a US federal court as part of a $1 billion (943 million euros) settlement concerning its faulty…

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PSA Peugeot Citroen boss reassures over future of Vauxhall plants

PSA Peugeot Citroen head Carlos Tavares has reassured politicians and union leaders in the UK about GM's Europe's Vauxhall plants re takeover plans.

PSA Peugeot Citroen head Carlos Tavares has reassured politicians and union leaders in the UK about GM's Europe's Vauxhall plants re takeover plans.

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Tesla says on track for volume production of Model 3 electric car

Tesla has reassured investors by confirming that its vital mass-market Model 3 electric car is on track to be produced in large number by September.

Tesla has reassured investors by confirming that its vital mass-market Model 3 electric car is on track to be produced in large number by September.

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Ghosn hands over the reins at Nissan

Carlos Ghosn steps down as CEO of Nissan, handing the job to co-CEO Hiroto Saikawa

Carlos Ghosn steps down as CEO of Nissan, handing the job to co-CEO Hiroto Saikawa

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France's PSA could buy GM's Opel/Vauxhall

In a move that could shake up the global auto industry, France's PSA Peugeot Citroen is talking to General Motors about buying Opel/Vauxhall.

In a move that could shake up the global auto industry, France's PSA Peugeot Citroen is talking to General Motors about buying Opel/Vauxhall.

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Renault profits move up a gear

French carmaker Renault's operating profit jumped 38 percent in 2016 as it increased market share in all regions boosted by a number of new models.

French carmaker Renault's operating profit jumped 38 percent in 2016 as it increased market share in all regions boosted by a number of new models.

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Green car sales rise in Europe

The number of battery powered, fuel-cell and rechargeable hybrid cars rose by a combined 206,000 last year in the EU and European Free Trade Area.

The number of battery powered, fuel-cell and rechargeable hybrid cars rose by a combined 206,000 last year in the EU and European Free Trade Area.

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Toyota loses out to Volkswagen as world's top carmaker

Volkswagen has overtaken Toyota to become the world's top selling carmaker despite the German company's diesel emissions scandal.

Volkswagen has overtaken Toyota to become the world's top selling carmaker despite the German company's diesel emissions scandal.

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Ford profit down from Mexico plant hit

Ford has reported a quarterly loss partly linked to abandoning a planned factory in Mexico that President Trump criticised.

Ford has reported a quarterly loss partly linked to abandoning a planned factory in Mexico that President Trump criticised.

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Trump pushes GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler on US car plants

Trump has met the heads of GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler pushing them to make more vehicles in the United States and create more American jobs.

Trump has met the heads of GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler pushing them to make more vehicles in the United States and create more American jobs.