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Feb 27, 2020. 24 comments

Germany Is A Gold Mine Of Dirt Cheap Renault Twingos And Someone Needs To Save Them

Germany Is A Gold Mine Of Dirt Cheap Renault Twingos And Someone Needs To Save Them

The Renault Twingo is one of the greatest compact cars ever designed. Its design brilliance is the reason why “Twingo Tuesday” is a thing in the car community, and it’s also the reason why these dirt-cheap models for sale in Germany need to be saved. Like, right now.

More than anything, I’m writing this post because I stay awake at night in a slimy sweat worried about the fate of Europe’s...

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Feb 26, 2020. 23 comments

This Funny-Looking Old Car Is A Tragically Under-Appreciated Automotive Landmark

This Funny-Looking Old Car Is A Tragically Under-Appreciated Automotive Landmark

See that strange-looking car up there? It sort of looks like a phone booth landed on a pair of bicycles parked on either side of a patio fireplace? That strange little car happens to be one of the most influential cars of all time, and I don’t think it gets nearly the respect it deserves. Want to know why? Well, I’m going to make you click to find out, because what do you think we’re running...

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Feb 24, 2020. 22 comments

The Electric Renault Twingo Keeps Its Friendly Look And Comes With 155 Miles Of Range

The Electric Renault Twingo Keeps Its Friendly Look And Comes With 155 Miles Of Range

When you think about it, an electric Renault Twingo makes sense—a small car to begin with, it has the structure already in place to make for a good city-going EV. And with 155 miles of range, the Twingo Z.E. looks like a pretty decent addition to Renault’s lineup.

Renault knows there’s no point in messing with a good thing, which is why the Twingo Z.E. is pretty much identical to its ICE...

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Feb 19, 2020. 19 comments

Why Tesla May Move To Less Energy-Dense Batteries For Its China-Built Cars

Why Tesla May Move To Less Energy-Dense Batteries For Its China-Built Cars
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Why Tesla may put a less energy-dense battery type in some of its Chinese-built cars; Europe wants to compete with Asian battery manufacturers, but it won’t be easy; GM is making major changes that will affect plant workers; Renault is struggling; More on the GM-FCA racketeering lawsuit. All that...

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Feb 18, 2020. 14 comments

DEAD: Holden

DEAD: Holden
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Farewell to Australia’s mightiest car company, Chinese manufacturers move to fill the gap, and the one country on Earth that actually has the political will to ban lots of things thinks about banning gasoline. All that and more in the Morning Shift for February 18, 2020.

1st Gear: RIP

Holden is...

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Feb 14, 2020. 12 comments

Nissan Drops All The Way Down Past Subaru After Horrible Year

Nissan Drops All The Way Down Past Subaru After Horrible Year
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Tesla is raising $2 billion despite Elon Musk saying it didn’t need to, declining sales and the Coronavirus are shutting down car production, and Nissan has slipped behind Subaru in the ranking of biggest Japanese automakers. That and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

1st Gear:...

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Feb 10, 2020. 24 comments

Mercedes Is Looking To Axe Up To 15,000 Jobs

Mercedes Is Looking To Axe Up To 15,000 Jobs
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Carlos Ghosn wants a documentary, Volvo might go public, and the coronavirus is having a big impact on the auto industry. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, February 10, 2020.

1st Gear: Daimler Cuts Back Big Time

Viruses aren’t the only reason automakers are cutting back or halting...

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Jan 28, 2020. 9 comments

Automated License Plate Readers Are Better Than Ever

Automated License Plate Readers Are Better Than Ever
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Automated license plate readers are cheaper and better than ever at what they do, expect a new Renault CEO and Tata’s push for a cleaner, greener India. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.

1st Gear: Science Fiction Is Reality

The rise in artificial intelligence...

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Michael Ballaban Michael Ballaban Jan 27, 2020. 18 comments

Rivian Says Its Trucks May Be Cheaper Than Initially Promised

Rivian Says Its Trucks May Be Cheaper Than Initially Promised
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Rivians may be a little less expensive, the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak is starting to affect the car world, and Ford offers to buy everyone lunch as an apology for selling cars with faulty transmissions. All that and more in the Morning Shift for January 27, 2020.

1st Gear: Probably Still Pretty...

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David Tracy David Tracy Jan 16, 2020. 14 comments

Renault Thinks It Can Work It Out

Renault Thinks It Can Work It Out
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News on Renault and Nissan’s contentious relationship, labor costs are expected to go up for the “Big Three” as a result of UAW contracts, automakers are investing in flying taxis and electric vans, and exciting 2019 sales results for Europe. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Jan 15, 2020. 21 comments

Tesla Is Driving People Mad

Tesla Is Driving People Mad
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Tesla critics are having a rough time, Harley critics are having a slightly better time, and Trump is making things worse. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.

1st Gear: You Don’t Have To Do Any Of This

Tesla’s stock has been soaring in recent weeks, as we...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 13, 2020. 16 comments

Nissan Is Working On Contingency Plans In Case It Decides To Split With Renault: Report

Nissan Is Working On Contingency Plans In Case It Decides To Split With Renault: Report
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Tensions between Renault and Nissan, Ford sales tanking in China, not-great U.S. sales numbers, Carlos Ghosn’s movie ideas, and Audi dropping out of the New York Auto Show. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

1st Gear: Nissan And Renault Still Aren’t On Great Terms

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 10, 2020. 18 comments

Carlos Ghosn's 'Pink' Mansion Is Not Pink Enough

Carlos Ghosn's 'Pink' Mansion Is Not Pink Enough

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is a big topic currently, considering that he escaped from Japan to Lebanon while on house arrest and has an Interpol red notice out for him . But there’s one thing people aren’t talking enough about, and that’s how Ghosn’s Lebanese home is being described as “pink” when it is absolutely not pink enough.

Ghosn fled house arrest last month after being arrested

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 02, 2020. 24 comments

Interpol Wants Carlos Ghosn, Seven Already Detained Over Escape To Lebanon

Interpol Wants Carlos Ghosn, Seven Already Detained Over Escape To Lebanon
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Carlos Ghosn’s great escape, what we all already knew about the planned Trump emissions rollback, Volkswagen’s Dieselgate settlements, Renault and Nissan’s bad year in stocks, and Hyundai and Kia’s low sales. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

1st Gear: The...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 31, 2019. 24 comments

Carlos Ghosn Rumored To Escape House Arrest By Hiding In Instrument Case

Carlos Ghosn Rumored To Escape House Arrest By Hiding In Instrument Case

A very weird rumor floating around is saying that Carlos Ghosn , the former chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, escaped Japanese house arrest and fled to Lebanon this past weekend by reportedly hiding in a musical instrument case ahead of a trial for his alleged financial misconduct.

Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Now In Lebanon After Japanese House Arrest: Report

Carlos Ghosn,...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 16, 2019. 17 comments

China Isn't Imposing Tariffs On U.S. Autos Just Yet

China Isn't Imposing Tariffs On U.S. Autos Just Yet
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

China is delaying auto tariffs, Germans are asking for a higher CO2 tax to aid the environment, and big investments from GM. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, December 16, 2019.

1st: No Need To Worry About China’s Tariffs For Now

On Sunday, December 15, the United States agreed to...

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Alanis King Alanis King Dec 02, 2019. 10 comments

The Feds Aren't Nearly Done Investigating UAW Corruption

The Feds Aren't Nearly Done Investigating UAW Corruption
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More news for the United Auto Workers, both good and bad; phone-detection cameras are now on roads in the Australian state of New South Wales; Nissan’s new CEO plans to look into Renault ties; and Renault is working on a new CEO itself. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Dec....

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Patrick George Patrick George Oct 31, 2019. 23 comments

Fiat Chrysler Merges With Peugeot: Everything You Need To Know

Fiat Chrysler Merges With Peugeot: Everything You Need To Know

An Italian-American conglomerate teams with a French giant to become the world’s fourth-largest automaker. We’ll go into all of that on this very spooky Morning Shift of Oct. 31, 2019.

1st Gear: The Merger Is Finally Here

So this is happening: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group—the French owners of Peugeot, Citroën, DS and also Opel and Vauxhall now—will merge in a 50-50 share swap that...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Oct 25, 2019. 24 comments

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer Has A $454 Billion Proposal To Encourage America To Go Electric

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer Has A $454 Billion Proposal To Encourage America To Go Electric
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Democrats getting serious about this whole ‘electric cars’ thing, the sticking points in the tentative UAW-GM deal, and Tesla’s slightly more expensive Model 3. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, October 25, 2019.

1st: The $454 Billion EV Plan

In a bid to stay slightly more relevant...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Oct 24, 2019. 22 comments

Renault Disqualified From The Japanese Grand Prix Over A Not-Totally-Illegal Braking Device

Renault Disqualified From The Japanese Grand Prix Over A Not-Totally-Illegal Braking Device

After almost a week and a half of deliberation, the FIA has decided that both of Renault F1 Teams’ cars should be disqualified from the Japanese Grand Prix. The reason? A braking device on the car that wasn’t totally illegal was determined to be personally offensive to the FIA, who did not like it and decided to ban it.

If you’re confused, you’re not the only one! So let’s break this down in a...

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