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VW speeds up production of next-generation Golf

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Volkswagen will start deliveries of its new Golf hatchback in December after shaving an hour off the time needed to build its flagship model, the board member responsible for production at the VW brand said on Tuesday. Volkswagen's main factory in Wolfsburg, Germany is preparing to make 450,000 Golf cars a year with the manufacturing time of the eighth-generation model sped up by one hour per vehicle, Andreas Tostmann told journalists in a call. Because VW is able to re-use 80% of

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Environment Agency runs fleet of over 3,000 diesel vehicles

Auto Express News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:00
News 22 Oct, 2019

Public body responsible for protecting the environment runs 3,356 diesel vehicles and only 27 electric models

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This DIY headlight polishing kit is $9.99 for the next 4 hours

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This 20-piece kit comes with scouring pads and high-precision waterproof sanding discs to help get your headlights shining like new.

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Fat fuel for fat cats: Luxury jets are flying on meat waste

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At the world's biggest industry show in Las Vegas luxury jets are luring buyers with their sleek silhouettes, plush cabins - and increasingly, their use of alternative fuels. Fuel producers and jetmakers are keen to showcase novel forms of aviation fuel deemed less harmful to the climate, from used cooking oil to the distinctly less glamorous meat waste. Business jet operators, like airlines, have bowed to environmental pressure on aviation and committed to halving carbon emissions by 2050 com

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Toyota boss says autonomous cars will accept crash liability

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News 22 Oct, 2019

Manufacturers will have to accept liability in the event of an autonomous accident, according to bosses at Toyota’s research institute

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Pedestrian and cyclist deaths rise to highest level since 1990

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U.S. traffic deaths fell 2.4% in 2018 to 36,560 although the number of pedestrians killed rose to its highest level in nearly three decades, the U.S. auto safety agency said Tuesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said traffic deaths fell for the second straight year - down 913 from 2017. The fatality rate fell by 3.4% to 1.13 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, the lowest rate since 2014.

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New 2019 Audi A6 55 TFSI e quattro launched

Auto Express News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 11:47
News 22 Oct, 2019

Plug-in hybrid A6, called 55 TFSI e, has claimed economy figures of 134.5mpg and an all-electric range of 32 miles

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What is Mazda SkyActiv?

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Tips & advice 22 Oct, 2019

We explain everything you need to know about Mazda’s SkyActiv range of engines, gearboxes and other technologies

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