Is an electric car battery breakthrough on the horizon?

(Relaxnews) – Demand for the current crop of plug-in electric cars may still be weak but Nissan, Renault and Volkswagen are all confident that a mass-market electric car is just around the corner. This week Nissan added a new model to its range of Leaf electric cars. The...

Racing on autopilot: Audi takes a driverless car to the track

Audi is planning to race a driverless car around the Hockenheim circuit as part of the DTM German Touring Car Championship. However, the car that takes to the 4.57km track and negotiates its 17 turns won’t be some souped-up, track-focused race car. It will be the company’s...

Toyota is the world’s top car brand

Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands rankings, published Thursday, deem the Japanese company the world’s most powerful and valuable car brand and the eighth most important brand across all business categories. The latest rankings, announced on Thursday, are based on three...

Volkswagen to feature new Passat and Golf Alltrack in Paris

 (Relaxnews) – Plenty of new models will be on display at Volkswagen’s stand at the Paris Motor Show, from the latest Passat to the Golf Alltrack (in a world premiere), as well as the restyled Polo GTi and Touareg. The German manufacturer’s eighth-generation Passat will debut in...

President Aquino generates U.S.$2.35 billion in investment during visits

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday night reported that his 12-day five-nation official trip has generated US$2.35 billion worth of investment. “Aabot po ng 2.35 bilyong dolyar ang halaga ng nakalap nating mga panata at tiyak na investment,...

Self-driving cars take a small step closer to reality

(Relaxnews) – Audi and GM luxury brand, Cadillac, have both set their sights on bringing autonomous driving features to their cars in 2016. Audi has been wowing the crowds at technology events and auto shows for the past two years with demonstrations of the autonomous driving...

Tesla cars to have same base price in China as US

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – Electric carmaker Tesla Motors said its flagship vehicle will have the same pre-tax price in China as in the US, after Chinese media criticised foreign companies for charging higher prices in the country. The upstart US manufacturer’s Model S...

Volkswagen reports 27.3% sales increase in July

Best July since 1973 with 37,014 units sold • Best year-to-date sales since 1973, a 34.1 percent increase • Best July ever for Passat with 9,007 units • Jetta Sedan achieved sales of 11,666 units • Best July ever for Tiguan, 2,966 units • High-mileage, clean diesel TDI...

VW Golf stays at the top of Europe car sales

(Relaxnews) – With 240,020 shipments through the first half of 2012, Volkswagen’s Golf is still the best-selling car in Europe, according to figures recently released by automotive analyst JATO dynamics. The Golf is ahead of the Ford Fiesta (171,605 vehicles sold),...

Skoda announces China as its biggest market

It’s been one long week of celebrations for the people at Skoda, which marked its fifth year of operations in China by releasing three special edition models and by announcing that the country had now become the firm’s biggest market. The Volkswagen Group-owned brand...