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US agency launches probe into electric vehicle batteries
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers more than 138,000 vehicles with batteries made by LG Energy Solution of South Korea.
Yale university gave students a lesson how to make $40 million fast and easy…
Former Yale administrator stole $40 million, pretending to buy computer equipment for the university. Instead, she bought a fleet of luxury cars, and several houses.
China's BYD ends full combustion engine cars to focus on electric, plug-in hybrids
China's largest electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD Co Ltd (002594.SZ) said that as of last month it stopped making combustion engine vehicles and now produces full electric and heavily electrified plug-in hybrid cars only.
Ex-Yale employee used $40M in stolen tech equipment to fund lavish lifestyle
A former Yale University employee admitted to pilfering more than $40 million worth of electronics from the Ivy League school – and then using the proceeds of her scheme to fund a lavish lifestyle that included luxury cars, ritzy real es...
Musk Breaks Into Dance As He Hands Over 'Made In Germany' Teslas
"Danke Deutschland!" (Thank you, Germany) Musk tweeted after the red ribbon ceremony, where he joined workers in applauding the first 30 drivers to get behind the wheel of their new cars.
World’s oldest automaker changing name
Daimler restores corporate name Mercedes-Benz for the first time in nearly 25 years
Sex, lies and trade deals: how a businessman bribed half the US navy
Leonard Glenn Francis is a Malaysian businessman who infiltrated the greatest power on the high seas and built a billion-dollar empire by providing officers with sex, champagne, and security. And now, he’s ready to talk.
Chris Cuomo’s CNN producer charged with luring girls for ‘sexual’ training
Ex-CNN producer, John Griffin allegedly befriended and persuaded moms of young girls, telling them that he should be the one to “train” their daughters sexually.
Electric vehicles: New homes will be required to have EV charging stations from 2022, Boris Johnson to announce
The UK government wants to ban the sale of traditional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, with hybrids allowed until 2035.
World's biggest carmakers fail to sign up to zero emissions pledge
Over 100 companies and governments signed a pledge to switch to electric vehicles by 2040, but the world's biggest carmakers and car markets weren't among them.
COP26: China and US agree to boost climate co-operation
China and the US have agreed to boost climate co-operation over the next decade, in a surprise announcement at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
Venezuela's International Appetite for Stolen Luxury Cars
Specialist gangs have been caught smuggling expensive vehicles from Colombia into Venezuela, shining a spotlight on how an increasingly dollarized economy has allowed a black market for luxury goods to thrive.
Tesla delivered 241,300 vehicles in the third quarter, topping expectations
Tesla delivered 241,300 electric vehicles during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Saturday.
FTX Partners With Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
FTX has made several big name partnerships this year. According to the latest announced the crypto firm has partnered with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. According to FTX, the relationship will span multiple seasons and the ...
Ricciardo close to tears after ‘insane’ win as Verstappen takes out Hamilton
McLaren finished 1-2 at the Italian GP after Daniel Ricciardo was “faultless” and Max Verstappen took out Lewis Hamilton in a wild crash.
Ricciardo wins after Hamilton & Verstappen crash
McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo won the Italian Grand Prix after a frightening crash between title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
Luxury brands find their place in the retail revolution despite the pandemic
Online shopping has increased dramatically in recent years – helped by COVID-19. Many high street shops have been forced to close, but there are signs of a resurgence in demand for physical shopping, particularly amongst luxury brands. T...
Camila Cabello and Billy Porter’s Reimagined Cinderella Is a High Fashion Fairytale
Cabello and costume designer Ellen Mirojnick share how the forthcoming film brings a classic tale to a new generation.
Mercedes-Benz US Accidentally Puts Out Data From Nearly 1,000 Customers
No Mercedes-Benz system was compromised and no files were maliciously misused, the company said.
The Philippines Just Crushed $1.2 Million in Smuggled Luxury Cars, Including a McLaren 620R, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Lotus and Porsche 911 G2S
The Philippines isn’t messing around when it comes to car smuggling. So much so that it’s willing to destroy some very special vehicles to prove a point.
Prince Charles was quizzed over Diana death conspiracy, ex-police chief reveals
Police questioned Prince Charles over an alleged plot to kill his wife Princess Diana, a former Metropolitan Police head has said.
Get Your Surf On in This Traveling Truck Hotel
Inspired by years of traveling in their camper van throughout Europe and Africa, a Portuguese couple convert a Mercedes Benz truck into a mobile surf hotel.
How a Maltese ‘golden passports’ firm lays on VIP service to clients
In 2014, the firm Henley & Partners prepared to welcome an important person to Malta. The client would arrive by private jet, sweep through the airport’s ministerial lounge and be taken in a S-class Mercedes to Le Méridien St Julien’s, a...
How Mercedes-Benz Is Losing Its Prestige Image
Mercedes-Benz is perhaps the biggest name in luxury cars globally, and for countless buyers around the world, it is a car brand to aspire to own. The German automaker has a reputation for superb build quality, excellent engineering, and ...
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