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    1. May 24, 2016

      Volkswagen invests $300m in taxi app Gett

      Volkswagen has put $300m into Israeli taxi start-up Gett on the same day Toyota announced an undisclosed investment in...

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      May 24, 2016

      Toyota invests in ride-hailing group Uber

      It’s the rise of the ride-hailing companies. Toyota said it was investing in the US-based taxi-hailing app and...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Coca-Cola latest group to face Venezuela setback

      Coca-Cola has become the latest company to face a setback in Venezuela as the protracted slump in crude prices has...

    2. May 19, 2016

      Uber hits the road with self-driving car

      Uber has put its first self-driving cars on the road, intensifying competition with companies such as Alphabet, Tesla...

    3. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Vauxhall issues second car recall in six months

      Vauxhall has issued a second recall in less than six months for nearly 235,000 popular family cars in the UK, amid...

    4. May 12, 2016

      Big US companies spearhead renewable energy drive

      When General Motors buys electricity for the Texas plant that makes hundreds of its Chevrolet and Cadillac trucks each...

    5. May 12, 2016

      US groups back renewable energy alliance

      US companies including Facebook and Microsoft are backing a new alliance to deliver a steep increase in electricity...

    6. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Bean bonds: the euro corporate credit flood continues

      This week’s euro bond bonanza is showing no signs of letting up, with investors treated to bean bonds and baby oil...

    7. May 11, 2016

      Materials vie for pole position in the lightweighting stakes

      The fight against climate change is driving automakers into a race to make their entire fleets lighter, because one of...

    8. May 11, 2016

      Fuel replacements jostle on start line

      Petrol and diesel will be supplanted eventually as the fuels that power our vehicles. Among the alternative...

    9. May 3, 2016

      Strong US car sales in April revive hopes for fresh record

      US new car sales were poised to set a record in the month of April, reviving hopes that the market’s steady recovery...

    10. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      US auto sales on course for record April

      US new car sales looked set on Tuesday to set a new record for the strongest-ever sales in an April, scotching fears...

    11. April 28, 2016

      Fiat Chrysler and Alphabet in self-driving car talks

      Fiat Chrysler is in talks with Alphabet, Google’s parent, about a technology collaboration focused on self-driving...

    12. April 28, 2016

      What pawnbrokers can teach central banks

      Three decades ago, the club of triple A-rated American corporate borrowers was a busy place. About 60 big companies,...

    13. April 22, 2016

      Global carmakers face emissions questions as VW scandal deepens

      The emissions scandal plaguing the car industry widened further on Friday as some of the world’s largest carmakers...

    14. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.1m vehicles

      Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.1m vehicles worldwide after fears were raised the cars may roll away once parked. A...

    15. April 21, 2016

      General Motors quarterly profit doubles to record $2bn

      The still buoyant US car market and continued demand for large vehicles from China helped General Motors post record...

    16. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      GM Q1 profit doubles to $2bn

      Net income at General Motors more than doubled to $2bn during the first quarter of the year as solid economic growth,...

    17. April 19, 2016

      Hyundai teams up with Cisco on car technology

      Hyundai Motor has joined the ranks of global carmakers turning to new technologies as the race to develop...

    18. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      New chairman for Chemring

      UK defence specialist Chemring has appointed Carl-Peter Forster as its new chairman, lining him up to succeed Peter...

    19. April 15, 2016

      VW emissions scandal slows European sales

      Volkswagen has suffered a sales slowdown in its European heartland because of a consumer backlash triggered by the...

    20. Tech blog

      April 15, 2016

      #techFT - Ford, GM at fork on self-driving road

      There are fast and slow lanes to our self-driving future, but there is a long way to go whichever one carmakers take....

    21. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      European car sales rise, but VW lags

      Sales of VW branded cars fell across Europe in the first three months of the year, showing the consumer backlash...

    22. April 14, 2016

      Ford and GM split on the right road to self-driving cars

      The cars in the garage at Ford’s research centre in Dearborn, near Detroit, mostly look like any other group of Fusion...

    23. April 10, 2016

      What we have learnt from Tesla’s sale of the century

      Tesla Motors has just stunned the carmaking world by taking 325,000 orders for its new Model 3 affordable electric...

    24. April 8, 2016

      BMW to launch ‘Airbnb for cars’ service in Seattle

      BMW is preparing to become the first carmaker to launch a “premium Airbnb for cars” service, as the leader in luxury...

    25. April 5, 2016

      Ford’s Mexico move risks election backlash

      Ford on Tuesday reignited the smouldering US election controversy over the effects of bilateral trade agreements when...

    26. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      M&S's new CEO will continue to lead clothing business

      Marks & Spencer’s new boss Steve Rowe will continue to take direct responsibility for the high street retailer’s...

    27. April 3, 2016

      Tesla Model 3 orders point to potential $10bn sales

      Tesla fans continued to deluge the electric car maker with pre-orders for its new lower-cost Model 3 over the weekend,...

    28. April 1, 2016

      US carmakers’ shares hit as sales disappoint

      Shares in General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler — the three biggest US carmakers — all fell on Friday after weaker...

    29. April 1, 2016

      Tesla’s bid to take electric cars mainstream

      When Elon Musk launched Tesla’s first electric car in 2008, the prospect of fulfilling orders for the flashy Roadster...

    30. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      US auto shares retreat as March sales fall short

      Shares in Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler all fell on Friday after US car sales increases in March fell short of...

    31. March 23, 2016

      Russia needs to send out the right message on Avtovaz’s problems

      Six months ago, Bo Andersson, chief executive of Russian car group Avtovaz, was driven to a Kremlin-backed conference...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      March 18, 2016

      General Motors protest

      Workers of General Motors march against Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva...

    33. March 17, 2016

      Flint: timeline of a public health emergency

      25 April 2014: Flint begins using Flint river as an interim water supply. Soon after the switch residents complain of...

    34. March 16, 2016

      Brakes pressed on short-term prospects for self-driving cars

      Representatives from three of the world’s most important carmakers on Wednesday poured cold water on the immediate...

    35. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Volkswagen's sales growth continues to lag in Europe

      Volkswagen has been left trailing its key rivals in Europe as it continues to feels the effect of the consumer backlash...

    36. March 15, 2016

      Ride-sharing app Lyft lands deal with GM to rent cars to drivers

      Lyft, the ride-sharing app, will now rent cars to aspirant drivers whose vehicles are not up to scratch, as part of a...

    37. March 14, 2016

      Egypt: valued devaluation

      Egypt’s political revolution is history. The country now needs an economic one. The collapse of tourist arrivals — down...

    38. March 11, 2016

      GM strikes $1bn deal in driverless car race

      General Motors has bought a San Francisco autonomous vehicle start-up for more than $1bn, as the race intensifies...

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