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Volkswagen and Suzuki end four-year legal battle

The technology-sharing partnership and subsequent dispute between VW and Suzuki is formally ended following a ruling by the International Chamber of Commerce

1 September 2015
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Plug-in Car Grant scheme extended until February 2016

The £5000 grant will continue to be available to all plug-in cars that emit 75g/km of CO2 or less until at least February next year

26 August 2015
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The auction bible - how Glass's Guide decides the value of your car

How does the trade decide what your car is worth and how much you’ll pay for your next used buy? We find out

21 August 2015
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eVADER project to give electric vehicles new sounds

EU-funded project involving Peugeot, Citroen, Renault and Nissan has produced a new system to alert pedestrians to the presence of electric vehicles

21 August 2015
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Fiat will split its line-up into Emotional and Rational families

Fiat plans new European attack

Fiat range to be divided into 'Emotional' and 'Rational' arms, with a new 124 Spider planned to join 500s in Emotional family

17 August 2015
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Apple chiefs are believed to have paid an interest in BMW's electric i3

Tech giant Apple well advanced with autonomous car - report

A report by British publication The Guardian suggests that Apple is searching for secure locations in which to test a self-driving vehicle

14 August 2015
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Matt Prior's tester's notes - is our driverless future under threat already?

The UK is being pitched as the best place to develop autonomous vehicles, but the Government is already trying to impose new rules and regulations

13 August 2015
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Land Rover recently built the 2,000,000th Defender

Jaguar Land Rover to open Slovakian factory

New JLR factory will be built in Nitra, western Slovakia, due to open in 2018

11 August 2015
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Audi and Porsche to work together on new V6 and V8 engines

New jointly developed V6 and V8 engines will appear in a number of upcoming vehicles from Volkswagen Group brands

10 August 2015
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UK's new car market continues to grow in July

Figures from the SMMT show a 3.2% year-on-year increase in new car sales in July, but the rate of growth is slowing

6 August 2015
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