The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

HEIDELBERG, Germany — Eckart Würzner, a mayor on a mission to make his city emission free, is not terribly impressed by promises from General Motors, Ford and other big automakers to swear off fossil fuels.

Not that Mr. Würzner, the mayor of Heidelberg, is against electric cars. The postcard-perfect city, in southern Germany, gives residents who buy a battery-powered vehicle a bonus of up to 1,000 euros, or $1,200. They get another €1,000 if they install a charging station.

But electric cars are low on the list of tools that Mr. Würzner is using to try to cut Heidelberg’s impact

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Automakers Delay Recalls to Minimize Negative Attention: Study

  • Automakers tend to delay announcing recalls until they can “hide in the herd” of other recalls, lessening the attention paid to their recall and the negative impact on their stock price, a recent study suggests.
  • The study found that 73 percent of recalls are announced in clusters, suggesting that there is a pattern to recall announcements, rather than recalls being randomly called.
  • The study authors recommended that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) require automakers to promptly disclose the date they first became aware of a problem.

    Rather than announce recalls as soon as they surface, automakers wait until

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    Chinese electric car start-up Li Auto expects to sell fewer than Nio

    A Li Xiang One hybrid SUV is on display during the 18th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition on November 23, 2020 in Guangzhou, China.

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    BEIJING — Nasdaq-listed Chinese automaker Li Auto forecast deliveries below that of its competitors for the first quarter.

    Li Auto said late Thursday it expected to deliver between 10,500 and 11,500 cars in the first quarter of the year, or fewer than 4,000 vehicles a month. Shares fell 9.8% in the New York trading session amid a broader market sell-off. The stock shed another 3.75% in after-hours trade.

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    Shocking video shows woman dragged by car in Oakland purse theft

    A woman visiting Oakland’s Chinatown Wednesday was dragged by a car down a street when a thief allegedly stole her purse, according to surveillance video circulated widely online.

    The victim’s husband told KPIX his wife was wearing the purse crossed around her neck and shoulder and she was pulled 150 feet by the suspect’s car.

    “She’s very scared and shaken up,” the victim’s husband, who did not want to be identified, told KPIX. The couple had driven from out of town to go to Oakland Beauty Supply.

    The store’s surveillance cameras captured the video showing the woman being pulled

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    Christos Delantonis: The Greek Car Designer Responsible For McLaren’s Supercars

    Christos Delantonis is a name that has become synonymous with success and luxurious design in the global automotive industry.

    As the Vehicle Line Manager of McLaren Automotive since 2018, Christos is in charge of a large group of talented people undertaking the most ambitious projects, such as leading the design, development and launch of the McLaren Senna I and the latest model released by McLaren –  the twin turbo V8 engine 765LT, the most Google-searched supercar of 2021.

    After admiring his lavish, ergonomic and aerodynamic designs for McLaren, the British colossus of the automotive and car racing industries, many other

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    Best electric cars for 2021

    There has never been a better time to make the jump to an electric vehicle than right now. Seriously. The technology is better than it’s ever been. Even the most pedestrian of production EVs offer ranges that will get most Americans through at least a day or two of commuting in between charges.

    The problem is figuring out which of the many electric vehicles on sale today will best fit your life and your budget. Do you want something cheaper and with a more limited range, or do you want to pony up some cash for luxury features and enough

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