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Regulations

New Hampshire Readies Flying Cars…for Roads

“Jetson Bill” targets roadable aircrafts

Marketing

Convert a 1990s Land Rover to Electric Power—for $185,000+

Pricey retrofit package includes California dreaming color combos  

Assembly

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: June 5

More plants open, but others are targeted for closure

Business

Moers Moving to Aston Martin from Mercedes-AMG

Struggling U.K. automaker is trying to get some of the AMG magic

Hybrid

Aston Martin Revs Up V-6 Hybrid

First fully internally developed engine in 50 years promises to bring the power

Quality

Boeing Joint Venture to Test Autonomous Air Taxis

New Zealand program promises to be a world first for tests involving consumers 

Quality

Gentex, Aston Martin Concept Takes Integrated Approach to Rear Vision

When you’re driving a super-expensive supercar, maybe you want something more than just traditional sideview mirrors. Gentex and Aston Martin are testing a new approach that provides camera-based views too.

Hybrid

Rimac Readies 1,900-hp Hypercar

Croatia’s Rimac Automobili will unveil the production version of its high-performance C Two concept electric car at the Geneva auto show next March.

Additive Manufacturing

VW, HP Test 3D Printing on Miniature Cars

Hewlett-Packard Co. has 3D-printed more than 10,000 tiny scale models of Volkswagen AG’s upcoming ID.3 electric car to demonstrate the technology for potential use in high-volume production vehicles.

Aston Martin Crossover Starts at $193,000

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.’s first crossover vehicle, the DBX, will be base priced at $193,000 in the U.S. when it debuts in mid-2020.

Economics

Carmakers Back Trump on California Emissions Stance

Major carmakers—including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Nissan and Toyota—are backing the Trump administration’s position that California is barred by federal law from setting its own fuel economy standards and zero-emission vehicle sales quotas.

Business

Porsche Teams with Boeing on Air Mobility Studies

Porsche AG and Boeing Co. have agreed to work together to evaluate the potential for premium urban air mobility travel.

Economics

Aston Martin Bond Issue Raises $150 Million

Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc says it has sold $150 million in 12% senior secured notes.

Ferrari Flexes SUV Customization

Ferrari SpA’s upcoming SUV/crossover vehicle will be built on a flexible platform that that offers unique and customizable features, says Chief Technical Officer Michael Leiters.

Business

New Porsche 911 Is Tops in Model Profitability

Porsche AG’s redesigned 911 sports car contributes 29% of the company's profits, the industry's highest margin for any new model launched in 2019.

Business

Porsche Ups Stake in Rimac

Porsche AG, which acquired a 10% stake in Rimac Automobili in June 2018, has increased its ownership to 15.5%.

Lamborghini Mulls Le Mans Racer

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit is considering joining the hypercar category in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) series with a new model based on the supercar maker’s one-off SC18 project car.

Regulations

Senators Urge Carmakers to Back Calif. Fuel Economy Plan

Thirty U.S. senators are asking 13 carmakers to throw their support behind a California proposal to raise average fuel economy 28% between 2021 and 2026, The Detroit News reports.

Design

Live in an Aston Martin

Aston Martin 2018 sales, according to Autocar, were 6,441 units.

Mobility

Talking with Michael Robinson About Design

With all the radical mobility innovation emerging today, Michael has the enthusiasm and excitement of a designer just starting his career.

Economics

Aston Martin Cuts Sales, Investment Outlook

Iconic British carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has lowered its unit sales forecast 11%, trimmed its investment plans and is poised to cut production.

Autonomous Vehicles

Apple Poaches Another Tesla Engineer

Apple Inc. has hired another executive from Tesla Inc., presumably to help with the company’s secretive Titan autonomous vehicle program, Bloomberg News reports.

Economics

Aston Martin’s Top Investor May Raise Stake

Italy’s Investindustrial, which owns 31% of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., has offered to raise its stake by another three points.

Design

Callum Creates CALLUM

What is designer Ian Callum doing post-Jaguar? Designing, of course.

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