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Joseph Schumpeter Meets Ferdinand Porsche

2017 has been a blockbuster year of groundbreaking news within the automotive industry.  Specifically, new developments in autonomous technologies and electric propulsion have radically changed the automotive landscape. It’s becoming clear that the pace of change is up-shifting far faster than most industry analysts and experts initially modeled. From Intel buying Mobileye to Volvo announcing […]

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Mercedes-Benz Intensifies the Electric Car Arms Race

Mercedes-Benz announced Monday that it will offer electric versions of all its models by 2022—a scant five years from now. This comes on the heels of Volvo’s shocking July announcement that it will only offer hybrid and all-electric models by 2019. Without a doubt, the electric car arms race is heating up faster and with […]

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Turtle Garage to be Honored at the 35th Annual Lime Rock Park Historic Festival

Turtle Garage will be displaying eight motorcycles at the 35th annual Lime Rock Park Historic Festival on Sunday, September 3rd. The Historic Festival is a four-day event dedicated to vintage racing and collector cars. The show on Sunday takes place on the storied racetrack at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. “Historic Festival 35 is […]

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U.K. to Outlaw Fossil Fuel Cars by 2040

“We can’t carry on with diesel and petrol cars.” —U.K. Environment Secretary Michael Gove Earlier this week Bloomberg reported that the U.K. will join France by putting an outright ban on the use of fossil fuel cars by 2040. Plug-in electric cars currently make up only one percent of U.K passenger vehicle sales. U.K. regulators […]

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U.S. Justice Department Puts Heat on Audi and VW

In an effort to prosecute those involved in the recent “Dieselgate” emissions scandal, U.S. Federal Investigators are aggressively going after lower-level executives of Audi and VW. Because Germany does not have extradition laws, it has proven difficult for the U.S. Department of Justice to bring cases against German senior executives. The accusations are serious and […]

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Volvo Voltage: The Automotive Industry Collides With an Unknown Future

“Volvo’s unique advantage is that its two home markets — Sweden and China — are among the countries with the most generous government incentives, even though both have cut them slightly in recent months.”  —Leonid Bershidsky Over the next ten years, the automobile industry will face profound changes. These changes will have a massive ripple […]

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Mercedes-Benz: The Death of U.S. Diesel?

“German automaker Daimler AG said on Tuesday it had dropped plans to seek U.S. approval to sell 2017 Mercedes-Benz U.S. diesel models, but had not decided whether to exit the American passenger diesel market.” -David Shepardson, Reuters Bloomberg has just reported that Mercedes-Benz will halt the sales of diesel-powered cars in the United States. A […]

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