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July 18, 2017

Wall, schmall: Ford Fusions arrive from Mexico with $1 million of marijuana

With all the talk of healthcare bills and tax reform battles in Congress, Americans might've forgotten about another of Donald Trump's pet projects: a border wall with Mexico. Last week, however, the president revisited that topic, declaring that he wants the wall to be transparent so that U.S. border agents will be able to see the bags of drugs that dealers are hurling into the country from the other side.

Autos for non-majors; what cars we'd take back to school (and where)

Incoming college freshmen, take note: Your roommates should not be your friends, good shower shoes are indispensable, and leaving campus will become mandatory approximately four days after classes start.

OPEC thinks the electric car revolution is upon us, too

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which suggested that the electric car revolution may happen far more quickly than anyone expects. In 2016, BNEF's team of analysts thought that by 2040, 35 percent of the world's new cars would run on electricity. Now, they think it'll be closer to 54 percent

Faraday Future FF 91

Faraday Future FF 91

From Motor Authority

BMW i boss joins Faraday Future

Struggling electric car startup Faraday Future has hired former BMW executive Ulrich Kranz for the new role of chief technology officer.

2019 Jaguar XE SVR spy shots

Jaguar only last month unveiled its XE SV Project 8, a 592-horsepower, left-hand-drive-only super sedan that will be built in a limited run of 300 cars and priced in the six figures.

2020 BMW X5 M spy shots

A new generation of the BMW X5 is just around the corner, and once again there will be a high-performance model developed by the M division.

New York City ePrix FIA Formula E electric-car race, Red Hook, Brooklyn, July 2017

New York City ePrix FIA Formula E electric-car race, Red Hook, Brooklyn, July 2017

From Green Car Reports

11 things you need to know about Formula E electric-car racing

We've just spent a packed, very hot weekend at the New York City ePrix, the first time the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series has come to the country's media capital.

Tough Audi decision alleged: diesel-emission gear or profitable high-end audio systems?

Although it's not been in U.S. news much lately, the VW diesel scandal continues to unfold in Germany, as prosecutors continue their investigations over whether criminal acts were committed under German law.

Chevy Bolt EV plant shutdown extended, due to slow Sonic sales

One of the biggest tests of an automaker's discipline is what it does when sales start to ebb and inventories of unsold cars swell.

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