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Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen may partner after all–on an SUV

2018 Volkswagen AtlasEveryone knows that Fiat Chrysler’s CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has the urge to merge–or maybe even sell off one of FCA’s best-performing brands. Everyone also knows that Volkswagen’s mass-market VW brand is struggling in the U.S.–not just because of Dieselgate, but also because the company offers very few SUVs for utility-hungry Americans to buy…
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Average fuel economy still terrible after 92 years

On-Road Fuel Economy of Vehicles in the United States: 1923-2015 (Sivak and Schoettle)The past century has brought an onslaught of innovation. Don’t believe it? Try to imagine modern life without television, the internet, microwaves, or social media. But despite those and other technological advances, one thing hasn’t changed too much: the distance that cars can travel on one gallon of gasoline. To prove that point, Michael Sivak…
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Uber shifts self-driving cars from CA to AZ after governor tweets an invite

Uber self-driving prototype in San FranciscoWhat a weird couple of weeks it’s been for Uber. After months of not-so-secretly testing its fleet of self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, Uber announced that the public would be able to begin riding in the cars on December 14. That was apparently too much for the California Department of Motor Vehicles, which had known about Uber’s tests but…
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