The UK government wants to fit all new homes with charging points for electric cars

The UK government unveiled plans which could see all new-build homes fitted with electric-car charging points. In addition, authorities want all newly-installed rapid and higher-powered public charge points to take debit or credit card payments by the spring of 2020. Currently, electric car users can apply for a grant of up to £500 off the cost of installing a charge point at their residence. Worldwide electric car sales hit 1.98 million in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA


The UK government unveiled plans which could see all new-build homes fitted with electric-car charging points. In addition, authorities want all newly-installed rapid and higher-powered public charge points to take debit or credit card payments by the spring of 2020. Currently, electric car users can apply for a grant of up to £500 off the cost of installing a charge point at their residence. Worldwide electric car sales hit 1.98 million in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA
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The UK government wants to fit all new homes with charging points for electric cars

The UK government unveiled plans which could see all new-build homes fitted with electric-car charging points.

The plans, which were laid out in a consultation published Monday, would look to support what the government described as “the growing uptake of electric vehicles within the U.K.”

If put into practice, all new-build homes with dedicated parking spaces would have charging points to make vehicle charging cheaper and more convenient for drivers.

In addition, authorities want all newly-installed rapid and higher-powered public charge points to take debit or credit card payments by the spring of 2020.

In a statement Monday, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said that there was “an appetite for cleaner, greener transport.”

“Home charging provides the most convenient and low-cost option for consumers — you can simply plug your car in to charge overnight as you would a mobile phone,” Grayling added.

Currently, electric car users can apply for a grant of up to £500 off the cost of installing a charge point at their residence.

While electric vehicles are becoming the car of choice for an increasing number of drivers, they nevertheless face challenges, not least when it comes to perceptions surrounding range and charging infrastructure.

Worldwide electric car sales hit 1.98 million in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), with global stock reaching 5.12 million. China’s electric car market is the biggest on the planet, the IEA says, with Europe and the U.S. following behind.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-07-15  Authors: anmar frangoul
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Alphabet’s self-driving car company tests free Wi-Fi and music to entice riders

Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its self-driving taxis, creating a potential route to profitability in a money-losing industry. The Alphabet subsidiary is testing complimentary Wi-Fi in its robotaxis in greater Phoenix, where hundreds of the company’s identical, driverless minivans have been carrying paying riders since December. In late April, Waymo launched ad-free music streaming for passengers through Google Play Music, its parent company’s answer to Spotify and Apple


Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its self-driving taxis, creating a potential route to profitability in a money-losing industry. The Alphabet subsidiary is testing complimentary Wi-Fi in its robotaxis in greater Phoenix, where hundreds of the company’s identical, driverless minivans have been carrying paying riders since December. In late April, Waymo launched ad-free music streaming for passengers through Google Play Music, its parent company’s answer to Spotify and Apple
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Alphabet's self-driving car company tests free Wi-Fi and music to entice riders

Students use the Waymo driverless vehicles to get to school.

Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its self-driving taxis, creating a potential route to profitability in a money-losing industry.

The Alphabet subsidiary is testing complimentary Wi-Fi in its robotaxis in greater Phoenix, where hundreds of the company’s identical, driverless minivans have been carrying paying riders since December. In late April, Waymo launched ad-free music streaming for passengers through Google Play Music, its parent company’s answer to Spotify and Apple Music.

Waymo also has appealed to families with non-tech perks: It has installed a child car seat in every minivan and ensures vehicles arrive cooled to a precise 72 degrees in Arizona’s desert heat.

The aim is persuading passengers that the company’s ride service, dubbed Waymo One, is less stressful than driving their own cars or riding with its rivals. Chatty or sketchy drivers, and vehicles that vary in size and cleanliness, are top gripes among fans of ride-hailing apps.

“When I push the Waymo button I know exactly the product I’m buying,” said Jordan Ranous, 26, a Phoenix bank analyst who said he takes four Waymo round trips each week.

The city of Chandler, about 20 miles southeast of Phoenix, last month began allowing staffers to expense Waymo rides for work-related trips with an eye to boosting worker productivity.

Waymo’s challenge is to prove that hospitality and connectivity can generate profits. Waymo currently charges rates comparable to Uber and Lyft, whose reliance on fares has those firms bleeding red ink.

Eliminating drivers would slash Waymo’s labor costs. Consistent, quality service might enable the company to charge higher fares, while internet, music and video streaming could generate extra fees or ad sales. Wall Street investment analysts have estimated Waymo’s value at more than $100 billion, assuming in-car services contribute revenue.

“Those who win this space are going to have the most convenient solution and the best experience,” said Mark Boyadjis, a global auto technology lead at research firm IHS Markit.

Waymo said its core business is charging for rides, not advertising during them. Providing “personalization” perks creates a sense of freedom, it said.

“Whether you want to catch up on emails or jam out to some of your favorite tunes using our music integration, we encourage riders to make this space their own,” spokeswoman Julianne McGoldrick said.

Uber and Lyft, both of which are developing self-driving capabilities, declined to comment. Automotive firm Aptiv Plc, which has a year-old operation in Las Vegas with 30 robotaxis, said it does not offer in-car entertainment.


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Why Fiat’s classic Italian cars are struggling in the US

The Italian car brand and arguable style icon is suffering from extremely low sales in a market that has less and less interest in the tiny cars that has made it famous. In 2018, Fiat sold more than 15,000 cars in the U.S., down from a high in 2014 of over 46,000. “I think [Marchionne] wanted the Fiat 500 to be the Volkswagen Beetle of the Fiat brand,” said Jeff Schuster, president of global forecasting for LMC Automotive. The brand wanted to connect with those buyers who remember the history of


The Italian car brand and arguable style icon is suffering from extremely low sales in a market that has less and less interest in the tiny cars that has made it famous. In 2018, Fiat sold more than 15,000 cars in the U.S., down from a high in 2014 of over 46,000. “I think [Marchionne] wanted the Fiat 500 to be the Volkswagen Beetle of the Fiat brand,” said Jeff Schuster, president of global forecasting for LMC Automotive. The brand wanted to connect with those buyers who remember the history of
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Why Fiat's classic Italian cars are struggling in the US

Fiat faces a difficult future in the U.S., less than a decade after an attempted comeback.

The Italian car brand and arguable style icon is suffering from extremely low sales in a market that has less and less interest in the tiny cars that has made it famous.

In 2018, Fiat sold more than 15,000 cars in the U.S., down from a high in 2014 of over 46,000. When the brand had first returned to the U.S. in 2010 after a 27-year absence, Fiat Chrysler and the late Sergio Marchionne, who served as CEO, had hoped to sell 50,000 Fiats in the country in its first year.

At the center of that strategy was the Fiat 500, a small but stylish city car that was invented in the years following World War II as a practical car for the masses of Europe. Over the years, the 500 has become something of a legend of automotive design, even earning a spot in the Museum of Modern Art’s collection in New York.

“I think [Marchionne] wanted the Fiat 500 to be the Volkswagen Beetle of the Fiat brand,” said Jeff Schuster, president of global forecasting for LMC Automotive. “It has a history, it has a cult following to a degree. It is not just another small car. The brand wanted to connect with those buyers who remember the history of the 500.”

But it did not have a Beetle-like impact.

It didn’t help that Fiat’s vehicles earned less-than-stellar reviews and ratings from groups such as Consumer Reports and J.D. Power, and the U.S. auto market made an unprecedented shift toward pickup trucks, SUVs, and crossovers.

Fiat Chrysler has repeatedly said it doesn’t plan to abandon Fiat in the U.S.

“In North America, we continue to offer an attainable, all-turbo lineup of Italian-designed, fun-to-drive cars that get at least 30 [miles per gallon],” FCA representative Bryan Zvibleman said in an interview. “As outlined in our five-year plan last year, Fiat (together with Chrysler and Dodge) will get 25% of investment spend and will represent 20% of net revenues. In fact, we just launched our new Fiat 500X compact CUV/SUV. … The compact CUV/SUV segment is one of the fastest growing segments in the industry.”

He added that Fiat’s results in quality surveys continue to be skewed by limited models and sample sizes, as was the case in the recently released 2019 J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study that did not include the brand in industry rankings.

Fiat could be turned into an electrified city car brand, said Schuster. The company already markets the 500e, an electric version of the 500. Both Europe and the U.S. are moving toward electric and hybrid vehicles over the long term, but the size and price point of Fiat’s lineup makes it hard to see how they can grow much in sales.

“So I think the outlook is still very limited, and I think it is really hard to sustain volume, even if you got it back up to 20,000 or 25,000 units,” he said. “… I think the possibility of Fiat pulling out of the U.S. is there.”


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How to snag a good deal on a car if you’re shopping during the July 4 sales push

Consumers looking for a new car might find themselves in the driver’s seat when negotiating during the industry’s annual July 4th sales push. The Volkswagen 2019 Jetta comes with a 1.9% interest rate for 60 months. “When you’re looking at how much the car will cost, be sure to consider the financing,” Drury said. “If a slightly higher selling price comes with a better interest rate, you might come out ahead over the life of the loan.” On top of manufacturer discounts, an individual dealer might


Consumers looking for a new car might find themselves in the driver’s seat when negotiating during the industry’s annual July 4th sales push. The Volkswagen 2019 Jetta comes with a 1.9% interest rate for 60 months. “When you’re looking at how much the car will cost, be sure to consider the financing,” Drury said. “If a slightly higher selling price comes with a better interest rate, you might come out ahead over the life of the loan.” On top of manufacturer discounts, an individual dealer might
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How to snag a good deal on a car if you're shopping during the July 4 sales push

Consumers looking for a new car might find themselves in the driver’s seat when negotiating during the industry’s annual July 4th sales push. With prices continuing to climb and competition from millions of leased cars returning to the market this year, slowing demand for new autos has resulted in dealerships eager to unload inventory. “Dealers have too many vehicles on their lots compared to how many they’re selling,” said Ivan Drury, senior manager of industry analysis at Edmunds.com.

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The average price of a new car is now $36,902, compared with $32,113 in June 2014, according to Edmunds data. The average monthly payment is $562, compared with $476 five years ago. And, consumers are stretching out the length of auto loans to afford new-car purchases: As of June, the average loan length was closing in on 70 months — two months shy of six years. About 35% of new cars are priced below $30,000, compared with 54% in 2012, according to a recent Cox Automotive report. Separate data from Edmunds show that the price of a 3-year-old used car — the age of most autos coming off leases — averages $13,535 less than a new car. In 2010, the difference was less than $9,000. At the same time, however, consumers have shifted their preference to pricier SUVs and pickup trucks and away from lower-cost sedans and smaller cars. Improved technology and safety features add to the price, as well. For shoppers, the used-car competition and slowing consumer demand means manufacturers are boosting incentives for their sales events surrounding Independence Day. For example, the 2019 Hyundai Sante Fe, with a starting sticker price of $25,750, comes with a $2,500 cash back on certain styles or 0% financing for up to 60 months. The Volkswagen 2019 Jetta comes with a 1.9% interest rate for 60 months. Both deals, which expire July 8, require that you use the manufacturer’s financing arm. Those types of deals typically are only available to consumers with very good or excellent credit.

While interest rates on auto loans remain elevated compared with five years ago, the average rate has edged down over the last couple of months to 6% as the Federal Reserve has left alone a key rate that affects consumer debt and loans. In June, more car shoppers were able to get interest rates ranging from 2% to 5% than in any month so far this year, according to Edmunds. Consumers should not focus solely on the price of the car they’re considering, Drury said. “When you’re looking at how much the car will cost, be sure to consider the financing,” Drury said. “If a slightly higher selling price comes with a better interest rate, you might come out ahead over the life of the loan.” More from Personal Finance:

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Here’s what super savers who plan to retire early do differently It’s also important to compare incentives at the dealership. On top of manufacturer discounts, an individual dealer might give you a better deal on a trade-in, or a lower interest rate, or even extras like free oil changes. “It takes a little more legwork to compare deals among dealerships, but you’re going to spend a ton of money so you might as well do the research,” Drury said. If you do end up looking at a car that comes with a manufacturer’s incentive, negotiations with a dealership should be based on the reduced price, said Kelsey Mays, senior editor of Cars.com. “That should be your starting point,” Mays said. “That incentive is a factory-to-consumer discount when it’s advertised by the manufacturer, so it’s not costing the dealership anything.” Here are some other tips to help smooth the car-buying process.

Get preapproved financing

Unless paying with cash, you should get preapproved for a loan from a bank or credit union. While there’s no obligation to use the preapproval, you’ll at least be armed with a comparison when the dealership offers its loan terms. Generally speaking, the better your credit score, the better terms you’ll get.

Collect key documents

Make sure you’re armed with all the documents you’ll need to complete a sale: your driver’s license, the title and registration for your existing car (if you’re trading it in), and proof of insurance. If you are making a down payment, call the dealership ahead of time to find out what forms of payment are accepted.

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Tesla’s record delivery number bodes well for the ‘green car’ industry, says former Chrysler exec

Tesla shares jumped more than 7% in extended trading after announcing 95,200 vehicle deliveries in the second quarter, topping expectations of 91,000, according to analysts surveyed by FactSet. “I think demand was there,” Jim Press, a longtime auto executive who was president of Chrysler and Toyota. The electric vehicle company did not release a regional breakdown of its second-quarter deliveries, but Press said the electric vehicle market is growing. Press said he expects to see more competitio


Tesla shares jumped more than 7% in extended trading after announcing 95,200 vehicle deliveries in the second quarter, topping expectations of 91,000, according to analysts surveyed by FactSet. “I think demand was there,” Jim Press, a longtime auto executive who was president of Chrysler and Toyota. The electric vehicle company did not release a regional breakdown of its second-quarter deliveries, but Press said the electric vehicle market is growing. Press said he expects to see more competitio
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Tesla's record delivery number bodes well for the 'green car' industry, says former Chrysler exec

A record quarter for deliveries by Tesla is further proof that the market for green vehicles in the United States is expanding and that Tesla does not have demand issues, a former executive at Chrysler and Toyota told CNBC on Tuesday.

Tesla shares jumped more than 7% in extended trading after announcing 95,200 vehicle deliveries in the second quarter, topping expectations of 91,000, according to analysts surveyed by FactSet. The company delivered just 63,000 vehicles in its first quarter as the electric auto maker was plagued by production issues, but that disappointing number also led analysts to question whether Tesla had a demand issue.

“I think demand was there,” Jim Press, a longtime auto executive who was president of Chrysler and Toyota. said on “Closing Bell. ” “I think a lot of this quarter was really done by stoking up production. They had a lot of unfilled orders, especially outside the United States.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been stressing to investors that there is a healthy appetite for Tesla vehicles, saying at a shareholders’ meeting last month, “I want to be clear: There is not a demand problem.”

The company’s biggest seller was the Model 3, which saw 77,550 deliveries. This also beat expectations, as analysts surveyed by FactSet had an estimate of 74,100.

The electric vehicle company did not release a regional breakdown of its second-quarter deliveries, but Press said the electric vehicle market is growing.

“If you look at Tesla’s production, half of their sales up to the beginning of this year have been in the state of California,” Press said. “A lot of this growth now for them has been outside of California, and that shows that demand is growing for green vehicles throughout the country, and actually in other markets as well outside the United States.”

Press said he expects to see more competition from major manufacturers for Tesla in the green car market in the coming quarters.

Gene Munster, a venture capitalist and Tesla bull, said Tuesday that the electric auto maker’s deliveries show it is taking a “powerful step forward” after being plagued by production issues and executive departures.

Munster said the company appears to be working through its manufacturing problems, and in fact may not have a manufacturing problem.

“Something bigger is going on here,” the former longtime tech analyst and founder of Loup Ventures said on CNBC’s “Fast Money. ” “Electric cars are undoubtedly the future here.”


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6 simple things every college student should avoid spending money on

“Most campuses have good public transportation systems, so if you can avoid taking a car, that’s going to save money on insurance and the cost of parking.” But schools often offer a wide range of housing options, and students can save money by choosing wisely. Extra semestersThe biggest thing that college students can do to save money is graduate on time. Students should avoid wasting money on extra years of college by planning their path to graduation early. Don’t miss: Graduating in 4 years or


“Most campuses have good public transportation systems, so if you can avoid taking a car, that’s going to save money on insurance and the cost of parking.” But schools often offer a wide range of housing options, and students can save money by choosing wisely. Extra semestersThe biggest thing that college students can do to save money is graduate on time. Students should avoid wasting money on extra years of college by planning their path to graduation early. Don’t miss: Graduating in 4 years or
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6 simple things every college student should avoid spending money on

Attending college is more expensive than ever before. According to the College Board’s 2018 Trends in College Pricing Report, from 1988 to 2018, sticker prices tripled at public four-year schools and doubled at public two-year and private non-profit four-year schools. Fortunately, there are several steps that students can take to cut costs and make sure that their college experience pays off — without giving up coffee. College finance consultant Kathy Ruby tells CNBC Make It that for most students, starting college is their “first step towards financial independence.” That means students need to learn what not to waste money on. “There are decisions that you can make that are going to make a difference in what [students and families] end up having to pay,” she says. Here are six costs college students can avoid overspending on:

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Cars

Sure, having a car on campus may make you popular when someone wants you to pick up late-night snacks or to chauffeur them to the airport, but these requests can quickly feel like you are being used for your ride. On top of that, having a car is expensive. “Don’t take a car to college. It is one of the biggest expenses for students,” says Ruby. “Most campuses have good public transportation systems, so if you can avoid taking a car, that’s going to save money on insurance and the cost of parking.” The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that the costs of owning and operating a car is $8,469. Factors like gas, insurance and parking can make the costs of bringing a car to college add up. According to Affordable Schools and Discover, parking on colleges campuses can range anywhere from $40 to $2,500 per semester. While extreme rates like $2,500 per semester are rare, there are many colleges that charge more than $1,000 a year. A parking pass for a full-time student costs $752.26 a semester at Columbia University and $668 a semester at Boston College.

Overpriced textbooks

“Students think about tuition when they enroll in a course,” Michael Hansen, CEO of education company Cengage, tells CNBC Make It. “But textbook costs are often unexpected, and that makes it even more stressful.” According to a survey of 1,651 current and former college students by Cengage, 85% say that textbook and course material expenses are financially stressful, and 43 percent say they have skipped meals in order to afford these costs. “Historically what happened is the industry, including us many years ago, made a mistake in thinking, ‘Oh, we have a lot of pricing power because faculty decide what to teach with and the student has to pay for it,'” says Hansen. “Over time, the industry just ratcheted up the prices — sometimes 10 percent, twice a year — and that led to an unsustainable model.” The biggest step students can take to save money on textbooks is consult with their local librarian to see if they can borrow their books from their library or a nearby one. If renting is not an option, textbook comparison sites such as BookFinder.com, SlugBooks and Campusbooks.com help students search their required reading by title or ISBN and allow them to see which outlet offers the cheapest price for a given text. Once they have purchased or rented a textbook, students can further lower their costs by sharing with a classmate. While it is illegal to make photocopies of a textbook, there’s nothing wrong with splitting textbook custody. By taking turns with the textbook, students can reduce their costs significantly.

Storage

In the United States, self-storage is a $38 billion industry. According to Curbed, approximately one in 11 Americans pays an average of $91.14 per month to store their belongings with a self-storage company. Since college students often move several times throughout their college careers and typically leave campus during the summer, it makes sense they’d be tempted to take advantage of these kinds of services. But students can save serious cash by not paying for storage. Instead, students can try to keep their belongings on campus to a minimum, transport them back home over the summer or make a connection with a person who lives nearby and is willing to store their belongings for free.

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Swanky housing

The College Board estimates that students at public universities spend an average of $10,800 on room and board each school year. But schools often offer a wide range of housing options, and students can save money by choosing wisely. “Many colleges have variable housing prices. A nicer, newer apartment-style living situation is going to be more expensive than the traditional two-person dorm,” says Ruby. “The more roommates you have, the better.” It may sound like fun to live in the nicest dorm on campus all by yourself, but your wallet will thank you when you graduate with less debt to pay off just because you had a classic college dorm room for four years. Plus, having roommates is a great way to build a community and make friends.

Credit cards

One of the biggest traps that students can fall into in college is amassing credit card debt. Students should arrive on campus with one credit card on hand and a plan for paying off their balance each month. John Ganotis, founder of CreditCardInsider.com, recommends the Capital One Journey Student Credit Card to CNBC Make It. Students should be particularly wary of wasting money on flashy highly-advertised cards. In 2009, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act banned banks from aggressively marketing credit cards and financial products on college campuses, but this regulation does not stop banks from actively pursuing college students. “There are regulations that are still in effect, but students still need to do a little bit of homework,” Suzanne Martindale, a consumer finance expert and attorney for Consumers Union, tells CNBC Make It. She explains, “A lot of times these companies have marketing deals with the campus that make them look like the ‘school approved’ product, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the school has made sure that those products are in fact the best products for their students.”

Extra semesters

The biggest thing that college students can do to save money is graduate on time. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, just 40 percent of first-time full-time students earn a bachelor’s degree in four years, and only 59 percent earn their bachelor’s in six years. This means that millions of Americans are forced to pay for extra years of tuition, and some are taking on thousands of dollars in debt without a diploma to show for it. Bill Gates says these dropout rates are “tragic.” Students should avoid wasting money on extra years of college by planning their path to graduation early. Map out what classes you will need to take in order to earn your diploma on time, make an appointment with your dean and find a professor who is willing to guide you. By staying on track, students can save thousands of dollars on the cost of college. Like this story? Subscribe to CNBC Make It on YouTube! Don’t miss: Graduating in 4 years or less helps keep college costs down—but just 41% of students do


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James Bond will drive this $1.2 million Aston Martin hypercar in the next film — take a look

British luxury carmaker Aston Martin’s latest hypercar, Valhalla, will be featured in the upcoming 007 movie, “Bond 25, ” according to Aston Martin. The car will cost between 1 million to 1.5 million pounds (about $1.26 million to $1.9 million), according to Esquire, and only 500 will be made. The Valhalla was codenamed “AM-RB 003” before the company introduced the official name at Geneva Motor Show in March, according to Aston Martin. It will be a hybrid with a twin-turbo V6 engine and a batter


British luxury carmaker Aston Martin’s latest hypercar, Valhalla, will be featured in the upcoming 007 movie, “Bond 25, ” according to Aston Martin. The car will cost between 1 million to 1.5 million pounds (about $1.26 million to $1.9 million), according to Esquire, and only 500 will be made. The Valhalla was codenamed “AM-RB 003” before the company introduced the official name at Geneva Motor Show in March, according to Aston Martin. It will be a hybrid with a twin-turbo V6 engine and a batter
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James Bond will drive this $1.2 million Aston Martin hypercar in the next film — take a look

British luxury carmaker Aston Martin’s latest hypercar, Valhalla, will be featured in the upcoming 007 movie, “Bond 25, ” according to Aston Martin.

The car will cost between 1 million to 1.5 million pounds (about $1.26 million to $1.9 million), according to Esquire, and only 500 will be made.

Take a look.

The Valhalla was codenamed “AM-RB 003” before the company introduced the official name at Geneva Motor Show in March, according to Aston Martin.

It will be a hybrid with a twin-turbo V6 engine and a battery electric motor. This is the first V6 hybrid-turbo engine Aston Martin will use for a car, according to the company.


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These are the top 10 most Instagrammed cars — only one is a supercar

There are more than 45 million car posts on Instagram, but some cars are more popular than others. Veygo, a U.K.-based car insurance company, looked at the most-Instagrammed cars in the world. The most Instagrammed car, according to Veygo, with 11.9 million posts is the Ford Mustang. “We had initially anticipated the data to show many supercars, such as Ferrari, ” a Veygo representative tells CNBC Make It. Here are the top 10 most Instagrammed cars in the world, according to Veygo.


There are more than 45 million car posts on Instagram, but some cars are more popular than others. Veygo, a U.K.-based car insurance company, looked at the most-Instagrammed cars in the world. The most Instagrammed car, according to Veygo, with 11.9 million posts is the Ford Mustang. “We had initially anticipated the data to show many supercars, such as Ferrari, ” a Veygo representative tells CNBC Make It. Here are the top 10 most Instagrammed cars in the world, according to Veygo.
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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-06-28  Authors: jimmy im
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These are the top 10 most Instagrammed cars — only one is a supercar

There are more than 45 million car posts on Instagram, but some cars are more popular than others.

Veygo, a U.K.-based car insurance company, looked at the most-Instagrammed cars in the world. To do so, the company compiled a list of 300 current and popular car models, and for each one, it looked at the two most popular hashtags that pertained to the car, mainly the model of the car and the brand and model of the car, but also different variations and nicknames, according to Veygo. It took those two top hashtags for each and combined them to come up with a total number of posts with mentions of each car (as of March 2019).

The most Instagrammed car, according to Veygo, with 11.9 million posts is the Ford Mustang.

“We had initially anticipated the data to show many supercars, such as Ferrari, ” a Veygo representative tells CNBC Make It. “After we looked into this further and applied some logic to this, it made sense that the majority of people do not own or have access to supercars to photograph.”

However, a Lamborghini Aventador did make the list at No. 9, so people are also hashtagging their dream cars, too.

A Ford Mustang costs between $26,670 to $47,810, according to Cars.com, while the Lamborghini Aventador, the most expensive car on the list, starts at $421,145, according to Car and Driver.

Here are the top 10 most Instagrammed cars in the world, according to Veygo.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-06-28  Authors: jimmy im
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Dodge launches the 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat: The world’s ‘most powerful and fastest’ mass-produced car

The muscle car wars continue to heat up as Dodge fires the latest salvo with its 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody it calls the “most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.” 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Source: Fiat Chrysler8-speed transmissionThe 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody’s 6.2-liter V-8 uses a massive supercharger to deliver 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The Charger Widebody will also get stiffer springs, larger anti-sway bars and retuned


The muscle car wars continue to heat up as Dodge fires the latest salvo with its 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody it calls the “most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.” 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Source: Fiat Chrysler8-speed transmissionThe 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody’s 6.2-liter V-8 uses a massive supercharger to deliver 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The Charger Widebody will also get stiffer springs, larger anti-sway bars and retuned
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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-06-27  Authors: paul a eisenstein
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Dodge launches the 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat: The world's 'most powerful and fastest' mass-produced car

The muscle car wars continue to heat up as Dodge fires the latest salvo with its 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody it calls the “most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.” It’s also the near twin of the Widebody version of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat coupe that made its debut two years ago, both models sharing the same 707 horsepower supercharged V-8 engine. The performance brand of Fiat Chrysler, Dodge says its latest muscle car can hit 60 in just 3.6 seconds and top out at 196 mph. Despite increasingly stringent mileage mandates, automakers keep upping their performance game. Ford last week said its new Mustang-based Shelby GT500 Coupe will generate 760 horsepower when it comes to market later this year. General Motors will unveil the first-ever mid-engine version of its Chevrolet Corvette next month. Manufacturers as diverse as Hyundai and Aston Martin are rolling out ever more gutsy models — some turning to electrified powertrains to push the performance envelope.

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Source: Fiat Chrysler

8-speed transmission

The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody’s 6.2-liter V-8 uses a massive supercharger to deliver 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic that, the automaker says, can improve both performance and fuel economy. The wheels of the Widebody sedan flare out 3.5 inches more than the original Hellcat. That provides room for significantly wider, 20- by 11-inch Pirelli 305/35ZR20, tires and makes it easier for the Charger to grip the pavement under hard acceleration. Spinning tires may look and sound great but waste time when you’re looking for a fast launch. The Charger Widebody will also get stiffer springs, larger anti-sway bars and retuned shock absorbers to allow it to handle on a track or on winding roads. And Brembo brakes will help it quickly scrub off speed without fading under repeated hard braking maneuvers.

Fast, faster, fastest

The sedan also uses four technologies, including Launch Control and Line Lock, to make it easier for even less-experienced drivers to achieve fast take-offs. Over recent years, Dodge has been rolling out a succession of fast, faster, fastest variants based on its long-lived Charger sedan and Challenger coupe models — even as it has dropped virtually all other nameplates. The Charger and Challenger are among only three passenger-car models now built by the U.S. side of Fiat Chrysler. The addition of the Widebody could help build demand for the more practical, four-door Charger which has traditionally been outsold by the Dodge Challenger. All told, Fiat Chrysler sold 66,716 of the coupes — in all the various configurations — last year. But that lagged behind the muscle car segment leader, the Ford Mustang. Its 10 different versions racked up 75,842 U.S. sales in 2018.

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Source: Fiat Chrysler

Muscle car wars

Ford hopes to trounce the Challenger Hellcat line when it officially ships the first Shelby GT500s to dealers for the 2020 model-year. It will be the most powerful street-legal Mustang ever to roll out of a Ford plant, at 767 horsepower. GM has yet to reveal details on the new 2020 Corvette, the first-ever mid-engine model known to fans as the “C8.” But the top-line version of the 2019 ‘Vette, the ZR1, makes 755 horsepower and can top out at 212 mph. More and more manufacturers are pushing into the performance market. Hyundai recently launched a sporty sub-brand dubbed “N,” hoping to win over muscle car fans on a budget.

Tesla sets the pace


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-06-27  Authors: paul a eisenstein
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Cars.com survey finds some of the most American cars in 2019 are mostly Japanese

Corporate image of the automotive brand Honda that exhibits its vehicles seen at the Automobile Trade Fair 2019 in Barcelona. In the fever pitch surrounding U.S. trade negotiations, Cars.com’s latest “American-Made Index” show’s some of the most homegrown cars in the U.S. are built by Japanese manufacturers. General Motors had four vehicles on the list, including the Camaro, and Ford had just one, the F-150. Toyota had two vehicles on the list, the Toyota Avalon manufactured in Georgetown, Kentu


Corporate image of the automotive brand Honda that exhibits its vehicles seen at the Automobile Trade Fair 2019 in Barcelona. In the fever pitch surrounding U.S. trade negotiations, Cars.com’s latest “American-Made Index” show’s some of the most homegrown cars in the U.S. are built by Japanese manufacturers. General Motors had four vehicles on the list, including the Camaro, and Ford had just one, the F-150. Toyota had two vehicles on the list, the Toyota Avalon manufactured in Georgetown, Kentu
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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-06-25  Authors: elijah shama
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Cars.com survey finds some of the most American cars in 2019 are mostly Japanese

Corporate image of the automotive brand Honda that exhibits its vehicles seen at the Automobile Trade Fair 2019 in Barcelona.

In the fever pitch surrounding U.S. trade negotiations, Cars.com’s latest “American-Made Index” show’s some of the most homegrown cars in the U.S. are built by Japanese manufacturers.

Japanese automakers Honda and Toyota built nine of the top 15 models on the list, which ranks vehicles based on where they are assembled, the origin of a car’s parts and the number of Americans a company employs in the U.S.

That’s not to say that U.S. companies aren’t building their cars in America — Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep Cherokee took top marks as the most American made car manufactured this year. A title the company has now held for three years running. General Motors had four vehicles on the list, including the Camaro, and Ford had just one, the F-150.

Japanese automaker Honda had the most models on the list — seven — made at plants in Alabama and Ohio that included the Honda Odyssey Minivan, Ridgeline pickup truck and two models from its luxury brand Acura. Toyota had two vehicles on the list, the Toyota Avalon manufactured in Georgetown, Kentucky, and the Toyota Tundra built in San Antonio, Texas.

Ford’s F-150 pickup fell out of the top ten this year dropping to number 13 due to lower domestic content.

Those numbers will likely change after the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is signed in November takes affect, due to higher wage stipulations and minimum percentage requirements of North American content for a car to avoid tariffs. Ford recently hired 500 new workers and invested $1 billion into its Chicago factories.

The percentage of passenger vehicles sold in America that are also built here has remained at a little over 50% for the past few years, according to the Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research. The number of car models assembled in the U.S. also held steady from the 2018 to the 2019 model years, with only a few models being discontinued.

President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on Japanese auto imports to the U.S., something Toyota Motor executives said showed the company’s investments in the U.S. are “not welcomed” and that contributions from its American employees are “not valued.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-06-25  Authors: elijah shama
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