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Uber pushing for more electric car rides with driver bonuses, partnerships

2018 Nissan Leaf SLUber said it hears the future coming, and it's relatively quiet. This week the company announced a yearlong program to provide up to 5 million electric-vehicle (EV) rides through its ride-sharing app in a small number of North American cities. The so-called "EV Champions Initiative" will roll out in Austin, Texas; Los Angeles; Montreal;...

2018 VW Tiguan Limited to bow out

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan LimitedA lot can happen in 11 years. Or, in the case of the 2018 VW Tiguan Limited, not much at all. Speaking with Cars Direct, VW on Wednesday, a VW spokesman confirmed that the slow-selling, dated Tiguan Limited will be discontinued after the 2018 model year. Through the first five months of 2018, VW has sold just 7,732 Tiguan Limited crossover SUVs...

2019 Volvo S60 debuts, 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata updates, 2019 Honda Insight video review: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Volvo S602019 Volvo S60 luxury sedan first look: Carolina on its mind The 2019 Volvo S60 sedan that finally rolled across production floors Wednesday is significant for the automaker for several reasons. Self-driving car pioneers link up to study "human impact" of driverless future Millions of jobs could be eliminated by driverless cars in the future...

Self-driving car pioneers link up to study "human impact" of driverless future

2019 Volvo S60Millions of jobs could be eliminated by driverless cars in the future. A newly formed organization announced Tuesday—The Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO)—combines the forces of the major firms building and testing on self-driving cars with the intention of studying the "human impact" of driverless cars...

Volvo begins delivering cars through its subscription program

2019 Volvo XC40A Volvo representative confirmed Wednesday that the automaker's Care by Volvo subscription service is now able to deliver the automaker's XC40 crossover SUV in most states and that the 2019 S60 sedan unveiled at the automaker's new assembly plant in South Carolina is on track for subscription deliveries by the end of 2018. "Care by Volvo...