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Ford Hits CO2 Manufacturing Emissions Reduction Target Eight Years Early

As part of its 19th annual Sustainability Report, Ford Motor Company on Thursday announced it had met its goal to reduce manufacturing emissions – eight years ahead of schedule. In 2010, Ford’s Environmental Quality Office announced a goal – to reduce the company’s carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30 percent per vehicle produced by 2025. Ford hit the target ...

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BAC Becomes First Car Manufacturer to Go ‘Climate Positive’

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has become the first car manufacturer in the world to go ‘climate positive’, setting a new industry standard for climate action. Becoming climate positive means that the Liverpool-based manufacturer will contribute to the removal of more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits. To deliver on its commitment to protect the environment, the maker of the ...

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First Public Sighting of Steve McQUEEN’s 650CC Triumph Motorcycle on Which He Jumped in the Great Escape

A motorcycle famously ridden by silver screen icon Steve McQueen in The Great Escape is set to star in the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance at Salon Privé on Thursday 30th August. The 1962 650cc TR6R, which is presently on display at the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience at Hinckley in Leicestershire, has not been shown publicly since this celluloid classic was ...

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Rolls-Royce Builds for the Future

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that construction of a major development for the company is now underway. The district’s largest employer is building a new gated parking area on land adjacent to the manufacturing plant and head office, creating an additional 500 parking spaces. The development includes a dedicated car park for The March CE Primary School, located close to ...

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Saudi Lifts Ban on Female Drivers, but Many Keep off the road for fear of Backlash from sexists

Saudi Arabia overturned Sunday the world’s only ban on female motorists, sending Saudi women in wild celebrations as they take the wheel for the first time in decades. The much-trumpeted move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to modernize the conservative petrostate — but it has been dented by the jailing of female activists who long opposed ...

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Volvo Launches New S60 Sports Sedan – First Volvo Car Made In The USA

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has revealed its new S60 luxury sedan at the company’s first American manufacturing plant outside Charleston, South Carolina. The new South Carolina plant was officially inaugurated on Wednesday. The combined car launch and factory opening reinforce Volvo Cars’ commitment to the US, an important market for the company and its new sedan. The new ...

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Kia is the highest ranked mass market brand in J.D. Power’s IQS for the fourth consecutive year

For the fourth consecutive year, Kia was recognized as the number one non-premium brand by J.D. Power in the 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS), with a reported 72 problems per 100 vehicles.  Kia maintained its leadership position with segment-leading performances from the Sorento (Midsize SUV) and Rio (Small Car), while Optima (Midsize Car), Sportage (Small SUV) and Sedona (Minivan) placed ...

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