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Cerys Matthews Records Music Video inside Electric Cars

Cerys Matthews’ new song, Float On Down To Monte Carlo, has been recorded entirely within a collection of electric cars, in an experiment designed to highlight the quiet, relaxing ride of pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. In a collaboration with the Government and automotive industry-backed Go Ultra Low campaign, the Welsh icon and her band recorded the Bossa Nova-inspired ...

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First Maserati SUV, Levante, Unveiled in London

Maserati on Thursday night, officially unveiled its hotly anticipated Levante SUV to a star-studded crowd at the renowned Royal Horticultural Halls in London. The event was hosted by TV and radio presenter Lisa Snowdon alongside Giulio Pastore, Maserati Europe’s General Manager and was attended by a host of celebrities and VIPs, including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Alex James, Olivia Grant and Leigh-Anne ...

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Car Crime Up As Police Stolen Vehicle Units Are Cut

…IAATI UK conference to address loss of specialist officers The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) UK conference, on 8-9 June 2016 at Holywell Park in Loughborough, will focus on reversing the worrying recent increase in car crime and mitigating the loss of specialist police Stolen Vehicle Units (SVUs). Justin Powell, IAATI UK President, said: “Vehicle thefts are already ...

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Do You Know Takata Also Supplied Its Killer Airbags To Mercedes-Benz? Almost One Million Are Being Recalled

By: MATILDA FRANCES Mercedes-Benz is joining other affected auto makers around the world to remove virus-like Takata-made airbags from close to one million units of its vehicles. Just as a nation would declare immunization or urgent treatment, when health disaster calls, the German auto maker is on the move to ensure Takata Airbags bullets do not find their ways into ...

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Toyota Sells Over 9 Million Hybrid Cars in Nine Months

Global sales of Toyota Motor Corporation’s hybrid vehicles reached 9.014 million units as of April 30, surpassing the 9 million unit mark. The auto maker, in a statement on Friday, claimed the latest million-unit milestone was achieved in just nine months. “Helping to mitigate the environmental effects of automobiles is a priority for Toyota,” the statement affirms. “Based on the ...

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Portugal’s President Marcelo Meets WRC Teams and Drivers

Portugal’s president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa met WRC teams and drivers, when he made a special visit to Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Sunday. The president was given a tour of the rally base in Matosinhos by Automobile Club of Portugal president Carlos Barbosa. He visited the Exponor service park and team bases and met drivers including world champion Sébastien Ogier and ...

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Team USA Advances to Semi-Finals at VW Junior World Masters in France

…Wallops Senegal 6 Goals to Nothing By: MATILDA FRANCES Representing the United States at the Volkswagen Junior World Masters in France last weekend, F.C. Golden State advanced to semi-finals as the only non-European team to do so. F.C. Golden State’s keeper was named “Overall Best Tournament Keeper,” preventing any other team from scoring until the semi-finals. This success marks the ...

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John Force Debuts 2016 Camaro SS Funny Car

Today Chevrolet and 16-time NHRA champion John Force introduced the all-new 2016 Camaro SS Funny Car that he’ll race this weekend at the NHRA Kansas Nationals, in Topeka, Kan. The new Funny Car body is the first based on the sixth-generation Camaro SS. Force’s teammates Courtney Force and Robert Hight will introduce new Camaro SS Funny Cars later this season. ...

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