Surging numbers of private cars bought by Hong Kong’s elite are jamming the city’s streets and hampering efforts to cut pollution levels at more than three times the World Health Organization’s recommended limit.
Automakers have been making cars in Australia since Ford Motor Co. began assembling Model Ts in a converted wool store near Melbourne. That’s poised to end in three years, when Toyota Motor Corp. shuts its production lines in Altona about 60 kilometers (37 miles) away.
While young consumers may not be as passionate about cars as their parents, most still plan to buy or lease one within the next three years, according to a new study. And they would like it to be a fully connected hybrid.
Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad steps out of a black sedan in Paraisopolis, a neighborhood of small brick homes, cramped storefronts and narrow streets, in mid-July. He is meeting with residents weeks after about a million Brazilian protesters took to the streets across the nation, railing against corruption, shoddy education and inadequate public transportation.
Zipcar Inc. , the U.S. car-sharing company that rents vehicles by the hour, is being investigated by a U.K. antitrust regulator over concerns its acquisition of London-based Streetcar Ltd. may hurt competition.
General Motors Co. led one of the auto industry’s most closely watched quality measures for the first time since the survey began almost three decades ago, pacing U.S. carmakers producing their best cars in a generation.