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Auto industry news is popular across a broad range of interests, so Wiser has made it easier than ever to stay up-to-date. We have created a tailored, daily digest featuring content on the auto industry from around the web. It is easy to use, comprehensive and free. The auto industry has had a significant impact on the lives of everyday Americans and it has influenced the country's infrastructure, economy, and position in the world. Its origins date back to the 1800s and by the early 1900s cars were being produced in the thousands. Today, the industry has annual worldwide revenues of more than $2 trillion dollars, with about 90 million cars produced each year. The industry is worth about $250 billion in the US, plus there are significant industries in other countries including Germany, Japan, South Korea, Brazil and China. And the industry is changing with emerging markets showing the most growth. There are also new technologies being developed to improve safety, efficiency, and to protect the environment. Meanwhile, the industry continues to consolidate through mergers and acquisitions. This all shows that, like cars themselves, auto industry news moves fast. But you can get an edge by signing up for the free daily news digest from Wiser.

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Electric scooters might revolutionize urban transport — if it wasn’t for stupid humans
Washington Post • Hayley Tsukayama
UK drives into e-vehicle fast lane with 11% sales rise
The Guardian • Daniel Boffey
The Road to Zero
RAND Corp • Laura Fraade-Blanar, Liisa Ecola, Richard Silberglitt, Steven W. Popper
Pair arrested after leading police on high-speed chase in Chesterton
Chicago Tribune • Amy Lavalley
Diesel ban forces Germans to reevaluate their car obsession
Washington Post • Griff Witte
VW vows to build massive electric car charging network across US
The Verge • Andrew J. Hawkins
New rules on making cars in China could help Tesla — or give it even more to worry about
The Verge • Sean O'Kane
Buick unveils electric concept car in China, where the brand is wildly popular
CNBC • Robert Ferris
Buick’s semi-autonomous electric concept promotes 370 miles of range
The Verge • Zac Estrada
Man facing aggravated DUI, traffic charges after minute-long police chase, Glencoe officials say
Chicago Tribune • Daniel I. Dorfman
 
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Electric scooters might revolutionize urban transport — if it wasn’t for stupid humans
Washington PostHayley Tsukayama
A broken LimeBike-S spotted on a trash can in San Francisco. (Credit: Graham Hancock)
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Auto Industry, Environment
UK drives into e-vehicle fast lane with 11% sales rise
The GuardianDaniel Boffey
Sales of electric cars in the UK have risen 11% on last year, putting the country in the premier league of those ditching petrol and diesel engines, though it is still miles behind Norway and China. An analysis of the latest global...
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Auto Industry, Technology Industry
The Road to Zero
RAND CorpLaura Fraade-Blanar, Liisa Ecola, Richard Silberglitt, Steven W. Popper
Imagine that, in 2050, not a single person in the United States dies in a traffic crash. This is the scenario described in this report, in which RAND researchers set forth a vision and strategy for achieving zero roadway deaths by 2050....
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Auto Industry, Education
Pair arrested after leading police on high-speed chase in Chesterton
Chicago TribuneAmy Lavalley
Police took two South Bend men into custody Tuesday night on several charges each after they said a shoplifting complaint in Portage led to a high-speed vehicle pursuit and crash in the Chesterton area. Deputies with the Porter County Sheriff’s Department took...
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Auto Industry, International Security
Diesel ban forces Germans to reevaluate their car obsession
Washington PostGriff Witte
Hamburg is the first city to say “no” to vehicles that have been a mainstay of the country’s auto industry.
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Electric Vehicles, Technology Industry
VW vows to build massive electric car charging network across US
The VergeAndrew J. Hawkins
Volkswagen wants to sell more electric cars in the US, but to do that, it needs to spend millions of dollars on building out the country’s underdeveloped charging infrastructure. Toward that end, the auto giant’s subsidiary, Electrify America, announced today that it...
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Auto Industry, Technology Industry
New rules on making cars in China could help Tesla — or give it even more to worry about
The VergeSean O'Kane
The Chinese government announced today that it plans to change the rules for foreign car manufacturers that want to make vehicles in the country. It’s a major shift in the larger landscape for American, Asian, and European automakers. It’s also one that...
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Auto Industry, Energy Finance
Buick unveils electric concept car in China, where the brand is wildly popular
CNBCRobert Ferris
Handout: 2018 Buick Enspire all-electric concept SUV Buick unveiled an electric concept car Tuesday in China, which remains the brand's biggest market, by far. The Buick Enspire is an all-electric sport utility vehicle that can drive zero to 60 mph in 4...
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Buick’s semi-autonomous electric concept promotes 370 miles of range
The VergeZac Estrada
Buick Buick may still have a reputation for making pleasant if less-than-exciting sedans for older buyers, but it’s one of China’s most popular brands. That’s why the Enspire concept is being shown at this year’s Auto China show in Beijing, and it’s...
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Auto Industry, Education
Man facing aggravated DUI, traffic charges after minute-long police chase, Glencoe officials say
Chicago TribuneDaniel I. Dorfman
A Chicago man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges after police said he tried to evade police in a minute-long chase that left three cars damaged in Winnetka, according to the Glencoe Public Safety...
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