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Algérie: une folie nommée automobile

Yassin Temlali | Posted 07.27.2014 | Algeria
Yassin Temlali

Pour une population de près de 38 millions d'habitants, le parc automobile algérien comptait 4,8 millions de véhicules fin 2012, soit plus de 6% par rapport à 2011 et... plus de 29% par rapport à 2006. Le nombre de véhicules importés en 2012 a atteint 569.000, en progression de... 45% par rapport à 2011. L'effarante extension du parc automobile s'explique par l'amélioration des ressources financières de l'Algérie due à la hausse des cours de pétrole à partir du début des années 2000.

Why This Car Ad Was Banned

Posted 07.18.2013 | Women

Sex might sell cars, but a YouTube ad for the Renault Clio may have taken things a little too far. The ad features a variety of people driving the...

Porsche Halts Car Sales To Iran

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

Porsche has joined Hyundai in its decision to cease selling cars in Iran, after a group called United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) asked both automaker...

At Autoshow, Apparently Size Matters

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business

GENEVA — Automakers are thinking small – in size, not ambition. After years marked by environmental concerns, then the economic downturn ...

WATCH: French Car Company Goes Gay For Latest Ad

Posted 01.09.2012 | Gay Voices

Renault's at it again. The French automaker may have sparked controversy with a steamy girl-on-girl commercial that was eventually yanked from Ita...

Israeli Immigration and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Daniel Seal | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Daniel Seal

Israel is a country of immigrants and, much like New York of the 19th Century, it is this "melting pot" that has encouraged the entrepreneurial spirit and enabled businesses and commerce to flourish.

Watch The 'Lesbian' Car Ad Banned In Italy

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A steamy new car ad featuring a lesbian bedroom scene has been yanked from Italian airwaves, the Daily Mail is reporting. Aimed at promoting the new...

Renault DeZir Gullwing Coupe: An Electric Sports Car To Rival The Tesla Roadster? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Who said electric cars can't be, well, sexy? Renault released a glimpse of its electric DeZir Gullwing Coupe, and it's likely to give eco-minded gearh...

Renault Gets Suspended Ban After Ordering Nelson Piquet To Crash In Race

AP | SAMUEL PETREQUIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Nelson Piquet Jr. wishes every day he had refused orders to deliberately crash at a race. The fallout from that incident hit Monday, wh...

F1 Shocker! Renault Team Principals Charged!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Parker

In what may be one of the biggest scandals ever in motor racing, Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds have both resigned their positions under a heavy, dark cloud of charges and suspicions.

Auto Giants Reposition Globally

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Cars are not longer just big business; companies have to build vehicles, but also be able to create multilateral partnerships which include workers, politicians, civil servants and investors.

French auto Workers Threaten To Blow Up Factory

AP | HELENE GOUPIL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CHATELLERAULT, France — Laid-off auto-parts workers huddled Thursday around gas canisters tied to an electrical cable, threatening to blow up a ...

Carmakers May Need EU Bailout Of $19 Billion

Bloomberg.com | By Jonathan Stearns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The European Union should be prepared to quadruple loans for the car industry this year to 15 billion euros ($19 billion) because of the economic slum...

Low Gas Prices May Doom Automakers, Sustainability Expert William McDonough Warns

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Tucker

Why solicit McDonough's opinion? Because this architect and author, and one of Time magazine's Heroes of the Planet, is no stranger to Detroit or the greening of industrial processes.

Eleven Other Countries with Big Auto Industry Problems

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Here's some of what's happening, mostly with GM, in Europe and Asia, two markets outside the U.S. hit hardest by the slowing automobile business.

Lewis Hamilton Wins F1 Championship; First Black Driver in Sport's History

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Parker

Lewis Hamilton, 23 and the first Black driver in the history of Grand Prix racing, won the World Driving Championship on Sunday, the most coveted title in all of motorsports.

October car/truck sales reports - Fuel for Obama campaign

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Parker

This Monday, the new car and truck sales reports for the month of October will be announced, and are expected to be the worst in 25-or-more years. T...

Detroit Has to be Saved

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The de facto Depression underway worldwide will trigger consolidations. Strong will eat weak; cash-rich will eat debt-laden and consumer spending will shrink along with economies.

Lamborghini hybrids, Citroen diesel/electrics, Honda's Prius-fighter, budget Ferraris and more from the Paris Car Show

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Opening in the shadow of the worst auto sales in the US in over 15 years, the biennial Paris Car Show begins welcoming the public this Saturday and ru...

Ghosn Says US Auto Market in Recession

AP | KELLY OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEOUL, South Korea — The head of Nissan Motor Co. said even if the United States is not in recession, its auto industry is. "We are very lucid ...