First-ever electric Bentley has quiet style

Bentley makes its first electric car The British ultra-luxury automaker Bentley unveiled an electric concept car. But will anyone want it? Tesla has proven that people will pay over $100,000 for an electric car. But what about $300,000? Or $400,000? That's what Bentley aims to find out with a new concept unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show. The Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e is Bentley's first take on an electric car. The car's whole purpose is to start discussions with Bentley customers about wether they might ever be interested in an electric Bentley, said Christophe Georges, Bentley's director of product and marketing. The concept car will travel to car shows like this one and to events like the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where extraordinarily wealthy car buyers gather. Bentley can then talk to them about what they might want in an all-electric Bentley. Related: McLaren unveils 710 hp supercar The car has a unique white paint, called pearle..

McLaren unveils 710 hp supercar

McLaren 720S is powerful luxury The Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland is where exotic car manufacturers like Ferrari and Lamborghini often unveil their latest new models. This year, their British competitor, McLaren, also unveiled its latest car. The McLaren 720S is first in a new generation of street-legal supercars from a manufacturer that had long been known for making track-only race cars. It replaces McLaren's current mid-range model, the 650S. In exotic car fashion, the 710 horsepower two-seater has its V8 engine mounted behind the seats and a body designed almost entirely around air flow. The new car is expected to cost about $280,000 to start. The turbocharged V8 engine requires enormous amounts of air keep cool, but you can't see air vents on the side of the car. That's because air channels are hidden in the car's complex two-layer doors. The doors open upward with part of the roof swinging up with them. That makes it easy to slide down into the seats...

Volkswagen unveils its new self-driving concept car

Riding a self-driving Uber around San Francisco Volkswagen just debuted its new self-driving concept car -- it's name is Sedric. The big reveal came at the Geneva Motor Show on Monday. Sedric is the first member of a new family of self-driving cars from Volkswagen Group. Sedric looks a lot like a pearlescent ski resort cable car -- minus the cable. It has no steering wheel or pedals, since there won't be a driver. Occupants sit facing one another across an open floor. Related: Google's Waymo sues Uber over self-driving car technology Since Sedric is an electric car it, doesn't have an engine to take up space, so it's roomy inside. View of the inside of the Sedric concept car. To help freshen the air, there are air purifying plants -- actual plants -- positioned just inside the rear window. Live plants will serve as air purifiers. Sedric responds to spoken voice commands from the car's occupants, and the inside of the windshield acts as a computer..

Mercedes recalling 300,000 cars due to fire hazard

About 308,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles across the United States will soon be recalled because of a potential fire hazard. The problem has been linked to 35 car fires in the country, the company said Friday. Mercedes said its parent company, Daimler AG (DMLRY), determined that there's an issue with an engine part that can cause an electrical fire.

Thousands of auto jobs in jeopardy as U.K. faces Brexit

Theresa May: Brexit is for real Prime Minister Theresa May believes leaving the European Union is a chance to reverse decades of industrial decline in Britain. But with formal Brexit negotiations about to begin, the foundations of one key manufacturing industry are shaking: Autos. Global automakers support hundreds of thousands of jobs in Britain. Their workers are well paid, and many of their factories are located in communities where jobs are desperately needed. May is seeking a complete break with the EU -- a strategy that is almost certain to mean new trade barriers between the U.K. and its biggest export market. That could make it more expensive for British manufacturers to import components, and push up the price of cars exported to Europe. "Automakers are getting very nervous," said Justin Cox of market intelligence firm LMC Automotive. "When you put these obstacles in the way of any business, or just the uncertainty ... you see investment diverted elsewhere." Here'..

Tesla gets downgraded to ‘sell’ by Goldman Sachs

Inside Tesla's enormous battery factory Goldman Sachs thinks it's time to pull the plug on Tesla's stock. David Tamberrino, an analyst at the influential Wall Street investment bank, downgraded Tesla's stock to a "sell" rating on Monday morning. It's pretty rare for analysts to be that negative about a high-profile company.