The U.S. Department of Transportation may impose less stringent fuel efficiency standards than previously outlined starting with model year 2021, Reuters reports. Rather than having standards scale up through 2025, they may freeze them at the 2021 level indefinitely. http://bit.ly/2v5jJX0
Renowned custom bike builder Uwe Ehinger has set off on a new mission: selling gin with Harley-Davidson parts in it. The Archaeologist is a premium dry gin sold in bottles containing parts from classic bikes found around the world. http://prn.to/2v5wxga
The Daimler AG supervisory board will meet Wednesday to discuss allegations made by European investigators that German automakers engaged in anti-competitive behavior in setting the prices of diesel emissions treatment systems, Reuters reports. http://reut.rs/2v5oznk
Suzuki has announced it will introduce the new Swift Sport this fall at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Hotter than the standard Swift, it's expected to get a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 140 horsepower.
Stepping outside of the automotive industry, Italdesign has announced its next project is designing a tram for the city of Guangzhou, China. The company explains the final design "presents a modern take on classic stylistic traits from Cantonese tradition and culture."
Boxer Floyd Mayweather is selling a rare 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. It's one of two examples built, and it's the only one that's street-legal in the United States. Mecum Auctions reports it has only 1,947 miles on the clock.
German components manufacturer Continental has released an experimental cube that previews the taxi of tomorrow. As you'd expect, the Cube is fully autonomous and electric. It's being tested on private roads in Frankfurt, Germany.
The first 167 cars that will be available on Forza Motorsport 7 have been revealed. Highlights from the list include the Lamborghini Centenario, the Lotus Carlton, the McLaren P1 GTR, and Porsche's Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid. The PC and xBox versions of the game will go on sale on October 3rd.