November 30, 2012

Auto Briefs

Paris takes aim at older cars; Porsche breaks ground for new HQ



Paris mayor proposes older-car ban in city
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe has angered vintage-car owners and motorist groups with his proposal to ban vehicles made before 1997 in metropolitan Paris. The move is aimed at reducing air pollution by establishing a low-emission zone by 2014. The ban would include many of the most recognizably French cars, including the Citroen 2CV, known as the Deux Chevaux; the Citroen DS (shown), celebrated for its distinctive design; the Renault 4L, an Everyman's car of the 1960s and '70s; and many classic Peugeots.
New York Times News Service


An artist's rendering of the Porsche headquarters in Hapeville, Ga. (Porsche)

New Porsche HQ construction begins
Porsche broke ground on its new North American headquarters Tuesday in Hapeville, Ga. The new headquarters, known as One Porsche Drive, is being built on an old Ford plant site near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Porsche officials say that once the site is completed next year, the new headquarters may employ up to 400 people.
The Associated Press


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