Volvo packs XC40 with firsts, takes aim at BMW, Audi

The Volvo XC40 breaks a lot of new ground for the automaker. It's Volvo's first model with inductive charging for mobile phones and the first to offer a car-sharing option for family and friends.

UPDATED: 9/19/17 4:24 pm ET - adds comment, corrected

Toyota chief says hybrid still central as EV momentum grows

Toyota President Akio Toyoda says hybrid technology will remain central to the company's strategy even as a rising wave of governments and automakers get behind plug-in electric vehicles.

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