Californians snub free EVs, auto industry says in push back on mandate

The proportion of Californians making electric cars their new set of wheels has stayed flat for years even though incentives make some models basically free to lease, an industry trade group says

Superior Industries offers $715 million for Europe's Uniwheels

Wheel supplier Superior Industries has launched an offer to buy Uniwheels for around $715 million after winning the support of the German company's biggest shareholder.

GM plans digital signage push across U.S. dealerships

GM plans to make digital signage part of its dealership facility requirements for the first time, starting next year. The signage will tailor

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For Chevy Bolt, discounts here, markups there

Just seven states into Chevrolet's gradual rollout of the Bolt EV, some dealerships already are discounting the car by several thousand dollars, even as others demand a markup above sticker price to take advantage of early demand.

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Can Hyundai's Ioniq make inroads against Prius?

Since the Toyota Prius went on sale in 2000, nameplates such as Ford's C-Max and Honda's Insight have tried to mount a serious challenge to its domination of the hybrid market. And they have fallen woefully short.

Volvo pegs EV range at 250 miles

Volvo's first-ever electric vehicle will likely have a range of at least 250 miles and a price starting between $35,000 and $40,000 when it debuts in 2019, Volvo Americas CEO said.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Nearly 20 years after Toyota's first Prius, Hyundai is launching its own global green nameplate, Ioniq. This is how they compare.

| UPDATED: 3/8/17 1:57 pm ET - adds details
U.S. 2016 vehicles seen trailing fuel goals, boosting skepticism

Light vehicles from the 2016 model year will be the first to fall short of federal fuel economy targets in more than a decade, according to a new projection from regulators that could buttress a push by automakers to ease efficiency standards.

| UPDATED: 2/27/17 4:15 pm - adds closing share price
Tesla shares slump after Goldman downgrade

Tesla shares fell more than 4 percent on Monday after Goldman Sachs turned negative on the stock and cast doubt on CEO Elon Musk's ability to deliver the company's new vehicle on time.

Honda settles for an 80-mile EV

Honda's Clarity all-electric model debuting this spring will have only about 80 miles of range on a single charge, Automotive News has learned.

Smart brand to focus on EVs in U.S., Canada

Daimler AG will stop selling gasoline-powered Smart cars in the U.S. and Canada later this year and will convert the microcar brand to an electric vehicle-only endeavor.

Faraday scales back EV factory, product plans

Electric luxury car startup Faraday Future, one of several Chinese-funded companies taking aim at Tesla, is throttling back its plans to build vehicles in the United States. Faraday also has pared its planned product portfolio down from seven to two models, Reuters reported, citing two sources with direct knowledge of the company's plans.

Tesla drops 'Motors' from its name

Tesla Motors Inc. has changed its name to Tesla Inc. The change, which was reported in a filing to the Securities Exchange Commission on Wednesday, follows the company’s acquisition of solar panel company SolarCity, which was approved by shareholders in November.