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Panasonic starts China battery venture, develops new welding tech

11:54 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016
Panasonic, the Japanese electronics giant revamping itself as an automotive supplier, has taken two more steps in that direction by establishing a new battery venture in China and developing a new technology for laser welding.

Kia hybrid crossover aims for Prius-like mpg

10:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016
With gas prices under $2 a gallon, fewer people are hunting for hybrids. But they are clamoring for crossovers, which may give Kia Motors a leg up in launching its first dedicated hybrid.

Why Musk's new directive at Tesla has become 'cash is king'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2016
Facing a flood of red ink from the slower-than-planned rollout of the Model X crossover, Tesla signaled that a new era of cash-flow consciousness is...

Can Kia pick Prius' lock on hybrid market?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2016
Many automakers have tried and failed to lure customers away from the Toyota Prius hybrid.

Toyota confirms new crossover for Europe; U.S. sales also planned

11:18 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016
Toyota confirmed it will launch a new compact SUV/crossover in Europe based on its C-HR concept.

Kia adds plug-in hybrid to Optima lineup

10:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016
Kia today unveiled the 2017 Optima Hybrid and Optima PHEV alongside the Niro, the company's first dedicated hybrid nameplate.

Fuel economy up slightly in January as SUV, pickup sales level off

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016
As the sales of SUVs and pickups leveled off in January, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S.

Toyota's fuel-thrifty Prius family may decrease as the automaker ponders strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
In early 2011, Toyota issued a bold prediction: The Prius family of vehicles would be Toyota's best-selling nameplate in the U.S.

Porsche has no plans to go down self-driving route, CEO tells paper

3:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2016
Porsche does not plan to develop self-driving vehicles because its customers like to drive their cars themselves, CEO Oliver Blume told a German...

Cheap gas hits hybrid, EV residuals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2016
Beware! Falling gasoline prices are hitting the residual values of used hybrids, electrics and plug-ins - hard.

Honda will lease hydrogen fuel cell Clarity for $500 a month in California

10:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2016
American Honda said today it will begin leasing the Clarity hydrogen fuel cell sedan for under $500 per month later this year in select California...

Kia's high-riding hybrid set for Chicago debut

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016
Kia plans a Chicago Auto Show debut for the crossover-styled Niro that will be the brand's first dedicated hybrid model.

Electric vehicle sales fall far short of Obama goal

7:51 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016
Back in 2008, with gas prices averaging nearly $4 a gallon, President Barack Obama set a goal of getting one million plug-in electric vehicles on the...

Hyundai: Expect Ioniq hybrid in Q3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2016
Hyundai will launch hybrid and all-electric versions of its Ioniq five-door hatchback in the third quarter, said Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor...

Honda, GM consider joint fuel cell plant

9:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2016
Honda and GM may jointly build a fuel cell plant as the automakers try to cut the cost of developing alternative-powered cars and light trucks, a...

GM plans to export Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid from China to U.S.

5:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016
General Motors plans to export the plug-in hybrid version of its Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan from China to the U.S. when the car goes on sale this year.

Auto industry's fuel economy goals are in trouble

9:32 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016
In private meetings late last year, U.S.

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Volts fuel Chevy store's success

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016
Bourgeois Chevrolet in Rawdon, Quebec, stocks every Volt and electric-drive vehicle it can.

Ioniq fights Prius, point by point

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016
Hyundai is challenging the hybrid-car leader by touting the low center of gravity, rigid body, sporty suspension and fuel-saving lithium ion battery...

VW to unveil plug-in hybrid Tiguan SUV concept in Detroit

9:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016
The Tiguan SUV concept Volkswagen plans to reveal next week will be powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain, highlighting the automaker's effort to...

Mercedes working on a range of EVs, E-class self-driving upgrades

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016
Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG is developing plans to produce a family of new battery-powered luxury vehicles, the automaker's research chief said.

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