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Tesla presses Japanese battery suppliers to innovate, take risks

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
A Tesla executive courted partners in Japan for its so-called gigafactory, praising local companies for top-notch quality and technology while cautioning against slow decision-making and risk aversion.... Read More »

Toyota adding hybrid to 2016 RAV4 lineup

12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Toyota is adding a hybrid model at a time of low gas prices and slumping sales of alternative-powertrain vehicles. An all-new RAV4 hybrid will be introduced next week at the New York auto show.... Read More »

Automakers in race to double range of affordable EVs

1:52 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today's Nissan Leaf, betting that...... Read More »

New generation of cheaper batteries adds power to hybrids, cut fuel use

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
A new generation of hybrid cars that combine electric and gas power in new ways are emerging as a low-cost alternative for automakers and consumers...... Read More »

Chevy revives Malibu hybrid with 2016 redesign

9:00 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Chevrolet will offer a hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu sedan that will exceed 45 mpg in combined highway and city driving, marking GM's...... Read More »

Mule seems to point to new life for Dodge minivan

11:30 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
Spy photographers have captured images of a next-generation Dodge minivan mule -- likely testing a hybrid powertrain -- driving in the U.S. Southwest.... Read More »

BMW CEO sees EV initiatives helping i3 sales in key markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer sees political initiatives in a number of the carmaker's key markets as important in helping to boost sales of the i3...... Read More »

Honda Fit EV lease price lowered to $199 per month

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Honda lowered the two-year lease price for its Fit EV electric hatchback to $199 per month, from $259, for current customers.... Read More »

BMW brainstorms its next i model

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
BMW is weighing what type of model will join its "i" family of low-emission vehicles, said a top executive who added that the model will arrive after...... Read More »

A French billionaire's anti-Tesla dream costs 20 cents a minute

7:12 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2015
The Tesla Model S, a sumptuous, four-door electric sedan with a sticker price of $71,000, has a waiting list that stretches to months.... Read More »

Audi plans 2 new crossovers, joins VW with plug-in hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
Audi will add two crossovers to its lineup - one big and one small - and Volkswagen will offer new plug-in hybrid variants of several nameplates,...... Read More »

A123 shifts focus to rebound from bankruptcy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
A123 CEO Jason Forcier says he is focusing on starter batteries.... Read More »

Tesla plans software update for Model S to address range anxiety

6:59 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2015
Tesla will unveil a software update for the Model S on Thursday that is designed to quell fears that drivers will run out of power, CEO Elon Musk...... Read More »

Volkswagen plans on hybrids while it waits for longer-range batteries

1:07 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2015
The Volkswagen Group plans to offer plug-in hybrid powertrains on most of its models before longer-range batteries become a reality.... Read More »

Audi will offer Q7 as diesel or gasoline plug-in hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015
Audi will offer its Q7 large SUV with multiple plug-in hybrid variants: a diesel-electric for Europe and a gasoline-electric version for the U.S.... Read More »

Ram expands CNG options

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015
Ram will offer a less-expensive heavy-duty pickup powered by compressed natural gas.... Read More »

Oregon prepares nation's first per-mile road tax

3:33 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2015
Some states, worried that rising numbers of electric and fuel-efficient vehicles will crimp their gas-tax revenues, are looking at alternative ways...... Read More »

Novelis teams with German partner on aluminum advances

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2015
Aluminum giant Novelis and German supplier Henkel said today they signed an agreement to develop advanced bonding technologies for aluminum-intensive...... Read More »

Ram will expand lineup of CNG-powered trucks

1:11 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is expanding the availability of compressed natural gas on its heavy duty Ram pickup.... Read More »

U.S. light-vehicle fuel economy slips 0.2 mpg in February, report says

3:47 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2015
The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the U.S. decreased 0.... Read More »

Toyota's most high-tech car gets ultra low-tech birth

6:47 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2015
Toyota celebrated the launch of its high-tech Mirai fuel cell vehicle today from its noticeably low-tech production line.... Read More »

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