M-B finds a better way around the 'chicken tax'

Mercedes-Benz is investing in South Carolina after years of producing vans through an odd global supply stream to sidestep U.S. tariffs.

Porsche's 4-cyl. Macan tops expectations

Since arriving this summer, the four-cylinder-powered Porsche Macan has become 40 percent of the nameplate's mix, answering the question of whether U.S. customers would accept a four-cylinder engine in a Porsche. Many of the buyers are new to the brand.

Texas auto auction company acquired by Capital Partners for XLerate Group

Huron Capital Partners, a Detroit investment group, has acquired a Texas-based auto auction for one of its portfolio companies, the Indianapolis-

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid output begins in Ontario

FCA launched output of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the auto industry's first hybrid minivan. Sales of the plug-in hybrid minivan, priced from $35,590 after a federal tax credit, are expected to average about 8,500 a year through 2020, IHS Markit estimates, or a tiny slice of the overall minivan market.

COMMENTARY: Morry Markowitz
There's room on the road for all ZEVs

Given the challenges we face progressing toward a cleaner transportation future, pitting fuel cell vehicles against battery electric vehicles is detrimental to advancing all zero emission vehicles and meeting greenhouse gas reduction goals.

JLR plans to power into plug-ins

Up to half of Jaguar Land Rover's lineup will be hybrids or electric vehicles by 2020, but none will be self-driving, says the British brands' CEO.

Hyundai readies 'green' vehicle push

Hyundai Motor America plans to release 14 new alternative-fuel models in the U.S. by 2020 to meet looming CAFE and ZEV targets, CEO Dave Zuchowski says.

Changing math for EVs?

Federal incentives for vehicles such as the battery-powered Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Bolt — which are as much as $7,500 — could be cut or eliminated to help make good on Donald Trump's campaign pledge to reduce federal spending, says AutoPacific analyst Dave Sullivan.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan gets EPA-rated 366-mile range

The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan received a U.S.-best EPA-rated driving range of 366 miles, the automaker said today. The Clarity Fuel Cell, set for a limited U.S. release this year, also received an EPA-rated gasoline equivalent of 68 mpg in combined city and highway driving.

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