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Fat margins can fund greener cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
The auto industry must focus on making more sustainable vehicles, but the long current sales boom can pay for the green research.

Cadillac's plug-in play: Hybrids first, then EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Cadillac plans to equip most of its vehicles in coming years with plug-in hybrid versions to meet tightening regulations, especially in China, brand boss Johan de Nysschen said.

Kia aims Niro 'hybrid utility vehicle' at U.S. consumers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Last week, Kia released the first design sketches of the Niro, which shares a name with a concept Kia unveiled in 2013 at the Frankfurt auto show.

Why Toyota offers 2 battery choices in next Prius

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Toyota is offering two battery choices in the upcoming fourth-generation Prius.

GM, Army to test Chevrolet Colorado fuel cell

9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015
The Chevrolet Colorado pickup has been selected by the U.S. Army to test a General Motors-designed hydrogen powered fuel cell powertrain.

Geely plans hybrid, electric versions for 90% of models by 2020

8:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
Geely said it will equip more than 90 percent of its models with alternative-energy powertrains in the next five years, the most ambitious plan by a...

Kia greenlights Niro in green-car rush

1:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015
Kia, shedding light on its longstanding plans for a dedicated hybrid family, plans to take on the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt with a...

Hyundai prices 2016 Sonata plug-in hybrid from $35,435

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid, the first car of its kind for the automaker, will hit select U.S.

Karma Automotive links with BMW for electric drive technology

9:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015
Karma Automotive, the Chinese-owned company once known as Fisker, is working with BMW to access some of the German automaker's electric drive and...

GM to provide fuel cell vehicle to Army for testing

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015
Another GM powertrain is headed to an Army vehicle, and additional details about the fuel-cell project could be released as early as next week.

Secretive EV startup plans $1 billion factory in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015
The secretive electric vehicle startup Faraday Future says it is considering several states for a $1 billion U.S. assembly plant.


TALK FROM THE TOP: Hachigo steers back-to-basics strategy at Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015
Takahiro Hachigo took over as Honda Motor Co. CEO last June as the company was recovering from several body blows.

Average U.S. new-vehicle fuel economy slips in Oct., study finds

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015
Thanks to lower gasoline prices and the continued strength of pickup and SUV sales, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S.

Chinese-backed startup targets Tesla with $1 billion U.S. plant

11:52 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015
Faraday Future, the startup backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, has big dreams of taking on Tesla Motors, starting with a $1 billion...


Japan Inc.'s 2020 vision: Self-driving cars on the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015
Japan's big automakers, long known for their fondness for automation, finally are ready to make a big push into self-driving cars.


Honda's exotic powertrain tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015
Honda is readying a number of exotic powertrain technologies: from a new generation of plug-in hybrids and ultra-lean burning engines, to 10-speed...

2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015
Audi scrapped the A3's five-door format when the current generation of its entry-level car arrived last year.

EV advocate Ghosn eyes fuel cell entry around 2020

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015
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Audi's A3 e-tron to pave way for electrified vehicle push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2015
Audi's A3 Sportback e-tron launch is far more important to the brand than its modest 5,000-vehicle annual sales goal would suggest.

Luxury brands place fuel cell bets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015
Luxury automakers fortified their stance on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show, with Lexus unveiling a dramatic fuel cell concept...

Toyota's lofty 2050 emissions goal a wake-up call for suppliers

6:27 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015
Toyota's second-biggest supplier says the carmaker's goal to almost eliminate conventional combustion engines by 2050 is a wake-up call for auto...

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