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Nissan drops Pathfinder hybrid

7:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Nissan has quietly discontinued the hybrid version of Pathfinder crossover as U.S. consumers look increasingly to traditional crossovers, SUVs and pickups.

Japanese automakers to subsidize hydrogen station operating costs

6:25 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Toyota, Nissan and Honda plan to help cover the cost of operating hydrogen stations in the country to popularize cars powered by fuel cells.

Toyota Mirai rated at U.S. range of 312 miles

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Toyota says its high-stakes hydrogen car will have a U.S. rating of 312 miles between refueling stops, farther than the Tesla Model S.

Next-gen Prius may be ill-timed, but not ill-fated

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
While the timing isn't ideal, dealers, analysts and Toyota itself are all bullish on the prospects for the next-gen Prius.

Bosch positions for electrification growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
German supplier Robert Bosch and Japanese battery partner GS Yuasa are “on a good path” toward developing a lithium ion battery that...

Lexus builds functional hoverboard prototype

11:23 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
Toyota is heading back to the future. The Lexus brand has actually built a working model of a hoverboard. It's real, but not for sale. Yet.

Tesla's gigafactory buzz takes root in Reno

8:36 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
Tesla's $5 billion “gigafactory” may be the best thing to happen to northern Nevada since the silver rush of the 1850s and the gaming...

China's Wanxiang plans to build Fisker Karma in S. Calif.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2015
Fisker Automotive and Technology Group plans to revive production of the Fisker hybrid sports car in a new plant to be built in Southern California.

Mercedes GLC to get coupe version

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2015
Mercedes-Benz will offer a coupe version of its up-sized second-generation compact crossover, with plug-in hybrid and performance variants coming, as...

Subaru adds Impreza Sport Hybrid, its second hybrid, for Japan

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015
Subaru is adding a second hybrid vehicle to its lineup, a gasoline-electric version of the Impreza hatchback it hopes will tap booming demand for the...

AAA finds 8 in 10 drivers report their mpg tops EPA ratings

9:51 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2015
Eight in 10 drivers report getting better fuel economy than the EPA ratings posted on their vehicles' window stickers, AAA says in a new study.

Honda will drop CNG vehicles to focus on hybrids, EVs

1:39 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2015
Honda is reworking its alternative powertrain strategy to focus on hybrids and EVs, and will phase out efforts to commercialize cars powered by...

Tesla lines up $500 million line of credit

8:06 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2015
Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Friday it had entered into a $500 million senior secured line of credit.

GM to announce secondary use for EV batteries

3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 10, 2015
General Motors said it plans to announce a development in the secondary use for electric vehicle batteries next week, bringing more attention to the...

Chevy's CNG Impala rollout delayed nearly a year to fix quality bug

11:30 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2015
The rollout of Chevrolet's 2015 Impala that runs on natural gas has been delayed by nearly a year as GM works to fix a quality problem.

Average U.S. mpg edges up to 25.5 in May

10:55 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2015
The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the U.S. was up 0.

NEWS ANALYSIS

How will automakers respond to megatrends?

2:01 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2015
Potential disruptions may make the most headlines, but the majority of future megatrends emphasize the auto industry's continuity.

A123 to double lithium-ion battery capacity

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015
A123 Systems LLC plans to double the manufacturing capacity at its three lithium-ion battery plants in a $200 million investment.

California bends but doesn't yield on ZEVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2015
Jaguar, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Volvo may be small, but California won't spare them from putting electrified vehicles on the market.

Daimler chases Tesla in solar-powered batteries

12:24 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
Daimler is chasing Tesla Motors in a push to sell batteries for storing energy generated in daylight hours from rooftop solar panels to homeowners...

Ford to make EV technology patents available to rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
Ford is following Tesla Motors in opening up hundreds of patents on electric-car technology to competitors in a move aimed at accelerating...

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