Green Car

Delphi says new 48-volt mild hybrid system has 2 customers

2:19 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

Delphi said it will work with two automakers to put a new 48-volt mild-hybrid system developed by the supplier into production next year.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Big cuts in Volkswagen bonuses

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

VW to slash bonuses for managers, dealer prepares scandal documentary; Tesla ditches grille with updated Model S; Ford opens GT ordering; Seeking allies for recall-repair push; Mild-hybrid tech.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: In Detroit, lots of EV talk, but no nod to Tesla

3:56 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Something astounding happened in Detroit this week at the SAE world congress. It took a panel on EVs an hour and 53 minutes to finally mention the "T" word.... Read More »

Toyota gets a glimpse at Clemson students' vision of future mobility

11:30 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Toyota planners are scrutinizing a concept for an urban youth vehicle created for them by Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research vehicle development program.... Read More »

ROCKIN' TIMES SQUARE

Toyota's climbable billboard creates buzz for RAV4 Hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

When Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. and ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi were dreaming up an outdoor ad campaign to introduce the RAV4 Hybrid to the world, they were determined to take some risks.... Read More »

Prius C to replace VW Beetle for Best Buy's Geek Squad

4:06 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Geek Squad is ditching its signature Volkswagen Beetle “Geekmobiles” for the 2016 Toyota Prius C. Geek Squad, Best Buy's tech support unit, said today it will update its fleet with more than 1,000 Prius C hybrids, each branded with a redesigned logo.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Brazil to get 1st peek at new Jeep

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Compact Jeep to be revealed in Brazil; Volvo plans driverless pilot in U.S.; Ford test goes dark; BMW relaunches car-sharing; GM case dismissed; Using drones to find cars on lot.... Read More »

Lagging infrastructure slows fuel cell growth, Lentz says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Toyota remains committed to hydrogen cars, but a lack of infrastructure has slowed its plans, says Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

BLOG: Dissecting all those preorders for Tesla's Model 3 (and where the cash goes)

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2016

More than 325,000 people around the world have put down a fully refundable $1,000 deposit to get in line for the Tesla Model 3. So what happens to all that deposit money?... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Porsche will keep its 15% margin target despite high EV investments

April 9, 2016 06:15 CET

Porsche will keep its 15 percent profit margin target as part of its new 10-year business plan, despite facing huge investment challenges in areas such as plug-in hybrids and full electric cars, Porsche's finance chief, Lutz Meschke, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A rising star's vision for Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2016

High-performance, green, autonomous: A rising star's vision for Mercedes; BMW's 'i' on plug-ins; What's on Costco's shopping list for dealer partners; Big role for parts on eBay.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: 100-car self-driving test in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2016

Volvo to test up to 100 self-driving cars in China; Google car's new road; Airbag death toll rises; Honda Financial glitch; Silent supercars?... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Former Fiat exec sees hybrids hurt by VW emissions scandal

April 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Full hybrids and plug-in hybrids will suffer the most in the aftermath of VW's emissions-cheating scandal as a move to real-world testing exposes their higher CO2 emissions on the road, Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of Europe's pre-eminent powertrain experts, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2016

Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someone whose opinion I trust when it comes to the future of vehicle propulsion. So, I was I rather suprised when he told me compressed natural gas is the greenest, most affordable powertrain option available today.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Tesla Model 3 fervor has flavors of Apple

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

If you are an executive at a venerable automaker developing EV technology, seeing crowds waiting in line to lay down a deposit for a Tesla Model 3 had to be tough to watch.... Read More »

Supercars could go silent as hybrids, self-driving take hold

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

The appeal of a supercar used to be relatively straightforward: aggressive styling, a growling engine, and racetrack-ready handling, garnished with an exotic name. But the time-honored formula is being tested as customers demand more than just acceleration and a gawking public.... Read More »

PSA triples profit target to 6%; plans product offensive

April 5, 2016 09:37 CET

PSA tripled its profit goal to 6 percent of sales by 2021 and revealed plans to roll out 26 new cars including seven plug-in hybrids and four EVs as part of the Push to Pass strategy unveiled today. The automaker's growth program also targets revenue increasing 10 percent by 2018 and an additional 15 percent by 2021.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

VW not alone in defending excessive NOx output

April 4, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen isn't alone in having to explain excessive nitrogen oxide emissions from its models, especially in Europe, where even Euro 6 vehicles emit seven times more NOx than allowed when on the road, Vicente Franco, senior researcher at the ICCT, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Way to pump up fuel cells?

7:45 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Toyota's fuel-cell growth theory: Location matters; Good side to leasing, Experian exec says; Ally offering used-vehicle leases; Ford's Salute to Dealers.... Read More »

Korea touts resort island as premium EV test bed

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

South Korea is positioning its southern island of Jeju as a global EV test bed. With range anxiety an afterthought, a carbon-free energy plan in the works and a dense charging infrastructure quickly mushrooming, the country's “EV Island” is attracting green car players from around the world.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for April

April 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at the backlash all automakers are facing in the aftermath of the Volkswagen Group's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

BMW plug-in hybrids to get iPerformance badge

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

BMW will badge hybrid versions of its mainstream nameplates as iPerformance to highlight the link to technology developed for its i subbrand.... Read More »

Q&A: KEVIN LAYDEN

Ford's electrification chief stays plugged in

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Rather than retrenching from electrified vehicles, Ford is doubling down, committing $4.5 billion to develop the next generation of EVs and powertrains. And Kevin Layden is the man who will spend a big chunk of that cash.... Read More »

Q&A: RINALDO RINOLFI

Former Fiat exec: VW fallout may hurt hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Full hybrids and plug-in hybrids will suffer most in the aftermath of Volkswagen Group's emissions-cheating scandal, says former Fiat engineer Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of Europe's pre-eminent powertrain experts.... Read More »

Compressed natural gas gains U.S. foothold in fleets

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

While cheap gasoline in North America wipes out many of the economic reasons to buy a plug-in hybrid, sales of the vehicles in Europe could be stunted by testing that measures carbon dioxide output in real-world driving.... Read More »

 
Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations rose 8 percent in April as Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spa ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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