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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Accord Hybrid lands as segment drags

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2016

48-mpg Accord Hybrid arrives as segment slumps; Primed for new Prius plug-in; BMW recalls X3, X4; Ontario's $66.5 million gift to FCA; Keeping an eye on Cadillac CT6.... Read More »

Tesla to open gallery at Nordstrom in L.A.

1:17 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2016

Nordstrom shoppers in California will soon be able to check out a Tesla Model X while they browse the store's clothing selections.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dealers give Lexus top marks

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Dealers give Lexus top marks in NADA study; Ontario to aid FCA, report says; Push for green cars in Germany; a longer Range Rover Evoque?; Mercedes-Benz GLE spied.... Read More »

Nissan develops new ethanol fuel cells to jump infrastructure hurdle

6:21 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Nissan has developed a new kind of fuel cell drivetrain for cars that taps an onboard tank of ethanol instead of pressurized hydrogen, delivering a cheaper and safer ride that it says is more user friendly.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's ethanol fuel cell

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Nissan develops ethanol-powered fuel cell; Takata sheds auto stocks; BMW remarketing site open to other dealers; GMC acts to prevent hot-car deaths; Steering wheel's last go-round?... Read More »

Germany needs emissions-free car fleet by 2030, deputy economy minister says

June 13, 2016 16:04 CET

All new cars registered in Germany need to be emissions free by 2030 at the latest to help meet pollution reduction goals, a deputy minister in Angela Merkel's government has said.... Read More »

Daimler to unveil long-range electric car in October

June 11, 2016 10:42 CET

Daimler will unveil a long-range electric car from its Mercedes brand at the Paris auto show, as the automaker gears up to compete with the Tesla Model X SUV.... Read More »

London's black cabs could soon be a common sight in other European capitals

June 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Chinese-owned London Taxi Co. hopes its iconic black cabs may soon be a common sight on the streets of Paris and other European cities.... Read More »

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Toyota, focusing on hybrids, unaffected by VW diesel scandal

June 9, 2016 13:50 CET

Toyota -- with its focus on hybrids -- has seen no impact on diesel sales from VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal. The Japanese automaker wants half of its European sales to be hybrid cars, up from a quarter now.... Read More »

Tesla revives smaller-battery Model S with lower price

9:27 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Tesla is bringing back a 60 kilowatt-hour version of the Model S that costs less than the one it discontinued last year. The new Model S 60 begins at $66,000 before federal or state incentives and can travel 208 miles per charge.... Read More »

Musk says Samsung may supply batteries to Tesla Energy; Panasonic will supply Model 3

1:47 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

Tesla Motors may get batteries for its energy unit from Samsung SDI Co., CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter. Musk also said Panasonic will be the exclusive supplier of batteries to the upcoming Model 3 small car.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM stock undervalued, Barra says

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

GM stock undervalued, Barra says; Make Lincolns in China?; Test firm hacks into '17 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid; Toyota to use solar power on Texas HQ campus; Return of the hatchback.... Read More »

Toyota looking to Texas sun for HQ power

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Toyota will use solar panels on three parking structures at its Texas headquarters now under construction, which the company said will provide about 25 percent of its power needs.... Read More »

Hyundai to launch EV with 200-mile range in 2018

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

Hyundai Motor Co. plans to launch an electric vehicle with a driving range of about 200 miles per charge in 2018. That is nearly double the 112 miles per charge that will be offered by an electric version of Hyundai's Ioniq sedan, which will debut this year.... Read More »

U.S. fuel economy improves in May despite weak car sales

11:31 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2016

Despite the drop in car sales in May, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. last month still rose from April, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said.... Read More »

BMW braces long road to EV, self-driving success

June 3, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW has set up a "speed boat" unit to boost its self-driving expertise but will roll out autonomous car technology gradually, development chief Klaus Froehlich said.... Read More »

Virginia dealers call for Tesla probe

3:40 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Virginia dealers are asking state regulators to investigate Tesla for alleged violations at its locations in the state. Tesla vows to fight back.... Read More »

Hyundai to launch 200-mile EV in 2018

10:41 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Hyundai Motor said it plans to launch an electric vehicle with a driving range of about 200 miles per charge in 2018, aiming to better compete with other electric car makers such as Tesla Motors Inc.... Read More »

VW mulls $11 billion battery cell plant

June 1, 2016 13:09 CET

VW Group is considering building a huge battery cell plant in Germany that could rival Tesla's "Gigafactory" as the automaker looks to sell 1 million electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids by 2025.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota buying Google affiliates?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Toyota said close to buying Google robotics affiliates; 200-mile Hyundai EV in works; No free charging for Tesla Model 3 owners?; Joel Ewanick's hydrogen-fueling startup.... Read More »

Here come the hydrogen stations

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

Hydrogen fuel cell cars are beginning to trickle onto California's roads. And thanks to a push from regulators, automakers and startup FirstElement, more filling stations are arriving, too.... Read More »

Toyota, Nissan seek battery breakthroughs

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

Toyota and Nissan are working on advanced battery technologies they hope will give new-generation electrified vehicles greater driving range.... Read More »

VW goal: 1 million electrified vehicles by 2025

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2016

Volkswagen Group expects it will have to sell about 1 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a year worldwide by 2025 to fulfill increasingly strict carbon dioxide emission limits in major markets.... Read More »

Ford bumps driving range of 2017 Fusion Energi to 610 miles

10:45 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

Ford has bumped the range of the 2017 Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid, to a diesel-like 610 miles on one tank of fuel. That's up 60 miles from the 2016 model.... Read More »

Apple explores EV charging stations, report says

May 26, 2016 15:35 CET

Apple is said to be investigating electric car charging in what could be part of the the tech giant's plans to build an EV.... Read More »

 
Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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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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