Green Car

Denmark 'kills' Tesla and other EV sales with tax move

June 1, 2017 06:01 CET

Electric-car sales have plunged in Denmark after the government began phasing out subsidies for EVs. One of the hardest hit automakers is Tesla, whose Model S once dominated the market.... Read More »

Audi's new A8 flagship will get 48-volt tech to boost economy, performance

June 1, 2017 09:24 CET

Audi will become the latest automaker to use a 48-volt mild hybrid system in its cars to improve fuel economy and lower emissions. The technology will be standard on all of the latest-generation A8 models.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Panasonic's auto business is the real driving force

1:49 pm U.S. ET | May 30, 2017

Panasonic, indelibly associated with televisions, audio equipment and microwave ovens, now makes more money from auto parts than home appliances.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

EV column not based in reality

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

The reality is that last year, of the over 17 million new vehicles sold in the United States, 99.5% were not electric, a reader writes.... Read More »

Valeo bets on 48-volt mild-hybrid tech for growth

May 27, 2017 06:01 CET

Valeo is making a big bet on 48-volt "mild hybrid" technology, which the supplier sees as a cost-effective way for automakers to meet tightening emissions standards and to deliver power to new energy-consuming components such as electric superchargers.... Read More »

Electric cars will become cheaper than gasoline models within a decade

6:41 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2017

Battery powered cars will soon be cheaper to buy than conventional gasoline ones, offering immediate savings to drivers, new research shows.... Read More »

VW's clean vehicle push has shortcomings, Calif. says

1:17 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2017

California regulators say VW's spending plan on clean vehicle infrastructure has shortcomings and lacks details on how the program, Electrify America, will help disadvantaged communities as well as promote hydrogen fuel cells.... Read More »

Renault sees wireless charging as answer to EV range anxiety

May 25, 2017 06:01 CET

As automakers and governments work to add more charging stations to ease electric vehicle range anxiety, Renault is touting dynamic wireless charging as a technology that could eliminate that fear. Renault has partnered with Qualcomm and French research consortium Vedecom to develop the technology.... Read More »

BMW aims to be electrification, connectivity leader

May 20, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW will focus on leadership in electric drivetrains and connectivity rather than increasing vehicle sales, CEO Harald Krueger said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Uber threatens to fire engineer

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2017

Uber threatens to fire engineer at center of Waymo suit; Automakers' choice: Wall St. or White House?; Where Toyota, Honda, Nissan agree; Aston Martin IPO?; VW CEO talks succession.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Incentives are a must in ZEV states

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

Government mandates have led manufacturers to build an exciting lineup of EVs and other clean cars.... Read More »

Karma airs first TV commercial for Revero plug-in hybrid

10:11 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2017

Karma Automotive aired its first TV commercial on Sunday, ahead of the start of deliveries of the Chinese-owned automaker's $130,000 Revero car this month.... Read More »

Tesla is most painful stock for short sellers in 2017

3:32 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Traders short selling Tesla's soaring stock have lost $3.7 billion this year, eclipsing the combined losses of traders shorting Apple, Amazon.com and Netflix.... Read More »

Ex-Ferrari exec Lanzone hired by autonomous car start-up Zoox

8:55 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2017

Autonomous vehicle start-up Zoox said Corrado Lanzone, former operations director of Ferrari's racing division, has joined the company as its vice president of manufacturing operations.... Read More »

AMG chief predicts lineup of plug-ins

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2017

Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers forecasts plug-ins across the performance brand's lineup in the long term. Pure electrics also are inevitable.... Read More »

DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Bolt gets EVs halfway to mainstream

11:55 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2017

I got into a Chevrolet Bolt last week, and, as promised, it solves — well, mostly solves — one problem with electric vehicles. But it doesn't eliminate a second problem.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

BLOG: For many, Honda's Clarity is too good a deal to pass up

12:30 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

For $369 a month and $2,868 at signing, residents in the fair state of California get a large, comfortable, quiet sedan that has all the luxury trappings of an Acura and seats five adults comfortably.... Read More »

China targets 35 million vehicle sales by 2025, NEVs to make up one-fifth

April 25, 2017 09:36 CET

China is targeting 35 million vehicle sales by 2025 and wants new energy vehicles (NEVs) to make up at least one-fifth of the total. Automakers in the country are pushing into electric and plug-in hybrid cars to meet stringent new government quotas.... Read More »

How Volvo helped to electrify the London black cab

April 24, 2017 12:27 CET

Volvo helped to make London's iconic black taxis more environmentally friendly by supplying an electrified drivetrain to the UK company that builds the famous cabs.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda Civic Type R sets speed record

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Honda Civic Type R sets speed record; Tesla takes a production gamble; Sunday ads target Musk, Trump; Japan's big hydrogen bet; More Apple-car clues.... Read More »

Japan dreams of a hydrogen society

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

As home market to two of the three global carmakers selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Japan is understandably optimistic about the outlook for hydrogen-powered cars.... Read More »

A gross but green path to hydrogen

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Masaki Tajima is trying to pave a greener hydrogen highway for Japan. And the road starts at a simmering sewage field on the southwestern island of Kyushu.... Read More »

Developing hydrogen beyond the car market

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Imagine a city where houses and businesses have their own on-site fuel cell stacks that turn hydrogen into electricity for lights, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.... Read More »

Toyota to take Mirai for a spin in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Toyota will test the waters in China for its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai.... Read More »

Jeep finds green groove with 7-seat, plug-in hybrid SUV concept

7:37 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2017

Jeep is flexing its green and connectivity chops at the Shanghai auto show with a luxury seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV that could herald a new flagship for China, a key market for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brand.... Read More »

 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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