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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Fields confident on Trump

7:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2017

Fields says Trump 'going to be good for our industry'; 400 more FCA dealers?; Report: GM, Honda to expand fuel-cell work; Make-meeting highlights; Keeping an eye on F&I.... Read More »

GM, Honda to announce fuel cell technology advance, report says

6:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

General Motors and Honda are expected on Monday to announce an expansion of their collaboration on fuel cell technology development, people familiar with the plans told Reuters after a press conference advisory was released.... Read More »

Bosch's 2016 profit slides 7% on EV investments

Jan. 27, 2017 12:46 CET

Operating profit at Bosch fell 6.5 percent in 2016 as the company invested in the development of products for electric vehicles. Bosch has been investing in technologies such as intelligent systems that cut down on how much power electric cars use, while divesting traditional industrial products such as starter motors and generators.... Read More »

Tesla's Musk floats idea of a carbon tax to Trump, CEOs

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is pressing the Trump administration to adopt a tax on carbon emissions, raising the issue directly with President Donald Trump and U.S. business leaders at a White House meeting Monday regarding manufacturing.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Automakers, others battle for position in lucrative connected car sector

Jan. 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Cars are rapidly being transformed into connectivity centers constantly linked to the outside world as automakers, suppliers and service providers try to benefit from a multi-billion-dollar sector forecast to grow at a double-digit rate for the rest of the decade.... Read More »

VW EVs will debut 5G connectivity services

Jan. 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen plans to equip its family of I.D. electric cars with next-generation 5G mobile connectivity and vehicle-to-everything communication standards as the brand prepares to offer full autonomous driving functionality in 2025.... Read More »

Ford, London partner to test plug-in hybrid commercial vans

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Ford, aiming to reduce emissions and operating costs, is teaming up with city officials in London to launch a year-long test of 20 Transit Custom plug-in hybrid vans.... Read More »

Tesla to build motors, gearboxes in Gigafactory

2:44 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2017

Tesla will manufacture the electric motors and gearboxes for the upcoming Model 3 at its Gigafactory in Nevada.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: 5 automakers unite to boost hydrogen

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2017

Toyota, four rivals unite to boost hydrogen; NAFTA exit would cost jobs, CAR warns; Ex-GM exec joins Trump team; More products for Tesla plant; Visteon keeps it simple; New Ram ads.... Read More »

5 automakers form hydrogen alliance with energy, transport giants

6:29 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2017

Toyota, BMW, Daimler, Honda and Hyundai are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell and Total with plans to invest a combined $10.7 billion in hydrogen-related products within five years.... Read More »

Bentley thinks best bet for its buyers is plug-in hybrid EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

It's a scenario scary enough to give any chauffeur the sweats: You're en route to pick up your boss who's headed to a crucial meeting -- or date -- and the all-electric ultraluxury sedan you're driving doesn't have enough juice to get there. Forget range anxiety. That's job anxiety.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Imagining a hybrid Ford future

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

Imagining a hybrid Ford future; Takata expected to plead guilty in $1B U.S. settlement, Ford, Toyota expand recalls; Civic homecoming; Warning for VW execs; Buick Super Bowl plans.... Read More »

Tesla unveils pricing structure for supercharging stations

7:23 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

Tesla Motors said it will charge new customers fees to use its Supercharging stations if they exceed an annual limit, detailing its price structure to help pay for the expansion of its network of stations.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Bill Ford on the new 'arms race'

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Bill Ford on new 'arms race' and soft side of autonomy; Why Bentley's big on plug-ins; Daimler's focus on beautiful, sexy EVs; A close-up look at new F-150; VW pleads guilty.... Read More »

BMW, VW, Daimler, Ford hope to catch Tesla with faster EV chargers

Jan. 11, 2017 11:26 CET

BMW, VW, Daimler and Ford have begun talks with partners to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations in Europe that can charge vehicles in minutes rather than hours as they look to break Tesla's stranglehold on the EV market.... Read More »

SHORT CIRCUIT

Is the industry zooming toward a battery shortage?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Automakers are under increasing pressure to electrify their powertrains to meet toughening global emissions regulations. The big question is whether there will be enough battery cells available in the next decade to meet the projected fast-rising demand.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

How Ford's hybrid push might play out

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

It's rare when an automaker reveals product plans three years in advance. But that's what Ford Motor Co. did last week when CEO Mark Fields explained how the company will spend some of the $4.5 billion it has committed to developing 13 electrified vehicles by 2020.... Read More »

Why aren't automakers plugging their EVs?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2017

Automakers aren't committing enough resources to advertising their electric vehicles, a study says. But from the industry's perspective, it's not that simple.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Another record year in U.S. sales

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

2016 another record year in U.S. sales; Va. dealers appeal Tesla store ruling, Gigafactory fires up; Intel in Here?; Trump thanks Ford; Mexico laments scrapped plant.... Read More »

Tesla launches battery production at Gigafactory

11:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Tesla's massive Gigafactory today produced its first battery cells to power the company's energy storage products and, before long, the Model 3 electric car.... Read More »

2017 CES

Faraday Future demonstrates powerful EV despite setbacks

10:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

For Faraday Future, the show must go on. The Chinese electric automaker revealed its production electric vehicle, the FF 91, at CES on Tuesday.... Read More »

Ford, following Trump criticism, cancels plans for $1.6 billion Mexico plant

11:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

Ford, following months of withering criticism from President-elect Donald Trump for expanding operations in Mexico, said today it will cancel its $1.6 billion assembly plant in the early stages of construction in Mexico.... Read More »

Tesla deliveries miss forecasts again on production delays

9:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

Tesla Motors reported fourth-quarter deliveries that fell short of its own forecasts as production delays continue to plague the carmaker led by CEO Elon Musk.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Automakers hunt for battery cell capacity to deliver on bullish EV targets

Jan. 2, 2017 06:01 CET

Automakers are under increasing pressure to electrify their powertrains to meet toughening global emissions regulations. The big question is whether there will be enough battery cells available in the next decade to meet the fast-rising demand predicted by companies such as VW, Daimler, BMW, GM and Ford.... Read More »

Toyota's hybrid bet in Europe finally pays off

Dec. 29, 2016 09:28 CET

Toyota's hybrids push in Europe is finally paying off. The automaker is on track for a 40 percent jump in annual sales of gasoline-electric vehicles in Europe and hybrids are set to account for more than half of Toyota's deliveries for the region by the end of the decade.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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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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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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