Green Car

Daimler will sell Mercedes EVs in China, market boss says

Sept. 7, 2016 10:15 CET

Daimler plans to sell Mercedes EVs in China as the automaker seeks to capitalize on government initiatives aimed at expanding the market for new-energy vehicles, Hubertus Troska, its market chief, said. Daimler is due to unveil a long-range EV concept at the Paris auto show later this month.... Read More »

GM and Army collaborate on fuel cells

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

General Motors in October plans to show a Chevrolet Colorado-based fuel cell electric vehicle being developed for military use.... Read More »

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German premium giants race to catch Tesla

Sept. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Europe's premium automakers are investing heavily to match Tesla. The Silicon Valley-based upstart has made BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche look woefully behind the times in an area they typically dominate: technology.... Read More »

The Bolt strikes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

Chevrolet Bolt sightings in the Detroit area are increasing as the summer winds down and the battery-electric hatchback inches closer to production start.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

To get to driverless cars, fix the roads

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

While automakers, suppliers and ride providers such as Uber race to develop and deploy self-driving technology, one point is seldom mentioned. U.S. infrastructure simply isn't ready for cars to drive themselves 100 percent safely, 100 percent of the time.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: August U.S. sales winners, losers

8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2016

August U.S. sales winners, losers; VW appeals order to bargain with UAW; Mitsubishi sites raided; Ford plant evacuated after fire; In California, credits versus car sales.... Read More »

Chevrolet Bolt on track for a late '16 debut

2:01 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

The Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric hatchback is on track to be launched late this year, Chevrolet confirmed Monday, countering recent reports on various media and enthusiast websites that the car would be delayed for six months.... Read More »

China startup recruits Italian expertise for GT96 supercar

Aug. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

China's Techrules has recruited Italian design and engineering partners to help it launch the country's first supercar.... Read More »

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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero

Aug. 25, 2016 06:01 CET

Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales will be relatively small. The Ioniq will be offered as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or a full-electric car, the first time an automaker has offered those three green drivetrains in one body style.... Read More »

Tesla wins U.S. antitrust approval to buy SolarCity

10:23 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Tesla Motors won U.S. antitrust approval to buy solar panel installer SolarCity, the Federal Trade Commission said. The deal was announced on Aug. 1 and is part of an effort by Tesla to improve economies of scale in electrical energy management systems, battery production and marketing.... Read More »

NSX returns to Japan as an American hybrid import

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

The NSX sports car is making a long-awaited homecoming in Japan that underscores the global ambitions of a halo hybrid that must do double duty for the Acura and Honda brands.... Read More »

Tesla adds more powerful battery option

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

Tesla is giving its fans another thing to get charged up about with the introduction of a 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack for both the Model S sedan and Model X crossover.... Read More »

Daimler's top electric mobility exec moving to Bosch, report says

Aug. 17, 2016 16:21 CET

Daimler's top electric mobility executive, Harald Kroeger, is joining Bosch, Reuters reported. Bosch is building up its EV and autonomous car expertise and has worked with Google and Tesla.... Read More »

Tesla cooperating with French authorities investigating car fire

11:27 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2016

Tesla Motors is cooperating with French local authorities investigating a fire involving one of its Model S cars during a test drive in Biarritz, it said on Tuesday.... Read More »

Lutz adds to Corvette rumor mill

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

The Corvette rumor mill in Detroit is spinning at high rpms this summer. Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz speculates about a plug-in hybrid version, and a Cadillac sports car to replace the XLR.... Read More »

VW eyes SMA Solar storage systems in cooperation talks

11:48 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2016

Volkswagen is in early talks with German solar power equipment maker SMA Solar about working together, the companies said, as the automaker pushes ambitious electric car plans to overcome its diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »

China proposing California-like mandates for EVs

6:38 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2016

China will consider mandates that carmakers produce more electric vehicles or purchase carbon credits from their peers, potentially emulating California's system and transitioning from a subsidy-driven approach to catalyzing cleaner cars.... Read More »

VW's U.S. settlement worries EV charging companies

Aug. 10, 2016 11:14 CET

Electric vehicle charging companies want independent oversight of the $2 billion Volkswagen is required to invest in clean car infrastructure in the U.S. They say VW should not have the power to shape the developing EV charging system.... Read More »

Karma preps Revero plug-in hybrid for late '16 launch

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Prototypes of the Karma Revero have been spotted during hot-weather testing in Death Valley, Calif., ahead of the plug-in hybrid's Sept. 8 debut in Orange County, Calif. The four-door, coupe-styled sedan is expected to be more of a continuation of the Fisker Karma than an all-new car.... Read More »

Average U.S. fuel economy rises slightly in July, study finds

2:55 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

The average fuel economy of new cars and light trucks sold in July in the U.S. edged up 0.1 mpg from the previous month to 25.4 mpg, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said.... Read More »

BMW takes on Tesla in new ads

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

BMW is taking direct aim at Tesla in new ads for its 330e electric plug-in hybrid. Two new TV spots don't mention Tesla by name. But the implications are clear that BMW is taking a jab at the startup electric car maker and the fact that the much-hyped Tesla Model 3 won't be available for a long while.... Read More »

Reborn Karma will have factory stores

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

Karma Automotive plans to start selling its new Revero four-door coupe through a handful of high-end franchise dealers sprinkled around the country, plus a small network of factory-owned “brand experience centers.”... Read More »

VW lays groundwork for up to 30 EVs

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

Volkswagen's "Strategy 2025" includes as many as three vehicle platforms.... Read More »

GM's Korea studio 'broke the mold' with Bolt

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

GM's South Korean design studio was tasked in 2012 with designing the Bolt, the automaker’s most iconic technological showcase since the Volt hybrid, because of its expertise in bundling big content into small packages. The EV proved to be one of its biggest challenges yet. And in the end, the studio "broke the mold."... Read More »

Germany's new electric car discount scheme draws nearly 2,000 applicants

Aug. 5, 2016 09:21 CET

Nearly 2,000 people in Germany have applied for the government's electric car discount scheme, introduced on July 1, and a third of them are buyers of BMW models.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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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