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Dana reimagines seals for the fuel cell era

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Dana has joined a research consortium that aims to develop a cheaper fuel cell. The consortium, dubbed Project Inspire, has given itself three years to do so.... Read More »

Tesla to buy SolarCity for $2.6 billion in plan to create clean-energy powerhouse

6:39 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Tesla will buy solar panel installer SolarCity Corp. for $2.6 billion in shares to form a one-stop clean-energy shop. The combined entity will offer consumers solar panels, home battery storage systems and electric cars under a single brand.... Read More »

A 4-cylinder McLaren? Don't count on it

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

McLaren is in the midst of a hybrid plan to develop 15 new models by 2022.... Read More »

Under the hood of Acura's NSX racer: An asterisk

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

Acura wants to burnish the cred of the current NSX, an all-wheel-drive hybrid supercar. And how is it doing that? With a rear-wheel-drive, nonhybrid racer.... Read More »

Panasonic to raise about $3.9 billion from bonds to help fund Tesla gigafactory

3:08 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2016

Panasonic Corp., the exclusive supplier of Tesla Motors' Model 3 lithium ion batteries, said today it would raise up to 400 billion yen ($3.86 billion) in corporate bonds primarily to invest in Tesla's gigafactory, Reuters reported.... Read More »

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Elon Musk says it's 'pencils down' for Tesla's Model 3

2:35 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the final designs for Tesla's $35,000 electric Model 3 were locked up two weeks ago, and the company is moving forward on schedule to start producing them next summer. That was just the beginning of his remarks on Tuesday.... Read More »

U.S. report says Tesla driver speeding in fatal Autopilot crash

2:29 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

A driver killed in the May 7 crash of a Tesla Motors car while using Autopilot driving-assist software was speeding, U.S. highway safety investigators said on Tuesday in a preliminary report that did not state a probable cause.... Read More »

Hyundai to roll out next-gen fuel cell in '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Hyundai will use the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea to showcase a new next-generation fuel cell vehicle.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

MPG report sets stage for debate

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Agencies hailed the 1,217-page draft Technical Assessment Report's findings as evidence that the industry is ahead of schedule in complying with the Obama administration's ambitious National Program of harmonized greenhouse gas and fuel economy regulations. But the report also noted that if the 2025 model year standards remain unchanged, the industry won't reach the 54.5-mpg fleet target.... Read More »

Audi plans three electric models by 2020, CEO tells paper

July 24, 2016 09:53 CET

Audi aims to have three electric models by 2020 and for electric vehicles to account for 25 to 30 percent of its sales by 2025, CEO Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper.... Read More »

Tesla, SolarCity close to merger agreement, report says

8:55 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2016

Tesla Motors and SolarCity have made progress in putting together a deal that will merge the electric car maker and the solar panel installer, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

Mazda diesel still in the plans, CEO says

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2016

While diesel-powered Mazdas haven't made a U.S. debut yet, the automaker still plans on offering them stateside.... Read More »

U.S. Energy department expands EV charging loan guarantees

5:47 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

The White House is expanding a federal loan guarantee program to include companies building electric vehicle charging stations, as part of a broader effort to boost EV sales.... Read More »

Musk's new Tesla 'master plan' comes with big price tag

4:10 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Elon Musk's latest "master plan" for Tesla Motors to develop an electric commercial truck, a public bus, a pickup and systems to enable fully autonomous driving, could cost $2 billion to $3 billion or more, experts and analysts said Thursday.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM posts $2.9 billion profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

GM posts $2.9 billion profit; Musk's 'master plan' takes Tesla beyond EVs, batteries; Rosekind: U.S. still bullish on autonomous cars; Daimler, Volvo profits; Chevy's product pipeline.... Read More »

Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe

July 20, 2016 06:01 CET

Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise and also a showcase for engineering excellence," Honda said.... Read More »

Tesla Motors changes web address to Tesla.com

11:23 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

Tesla Motors has changed its internet address from teslamotors.com to tesla.com, hinting at a possible company name change as part of CEO Elon Musk's latest and still undisclosed "master plan."... Read More »

Honda hybrid motor avoids costly metals

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Honda has developed a way to break its reliance on rare-earth metals to make batteries for hybrids.... Read More »

Honda re-charts green territory

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Honda, a pioneer in gas-electric hybrids, says it's finally ready to go big with its alternative-powertrain plans.... Read More »

BorgWarner to expand r&d operations in Michigan, add 76 jobs

10:24 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

BorgWarner plans to spend $27 million to expand its Auburn Hills operations near Detroit, a project expected to add 76 jobs, the state of Michigan said.... Read More »

Tesla is asked to brief U.S. Senate panel on fatal Florida crash

8:44 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

The chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that oversees auto safety issues wrote Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday, asking the automaker to brief the committee on a fatal May 7 crash involving its Autopilot software.... Read More »

No more Tesla buyback guarantee as company cuts prices again

10:38 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2016

Tesla said it had discontinued its resale value guarantee program that assured buyers that cars would retain value over time, and lowered the starting price of its Model X crossover, the second time it has lowered prices this year.... Read More »

Honda develops hybrid motor without key rare-earth metals

9:55 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

Honda has developed a new electric motor for hybrid vehicles that tackles two top challenges in manufacturing the critical drivetrain component: The high cost and uncertain supply of the rare-earth metals used in their powerful magnets.... Read More »

Hyundai steps up EV cadence

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

Aiming to make electrified cars a pillar of its portfolio, Hyundai Motor Co. says the technology is evolving so fast that it must roll out new EVs on a two-year cadence to boost the current 110-mile range to around 250 miles by 2020.... Read More »

Honda drops compact CR-Z hybrid

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

Honda is killing off the compact CR-Z hybrid, a slow-selling runabout whose performance struggled to live up to its hot-hatch looks. Production of the made-in-Japan car will end by December. Output for the U.S. market has already ended as Honda focuses on the re-engineered Accord Hybrid with its upgraded drivetrain.... Read More »

 
Delphi, Mobileye deal may hasten decline of car brands

Christiaan Hetzner
7:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29 2016

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Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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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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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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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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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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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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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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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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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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