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HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Charging apps tackle China's EV infrastructure challenge

10:45 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2016

Electric vehicle face especially acute infrastructure challenges in China because few EV drivers can plug in at home. Instead, what is springing up is a marketplace for app-driven charging stations run by ambitious startup companies.... Read More »

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PSA CEO defends new targets; demands pricing discipline over volume

May 5, 2016 06:01 CET

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares has turned the automaker around since taking the helm in 2014. Now Tavares' new Push to Pass plan aims to triple PSA's profit target to 6 percent by 2021, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

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McLaren boss outlines supercar maker's ambitious growth strategy

May 5, 2016 06:01 CET

McLaren, which has remained consistently profitable since it started making supercars in 2009, now plans to invest 1 billion pounds to boost annual sales to as many as 5,000, the automaker's boss, Mike Flewitt, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Average fuel economy dips, likely driven by rising pickups, SUVs, researchers say

4:01 pm U.S. ET | May 4, 2016

After a record-breaking April for light-vehicle sales, the average fuel economy of those vehicles dipped slightly from March, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said.... Read More »

EV-charging network ChargePoint gets $50 million in funding

6:35 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2016

Electric vehicle-charging network ChargePoint said on Tuesday it had received an additional $50 million in funding to allow the Silicon Valley company to expand beyond its current 27,000 public charging stations.... Read More »

Ford's China route: Latecomer, contender, EV embracer

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

In the next phase of its Chinese evolution, Ford plans to introduce electrified cars, as well as to bring in its first pickup and GT super sports car.... Read More »

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Mini boss sees risks & rewards from further expanding brand

April 30, 2016 06:01 CET

Mini sales reached a record last year, but now the question is whether the BMW Group subsidiary can push volume even higher and what models it needs in its "superheroes" lineup to help achieve this? Peter Schwarzenbauer, the brand's chief, discussed this and other topics with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

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BLOG: Why Tesla's long waiting list for Model 3 needed a caveat

7:04 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2016

It is certainly possible Tesla had 400,000 reservations from people who intend to buy a Model 3. But we at Automotive News had reservations of our own before CEO Elon Musk clarified the situation.... Read More »

GM China sees strong growth for luxury models and EVs

3:56 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2016

Chinese consumers' continued preference for luxury brands could help make that country Cadillac's largest global market in the next five to 10 years, the head of General Motors China said today.... Read More »

Germany to offer 4,000 euro subsidy to boost EV sales

April 27, 2016 12:25 CET

Germany announced a plan today to invest about 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) to promote electric cars, which will include subsidies of 4,000 euros ($4,524) for buyers of EVs and 3,000 euros for those choosing to purchase a plug-in hybrid.... Read More »

High warranty costs reflect Tesla's struggle with quality

12:25 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told investors his electric car company will stop burning cash and turn a profit this year, and corralling costs associated with quality problems will be critical to making good on that pledge.... Read More »

Honda brings clarity to electrification strategy

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

When Honda revealed last week that it would a three-model family of green cars under the Clarity nameplate, it also brought a measure of clarity to its electrification strategy, which has moved in fits and starts since the 1999 debut of the oddly shaped Insight.... Read More »

Ford will expand green-car lineup in China

11:25 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Ford, notching record sales in China thanks to its solid crossover lineup, is now beefing up its green-car offerings. The U.S. carmaker, as part of a $4.5 billion global investment to introduce 13 new electrified vehicles through 2020, wants 10 percent to 25 percent of its model mix here battery-equipped by then.... Read More »

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Toyota doubles down on hybrids despite China snub

April 25, 2016 00:19 CET

Toyota, the dominant maker of gasoline-electric cars and light trucks, will push forward with its strategy to build and sell hybrid vehicles in China, in spite of the government's unwillingness to subsidize the technology.... Read More »

What's behind the Clarity's quirky looks?

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

The upcoming Honda Clarity fuel cell sedan is not the prettiest car Honda ever designed. But engineers and designers say its looks were dictated by their mission to make the Clarity the ultimate green car.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan ad pokes fun at Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Nissan ad pokes fun at Tesla; AutoNation profit falls; Daimler diesel probe; U.S. seeks Mitsu info; Honda's reinvented assembly line; Green-car disloyalty?; Chevy salutes Prince.... Read More »

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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius

April 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, which the automaker says is greener and more fun to drive than its predecessor.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM profits surge in Q1

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

GM profits surge in Q1; VW plans diesel buybacks, report says; Honda adding EV, plug-in Clarity, reveals Accord hybrid; Volvo's ambition; Motor City mobility; 84-month Ford loans.... Read More »

Honda to create green Clarity family with EV, plug-in hybrid variants

5:00 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Honda, seeking to reassert itself as a dominant player in the world of green cars, plans to broaden the Clarity nameplate to two more alternative-fuel vehicles.... Read More »

Volvo sets goal to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025

1:00 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Following a global sales record in 2015, Volvo plans to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025, the company said today. "It is a deliberately ambitious target," Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said in a statement.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $5K payouts for VW owners - report

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2016

VW plans $5,000 payouts to diesel owners, report says; Using spiffs to move green cars; Ford pays premium to buy a Tesla; Buick Envision's upscale start; State emissions tests flawed?... Read More »

SNL unveils faux Mercedes AA-class EV; Mercedes plays along

12:12 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

“Saturday Night Live” last week unveiled a (faux) commercial for the Mercedes-Benz AA class, an electric luxury sedan entirely powered by AA batteries. Mercedes played along with the gag on Monday.... Read More »

Incentives growing on green cars, TrueCar says

10:46 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

Car buyers can save significant money on fuel-efficient vehicles this month thanks to incentives and government rebates, TrueCar said Monday in a report.... Read More »

CRAMMING FOR MIDTERMS

Fed and automakers prepare to review 54.5 mpg CAFE goal

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

Automakers and environmental groups are watching closely as the EPA and NHTSA assemble an argument for maintaining or adjusting stringent federal fuel-economy targets. The review promises to be tense as gasoline prices remain low, consumers turn away from green cars and costs of new technology stack up. The feds' analysis will affect automakers' product strategies for a decade.... Read More »

Build and price your own green machine

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

Can you reach 54.2 mpg, the federal fuel economy target for midsize cars by the 2025 model year, without overspending?... Read More »

 
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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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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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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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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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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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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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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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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