Green Car

Hyundai keeps fuel cell crossover understated

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

The differences between the Nexo and Toyota's Mirai reflect the broader differences in design philosophies of the two brands, says Minchul Koo, head of exterior design for Hyundai Motor Co.... Read More »

Lithium makers for EV batteries get a dedicated hedge fund

9:19 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2018

Will Smith, a former partner at Michael Hintze's investment firm CQS UK, is starting a hedge fund that will bet on companies that could gain from the expected boom in electric cars.... Read More »

BASF aims to be major player in EV battery materials

Jan. 19, 2018 11:31 CET

BASF is prepared to dig deep, pouring money and expertise into developing materials for electric-vehicle batteries to catch up with rivals like Tesla supplier Sumitomo.... Read More »

Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief

Jan. 18, 2018 10:01 CET

Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly established e-mobility business division.... Read More »

German power market could cope with switch to electric cars, study says

Jan. 17, 2018 15:44 CET

An anticipated shift to 40 percent electric cars on German roads by 2035 could be absorbed by the power system and generate additional income for utility companies, an independent study said.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover picks Ireland for self-driving software tech center

Jan. 16, 2018 15:42 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will open a software engineering center in Ireland to work on advanced automated driving and electrification technologies.... Read More »

Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles

5:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Ford's plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Don't invest in steam engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Way back when, a lot of folks were convinced that steam engines would be the powerplant of choice. Still, steam went the way of the buggy whip. Don't be surprised if battery power goes the same way.... Read More »

Toyota will increase its big bet on hybrids in Europe

Jan. 12, 2018 06:01 CET

Toyota's big bet on hybrids is paying off in Europe, where customers are looking for an alternative to diesels. One way the automaker hopes to increase hybrid sales is by making them more powerful, Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2018

PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that could be a possible rival to Renault's Twizy.... Read More »

THE 'ANTI-PRIUS'

Honda steers Insight toward the mainstream

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2018

The third-generation Insight sheds the boxy rear end that distinguishes many hybrids and now bears the sleek design profile of the Honda Accord and Civic sedans. One analyst is already calling it the "anti-Prius."... Read More »

Belgian dealer D'Ieteren targets 35-40% EV sales by 2025

Jan. 11, 2018 15:38 CET

D'Ieteren, a leading Volkswagen Group dealership in Belgium, says it wants 35-40 percent of its sales to be electric vehicles by 2025, but said to to achieve that target Belgium needed to invest in the sector and have policies that encourage EV use.... Read More »

Hyundai hikes range of next fuel cell more than 30%

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Hyundai's next-generation fuel cell vehicle, the Nexo, will boost range more than 30 percent over its predecessor and will be built on a dedicated platform.... Read More »

Q&A: MARTIN EBERHARD

Ex-Tesla CEO's focus: Battery integration

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2018

Former Tesla CEO Martin Eberhard is still fully engaged in electric vehicle technology. The CIO of startup Inevit, working on EV battery systems, is also advising Chinese EV startup SF Motors.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Bentley will unveil Bentayga plug-in hybrid

Jan. 5, 2018 13:18 CET

Bentley will launch a plug-in hybrid version of its Bentayga SUV at the Geneva auto show in March. The Bentayga will be the brand's first electrified vehicle and marks the beginning of a rollout of plug-in hybrid versions of its entire range.... Read More »

Toyota ends diesel-car sales in Italy

Jan. 5, 2018 09:26 CET

Toyota said its new-car lineup in Italy is now "diesel-free" after the automaker stopped selling diesel variants of its Yaris, Auris and RAV4 models.... Read More »

EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017

Jan. 3, 2018 15:05 CET

Sales of electrified cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by generous subsidies that extended the Nordic nation's lead in a shift from fossil-fuel engines.... Read More »

Why early EV adopters prefer leasing — by far

6:42 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018

U.S. drivers now lease almost 80 percent of battery electric vehicles and 55 percent of plug-in hybrids.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

How green version of iconic London taxi will become global

Dec. 27, 2017 06:01 CET

Carl-Peter Forster is a veteran of the industry after stints at BMW, Tata Motors and as head of GM's European operations. Now, as head of Geely's London Electric Vehicle Company, he has been tasked with launching an electric cab, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The EV shift is not up to consumers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2017

The auto industry is at a crossroads as it shifts away from internal combustion engines to electric-powered vehicles.... Read More »

Bracing for EV shift, NGK Spark Plug ignites all solid-state battery quest

6:31 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2017

Facing the eventual demise of gasoline engines, the world's biggest maker of spark plugs is turning its focus to a component it believes will be just as vital in the coming era of electric vehicles -- next-generation all solid state batteries.... Read More »

BMW aims for 500,000 EV, hybrid sales by 2019

Dec. 21, 2017 11:08 CET

BMW aims to more than double its sales of electric and hybrid vehicles to 500,000 by the end of 2019, CEO Harald Krueger told a German business magazine.... Read More »

Honda to slot third-gen Insight hybrid above Civic

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2017

Honda is resurrecting the Insight nameplate -- a five-passenger gasoline-electric hybrid sedan with a new profile-- to be slotted above the Civic and will show a prototype at the 2018 Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Many EVs on the way, but few buyers await

8:58 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2017

Automakers with ambitious plans to roll out more than a hundred new battery-powered models in the next five years appear to be forgetting one thing: Drivers aren't yet buzzed about the technology.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: 2018 U.S. market's greenest year ever?

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

2018 U.S. market's greenest year ever?; Experience Centers offer taste of Lincoln; Detroit debuts for BMW i8 coupe, new X2; What has BMW glowing; Subaru vows to improve inspections.... Read More »

 
Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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