Green Car

Skoda will launch Superb plug-in hybrid in 2019

Nov. 15, 2016 09:54 CET

Skoda will bring out a variant of its Superb with a plug-in hybrid powertrain in 2019, a company spokesman confirmed to Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

U.S. finalizes long delayed 'quiet cars' rules

12:43 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

The U.S. Transportation Department today said it finalized long-delayed rules that will require "quiet cars" like electric vehicles and hybrids to emit alert sounds at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour.... Read More »

Zetsche tells German Green party he shares vision of zero-emission cars

Nov. 14, 2016 13:17 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche braved a frosty reception as the guest speaker at a party congress held by Germany's Green party, where he told delegates he too wants emissions-free cars on the roads.... Read More »

BMW wants 100,000 electric-car sales in 2017, report says

Nov. 14, 2016 09:53 CET

BMW wants to boost sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars from its "i" subbrand by two-thirds next year to 100,000 vehicles, a German newspaper reported, citing CEO Harald Krueger.... Read More »

Toyota warming to the idea of electric vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Longtime electric-car skeptic Toyota Motor Corp. is cracking the door for battery-powered vehicles to join its lineup -- at least for compliance purposes.... Read More »

TRUMP: THE ROAD AHEAD

Changing math for EVs?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2016

Federal incentives for vehicles such as the battery-powered Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Bolt — which are as much as $7,500 — could be cut or eliminated to help make good on Donald Trump's campaign pledge to reduce federal spending, says AutoPacific analyst Dave Sullivan.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2016

Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change following Donald Trump's election as U.S. president.... Read More »

BMW labor chief urges management to accelerate EV rollout

Nov. 11, 2016 12:47 CET

BMW Group's top labor representative offered a rare public rebuke of the company's leadership, warning that the automaker risks falling behind rivals in the race to develop battery-powered cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: U.S. car slump's latest victims

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2016

Car slump's latest victims: Why GM's slashing Cruze, Camaro output; Ford confirms EcoSport reveal; Toyota brand to skip Super Bowl; Renault emissions probe; Hybrid Ferrari tech?... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan, Toyota view on U.S. dims

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

Nissan, Toyota view on U.S. dims; Tesla's German buy; Unifor ratifies pact with Magna unit; JLR scraps racetrack plan; Chevy Bolt, Kia Optima among Green Car of the Year finalists.... Read More »

Marchionne sees hybrid tech as way to boost Ferrari's volume

Nov. 8, 2016 11:27 CET

Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne sees hybrid technology as a way to boost the brand's profits by lifting sales above 10,000 a year.... Read More »

Second-generation BMW i3 expected

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

BMW plans to launch a second generation of its slow-selling i3 electric car even though global sales of the subcompact have been below expectations.... Read More »

Toyota may mass-produce long-range EVs, report says

Nov. 7, 2016 11:45 CET

Toyota is looking at mass-producing electric vehicles, the Nikkei newspaper reported, in what would be a dramatic reversal of strategy for the automaker, which has always favored hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles in the race to make greener cars.... Read More »

Tesla will end free access to Superchargers for new owners

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2016

Tesla Motors no longer will provide free access to its Supercharger Network to vehicle owners, the company said in a blog post today.... Read More »

VW could become a powerhouse in charging

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

VW's $14.7 billion diesel cheating settlement requires the company to invest $2 billion in zero-emission vehicle projects over the next decade. How it spends the money could have big implications for the electric-vehicle market.... Read More »

GM cautiously ramps up Bolt output

8:48 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2016

General Motors is ramping up production of Chevrolet Bolt electric cars at a factory north of Detroit and is on track to start delivering vehicles as promised by the end of the year, company officials say.... Read More »

Tesla's SolarCity deal gets a boost from shareholder advisory firm

11:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2016

Institutional Shareholder Services today recommended that investors in both companies approve Tesla Motors' plan to buy solar panel installer SolarCity for more than $2 billion.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA's flight from fleet

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2016

FCA follows GM in a flight from fleet; Walter P. Chrysler Museum closing; Nissan's plug-free EV; Toyota teases compact crossover; SEMA show highlights.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA output hangs on union deal

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2016

FCA Canada output hangs on union deal; U.S. plans EV-charging networks; Snyder's Oct. sales lessons; Chinese vendors raided at SEMA; A U.S. Impreza; Toyota's home-field advantage.... Read More »

Ghosn says mini-hybrids could compete in Europe

1:18 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2016

Renault-Nissan's new gasoline-electric hybrid technology would be competitive in Europe, CEO Carlos Ghosn said today, as carmakers turn away from diesel for smaller vehicles.... Read More »

U.S., 35 states to boost electric vehicle charging stations

10:27 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2016

The White House said it will establish 48 national electric-vehicle (EV) charging networks on nearly 25,000 miles of highways in 35 U.S. states.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Buick set to rebadge the Chevy Volt for China

9:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is about to gain a Buick badge. A Reddit user spotted what appears to be a Buick-badged, second-generation Volt. And GM says it will unveil a Buick plug-in hybrid concept at the Guangzhou auto show in China this month.... Read More »

Tesla’s sale of clean-air credits may have marked peak for market

6:35 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

After Tesla sold $139 million of zero-emission credits in the third quarter, CEO Elon Musk complained that they should be worth more -- if only California’s regulations were tougher. Instead, they may soon be worth less.... Read More »

Tesla's Musk adds solar roofs to his clean energy vision

6:55 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday unveiled new energy products aimed at illustrating the benefits of combining his electric car and battery maker with solar installer SolarCity Corp.... Read More »

Borgward plans 10,000-unit car plant in Germany

Oct. 27, 2016 11:23 CET

Borgward, a German brand that is being revived with Chinese backing, is returning to its former home with plans to open a factory in Bremen to build 10,000 electric cars a year.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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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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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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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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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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