Green Car

Musk sketches out timeline for Tesla electric semi truck, pickup, roadster

3:05 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2017

Tesla's plans to pad its lineup of electric vehicles are taking shape, with CEO Elon Musk sketching out a timeline for the arrival of a semi truck, pickup and sports car.... Read More »

Ford ends Focus EV production in Europe

April 12, 2017 11:12 CET

Ford has ended European seris production of the full-electric Focus as it shifts its strategy for low-emissions vehicles to hybrid delivery vans.... Read More »

Musk tells disgruntled Tesla shareholders to buy Ford stock

4:58 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2017

A defiant Elon Musk took to Twitter to suggest disgruntled investors buy stock in Ford. He sent the tweet after a group of investors urged the company to add two independent directors to its board.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Global automakers finally jump into China's fast-growing EV market

April 11, 2017 06:01 CET

This year's Shanghai auto show will include a variety of electric cars, plug-in hybrids and crossovers of all sizes.... Read More »

On deck for Shanghai

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

This year's Shanghai auto show will include a variety of electric cars, plug-in hybrids and crossovers of all sizes.... Read More »

Ford boosts police vehicle lineup with pursuit-rated Fusion hybrid sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Ford is adding another sedan to its police vehicle lineup to boost its dominant share of the market for pursuit vehicles, even as law-enforcement agencies choose one of its crossovers at nearly five times the rate of its current car offering.... Read More »

Renault welcomes EV competition; sees 'tipping point' with longer range newcomers

April 7, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault says mainstream acceptance of EVs is reaching a tipping point and it welcomes increasing competition as European rivals such as Volkswagen and Opel push harder into the market.... Read More »

Ford plots plug-in hybrid, electrification push for China

6:13 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2017

Ford will launch a plug-in hybrid car in China in 2018 and a fully electric crossover in the next five years, as it works toward electrifying most of its lineup there by 2025.... Read More »

Europe's diesel decline will accelerate in VW cheating fallout

April 4, 2017 09:14 CET

Diesel engines are set to lose their dominance in Europe, with demand likely to fall to 30 percent of the region's auto sales from about half currently, according to a forecast. German automakers will probably experience an average 5 percent earnings reduction as they promote hybrid models and as prices drop for used diesel vehicles coming off lease.... Read More »

Kia fuel cell vehicle to arrive in 3 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Kia will get a fuel cell vehicle by 2020 as the Hyundai Motor Group rapidly slashes costs with the next-generation hydrogen technology due next year.... Read More »

A123 Systems to close one Michigan plant, build $40 million headquarters

3:41 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

A123 Systems LLC plans to build a $40 million headquarters in suburban Detroit as it prepares to wind down lithium-ion battery cell production at a nearby plant.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: UAW's ranks grow again

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

UAW's ranks grow again; Genesis, Kia green cars on tap; Ally's finance marketplace; VW rebuffed in Munich; Record-high Tesla output; Carvana IPO plan; Land Rover tuner takedown?... Read More »

Acura thinks small on its big hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2017

Acura has conservative ambitions for the MDX Hybrid, but remains committed to hybrid powertrains.... Read More »

Genesis fashions itself as South Korea's Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2017

Hyundai Motor Group's green car blitz will yield a plug-in hybrid and fully-electric model for its Genesis luxury brand in the next four years.... Read More »

Borg Warner sees hybrid, electric car parts growth despite U.S. uncertainty

March 31, 2017 11:43 CET

U.S. supplier Borg Warner said it expects to see sales grow for its global hybrid and electric vehicle parts, even as a U.S. review of fuel economy standards threatens to slow emissions improvements in the market.... Read More »

Toyota in high-tech hunt for new ZEV materials

9:48 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2017

Toyota is investing $35 million in a high-tech research program to identify advanced battery materials and fuel-cell catalysts for future zero-emission vehicles.... Read More »

Musk gets boost in China from Tencent's 5% Tesla stake

8:06 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just gained a massive and well-connected confidant to help him better crack China's auto market: Tencent Holdings Ltd.... Read More »

Hyundai seeks to renew fuel cell push with long-range SUV

March 30, 2017 11:39 CET

Hyundai, the first automaker to mass-produce fuel cell vehicles, plans to unveil a new hydrogen-powered SUV next year with a longer driving range than rival offerings by Toyota and Honda as it attempts to reclaim leadership in the field.... Read More »

Nissan's next-gen Leaf on deck

10:00 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

The next-generation Nissan Leaf has been spotted testing, and spy photos indicate that the electric vehicle's styling will line up with the rest of the brand.... Read More »

California's clean-air problem is a lot bigger than just Trump

7:33 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

As President Donald Trump moves to roll back decades of regulation, the Golden State has positioned itself as America's bulwark of environmental protection. The reality behind that is complex.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales

March 24, 2017 06:01 CET

Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce Europe's diesel dependency, according to automakers such as VW and Renault.... Read More »

How an Atlanta dealership acquired a Chevy Bolt six months early

1:16 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2017

Six months before it was slated to hit dealerships in Georgia, a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt arrived at an Atlanta dealership. How?... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford expecting $1.4B profit drop

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

Ford expecting $1.4B profit drop; Shelby GT350 Mustang loses power, lawsuit alleges; Meeting fuel standards cheaper than believed?; Calif.'s EV paradox; Mini marks 15 years in U.S.... Read More »

Mercedes faces complaint from China's Chery over EQ name

March 23, 2017 10:33 CET

Chinese automaker Chery has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes' use of the "EQ" name for a subbrand of electric vehicles, presenting a potential obstacle for the German carmaker in the world's largest EV market.... Read More »

The emissions tester that checked VW sees opportunity in Trump

1:51 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

The Swedish vehicle inspector whose technology identified emissions discrepancies in Volkswagen diesel engines sees Donald Trump as an opportunity-in-waiting.... Read More »

 
Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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