Green Car

Audi seeks to increase driving range of EVs with solar-embedded panoramic roofs

Aug. 23, 2017 10:42 CET

Audi and China's Hanergy Thin Film Power Group plan to develop a panoramic glass roof with solar cells to help boost the driving range of the upcoming automaker's electric vehicles.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

China's Chery targets Europe with new brand

Aug. 22, 2017 06:01 CET

China's Chery Automobile said it will start sales of passenger cars in Europe in the next few years under an all-new nameplate.... Read More »

What does Nissan's exit from battery business mean?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Nissan's exit from battery-making stirs the pot on its new-gen Leaf, as well as on North American EV battery capacity.... Read More »

Supervolcanoes unlikely EV helper, study says

Aug. 19, 2017 14:00 CET

Scientists have found an unexpected new source for lithium, a key component in battery-powered electric cars and other renewable energy technologies: supervolcanoes.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Why Webasto wants to become key battery systems firm

Aug. 19, 2017 06:01 CET

German roof specialist Webasto is aiming to become a leader in battery systems in order to capitalize on the forthcoming wave of EVs from automakers. Chairman Holger Engelmann discussed this and other subjects with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Hyundai plans long-range premium EV in strategic shift

6:19 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2017

Hyundai is placing electric vehicles at the center of its product strategy -- one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car.... Read More »

Acura freshens flagship RLX sedan

10:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2017

Acura is giving the RLX a makeover for 2018 to revive interest in its oft-forgotten large sedan.... Read More »

Slight increase in average fuel economy for vehicles sold in July

10:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2017

The average fuel economy of new light vehicles sold in the U.S. in July rose to 25.4 mpg, up 0.3 mpg from June.... Read More »

Bosch builds China plant to make latest regenerative braking system

Aug. 8, 2017 11:15 CET

Bosch has broken ground on a 779-million-yuan (100-million-euro) plant in the east China city of Nanjing to produce a new regenerative braking system for energy-saving vehicles that include hybrid and electric vehicles.... Read More »

BMW's 'future-proof' EV strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

BMW is planning combustion, hybrid and electric versions of its core nameplates. The strategy will allow the automaker to flex production depending on what is selling better.... Read More »

KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN

The transition to electric is inevitable. Let's begin it.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

Old-fashioned gasoline-powered vehicles commanded somewhere north of 95 percent of the U.S. vehicle market last year. But Americans don't love the internal combustion engine any more than an Iowa cow loves to eat corn.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Major changes in the wind

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

Whether you're manufacturing vehicles or supplying components or in the business of retailing automobiles, your world is about to change profoundly.... Read More »

Tesla's $1.6 billion cash burn condoned as Musk focuses on EV vision

7:28 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk keeps getting the green light to do what it takes to bring electric cars to the masses, regardless of how much it's going to cost.... Read More »

EVs aren’t the only answer, Mazda exec says

11:51 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Mazda's Robert Davis believes that electric vehicles have evolved over the years. But he also believes they can be better.... Read More »

EV​ bodies: 'Part of the power source'

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Dutch Constellium is jumping into North American vehicle structures with a plan to help improve EV performance.... Read More »

Mercedes says bye-bye to B-class Electric Drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Mercedes is discontinuing production of the B-class Electric Drive during the third quarter.... Read More »

Tesla Model 3 buzz belies U.S. market barely getting a lift from EVs

7:03 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

For all the excitement Tesla mustered by starting to deliver its cheaper Model 3, the tall order ahead will be to pull off what no electric car has done to date -- move the needle on the auto market.... Read More »

STATE OF SUPPLIERS

Which suppliers will survive the electric era?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2017

A new forecast warns that as many as 75 of the industry's top 100 suppliers will face irrelevance by 2030 unless they establish a niche for electrified cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA, UAW respond to conspiracy probe

8:15 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2017

FCA to cooperate with feds on conspiracy probe; UAW chief 'appalled'; Profits rise at FCA, VW, drop at Nissan; Toyota Mirai's East Coast hang-up; Ford marks truck centennial.... Read More »

BMW halts project talks after Daimler disclosed alleged collusion to authorities, report says

July 26, 2017 09:39 CET

BMW has suspended talks with Daimler on future cooperation projects after its rival disclosed alleged collusion among German automakers to cartel authorities, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported... Read More »

Toyota's hydrogen holdup means East Coasters miss out on Mirai

9:30 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

Toyota, off to a slow start selling its car of the future on one U.S. coast, is struggling even to get started on the other.... Read More »

Chrysler will only tout minivan's electric plug in California

7:00 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2017

Fiat Chrysler has taken a curious approach to marketing the only minivan in the U.S. that can run on a rechargeable battery: just call the Pacifica model a hybrid, and leave out the plug-in part.... Read More »

SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive to quit Tesla

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

Tesla said SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive is leaving the company, eight months after the electric car maker bought the biggest residential solar panel maker.... Read More »

Big Oil wakes up to threat of rising EV demands

2:33 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2017

The world's biggest oil producers are starting to take electric vehicles seriously as a long-term threat. OPEC recently quintupled its forecast for sales of plug-in EVs.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2017

A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid's powertrain.... Read More »

 
Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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Zetsche first CEO to fulfill oft-broken F1 promise

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is the first CEO I know to fulfill a promise to transfer his company's F1 ...
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First impressions of Audi's self-driving system

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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The Level 3 autonomous driving technology in the new Audi A8, which will be on display at the upcomi ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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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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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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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
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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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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Ford names former Key Safety exec Luo to steer China unit
Ford named former Key Safety Systems executive Jason Luo as chairman and CEO of its China operations ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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