Green Car

EPA rates VW's 2017 e-Golf at 126 mpg-e and boosts range to 125 miles

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2017

An upgraded lithium ion battery pack and electric motor have enabled the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf to achieve a 126 mpg-e city rating and a doubled estimated range to 125 miles from U.S. regulators.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Leadership shift at American Honda

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

American Honda's Mendel retiring, Conrad assumes duties; Lithia wants in on FCA's store expansion; Shell, Toyota team up on hydrogen stations; Spy photos of '18 Buick Enclave.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Lexus electrifies LS 500 for Geneva auto show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Lexus will unveil the hybrid version of its LS 500 March 7 in Geneva. Lexus has said little about the vehicle, but the gasoline-powered LS 500, the last LS hybrid and the LC 500h offer a few clues.... Read More »

Toyota's giant hydrogen leap gets an assist from Shell

7:04 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Royal Dutch Shell will build seven fueling stations for hydrogen cars in California through a partnership with Toyota, laying down their latest bet on the demise of the internal-combustion engine.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: What suppliers want from Trump

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

What suppliers want from Trump; Plug-in to outpace original Prius?; Barra: PSA purchase of Opel, Vauxhall mutually beneficial; Hyundai teases '18 Accent; Lambo recalls $4M car.... Read More »

Toyota sees plug-in hybrids catching on faster than conventional hybrids

7:37 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

Toyota's chairman, who led the development of the Toyota Prius, expects the latest plug-in hybrid vehicles will catch on with consumers far more rapidly than the original Prius did.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Building a business case for GM's fuel cells

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2017

Though General Motors has been beaten to the market with hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles -- Toyota, Honda and Hyundai are marketing them now in California -- GM has a shot at being a leader in another and more important way: the first to make a profit selling them.... Read More »

EU clears German plan for EV charging network

Feb. 14, 2017 12:03 CET

The European Commission approved German plans for an EV charging network. The plan will require that the electricity comes from renewable energy sources, with contracts awarded through an open tender process.... Read More »

Daimler to refocus Smart brand on EVs only in U.S., Canada

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

Daimler AG will stop selling gasoline-powered Smart cars in the U.S. and Canada later this year, converting the microcar brand to an electric vehicle-only endeavor.... Read More »

48-volt hybrids challenge Europe's diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2017

Schaeffler's technology chief believes diesel's grip on the European market will give way to new combustion powertrain advances.... Read More »

UK plans to remove key barrier for self-driving cars

Feb. 9, 2017 09:53 CET

The UK plans to introduce new insurance rules to ensure victims of accidents involving self-driving cars are compensated quickly in a bid to remove a major obstacle for a growing branch of the industry. The global market for autonomous cars is estimated to be worth 900 billion pounds ($1.1 trillion) worldwide by 2025.... Read More »

Honda uses visual effects guru Pes to pitch Clarity

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Honda and ad agency RPA have once again tapped visual effects guru Pes to create an ad -- but this time the artist is using live action, rather than the stop-motion technique for which he is known. The spot for the automaker's Clarity hydrogen fuel cell sedan features a choir of floating children's heads.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Volvo CEO predicts 4th straight year of record sales

Feb. 8, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson expects the automaker to build on recent success and set a new all-time sales record for a fourth consecutive year in 2017. The executive explained to Automotive News Europe that he is bullish in part because Volvo will debut the all-new XC40, a key model in the popular compact crossover segment.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $12K payday for GM hourly workers

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

$12K payday for GM's hourly workers; BMW settles water-damage suit; Expert: Tax would hit JLR prices most; Faraday scales back; Ford's redesigned Expedition; 'One badass SUV.'... Read More »

VW of America launches electric vehicle infrastructure unit

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

Volkswagen Group of America announced a U.S. subsidiary that will manage $2 billion in investments in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and awareness programs over a decade as part of a court settlement over its excess diesel emissions.... Read More »

E.ON, Clever to build EV charging network in Europe

Feb. 7, 2017 15:07 CET

German energy group E.ON has entered a strategic partnership with Denmark's Clever to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles in Europe at a time when automakers are preparing to roll out a range of long-range EVs in the next few years.... Read More »

Valeo plans $5 million test track in suburban Detroit

3:17 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2017

Valeo North America plans to build a low-speed test track and new supporting building near Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Detroit 3 sales dip in weaker Jan.

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Detroit 3 sales dip, trucks aid VW, Subaru, Nissan; Women best service advisers?; Giving hybrids another try; Tesla drops 'Motors'; Peek at Ford, Buick, Toyota, Benz Super Bowl ads.... Read More »

Tesla drops 'Motors' from its name

10:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Tesla Motors Inc. has changed its name to Tesla Inc. The change, which was reported in a filing to the Securities Exchange Commission on Wednesday, follows the company’s acquisition of solar panel company SolarCity, which was approved by shareholders in November.... Read More »

EV, plug-in hybrid, fuel-cell sales rose 10% in Europe

Feb. 1, 2017 11:21 CET

Sales of electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell cars rose nearly 10 percent in Europe last year. Plug-in hybrid sales increased 17 percent and registrations of EVs were up 3 percent.... Read More »

Gaping maws, laces and halos: What people are saying about the Audi Q8

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

The Q8 concept, unveiled at the Detroit auto show this month, is a near production-ready version of a new full-size luxury SUV Audi will launch in 2018. A look at what people are saying about the Q8.... Read More »

Evolution, animal kingdoms and doomed appliances: What people think of Nissan Vmotion 2.0

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

The Vmotion 2.0 concept is a more fearlessly stylish vision for Nissan's next round of sedans. Here's what people are saying about the Vmotion 2.0 concept.... Read More »

GM, Honda to jointly build hydrogen fuel cells at Michigan factory in 2020

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

General Motors and Honda plan to invest $85 million to build hydrogen fuel cell stacks for next-generation green vehicles at a factory in Michigan. The joint venture, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing will begin producing the fuel cell systems around 2020.... Read More »

Suppliers: Big money from EVs still years away

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

Suppliers are prepared for a new era of revenues from electrification -- but they say it is still years from being substantial.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Schaeffler sees 48-volt mild hybrids displacing diesels as fuel-saving choice

Jan. 29, 2017 06:01 CET

Schaeffler and Continental have created a 48-volt hybrid prototype that can greatly reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in compact cars. Schaeffler CTO Peter Gutzmer explained why he believes the technology could become dominant in Europe at the expense of diesel.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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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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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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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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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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