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Elon Musk says it's 'pencils down' for Tesla's Model 3

2:35 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the final designs for Tesla's $35,000 electric Model 3 were locked up two weeks ago, and the company is moving forward on schedule to start producing them next summer. That was just the beginning of his remarks on Tuesday.... Read More »

U.S. report says Tesla driver speeding in fatal Autopilot crash

2:29 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

A driver killed in the May 7 crash of a Tesla Motors car while using Autopilot driving-assist software was speeding, U.S. highway safety investigators said on Tuesday in a preliminary report that did not state a probable cause.... Read More »

Hyundai to roll out next-gen fuel cell in '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Hyundai will use the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea to showcase a new next-generation fuel cell vehicle.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

MPG report sets stage for debate

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Agencies hailed the 1,217-page draft Technical Assessment Report's findings as evidence that the industry is ahead of schedule in complying with the Obama administration's ambitious National Program of harmonized greenhouse gas and fuel economy regulations. But the report also noted that if the 2025 model year standards remain unchanged, the industry won't reach the 54.5-mpg fleet target.... Read More »

Audi plans three electric models by 2020, CEO tells paper

July 24, 2016 09:53 CET

Audi aims to have three electric models by 2020 and for electric vehicles to account for 25 to 30 percent of its sales by 2025, CEO Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper.... Read More »

Tesla, SolarCity close to merger agreement, report says

8:55 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2016

Tesla Motors and SolarCity have made progress in putting together a deal that will merge the electric car maker and the solar panel installer, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

Mazda diesel still in the plans, CEO says

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2016

While diesel-powered Mazdas haven't made a U.S. debut yet, the automaker still plans on offering them stateside.... Read More »

U.S. Energy department expands EV charging loan guarantees

5:47 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

The White House is expanding a federal loan guarantee program to include companies building electric vehicle charging stations, as part of a broader effort to boost EV sales.... Read More »

Musk's new Tesla 'master plan' comes with big price tag

4:10 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Elon Musk's latest "master plan" for Tesla Motors to develop an electric commercial truck, a public bus, a pickup and systems to enable fully autonomous driving, could cost $2 billion to $3 billion or more, experts and analysts said Thursday.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM posts $2.9 billion profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

GM posts $2.9 billion profit; Musk's 'master plan' takes Tesla beyond EVs, batteries; Rosekind: U.S. still bullish on autonomous cars; Daimler, Volvo profits; Chevy's product pipeline.... Read More »

Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe

July 20, 2016 06:01 CET

Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise and also a showcase for engineering excellence," Honda said.... Read More »

Tesla Motors changes web address to Tesla.com

11:23 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

Tesla Motors has changed its internet address from teslamotors.com to tesla.com, hinting at a possible company name change as part of CEO Elon Musk's latest and still undisclosed "master plan."... Read More »

Honda hybrid motor avoids costly metals

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Honda has developed a way to break its reliance on rare-earth metals to make batteries for hybrids.... Read More »

Honda re-charts green territory

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Honda, a pioneer in gas-electric hybrids, says it's finally ready to go big with its alternative-powertrain plans.... Read More »

BorgWarner to expand r&d operations in Michigan, add 76 jobs

10:24 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

BorgWarner plans to spend $27 million to expand its Auburn Hills operations near Detroit, a project expected to add 76 jobs, the state of Michigan said.... Read More »

Tesla is asked to brief U.S. Senate panel on fatal Florida crash

8:44 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

The chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that oversees auto safety issues wrote Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday, asking the automaker to brief the committee on a fatal May 7 crash involving its Autopilot software.... Read More »

No more Tesla buyback guarantee as company cuts prices again

10:38 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2016

Tesla said it had discontinued its resale value guarantee program that assured buyers that cars would retain value over time, and lowered the starting price of its Model X crossover, the second time it has lowered prices this year.... Read More »

Honda develops hybrid motor without key rare-earth metals

9:55 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

Honda has developed a new electric motor for hybrid vehicles that tackles two top challenges in manufacturing the critical drivetrain component: The high cost and uncertain supply of the rare-earth metals used in their powerful magnets.... Read More »

Hyundai steps up EV cadence

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Aiming to make electrified cars a pillar of its portfolio, Hyundai Motor Co. says the technology is evolving so fast that it must roll out new EVs on a two-year cadence to boost the current 110-mile range to around 250 miles by 2020.... Read More »

Honda drops compact CR-Z hybrid

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

Honda is killing off the compact CR-Z hybrid, a slow-selling runabout whose performance struggled to live up to its hot-hatch looks. Production of the made-in-Japan car will end by December. Output for the U.S. market has already ended as Honda focuses on the re-engineered Accord Hybrid with its upgraded drivetrain.... Read More »

VW weighs battery pacts with Panasonic, LG Chem, report says

10:42 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

VW may partner with EV battery specialists such as LG Chem or Panasonic as it overhauls its strategy to emerge from diesel emissions violations, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. VW's supervisory board has discussed investing around $1.89 billion per battery factory at several sites around the world, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are confidential.... Read More »

Panasonic expects to double sales of EV batteries in 3 years

6:07 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

Panasonic expects strong demand for lithium ion batteries from Tesla to help more than double its annual sales of automobile-related batteries in three years. The Japanese supplier also plans to accelerate its $1.6 billion investment in Tesla's $5 billion "Gigafactory" in Nevada upon the request of the EV maker, to meet strong orders for Tesla's upcoming Model 3 sedan.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Renault CCO shares strategy to boost EV sales

July 7, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault's Thierry Bollore has a mandate to ensure the automaker remains competitive as it seeks to recoup heavy investment in EVs, connectivity, autonomous driving and tougher emissions regulations. The executive discussed solutions for these challenges with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Volvo CEO says his team can't relax despite success

July 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo is on a roll. It is headed toward another record sales year, led by strong global demand for its XC90 flagship SUV. But CEO Hakan Samuelsson told Automotive News Europe the automaker is only halfway to its goals.... Read More »

Elio Motors displays 3-wheeled test vehicle

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Elio Motors Inc. last week offered a look at its first test vehicle before the planned 2017 launch of its three-wheeled vehicles.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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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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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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