Green Car

London taxi maker raises $400 million for plug-in fleet

May 22, 2016 06:01 CET

The maker of London's iconic black cabs has raised $400 million to help finance production of a plug-in hybrid taxi. Sales are set to start in 2017 in time for a Jan. 1, 2018 deadline, when London will require all new taxis to be zero-emission capable.... Read More »

GM ends output of Cadillac ELR

12:15 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2016

Cadillac has ended production of the ELR plug-in hybrid, the striking coupe that never recovered from an initial $79,995 price tag that many consumers and dealers deemed exorbitant.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM to compensate crossover buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2016

GM plans to compensate crossover buyers; how automaker erred; Tesla to raise funds, Model 3 reservation tally falls; For Honda, Hyundai and Toyota: Plug-ins now, fuel cells later.... Read More »

EPA sets modest hike in renewable fuel use for 2017

6:13 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2016

U.S. regulators proposed a modest increase in the amount of corn-based ethanol and biofuels that fuel producers must mix into diesel and gasoline in 2017.... Read More »

VW Group faces U.S. patent probe over hybrids

12:50 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

The U.S. International Trade Commission launched an investigation into whether Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries infringed upon hybrid electric vehicle patents owned by Baltimore-based Paice.... Read More »

German gov't approves EV and plug-in hybrid incentives

May 18, 2016 11:57 CET

The German cabinet approved incentives to boost demand for electric cars. EV buyers will receive a 4,000-euro subsidy while those choosing plug-in hybrid cars will receive 3,000 euros.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Chrysler Turbine car shows the future is always changing

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

At some point in the future, when it becomes about as expensive to build a car with a conventional gasoline or diesel engine as it is an electric car, the EV is going to win.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

BLOG: Why most new hybrids are cars, not crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

These are times of feast for crossovers and famine for cars. Meanwhile, automakers such as Hyundai and Honda are introducing new lines of green vehicles to meet global regulations -- and all of them are cars. Why not mix what consumers want with what automakers need to sell and make these vehicles crossovers?... Read More »

Planting a new crop of plug-ins

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Over the next several years, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota plan to fortify their vehicle lineups with plug-in hybrids, citing them as a crucial steppingstone for consumers, the industry and the effort to meet global fuel efficiency and emissions regulations.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

Why most new hybrids are cars, not crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

These are times of feast for crossovers and famine for cars. Meanwhile, automakers such as Hyundai and Honda are introducing new lines of green vehicles to meet global regulations -- and all of them are cars. Why not mix what consumers want with what automakers need to sell and make these vehicles crossovers?... Read More »

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Mazda expects to maintain Europe growth

May 15, 2016 06:01 CET

Mazda has been on a hot streak in Europe after vehicle sales jumped 21 percent last year. The automaker expects a further boost from the CX-3 crossover, Mazda Europe CEO Jeff Guyton told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VW gets ready to move on U.S. comeback plan

May 13, 2016 10:38 CET

VW hopes to reach a final settlement with U.S. authorities over its diesel-emissions scandal next month so that it can get moving on a recovery plan which will include the launch of new crossover and electric vehicles, its global sales chief, Juergen Stackmann, said.... Read More »

BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to Paris, a laboratory for 21st century urban mobility.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Tesla needs billions to meet Musk's assembly timeline

11:29 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

Tesla Motors may raise billions of dollars by selling stock to accelerate production plans, betting the benefits will be enough to outweigh the dilution of the share price.... Read More »

BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2016

If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to Paris, a laboratory for 21st century urban mobility.... Read More »

New Genesis brand will get plug-ins

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand is barely off the ground but already it plans to enter the plug-in hybrid market, a move that echoes the alternative-fuel strategies of BMW and Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Musk's audacious goal for Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

Can he or can't he? Musk's audacious goal for Tesla; Buick Verano nears end; Honda Ridgeline to start at $30,375; Hyundai, Genesis plan plug-ins; Dana to build axle plant in Toledo.... Read More »

What's next for FCA, Google? 'We'll see,' Marchionne says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

Google's deal to buy 100 plug-in hybrid minivans from Fiat Chrysler to expand its self-driving vehicle testing program is a “first phase” of the relationship between the two companies, says Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Charging apps tackle China's EV infrastructure challenge

10:45 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2016

Electric vehicle face especially acute infrastructure challenges in China because few EV drivers can plug in at home. Instead, what is springing up is a marketplace for app-driven charging stations run by ambitious startup companies.... Read More »

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PSA CEO defends new targets; demands pricing discipline over volume

May 5, 2016 06:01 CET

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares has turned the automaker around since taking the helm in 2014. Now Tavares' new Push to Pass plan aims to triple PSA's profit target to 6 percent by 2021, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

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McLaren boss outlines supercar maker's ambitious growth strategy

May 5, 2016 06:01 CET

McLaren, which has remained consistently profitable since it started making supercars in 2009, now plans to invest 1 billion pounds to boost annual sales to as many as 5,000, the automaker's boss, Mike Flewitt, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Average fuel economy dips, likely driven by rising pickups, SUVs, researchers say

4:01 pm U.S. ET | May 4, 2016

After a record-breaking April for light-vehicle sales, the average fuel economy of those vehicles dipped slightly from March, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said.... Read More »

EV-charging network ChargePoint gets $50 million in funding

6:35 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2016

Electric vehicle-charging network ChargePoint said on Tuesday it had received an additional $50 million in funding to allow the Silicon Valley company to expand beyond its current 27,000 public charging stations.... Read More »

Ford's China route: Latecomer, contender, EV embracer

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

In the next phase of its Chinese evolution, Ford plans to introduce electrified cars, as well as to bring in its first pickup and GT super sports car.... Read More »

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Mini boss sees risks & rewards from further expanding brand

April 30, 2016 06:01 CET

Mini sales reached a record last year, but now the question is whether the BMW Group subsidiary can push volume even higher and what models it needs in its "superheroes" lineup to help achieve this? Peter Schwarzenbauer, the brand's chief, discussed this and other topics with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 
Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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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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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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