Green Car

Diesels will have just 9% of Europe market by 2030, study says

June 30, 2016 12:00 CET

Diesel engines will account for 9 percent of new-car sales in Europe by 2030 – down from about half today -- because automakers will rely more on electrified powertrains to meet new emissions rules, according to a study. This shift will cause automakers to overhaul their manufacturing footprint in the region.... Read More »

VW settlement promotes technologies sold by competitors

3:26 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Volkswagen's $15 billion settlement with the U.S. and California over cheating on diesel emissions includes billions of dollars to support technologies sold by rivals such as General Motors and Toyota.... Read More »

U.S. underestimates cost of fuel and CO2 goals, automakers say

1:15 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

U.S. regulators have underestimated the cost and difficulty of achieving their vehicle fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas targets for 2025 and are giving California too much power to shape the country's policies on those issues, an automaker group said.... Read More »

EV country

ZEV mandates get harder to ignore

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

California's air-quality regulations are slated to tighten in 2018 in a way that limits the impact of partial credits from sales of plug-in hybrids and low-emissions conventional vehicles, requiring more actual ZEV sales. That means automakers will have to be even more engaged in California's complex system of credits and sales-based quotas.... Read More »

VW drops low-volume Jetta Hybrid in U.S.

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

Volkswagen of America is dropping the Jetta Hybrid for 2017, ending a run of three model years for the lone hybrid in its U.S. lineup.... Read More »

How Nissan can keep its EV edge

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

By virtue of mass-marketing its Leaf electric vehicle in the U.S. for the past five years, Nissan is already in full compliance with the ZEV requirements for California and the 10 states in the Northeast that follow the California regulations.... Read More »

Why EVs flow to California

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

The 'travel provision' of California's automotive emissions rules allows electric vehicle sales in any of the 10 states following the rules to count in all 10 states.... Read More »

Super students set record 3,788 mpg

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

The winning vehicle in this year's SAE Supermileage competition posted a record 3,788 mpg.... Read More »

Emissions-free, for real: Norway turns to the sun

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

The first Toyota Mirai fuel cell car sold in Norway went to a company which plans to open a hydrogen station that makes hydrogen by using surplus electricity from solar panels on neighboring buildings.... Read More »

BMW's Mexican plant will be group's most resource-efficient factory

June 26, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW says its Mexico factory will solely rely on renewable energy in the form of wind and solar power to build its 3-series sedan and will set a new benchmark for resource conservation.... Read More »

Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid

June 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the first time in one of its models sold in Europe.... Read More »

VW drops Jetta Hybrid from U.S. lineup

11:35 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Volkswagen of America is dropping the Jetta Hybrid for the 2017 model year, eliminating the lone hybrid in its U.S. lineup.... Read More »

A Tesla bull, citing risk from SolarCity deal, cuts outlook on EV maker

11:34 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas, one of the most bullish analysts on Tesla Motors, joined the ranks of those who have panned Elon Musk's $2.86 billion proposal to combine the automaker with solar-panel provider SolarCity.... Read More »

Tesla's luxury branding clashes with SolarCity's thrifty pitch

5:00 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Elon Musk is betting that luxury electric car buyers and rooftop solar customers are a single market. The marketing messages of Tesla and SolarCity tell a different tale.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Musk buys Musk -- Tesla's SolarCity deal by the numbers

9:37 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Tesla's offer to buy SolarCity for as much as $2.86 billion in stock boggles the mind. There's basically two ways to look at why Musk is behind the deal. Either Musk is bailing out a beleaguered company that's run by his cousin, Lyndon Rive, or he's consolidating a clean-energy empire at rock-bottom prices. Or both.... Read More »

Toyota pitches hybrids in diesel country

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Automakers have plenty to fret about in Europe. Toyota Motor Corp. is coping with it all by focusing on building market share, selling more hybrids and boosting production to give its European dealers more locally built products.... Read More »

Nissan develops e-bio fuel cells for 2020

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Nissan has developed a new fuel cell technology that replaces pressurized hydrogen with ethanol. It expects to have it on the market around 2020.... Read More »

Tesla, Nordstrom team up for gallery in L.A. mall

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming with upscale retailer Nordstrom Inc. to give shoppers a look at the automaker's Model X crossover. A 400-square-foot gallery was to have opened on Saturday, June 18, on the first floor of the Nordstrom store at The Grove, an upscale mall in Los Angeles, and remain open through year end.... Read More »

Toyota: New Prius plug-in ready for prime time

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

The first Prius plug-in hybrid was a “failure,” Toyota acknowledges. Now the company really want to sell it.... Read More »

Marchionne mulls Maserati electric sports car as Tesla competitor

June 18, 2016 15:43 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is considering adding full-electric vehicles to the carmaker's lineup including the Maserati Alfieri sports car and a small city car.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A Prius plugged into the sun

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

A Prius plugged into the sun; Mitsubishi admits more fuel-economy cheating; Ram Rebel gets Mopar treatment; Buick Envision ad debut; Ford Twitter buzz; 'Pregnant with a sports car.'... Read More »

Next-generation Toyota Prius has solar roof for Europe, Japan

9:58 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

The solar panels on the roof of the upcoming Prius plug-in hybrid in Europe and Japan may also be coming to the U.S. version of the car if Toyota can overcome U.S. rollover regulations.... Read More »

2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

New PSA is frugal and agile, Europe chief Martin says

June 16, 2016 06:01 CET

PSA's focus on costs and agility means that it doesn't need partners beyond its Chinese investor Dongfeng for its electrification strategy, said Denis Martin, the automaker's European chief. PSA plans to launch four EVs and seven plug-in hybrids by 2021.... Read More »

FCA will get up to $66.5 million from Ontario for r&d, Pacifica-related training

11:21 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2016

Ontario will provide up to $85.8 million Canadian ($66.5 million) to Fiat Chrysler to help fund training and research.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Accord Hybrid lands as segment drags

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2016

48-mpg Accord Hybrid arrives as segment slumps; Primed for new Prius plug-in; BMW recalls X3, X4; Ontario's $66.5 million gift to FCA; Keeping an eye on Cadillac CT6.... Read More »

 
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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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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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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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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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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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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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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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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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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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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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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