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GM preps more fuel efficient engine family for small cars

9:19 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
General Motors is creating a family of more fuel efficient small engines that it says will be quieter and more refined than those found in some rival models. The suite of engines will consist of 11 powerplants ranging from a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder to a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four, the company said today.... Read More »

 

BMW sees annual output of 100,000 units for its 'i' electric range

March 19, 2014 16:03 CET
BMW says it may build more than 100,000 units a year of its 'i' range of battery-powered cars by 2020 to help meet tougher CO2 emissions regulations.... Read More »

 

Tesla will expand European outlets

March 14, 2014 06:01 CET
Tesla will open more than 30 new service centers and stores in Europe as it anticipates a jump in sales in the region.... Read More »

 

Kia to start building Soul EV next month

7:30 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Kia Motors said it will start building a battery-powered version of its Soul compact in Korea next month.... Read More »

 

Tesla may be forced to shut N.J. stores after state commission vote

12:22 pm U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Tesla may have to shut down its factory-owned stores in New Jersey starting April 1 after the state's motor vehicle commission on Tuesday adopted new rules on dealership licensing.... Read More »

 

Kia will start building Soul EV next month

March 11, 2014 13:30 CET
Kia will start building a battery-powered version of its Soul in Korea next month. The car will be Hyundai-Kia's first battery-powered EV export, with destinations including Europe.... Read More »

 

BMW i8 demand outstrips initial production run

March 10, 2014 22:37 CET
BMW said there is strong demand for its i8 plug-in hybrid supercar which will begin rolling out to customers in June.... Read More »

 

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Toyota Chairman says hybrids will soon have 20% global share

March 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada sees deliveries of hybrid vehicles reaching 20 percent of global sales in the near future, up from about 13 percent to 14 percent now.... Read More »

 

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Toyota chairman says hybrids will soon have 20% global share

12:15 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada has high expectations for hybrid vehicles and sees deliveries reaching 20 percent of global sales in the near future, from about 13 percent to 14 percent at present.... Read More »

 

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Audi tech boss has high expectations for brand's first plug-in hybrid

March 7, 2014 06:15 CET
Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi's technology boss, sees alternative powertrains such as plug-in hybrids as the future for his unit.... Read More »

 

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Toyota, PSA benefit from rising European demand for hybrids

March 6, 2014 06:15 CET
European sales of hybrid vehicles increased more than 40 percent last year as more people decided to reduce their fuel consumption with the help of the electrically assisted cars.... Read More »

 

Honda aims to standardize fast-fill hydrogen fueling protocol

1:32 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Honda has developed a hydrogen refueling station on its campus near Los Angeles with the aim of standardizing a hydrogen fueling protocol, the automaker said earlier this week.... Read More »

 

BMW's captive adds balloon note feature on i3 EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
BMW Group Financial Services plans to launch a new feature for its OwnersChoice balloon note payment plan that will apply only to the BMW i3 electric vehicle.... Read More »

 

Tesla expects Europe, Asia sales to nearly double N.A. by end of the year

6:27 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Tesla said it will open more than 30 new service centers and stores in Europe as it anticipates a jump in sales in that region and Asia.... Read More »

 

EcoMotors forms second China joint venture

8:54 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
EcoMotors, a Michigan-based engine maker backed by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, has formed a joint venture in China with a subsidiary of First Auto Works.... Read More »

 

Average U.S. fuel economy up slightly in Feb.

2:39 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
The average fuel economy of new U.S. light trucks, cars, SUVs and vans sold in February rose 0.1 mpg from the revised figure for January, to 25.2 mpg, according to a monthly report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.... Read More »

 

Toyota sees Europe sales growing more than 2% this year

March 4, 2014 10:58 CET
Toyota expects to sell about 2 percent more cars in Europe this year as a gradually recovering market and the popularity of its hybrid models help drive deliveries.... Read More »

 

Cadillac clears the air on 'Poolside'

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
Cadillac's "Poolside" ad for the ELR plug-in hybrid has provoked a lot of debate about American values since its airing during the Winter Olympics telecast. Is it a salute to American capitalism or a xenophobic ode to materialism?... Read More »

 

Global vehicle sales will likely peak in next decade, analysts say

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
The planet that Henry Ford put on wheels is poised for a stall. The world will reach "Peak Car" -- a point at which annual global sales growth will top out -- in the next decade, analysts predict.... Read More »

 

Tesla and its high-flying shares defy odds, still face skeptics

10:49 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
Tesla, propelled by praise from Consumer Reports and plans to build a better battery and expand in Asia, has cemented its place as the highest-flying automobile stock in at least two decades.... Read More »

 

Honda shifts strategy as Insight hybrid fades

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
Honda said its decision to scrap the Insight, the first hybrid marketed in the United States, is part of a revised strategy to expand its U.S. lineup of fuel-saving cars and light trucks.... Read More »

 

Honda will end output of Insight hybrid as sales trail Prius

Feb. 26, 2014 11:39 CET
Honda will end production of the Insight, the first hybrid vehicle introduced in Europe, after demand plunged and sales lagged behind Toyota's Prius.... Read More »

 

Tesla to invest $2 billion in U.S. gigafactory

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2014
Tesla said it plans to invest $2 billion in a U.S. car battery plant that will be capable of supplying lithium ion packs for 500,000 vehicles a year by 2020. The factory, which is expected to go online in 2017, is part of Tesla's blueprint for a more affordable electric vehicle and would be the first major, integrated U.S. facility producing battery cells for electric cars.... Read More »

 

Honda ends Insight hybrid output as sales trail Prius

10:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Honda will end production of the Insight model, the first hybrid vehicle introduced in the United States, after demand plunged and sales lagged behind the Toyota Prius.... Read More »

 

BASF targets EV battery market as growth area

Feb. 25, 2014 06:01 CET
BASF says new and safer batteries with a higher capacity will boost the range of electric cars, helping the market for electric-vehicle batteries to be worth $20 billion by 2020.... Read More »

 

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