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Nissan ready for Europe's changing powertrain preferences

Jan. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Philippe Klein, Nissan's head of planning, sees changes to the powertrain mix in Europe due to the rising cost of diesels. He said Nissan and partner Renault have the right mix of alternatives, including EVs, to meet changing demand.... Read More »

Mercedes working on a range of EVs, E-class self-driving upgrades

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG is developing plans to produce a family of new battery-powered luxury vehicles, the automaker's research chief said.... Read More »

BMW teases i8 roadster with tech-packed concept

Jan. 5, 2016 17:54 CET

BMW previewed a roadster version of its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car with the Vision Future Interaction concept car. BMW said the concept provides an outlook on the networked cockpit and the user interface of the future.... Read More »

Volkswagen EV concept peers ahead to connected future

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Volkswagen is turning its attention to the future with an electric people-mover concept designed to show what connected, electric transportation could look like in 2019.... Read More »

Fire consumes Tesla Model S in Norway at recharging station

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Tesla officials are investigating a mysterious fire that destroyed a Model S sedan Friday at one of the company's Supercharger stations in Kristiansand, Norway, about 200 miles southwest of Oslo, the capital.... Read More »

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Why hybrids, EVs are getting a boost from world's top racing series

Jan. 4, 2016 06:15 CET

Europe's top motorsports series have moved away from racecars with big, thirsty engines. The powertrains on the track are now greener, which has helped automakers such as Mercedes, Porsche and Renault test and build awareness of their alternative drivetrains ahead of launching them on the road.... Read More »

Hyundai: Ioniq highway mpg to top Prius

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

Hyundai says its new Ioniq, offered in three separate electrified versions, will succeed in the U.S. because it is tailored, even more than the best-selling Toyota Prius, to Americans' driving styles.... Read More »

Hyundai Ioniq spied at shoot in California

1:28 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Hyundai's new eco-car, the Ioniq, was recently spotted at a commercial shoot in southern California. The Ioniq, set to debut in South Korea next month, has not been shown in public.... Read More »

Nissan, BMW build fast-charging EV stations in 19 states

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

U.S. electric-car drivers have access to an additional 120 DC electric fast-charging stations nationwide thanks to a partnership between BMW and Nissan.
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DAVE GUILFORD

Fuel economy, reality set for collision

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

EV costs, 54.5 mpg by 2025, the Paris accord and $2 gasoline are on a nasty marketplace collision course. Ford CEO Mark Field asks: Can we talk about this?... Read More »

Saab successor Nevs signs $12 billion China electric car deal

9:07 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which bought the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile, announced a 78-billion-yuan ($12 billion) deal today to supply 150,000 electric cars to Chinese leasing firm Panda New Energy.... Read More »

Cheap gas spurs SUV sales and puts U.S. climate goals at risk

10:16 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

Surging demand for trucks and SUVs fueled by cheap gasoline is holding back improvements in U.S. fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions, a government report said today.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Chevrolet's 2016 Malibu hybrid priced from $29,520

10:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

With the base Chevrolet Malibu hybrid available for less than $30K, the new midsize sedan costs less than the Volt -- even though it uses a lot of modified Volt hardware.... Read More »

Hyundai Ioniq sedan gets green styling

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

Hyundai's new Ioniq sedan, which will come with three different electrified powertrains, will sport coupe-like styling with design flourishes that telegraph its environmental credentials while delivering “class-leading” aerodynamics, the company said.... Read More »

Fields: Why electrified models are a good bet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

In an interview with Automotive News, Ford CEO Mark Fields spells out why the automaker is making a $4.5 billion investment to develop more than a dozen electrified vehicles that it knows few consumers want to buy right now.... Read More »

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BLOG: Carlos Ghosn: It's time to get serious about getting the carbon out of our cars

12:03 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

The time for debate has passed. If the world is to reduce manmade greenhouse gas emissions that are the cause of global climate change, we must accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy now, starting with cleaner transportation.... Read More »

VW to add flat batteries in bid to expand range of EVs

6:26 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Volkswagen AG is preparing to integrate flat batteries into future cars as the German manufacturer plans to boost its electric-vehicle lineup following its emissions manipulation scandal.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia will pay Paice to end case over hybrid engines

6:48 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay royalties to a Baltimore company to end a patent-infringement fight over hybrid engines.... Read More »

Toyota lowers global sales target for new Prius

Dec. 9, 2015 11:04 CET

Toyota has cut its global sales target for the new Prius as falling fuel prices reduce demand for fuel-efficient cars in key markets such as the U.S.... Read More »

New awd Toyota Prius not U.S.-bound, for now

6:33 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius went on sale in Japan today, complete with a new all-wheel-drive version arriving just in time for the onset of snowy driving.... Read More »

Hyundai Ioniq first to offer 3 electrified powertrain options in 1 body

7:52 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Hyundai will launch a new vehicle in January dubbed the Ioniq featuring three electrified drivetrain options in one body type, as the South Korean automaker fortifies its green-car lineup and targets rivals such as the Toyota Prius.... Read More »

Average U.S. new-vehicle fuel economy slips to 25 mpg

12:50 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

The continued combination of low gas prices and strong pickup and SUV sales led the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. in November to fall from October, albeit slightly, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said.... Read More »

A peek at the production Chevy Bolt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

The production version of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, caught during a photo shoot near Palm Springs, Calif., closely resembles the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid with its grille and side styling.... Read More »

A bit nuts and Jukey: What people are saying about the Scion C-HR

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2015

With the new C-HR, Scion looks to get a piece of the nascent but burgeoning subcompact crossover market. Here's what some critics and journalists are saying about the C-HR, which debuted in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.... Read More »

FCA invests $40 million to convert parts transport fleet to CNG

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

Fiat Chrysler has invested $40 million to convert 179 trucks that transport parts between plants in the U.S. and Canada to run on compressed natural gas rather than diesel.... Read More »

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