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Nissan exec defines automaker's vision of the fully connected car

Feb. 13, 2016 06:01 CET

Nissan Europe's head of advanced product planning, Richard Candler, has a vision of the connected car being electric and autonomous and he expects this vision to be on the road by 2020, as he explained to Automotive News Europe....
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Opel will launch long-range, affordable electric car

Feb. 11, 2016 10:19 CET

GM CEO Mary Barra said Opel/Vauxhall will launch a long-range, affordable electric car called the Ampera-e in 2017. It will share the Chevrolet Bolt's underpinnings....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Porsche's new sales boss predicts continued growth after record 2015

Feb. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche easily surpassed its goal of 200,000 annual global sales last year and can now look forward to another year of worldwide growth, Detlev von Platen, the brand's new sales boss, told Automotive News Europe....
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Tesla shares dogged by falling gas prices, output concerns

4:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Tesla shares fell to a two-year low amid concerns that cheap gasoline is stifling demand for electric cars as well as whether the company can efficiently produce enough of its new crossover....
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Q&A

Nissan plans big strides in connectivity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Nissan is working to leverage its early lead in electric vehicles for bigger strides in autonomy and connectivity. Richard Candler, Nissan Europe's head of advanced product planning, provided details in an interview....
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LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: 'Autopia' future promoted by Google and Apple will hurt traditional carmakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Industry disrupters such as Google and Apple are better funded than their potential rivals from the automotive field. That could be bad news for traditional auto companies, an industry analyst said....
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Renault-Nissan reports record EV sales in 2015 despite drop in Leaf demand

Feb. 5, 2016 11:37 CET

Renault-Nissan said global sales of battery-powered vehicles rose 2.5 percent to a record 84,754 last year even though there was a slowdown in demand for the Nissan Leaf, the world's best-selling electric vehicle....
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German gov't, automakers aim for deal by March to boost EV sales

Feb. 3, 2016 11:56 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is pushing for an agreement within the next month together with German automakers to boost electric car sales in the country as demand for EVs fails to take off in the market....
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Renault-Nissan plan cheap EV for China

Feb. 3, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault-Nissan will develop an affordable electric car for China because the alliance's current offering, the Nissan Leaf, is too expensive for the local market....
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1st generation will be the last for Cadillac ELR

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

The flashy - and pricey - Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid coupe won't stick around for a second generation, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen confirms....
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Saab name won't be revived under Chinese owners

Jan. 30, 2016 06:01 CET

Saab AB, the Swedish aerospace company that owns the Saab brand, will not allow its name or logo to be used on future models produced by National Electric Vehicle Sweden....
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Cheap gas hits hybrid, EV residuals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2016

Beware! Falling gasoline prices are hitting the residual values of used hybrids, electrics and plug-ins - hard. The influx of used small cars set to return to the market is just going to make matters worse....
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Germany considers $5,500 incentive for electric cars

Jan. 29, 2016 16:07 CET

German politicians will discuss creating incentives worth up to $5,500 to boost sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars, and may consider whether automakers could co-finance the new subsidies....
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Fiat's loss selling EVs in 2015? $84 million

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

Among the 25,084 Fiat 500s sold in the United States in 2015 were at least 6,000 battery-electric 500e cars sold in California and parts of Oregon. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in 2014 that the company loses about $14,000 on each 500e it sells. If that's right it means Fiat lost about $84 million in 2015 selling the 500e....
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Apple's Zadesky, head of electric car project, to leave company, report says

10:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

Apple's Steve Zadesky, who has been overseeing the company's electric car project for the last two years, has said he is leaving the company, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter....
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Nissan will produce Leaf's new advanced batteries in UK

Jan. 21, 2016 11:03 CET

Nissan will build a new generation of the Leaf's lithium ion battery at its UK factory, ending speculation that the automaker would outsource production to an external supplier to reduce costs....
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Audi will build electric SUV in Belgium, shift A1 output to Spain and Q3 to Hungary

Jan. 20, 2016 14:15 CET

Audi will build its new electric SUV at its plant in Belgium in a move criticized by the brand's labor boss. The production reshuffle will see A1 output go to Spain and Q3 production shift to Hungary....
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Electric vehicle sales fall far short of Obama goal

7:51 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

Back in 2008, with gas prices averaging nearly $4 a gallon, President Barack Obama set a goal of getting one million plug-in electric vehicles on the roads by 2015. Yet today -- with gas prices near $2 a gallon -- only about 400,000 electric cars have been sold....
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BMW will boost i3's range

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

BMW will boost the range of its i3 electric car by about half for the 2017 model year. This summer, the lithium ion battery pack of the compact EV will be improved, "which puts it into a much more usable range," Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing, told Automotive News at the Detroit auto show....
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Hyundai: Expect Ioniq hybrid in Q3

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

Hyundai will launch hybrid and all-electric versions of its Ioniq five-door hatchback in the third quarter, said Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America....
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Germany may offer 2 billion euros in EV subsidies, report says

Jan. 14, 2016 10:56 CET

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel wants to commit two billion euros ($2.17 billion) to encourage more people to buy electric cars by providing government subsidies to consumers, a German newspaper reported....
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Saab owner NEVS signs deal with China's Volinco

Jan. 12, 2016 15:39 CET

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the company that bought Saab, signed a deal with China Volant Industry for 20,000 electric cars based on Saab's 9-3 sedan model. The deal will allow NEVS to access Volinco's high-tech component suppliers....
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THE EVERYDAY EV

Electrification powers automakers' broader plans for future mobility

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

Electrification is fast becoming just one piece of a broader showcase of connectivity and convenience, as automakers try to find the right recipe for the future of urban mobility....
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1,000-hp electric FFZERO1 concept isn't just for show

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

Though its goal was to highlight the Faraday brand, the FFZERO1 uses the same platform and battery system as the company's planned production models....
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Faraday exits shadows, remains an enigma

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

The 1,000-hp race car concept that Faraday Future unveiled at last week's Consumer Electronics Show may have swept away some of the mystery surrounding the Chinese-backed electric car startup. But it's still unclear who's in the driver's seat, or what's coming next....
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