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GREG LAYSON

Ontario green vehicle rebate program ripe for the picking under PC rule

8:45 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
If we closely read the tea leaves and review some recent history, it appears the program that provides Ontarians rebates worth up to $14,000 on certain green vehicles could be in jeopardy.

UK still plans to end sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040, report say

June 20, 2018 11:58 CET
The UK still plans to end the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040 and will set out more detail as soon as this week, a government source said after a report suggested the plans were being watered down.

MORRY MARKOWITZ

Fuel-cell revolution is already happening

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Fuel cells are powering our commercial transportation space today in a range of applications, and all these burgeoning vehicle markets are leading to growth in the hydrogen infrastructure needed to support them.

Diesels to die out in Tesla-like future, EU regulator says

May 27, 2018 09:37 CET
Consumers may do as much as regulators to propel the car sector into the electricity-powered age foreseen by Tesla, according to the EU's industrial-policy chief.

Toyota will build fuel cell stack plant in bid to ramp up sales of hydrogen-powered cars

May 24, 2018 09:22 CET
Toyota plans to build a plant to manufacture hydrogen fuel cell stacks, a key component of fuel cell vehicles, as it seeks to increase global annual sales of the vehicles to at least 30,000 from 3,000 now.

Study: New-vehicle buyers downplay fuel prices

4:04 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2018
Most new-vehicle buyers say the recent fuel price surges will unlikely influence their vehicle purchasing decision, a new study indicates.

EDITORIAL

Octane opportunity: Don't blow it

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
The prospect of reaching a consensus on setting a new national octane standard -- with benefits for the environment, fuel economy and vehicle performance -- is tantalizing indeed.

EV batteries present new challenges for firefighters

7:24 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2018
Fires on electric vehicles are rare, but the volatile chemistry of their batteries and the need for special training on how to extinguish them raises new safety questions as automakers are poised to dramatically increase production.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM Super Cruise, Tesla Autopilot square off

3:30 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2018
GM Super Cruise, Tesla Autopilot square off in test; Battery blazes pose challenge for firefighters; EV push in Northeastern U.S.; Apple's growing AV fleet; First for BMW in China.

UK to share plans soon on 2040 combustion-cars ban

May 16, 2018 09:30 CET
The UK will release more details in the weeks ahead on its planned ban of the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040, business minister Greg Clark said.

Political window opens for high-grade fuel standard

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
Automakers and others sense an opportunity to create a national high-octane standard that satisfies Big Oil, agribusiness, regulators and the auto industry.

Automakers seek to use Trump summit to avert war with California

6:38 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018
American automakers faced a tough mission when they visited the White House Friday. They sought to persuade President Trump to cooperate with Calif. governor Jerry Brown over emissions levels.

Anheuser-Busch orders up to 800 hydrogen-fueled big rigs

3:49 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2018
Anheuser-Busch said it reserved up to 800 hydrogen-fueled semi-trucks from Nikola Motor Company as part of plans to convert its dedicated long-haul fleet to renewable powered trucks by 2025.

U.S. likely to back freezing fuel economy standards from 2020 through 2026, report says

4:11 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2018
The Trump administration is likely to propose freezing fuel economy standards from 2020 through 2026, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters.

Bosch claims a 'breakthrough' that could save diesel engines

7:28 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2018
Bosch said its engineers have developed a diesel exhaust system that cuts emissions far below legal limits and can help automakers avoid potential driving bans in Europe.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: De Nysschen out at Cadillac; GM Canada exec takes helm

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2018
De Nysschen out at Cadillac, GM Canada exec takes helm; Senate votes to scrap CFPB guidance on auto loans; A premium debate: The 'new regular'; Buying Chevy's gas from in-dash.

RICHARD TRUETT

The octane game: Auto industry lobbies for 95 as new regular

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2018
The auto industry is finally getting traction on its quest to make 95 RON octane gasoline -- basically the same grade as Europe's regular and the lowest grade of premium here -- the new regular in the United States.

Audi joins quest for biofuels that don't challenge food supply

April 17, 2018 11:41 CET
Audi has joined forces with a French biotech company to solve the two big problems that have been holding back biofuels. The aim is to prove large-scale biofuel production is possible without major deforestation or the use of food or animal feeds.

VIDEO: First Shift: A push for single, higher fuel octane level

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2018
Why some are pushing for single, higher octane level; VW's Diess vows faster decisions; Trump: No NAFTA timeline; NTSB kicks Tesla off probe; Actor Wahlberg backs distraction fight.

Lithium glut fears tempered by optimism over surging demand for EV batteries

7:13 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018
Warnings of a lithium glut may be premature.

Aston Martin's first SUV will get gasoline engine only

April 6, 2018 12:42 CET
Aston Martin's first SUV will only be available as a gasoline model, despite being previewed by an electric concept.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the future of diesel. Some believe the diesel engine's time is coming to an end, the European car industry cannot back away from diesels, which are crucial to reaching the EU's CO2 targets.

ANE's April issue goes live next week

March 29, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live next week. The new edition looks at the future of diesel.

NHTSA proposes scrapping higher automaker penalties for 'gas guzzlers'

10:30 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2018
NHTSA said it was proposing to cancel a planned hike in higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers whose vehicles fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards.

Skoda expects Citigo EV to counter risk of CO2 emissions fines

March 19, 2018 06:01 CET
Skoda will launch a full-electric version of its Citigo minicar after its push into the hot-selling SUV market put the automaker at risk of fines for missing EU CO2 emissions reduction targets.

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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