Honda to create green Clarity family with EV, plug-in hybrid variantsThu, 21, Apr 2016
Honda, seeking to reassert itself as a dominant player in the world of green cars, plans to broaden the Clarity nameplate to two more alternative-fuel vehicles.
Will Mitsubishi scandal scare off partners?Mon, 25, Apr 2016
Even if Mitsubishi's cheating scandal stays isolated to Japan-market minivehicles, its admission could alarm other automakers who are considering strategic tie-ups with the Japanese manufacturer.
New Chevy Cruze posts 42 mpg on highway, GM saysMon, 18, Apr 2016
The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has an EPA rating of 30 mpg in city driving and 42 on the highway, GM said today.
Fed and automakers prepare to review 54.5 mpg CAFE goalMon, 18, Apr 2016
Automakers and environmental groups are watching closely as the EPA and NHTSA assemble an argument for maintaining or adjusting stringent federal fuel-economy targets. The review promises to be tense as gasoline prices remain low, consumers turn away from green cars and costs of new technology stack up. The feds' analysis will affect automakers' product strategies for a decade.
Powertrain executives press for higher octane gasoline to help meet mpg, CO2 rulesWed, 13, Apr 2016
Automakers say they need higher octane gasoline -- more in line with what is available in Europe today -- to meet the government's strict 2025 fuel economy and C02 standards.
Delphi says new 48-volt mild hybrid system has 2 customersWed, 13, Apr 2016
Delphi said it will work with two automakers to put a new 48-volt mild-hybrid system developed by the supplier into production next year.
Porsche to revamp loaner program as fix for diesel Cayennes preppedSun, 03, Apr 2016
A revamped vehicle loaner program will help Porsche dealers when it comes time for the automaker to make fixes on diesel-powered Cayennes in the hands of customers.
Ford's electrification chief stays plugged inMon, 04, Apr 2016
Rather than retrenching from electrified vehicles, Ford is doubling down, committing $4.5 billion to develop the next generation of EVs and powertrains. And Kevin Layden is the man who will spend a big chunk of that cash.
Ex-Navistar CEO Ustian faces SEC suit over emissions disclosuresThu, 31, Mar 2016
The SEC sued former Navistar CEO Daniel Ustian, accusing him of defrauding the public about the company's ability to meet emission standards for truck engines. Navistar also agreed to pay a $7.5 million fine to settle SEC charges that it defrauded investors into believing a diesel truck engine it was developing could meet tough federal emissions standards.
Compressed natural gas gains U.S. foothold in fleetsMon, 04, Apr 2016
While cheap gasoline in North America wipes out many of the economic reasons to buy a plug-in hybrid, sales of the vehicles in Europe could be stunted by testing that measures carbon dioxide output in real-world driving.