GM China sees strong growth for luxury models and EVsThu, 28, Apr 2016
Chinese consumers' continued preference for luxury brands could help make that country Cadillac's largest global market in the next five to 10 years, the head of General Motors China said today.
High warranty costs reflect Tesla's struggle with qualityWed, 27, Apr 2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told investors his electric car company will stop burning cash and turn a profit this year, and corralling costs associated with quality problems will be critical to making good on that pledge.
Honda brings clarity to electrification strategyMon, 25, Apr 2016
When Honda revealed last week that it would a three-model family of green cars under the Clarity nameplate, it also brought a measure of clarity to its electrification strategy, which has moved in fits and starts since the 1999 debut of the oddly shaped Insight.
Volvo sets goal to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025Thu, 21, Apr 2016
Following a global sales record in 2015, Volvo plans to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025, the company said today. "It is a deliberately ambitious target," Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said in a statement.
Ford will expand green-car lineup in ChinaMon, 25, Apr 2016
Ford, notching record sales in China thanks to its solid crossover lineup, is now beefing up its green-car offerings. The U.S. carmaker, as part of a $4.5 billion global investment to introduce 13 new electrified vehicles through 2020, wants 10 percent to 25 percent of its model mix here battery-equipped by then.
SNL unveils faux Mercedes AA-class EV; Mercedes plays alongTue, 19, Apr 2016
“Saturday Night Live” last week unveiled a (faux) commercial for the Mercedes-Benz AA class, an electric luxury sedan entirely powered by AA batteries. Mercedes played along with the gag on Monday.
Incentives growing on green cars, TrueCar saysTue, 19, Apr 2016
Car buyers can save significant money on fuel-efficient vehicles this month thanks to incentives and government rebates, TrueCar said Monday in a report.
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.
Build and price your own green machineMon, 18, Apr 2016
Can you reach 54.2 mpg, the federal fuel economy target for midsize cars by the 2025 model year, without overspending?
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.
Toyota gets a glimpse at Clemson students' vision of future mobilityTue, 12, Apr 2016
Toyota planners are scrutinizing a concept for an urban youth vehicle created for them by Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research vehicle development program.
Prius C to replace VW Beetle for Best Buy's Geek SquadMon, 11, Apr 2016
Geek Squad is ditching its signature Volkswagen Beetle “Geekmobiles” for the 2016 Toyota Prius C. Geek Squad, Best Buy's tech support unit, said today it will update its fleet with more than 1,000 Prius C hybrids, each branded with a redesigned logo.