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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....
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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....
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Hyundai unveils more details about Ioniq EV

10:25 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

Hyundai unveiled its first dedicated gasoline-electric vehicle, becoming one of a handful of automakers to challenge Toyota Motor's Prius as low oil prices weigh on demand for fuel-efficient vehicles....
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'IPhone of cars' in self-assembly kits is French entrepreneur's Vegas bet

7:23 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

GM and Mercedes-Benz say the next generation of cars will be self-driving and super-connected. A French entrepreneur is betting they'll also come in kits. The cube-shaped vehicles made by France Craft are shipped in a kit and have safety clearance to hit the road in Europe as long as they're assembled by a professional mechanic....
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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....
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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....
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Faraday Future loses battery designer before EV's debut at CES

6:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Faraday Future Inc., the electric-car startup backed by Chinese Internet billionaire Jia Yueting, lost its chief battery architect ahead of introducing its concept vehicle at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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?...
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Hyundai's new eco-car receives sporty styling

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

New renderings of Hyundai's Ioniq sedan depict sport coupelike styling with design flourishes that announce its environmental credentials....
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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....
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NextEV picks ex-Cisco tech chief to lead U.S. operations

6:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

NextEV named Padmasree Warrior, Cisco Systems' former technology chief, to lead U.S. operations for the Chinese electric-car startup. Warrior, 55, will be U.S. CEO and head of development for software and user experience....
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JAY RAMEY

BLOG: VW Microbus returning with electric powertrain?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

The Volkswagen Microbus will return as an electric vehicle, debuting at the CES tech extravaganza before heading into production, according to a report....
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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....
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JAY RAMEY

BLOG: VW Microbus returning with electric powertrain?

10:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

The Volkswagen Microbus will return as an electric vehicle, debuting at the CES tech extravaganza before heading into production, according to a report....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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Hyundai's Prius-fighter to offer 3 electrified options for 1 body

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

Hyundai's Ioniq compact car, a Toyota Prius-fighter scheduled to debut next month, will feature three electrified drivetrain options in one body type....
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Faraday picks Las Vegas suburb for $1 billion EV plant

9:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

Faraday Future, the electric-vehicle startup backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, selected Nevada for the company’s planned $1 billion U.S. factory....
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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....
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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....
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