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Check out the ANE e-magazine for December

Dec. 1, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why megaplatforms are a must-have for any automaker with global ambitions....
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LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Why Audi over-engineered its fuel cell

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2014

Audi r&d boss Ulrich Hackenberg provided a concise answer when asked why the carmaker's fuel cell also needs plug-in hybrid technology....
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ANE's December e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 28, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 1. This month's edition looks at how German premium automakers plan to profit from plug-in hybrids....
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SGL sees rising interest in carbon fiber parts

Nov. 23, 2014 20:25 CET

SGL Group, the materials supplier for carbon fiber reinforced parts in BMW's electric cars, is in talks with Audi, Porsche, GM and other carmakers to supply carbon fiber for a wider range of automotive components, its CEO said....
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Mercedes G-Code concept previews Audi Q1 rival, reports say

Nov. 4, 2014 14:20 CET

Mercedes unveiled the G-Code concept at the opening of its new product engineering center in Beijing. Reports say the design could preview the look of a subcompact SUV to rival the upcoming Audi Q1....
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VW to launch more than 20 EVs, plug-ins in China

Oct. 28, 2014 15:53 CET

Volkswagen Group said it will launch more than 20 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in China by the end of 2018, as it capitalizes on Beijing's support for low-emission vehicles in the country's campaign against pollution....
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Renault sees frugal Eolab concept matching Clio's price

Oct. 25, 2014 06:01 CET

Renault could sell the Eolab ultra fuel-efficient concept for a similar price to a diesel-powered Clio, if it decided to build the car, said Thierry Bollore, the company's chief competitive officer. The Clio DCi 90 costs 18,500 euros in France....
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WHO WANTS HYBRIDS?

Falling gasoline prices make alternative-fuel vehicles a tougher sell

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

For a sign of the challenges in selling fuel efficiency as a virtue, Tanner Hulette need only look at the signs near his dealership advertising gasoline for $2.70 a gallon. Hulette, general manager of Mechanicsville Toyota near Richmond, Va., said he's seeing higher demand for pickups and SUVs, and less interest in the Prius hybrid....
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Ford may join VW in selling plug-in hybrids in Europe

Oct. 16, 2014 06:01 CET

Ford may join rival Volkswagen by introducing plug-in hybrid models in Europe. Ford already sells plug-in versions of its Fusion and C-Max in the U.S., but the company hasn't launched plug-ins in Europe because of low demand....
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Cadillac to offer plug-in hybrid version of CT6 big sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014

Cadillac will offer a plug-in hybrid version of the CT6 large sedan scheduled to debut late next year. General Motors global product chief Mark Reuss said during an investment conference that the plug-in hybrid would get the equivalent of at least 70 mpg....
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Mitsubishi will add two more plug-in hybrids to European lineup

Oct. 9, 2014 06:01 CET

Mitsubishi will add plug-in hybrid versions of its next ASX compact crossover and Pajero SUV, CEO Osamu Masuko said....
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Cadillac preps plug-in hybrid CT6 rated at 70 mpg or more

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2014

Cadillac will offer a plug-in hybrid version of the CT6 large sedan scheduled to debut late next year. GM global product chief Mark Reuss said the plug-in hybrid would get at least 70 mpg. The CT6 will also be powered by a six-cylinder, turbocharged engine that makes around 400 hp....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Lamborghini unveils 910-hp plug-in hybrid Asterion

Oct. 2, 2014 09:45 CET

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said the 910-hp Asterion LPI 910-4 plug-in hybrid supercar concept unveiled at the Paris auto show is a "ground-breaking, crucial step" for the VW-owned company....
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BMW to boost i3, i8 availability in U.S.

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

BMW plans to allocate a higher share of i electric and plug-in hybrid output for the U.S. in the coming months. The company has sold 10,000 i3 compact electric vehicles and 280 i8 plug-in hybrid supercars worldwide to date, BMW's top sales executive said today....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

VW, Porsche, Lamborghini roll out plug-in hybrids

Oct. 1, 2014 23:33 CET

VW Group premiered four plug-in hybrids in Paris. The VW Passat GTE and Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid production cars as well as the Lamborghini Asterion and XL Sport concepts are aimed at helping VW meet tougher CO2 targets....
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Winterkorn warns EU on overburdening automakers on CO2 emissions

Oct. 1, 2014 22:00 CET

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn warned EU regulators that it would be "fatal" to overburden the auto industry with tougher CO2 emission targets before a market can develop for electric cars, plug-in hybrids and other fuel-efficient models....
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PAUL MCVEIGH

BLOG: For fuel efficiency, the time has come for plug-in hybrids

9:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

Plug-in hybrids are about to become a lot more common on Europe's roads as the region's mass-market brands start to introduce such cars in a bid to lower the average CO2 emissions of their new-car fleets ahead of tougher EU limits....
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LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Renault Eolab's funny numbers

5:37 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

I was stunned to discover the weight figures for the Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept that debuts at this week's Paris auto show. A deeper investigation revealed some interesting calculations....
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French use Paris to show progress in low-CO2 cars

Sept. 27, 2014 06:01 CET

French automakers are putting a big emphasis on fuel efficiency at the Paris auto show this year, having received financial help from the French government ahead of tougher new EU regulations....
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Germany to offer free parking to spur EV sales

Sept. 24, 2014 13:47 CET

Germany will offer free parking and the right to use bus lanes to buyers of electric, fuel cell and some plug-in hybrid cars in a bid to have 1 million EVs on German roads by 2020, up from about 21,000 at the start of the year....
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S class leads Mercedes' plug-in offensive

Sept. 23, 2014 16:08 CET

Mercedes will roll out at least 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017 -- starting with its flagship S-class sedan -- as the premium car manufacturer looks to fulfill strict carbon emission requirements in Europe....
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Porsche recalls some 918s for rear-axle problem

Sept. 11, 2014 11:44 CET

Porsche has recalled 46 of its 918 Spyders to fix a potential defect in the plug-in hybrid supercar's rear-axle components. The automaker said no accidents or injuries were reported in relation to the problem....
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JLR intensifies efforts to meet tough EU CO2 target

Aug. 29, 2014 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will “turn over every stone” including launching plug-in hybrids to bring its high average CO2 emissions down to an EU-approved level by 2021, JLR head of product development Wolfgang Ziebart said....
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LG Chem says it has battery order from Audi for plug-in hybrid cars

Aug. 20, 2014 15:16 CET

LG Chem says it will supply batteries for Audi's growing lineup of plug-in hybrids. Audi began European sales of its first plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron, in June and plans to add at least three more plug-in hybrids....
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Ford plans new hybrid series to compete with Toyota Prius, report says

6:11 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2014

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to compete against the best-selling Toyota Prius, Reuters reported, citing two sources with knowledge of the company's plans. The compact car will be Ford's first "dedicated" hybrid -- that is a vehicle designed to be marketed exclusively as a hybrid, rather than a variation of an existing gasoline model, such as the automaker's Fusion hybrid....
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