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Automakers, greens disagree on the true cost of meeting EU's CO2 regulations

March 10, 2015 06:01 CET

Automakers say the cost to meet tough European CO2 emissions limits that take effect in 2021 is rising rapidly, according to an analyst report, a view not shared by environmentalists....
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Audi will offer Q7 as diesel or gasoline plug-in hybrid

March 7, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi will offer its Q7 large SUV with multiple plug-in hybrid variants: a diesel-electric for Europe and a gasoline-electric version for the U.S. and China. The Q7 e-tron quattro will be Audi's second plug-in hybrid. It currently offers a gasoline-electric plug-in variant of the A3....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: More black eyes for the diesel engine

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

The diesel engine is in trouble in Europe. Diesel's reputation is being blackened because air quality in many European cities is poor, and that is causing health problems. Fingers are pointing at diesel engines....
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Lamborghini concept shows possible move to less extreme looks

Feb. 9, 2015 06:30 CET

Lamborghini design boss Filippo Perini and his team wanted a unique look for the Asterion concept, the Italian supercar maker's first plug-in hybrid. They wanted to move away from the angular and aggressive forms of recent cars by borrowing less extreme features from renowned Lamborghinis of the past such as the Miura....
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Mitsubishi concept teases next ASX, bolder design

Jan. 30, 2015 06:01 CET

Mitsubishi will use the Geneva auto show to reveal a plug-in hybrid concept that previews the next ASX compact crossover and showcases the brand's bolder design language....
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BMW, VW will build fast-charging stations for EVs in U.S.

Jan. 23, 2015 12:18 CET

BMW and Volkswagen are joining with ChargePoint, a company that provides EV charging facilities, to build nearly 100 fast-charging stations in the U.S. Both automakers seek to boost interest in their electric or plug-in vehicles, including the BMW i3 and the VW e-Golf....
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Via Motors targets annual sales of 50,000 plug-in hybrid trucks

9:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

VIA Motors, the closely held assembler of plug-in hybrid pickups, expects to sell 50,000 vehicles per year by 2018. The company is also preparing to offer an optional solar panel, stretched across the top of the pickup bed, for recharging the batteries. VIA will start selling the pickups to fleet customers in February and to individuals by the end of the year...
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Hyundai gets into EV game with Sonata plug-in

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

The next Chevrolet Volt will have Korean competition. Today at the Detroit auto show, Hyundai revealed its first battery-powered vehicle: a plug-in hybrid version of the Sonata midsize sedan that will go on sale this year....
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Mercedes-Benz to sell C350 plug-in hybrid in U.S. in fall

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Mercedes-Benz will begin US sales of the C350 plug-in hybrid this fall. The new car is one of 10 plug-in hybrids Mercedes will be launching through 2017, said Thomas Weber, Daimler AG board member for group research and Mercedes-Benz car development....
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Porsche's sales boss bullish on plug-in hybrids

Jan. 8, 2015 06:15 CET

Porsche is joining other carmakers in embracing plug-in hybrids, so much so that the company's sales boss, Bernhard Maier, uses one for his daily commute. Maier shared his views on the future of plug-ins at Porsche....
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BMW quickly moves top 'i' tech to mainstream models

Jan. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW's mainstream models could soon benefit from technology offered in the i3 and i8, such as carbon fiber construction and high-performance low-CO2 powertrains, BMW brand sales boss Ian Robertson told Automotive News Europe....
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Industry 'can't give up on EVs'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

With gasoline selling for less than $2 a gallon in some states, it's fair to ask whether the industry's investment in electric vehicles has been an expensive blunder....
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HYUNDAI

A thin crossover lineup; restless dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

A thin crossover lineup has kept Hyundai from capitalizing on the segment's boom....
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Audi boss calls A3 e-tron the 'perfect' EV

Dec. 18, 2014 17:03 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler calls the A3 Sportback e-tron the “perfect electric vehicle for every day driving.” He says that because 80 percent of daily roundtrip commutes in Europe are less than 50km, which is the A3 e-tron's electric-only range....
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Mercedes pushes S-class plug-in's zip

Dec. 17, 2014 06:01 CET

Mercedes-Benz's marketing plan for the new S-class plug-in hybrid aims to show prospective buyers that going green doesn't mean slowing down or paying more....
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VW says Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers the 'best of both worlds'

Dec. 15, 2014 06:30 CET

Volkswagen says its Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers eco-friendly buyers the “best of both worlds” -- a compact hatchback that can be driven up to 50km using electric power or up to 940km with additional power from its gasoline engine....
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Audi Q7 will be VW Group's 1st plug-in diesel

Dec. 5, 2014 06:01 CET

Audi's Q7 will be the first model from VW Group to offer a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain, an Audi source told Automotive News Europe. The variant gives Audi a technology edge over BMW and Mercedes, which currently offer gasoline plug-ins....
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Ghosn expects Europe sales to rise in 2015

Dec. 4, 2014 06:15 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn expects growth in Europe, China and the U.S. next year and is bullish about plans to diversify beyond electric cars into plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles....
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BMW plans 3 series, X5 plug-in hybrid variants

Dec. 1, 2014 15:43 CET

BMW is joining rival premium carmakers in offering plug-in hybrid versions of its main models, including the 3-series sedan and X5 SUV, as automakers react to tighter emissions regulations....
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Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche commit to plug-ins

Dec. 1, 2014 06:15 CET

Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche are among carmakers embracing plug-in hybrids as “the best of both worlds” as they eliminate the range anxiety that has hindered the purchase of full-electric cars and help carmakers cut CO2 emissions....
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BMW to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of top models

8:27 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014

BMW plans to offer plug-in hybrid versions of all its main models, including the best-selling 3-series sedan, as the world's largest maker of luxury vehicles reacts to tighter emissions regulations....
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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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