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PSA will launch EV versions of Peugeot 208, 2008 and DS 3 Crossback

Sept. 21, 2017 16:21 CET

PSA will launch full-electric versions of its Peugeot 208 and DS 3 Crossback cars in 2019. The Peugeot 2008 will get an EV option in 2020.
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Daimler will build electric SUVs in U.S. plant
Sept. 21, 2017 15:23 CET | UPDATED: Sept. 21 18:15 CET - new story

Daimler will spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes U.S. plant to produce electric SUVs for its EQ sub-brand, along with their battery packs. ...

 

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Greenpeace activists board ship in bid to stop UK-bound VW diesels
Sept. 21, 2017 12:34 CET | UPDATED: Sept. 21 14:30 CET - adds VW, port comments

Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilize vehicles at ...

 




 
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Volvo packs XC40 with firsts, takes aim at BMW, Audi
Sept. 21, 2017 11:30 CET

The Volvo XC40 breaks a lot of new ground for the automaker. It's Volvo's first model with inductive charging for mobile phones and the first to offer a car-sharing optio ...

 

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Ford expands use of augmented reality for design
Sept. 21, 2017 06:15 CET

Ford is hoping to speed up vehicle design time and supplement traditional techniques like clay modeling with a new-age technology: augmented reality. ...

 

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VW, Audi production hit by Mexico earthquake
Sept. 20, 2017 17:29 CET | UPDATED: Sept. 20 20:22 CET - adds details

VW and Audi halted production at their Mexico plants to inspect buildings and allow workers to check on family after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck near Mexico City. ...

 

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Croatian automaker plans second electric supercar
Sept. 20, 2017 09:51 CET

Croatian automaker Rimac, which lays claim to the world's fastest electric car, is close to completing a $60 million financing package to give it the cash it needs to exp ...

 

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2017 TOKYO AUTO SHOW
Mitsubishi will present electric crossover concept
Sept. 20, 2017 10:38 CET

Mitsubishi called the e-Evolution Concept for a flagship SUV a "beacon" of renewed ambition for the automaker, which is now controlled by Nissan. ...

 

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New diesels are no greener than gasoline cars, German officials say
Sept. 20, 2017 13:13 CET

New diesels had average CO2 emissions of 128 g/km in Germany last year compared with 129 g/km from gasoline cars. The figures showed that the belief that diesels are more ...

 

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Swiss tech company ABB will supply EV charging stations for German autobahns
Sept. 20, 2017 11:33 CET

Swiss company ABB will deliver 117 EV charging stations to help boost Germany's electric infrastructure. The units will be installed at service station operator Tank & Ra ...

 

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China may relax restrictions on foreign EV makers
Sept. 20, 2017 09:24 CET

China may allow foreign automakers to set up wholly owned EV businesses in its free-trade zones, Bloomberg reported. A relaxation of the country's joint venture rule woul ...

 

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Bugatti considers four-door model for 2024
Sept. 20, 2017 06:01 CET

The yet-to-be-named car would pick up where the Galibier concept left off and go on sale around 2024. ...

 

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Delphi, BlackBerry form partnership on turnkey self-driving software system
Sept. 20, 2017 18:38 CET

Delphi has entered into a commercial partnership with BlackBerry for the development of its turnkey automated driving platform. ...

 

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Germany's VDA and IG Metall union seek gov't support for EV shift
Sept. 20, 2017 12:14 CET

Germany's VDA industry association and the country's biggest union, IG Metall, urged politicians to help with a shift to EVs and not force a phasing out of the combustion ...

 

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Bentley takes the leap to Level 3 autonomous driving
Sept. 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Bentley will roll out Level 3 autonomous driving capability across its range starting two years from now, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said. ...

 

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Russian nuclear giant joins scramble to supply EV boom
Sept. 20, 2017 15:01 CET

Russia's state-owned nuclear corporation is joining the lithium rush as it seeks to profit from the boom in EVs whose batteries use the metal. ...

 

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Tata seeks to protect Jaguar Land Rover from potential takeover bids, report says
Sept. 19, 2017 09:34 CET

Tata Sons is buying as much as 20 billion rupees ($312 million) of Tata Motors shares, as India's biggest conglomerate seeks to protect Jaguar Land Rover from potential t ...

 

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Petrochemicals giant's Land Rover Defender-style SUV could go into production in 2020
Sept. 19, 2017 13:20 CET

Petrochemicals giant Ineos plans to build 25,000 units a year of a model inspired by the Land Rover Defender but it may be thwarted because JLR is seeking trademark prote ...

 

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COMMENTARY
Ratan Tata moves to secure his JLR prize
Sept. 19, 2017 11:24 CET

Ratan Tata's move to consolidate power at Tata Sons and secure ownership of Jaguar Land Rover looks like one of those boring shareholder resolutions that would go unremar ...

 

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Volvo plans U.S. plant expansion, doubling original investment, reports say
Sept. 19, 2017 15:10 CET

Volvo is doubling investment in its first U.S. plant, which is under construction, to add a second production line at a total cost of $1 billion as the carmaker heads for ...

 

    
 
Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
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VW shuffles product development team
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
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Ford expands Fiesta family
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
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