Next-gen Prius may be ill-timed, but not ill-fated
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
While the timing isn't ideal, dealers, analysts and Toyota itself are all bullish on the prospects for the next-gen Prius. They credit the strength of the Prius brand, its promising looks and what's shaping up as a solid backup plan.
Bosch positions for electrification growth
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
German supplier Robert Bosch and Japanese battery partner GS Yuasa are “on a good path” toward developing a lithium ion battery that costs half as much as today's batteries but has twice the energy density, a top Bosch executive said.
Tesla's gigafactory buzz takes root in Reno
8:36 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
Tesla's $5 billion “gigafactory” may be the best thing to happen to northern Nevada since the silver rush of the 1850s and the gaming...
China's Wanxiang plans to build Fisker Karma in S. Calif.
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2015
Fisker Automotive and Technology Group plans to revive production of the Fisker hybrid sports car in a new plant to be built in Southern California.
Mercedes GLC to get coupe version
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2015
Mercedes-Benz will offer a coupe version of its up-sized second-generation compact crossover, with plug-in hybrid and performance variants coming, as...
Subaru adds Impreza Sport Hybrid, its second hybrid, for Japan
11:00 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015
Subaru is adding a second hybrid vehicle to its lineup, a gasoline-electric version of the Impreza hatchback it hopes will tap booming demand for the...
AAA finds 8 in 10 drivers report their mpg tops EPA ratings
9:51 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2015
Eight in 10 drivers report getting better fuel economy than the EPA ratings posted on their vehicles' window stickers, AAA says in a new study.
Honda will drop CNG vehicles to focus on hybrids, EVs
1:39 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2015
Honda is reworking its alternative powertrain strategy to focus on hybrids and EVs, and will phase out efforts to commercialize cars powered by...
Tesla lines up $500 million line of credit
8:06 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2015
Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Friday it had entered into a $500 million senior secured line of credit.
GM to announce secondary use for EV batteries
3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 10, 2015
General Motors said it plans to announce a development in the secondary use for electric vehicle batteries next week, bringing more attention to the...
Chevy's CNG Impala rollout delayed nearly a year to fix quality bug
11:30 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2015
The rollout of Chevrolet's 2015 Impala that runs on natural gas has been delayed by nearly a year as GM works to fix a quality problem.
Average U.S. mpg edges up to 25.5 in May
10:55 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2015
The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the U.S. was up 0.
How will automakers respond to megatrends?
2:01 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2015
Potential disruptions may make the most headlines, but the majority of future megatrends emphasize the auto industry's continuity.
A123 to double lithium-ion battery capacity
9:00 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015
A123 Systems LLC plans to double the manufacturing capacity at its three lithium-ion battery plants in a $200 million investment.
California bends but doesn't yield on ZEVs
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2015
Jaguar, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Volvo may be small, but California won't spare them from putting electrified vehicles on the market.
Daimler chases Tesla in solar-powered batteries
12:24 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
Daimler is chasing Tesla Motors in a push to sell batteries for storing energy generated in daylight hours from rooftop solar panels to homeowners...
Ford to make EV technology patents available to rivals
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
Ford is following Tesla Motors in opening up hundreds of patents on electric-car technology to competitors in a move aimed at accelerating...
Kansas City bids to become EV mecca
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
A Kansas City utility is installing a large electric vehicle charging network, assisted by Nissan, in an attempt to decrease range anxiety and spur...
Porsche recalls 918 Spyder on cooling system risk
12:05 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Porsche today launched a precautionary worldwide recall of its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sportscar, which can cost up to $937,000, saying a carbon...
Apple settles battery maker's scientist-poaching lawsuit
7:06 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2015
Apple agreed to settle a lawsuit in which it was accused of poaching a lithium-ion battery maker's scientists to work on its own project for an...
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