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France pledges strategic contract with automakers, suppliers in EV push

May 24, 2018 13:50 CET

The French government has pledged to work with automakers and suppliers to increase sales of EVs sharply and build up the network of charging stations, as part of a new "strategic contract" with the automotive sector.... Read More »

Toyota will build fuel cell stack plant in bid to ramp up sales of hydrogen-powered cars

May 24, 2018 09:22 CET

Toyota plans to build a plant to manufacture hydrogen fuel cell stacks, a key component of fuel cell vehicles, as it seeks to increase global annual sales of the vehicles to at least 30,000 from 3,000 now.... Read More »

UK's Pivot Power to build EV battery network

May 22, 2018 11:27 CET

The UK company Pivot Power plans to develop a 2-gigawatt network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle charging stations in Britain.... Read More »

Subaru, Toyota team up for Crosstrek Hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

Subaru of America plans a plug-in hybrid version of the hot-selling Crosstrek subcompact crossover.... Read More »

EV batteries present new challenges for firefighters

7:24 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2018

Fires on electric vehicles are rare, but the volatile chemistry of their batteries and the need for special training on how to extinguish them raises new safety questions as automakers are poised to dramatically increase production.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM Super Cruise, Tesla Autopilot square off

3:30 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2018

GM Super Cruise, Tesla Autopilot square off in test; Battery blazes pose challenge for firefighters; EV push in Northeastern U.S.; Apple's growing AV fleet; First for BMW in China.... Read More »

UK to share plans soon on 2040 combustion-cars ban

May 16, 2018 09:30 CET

The UK will release more details in the weeks ahead on its planned ban of the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040, business minister Greg Clark said.... Read More »

Subaru plans plug-in hybrid Crosstrek

1:49 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

Subaru of America plans a plug-in hybrid version of the hot-selling Crosstrek subcompact crossover.... Read More »

Swedish road project could slash cost of EVs

May 14, 2018 20:28 CET

An electrified road in Sweden that is the first in the world to charge vehicles as they drive along is showing promise and could potentially help cut the high cost of EVs, project backers Vattenfall and Elways said.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

EVs have makings 
of a failed product

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

I've been reading with fascination Keith Crain's recent columns about the rush to electric vehicles by just about every manufacturer on the planet.... Read More »

'The two extremes' of Porsche

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2018

Thousands of Porsche enthusiasts gathering in California this fall give the automaker the perfect chance to sell the brand's most loyal consumers on its new EV offerings.... Read More »

Audi targets 800,000 electric and hybrid sales in 2025

May 8, 2018 20:00 CET

Audi said it plans to sell about 800,000 battery-electric and hybrid-powered cars in 2025, when it also expects to generate an operating profit of 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion).... Read More »

Porsche's Cayenne hybrid gets more power, longer range

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

Porsche plans a faster, more powerful version of the Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV for 2019.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for May

May 7, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares' integration of Opel/Vauxhall is progressing.... Read More »

Germany overtakes Norway as Europe's top market for electrified cars

May 3, 2018 15:52 CET

Germany has leapfrogged Norway as Europe's biggest market for electrified cars, a sign that consumers are warming to the technology just as VW and Daimler ready models to take on Tesla.... Read More »

Anheuser-Busch orders up to 800 hydrogen-fueled big rigs

3:49 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2018

Anheuser-Busch said it reserved up to 800 hydrogen-fueled semi-trucks from Nikola Motor Company as part of plans to convert its dedicated long-haul fleet to renewable powered trucks by 2025.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge

May 2, 2018 12:35 CET

Hyundai sees Europe as a key market for its Nexo fuel cell car because the region has more advanced plans than other global markets to expand its refueling infrastructure.... Read More »

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Japan brands' EVs for China appear strikingly familiar

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018

If the first wave of Japan-brand electric vehicles for China looks familiar, it should. Toyota, Nissan and Honda are simply rolling out EV versions of existing nameplates.... Read More »

PSA's DS brand will electrify lineup to bolster upscale appeal

April 30, 2018 17:21 CET

DS, PSA's upscale brand, said all its models introduced starting in 2025 will have only full-electric or hybrid drivetrains, and that it will present its first battery electric vehicle at the Paris auto show in October.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Have they gone crazy on EVs?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018

Except in China, where government rules and objectives are easier to implement and enforce, electric vehicles seem to be headed for a disastrous conclusion.... Read More »

Didi alliance eyes 10 million EVs by 2028

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2018

Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing giant, is partnering with 31 auto industry companies to develop models for shared mobility and new standards for electrified vehicles.... Read More »

Can Nio entice Americans to use phones to buy cars?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2018

Nio, the Chinese electric vehicle startup that uses swappable batteries and puts a bobblehead digital assistant on the dashboard, wants to launch a global model in the U.S. by 2020.... Read More »

Porsche expects electrified cars to make up half of sales by 2025

April 26, 2018 12:14 CET

Porsche set one of the industry's most aggressive targets for selling plug-in hybrid and full-electric cars, predicting the vehicles will make up as many as half of its deliveries by 2025 in a sign the shift to electrified models is speeding up.... Read More »

Ford will offer Focus with fuel-saving 48-volt hybrid system

April 24, 2018 06:01 CET

Ford will introduce a 48-volt mild-hybrid version of the new Focus for customers who want a power boost while also saving fuel.... Read More »

Ferrari pushes possible EV launch beyond 2022

April 24, 2018 09:36 CET

Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne says the supercar brand will not launch a full-electric car until after its next business plan ends in 2022. Marchionne has said Ferrari's first hybrid will debut at the Frankfurt auto show in 2019.... Read More »

 
VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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VW Group's China sales rose 12% in April on Audi, Skoda demand
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