Green Car

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 & Rast locations on German autobahns by the end of the year.... Read More »

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.... Read More »

Toyota chief says hybrid still central as EV momentum grows

10:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Toyota President Akio Toyoda says hybrid technology will remain central to the company's strategy even as a rising wave of governments and automakers get behind plug-in electric vehicles.... Read More »

Can Tesla propel Panasonic into top supplier ranks?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic believes its association with Tesla will help it leapfrog into the top 10 global auto suppliers in just five years.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Renault, Nissan, Mitsu plan 12 more EVs

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

Renault, Nissan, Mitsu plan 12 more pure EVs by 2022; GM's Barra on China's green-car push; Ford boosts its ranks in Russia; BMW exec: Who needs keys?... Read More »

GM's record China deliveries mask muted electric car sales

1:03 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

General Motors is delivering millions of cars a year in China, its largest market. That could become a problem if CEO Mary Barra doesn't figure out how to sell more that are electric.... Read More »

Mazda plans electrification of all models after 2030, report say

Sept. 15, 2017 11:32 CET

Mazda plans the electrification of all its vehicles by the early 2030s, a Japanese report said. Currently Mazda's lineup does not include any all-electric vehicles, though it sells one hybrid model, a version of its Mazda3.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Chery will focus on electrified models in Europe

Sept. 14, 2017 15:29 CET

Chery will sell its Exeed TX compact SUV in Europe with three electrified powertrains.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Toyota will add a sportier line of hybrid engines

Sept. 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Toyota will add a sportier line of hybrid engines to its fuel-saving gasoline-electric models. The new engines be fitted to the core hybrid models in the automaker's current range. Toyota will reveal more details about its high-performance hybrids early next year.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

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

What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on the EV bandwagon?... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

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

What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on the EV bandwagon?... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Opel Grandland X will be brand's first mainstream model with plug-in hybrid

Sept. 12, 2017 14:36 CET

Opel's Grandland X will be the brand's first mainstream model to have a plug-in hybrid powertrain variant. The compact crossover will go on sale this month in Europe.... Read More »

EV holdouts: Ferrari and Lamborghini

2:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

Ferrari and Lamborghini are working on hybrid sports cars but have no plans to develop wholly electric models, even as the industry races to design and engineer emissions-free light vehicles.... Read More »

Aston Martin to shift lineup to hybrids, EVs

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

By the mid-2020s, every model in Aston Martin's lineup — all series production cars — will be hybrids or electric vehicles.... Read More »

Tesla targets city centers for supercharger network expansion

10:20 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Tesla is trying to make it easier for city dwellers without plugs at home or at work to own its electric cars, targeting city centers with the expansion of its supercharger network.... Read More »

In Frankfurt, electric parade looking a lot like 2009

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

The run-up to this week's Frankfurt auto show has been all about electric vehicles — and not just new EVs but new EV strategies. It feels like the 2009 Frankfurt show.... Read More »

JLR to offer electrified versions of all new vehicles starting in '20

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

Jaguar Land Rover said all of its new vehicles will be available with electric, plug-in hybrid or mild hybrid technology starting in 2020.... Read More »

BMW's X7 shows up in plug-in concept form

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2017

The long-awaited BMW X7 shows up in concept form with a plug-in powertrain and a massive kidney grille.... Read More »

Lincoln to electrify all models by 2022, report says

4:28 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2017

Lincoln will offer hybrid gasoline-electric versions of all its U.S. models by 2022, sources familiar with the plans told Reuters. Details could be announced as early as early October.... Read More »

China EV venture Future Mobility launches Byton brand, eyes U.S., Europe

10:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2017

China EV maker Future Mobility, co-founded by former BMW and Nissan executives, launched its Byton brand that it plans to introduce in the United States and Europe after starting sales at home in 2019.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Honda drops CR-V diesel version

Sept. 7, 2017 15:06 CET

Honda is replacing the diesel version of the CR-V crossover in Europe with a full-hybrid variant as the automaker focuses on electrification as sales of diesel-powered vehicles slide in the region.... Read More »

Nissan says new electric vehicle competitors 'positive' for market

6:41 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2017

Nissan considers new electric vehicle competitors positive for the market because it is an opportunity to "democratize" the environment-friendly vehicles.... Read More »

Volvo hopes to change thinking about EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

After overcoming doubts that engine size dramatically affected vehicle power, the automaker sees its next challenge as showing consumers that batteries don't drastically change their driving experience.... Read More »

Road funding will likely bypass tech frontiers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

The problem puzzling policymakers is figuring out how to bankroll the next generation of roadway infrastructure while also fixing today's roads.... Read More »

CHARGING AHEAD

Ford will ease into EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

Ford is expected to introduce a plug-in hybrid Escape and hybrid versions of its full-size SUVs in 2019.... Read More »

 
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
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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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
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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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
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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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
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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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
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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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
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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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
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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