Green Car

How an Atlanta dealership acquired a Chevy Bolt six months early

1:16 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2017

Six months before it was slated to hit dealerships in Georgia, a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt arrived at an Atlanta dealership. How?... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales

March 24, 2017 06:01 CET

Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce Europe's diesel dependency, according to automakers such as VW and Renault.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford expecting $1.4B profit drop

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

Ford expecting $1.4B profit drop; Shelby GT350 Mustang loses power, lawsuit alleges; Meeting fuel standards cheaper than believed?; Calif.'s EV paradox; Mini marks 15 years in U.S.... Read More »

Mercedes faces complaint from China's Chery over EQ name

March 23, 2017 10:33 CET

Chinese automaker Chery has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes' use of the "EQ" name for a subbrand of electric vehicles, presenting a potential obstacle for the German carmaker in the world's largest EV market.... Read More »

The emissions tester that checked VW sees opportunity in Trump

1:51 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

The Swedish vehicle inspector whose technology identified emissions discrepancies in Volkswagen diesel engines sees Donald Trump as an opportunity-in-waiting.... Read More »

BMW fights back against Mercedes with biggest model launch to date

March 21, 2017 11:26 CET

BMW plans the biggest rollout of new and revamped models in its history as the automaker fights back after losing the luxury sales crown to Mercedes. Over the next two years, BMW will unveil 40 variants as CEO Harald Krueger seeks to revitalize growth after profitability fell to a six-year low in 2016.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Mini maxes out with Countryman

March 21, 2017 06:01 CET

The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes in the compact class, the first Mini to do so.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

Can Hyundai's Ioniq make inroads against Prius?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2017

Since the Toyota Prius went on sale in 2000, nameplates such as Ford's C-Max and Honda's Insight have tried to mount a serious challenge to its domination of the hybrid market. And they have fallen woefully short.... Read More »

Trump budget plan would scrap energy grants, auto loan program

3:56 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2017

The Trump administration proposed eliminating Energy Department loan programs and some research funding for energy efficient technology and electric vehicle development.... Read More »

Audi aims to make EVs a 'must have'

March 15, 2017 15:21 CET

Audi offered more details of its plans to launch three full-electric cars by 2020, starting with the e-tron SUV, as CEO Rupert Stadler outlined the automaker's plans to make EVs a "must have."... Read More »

Lucid Motors prices its Tesla fighter at $52,500

2:13 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2017

Lucid Motors will price its first vehicle, the Air, starting at $52,500. The base price includes $7,500 in federal tax credits.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Trump's gift to Detroit?

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2017

Trump expected to re-open mpg review, roll back climate-change rules, retain Calif. autonomy; Sage dealerships settle FTC charges; Audi, VW raided; 'Promising' battery breakthrough.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Why tougher EU emissions rules put the combustion engine's future in doubt

March 15, 2017 06:01 CET

The EU is set to reshape the industry later this year when it agrees on stringent emission targets for the next decade that could mark the beginning of the end for traditional combustion-powered vehicles in the world's largest economic bloc.... Read More »

Magna, Ford team up for weight-saving carbon fiber subframe prototype

2:41 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Magna, in cooperation with Ford, says it has developed a prototype carbon fiber composite subframe that reduces mass by 34 percent from a stamped steel equivalent.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Nearly 20 years after Toyota's first Prius, Hyundai is launching its own global green nameplate, Ioniq. This is how they compare.... Read More »

Hyundai sees Ioniq as a compact contender

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

Hyundai's Ioniq is the most fuel efficient car in the industry without a plug. But the automaker isn't aiming for just a bigger slice of the green-car market.... Read More »

GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture

3:09 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufacturing joint venture in Michigan.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: CIA leaks add fuel to hacking concerns

2:45 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

CIA leaks add fuel to hacking concerns; Magna concept blends fuel cell, EV; Honda teases new Clarity models; Lamborghini EV?; Cadillac CTS gets talking-car tech; A $2.4M roadster.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Threat to Ford hybrid imports

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

Patent dispute threatens Ford hybrid imports; Uber tries to make nice with officials; WikiLeaks: QNX software potential CIA hack target; BMW profit rises; Fiat EV for $69 a month.... Read More »

Ford faces another legal challenge over hybrid technology patent

9:22 pm U.S. ET | March 8, 2017

The International Trade Commission launched an investigation into a patent infringement complaint against Ford that could prevent the automaker's Mexico-built hybrid electric cars from entering the U.S.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hyundai wants new fuel cell SUV to have 'own identity'

March 8, 2017 10:56 CET

Hyundai has revealed a fuel cell SUV concept that previews a stand-alone model due at the beginning of next year. “We wanted a specific design to give the fuel cell its own identity,” Hyundai Europe Chief Operating Officer Thomas Schmidt told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Lexus takes aim at Mercedes, Tesla with new hybrid sedan

March 8, 2017 10:59 CET

Lexus's newest hybrid sedan, the LS 500h, is aimed squarely at luxury plug-in hybrid and full electric rivals from Mercedes and Tesla.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Volvo makes new XC60 bigger, smarter, safer

March 7, 2017 11:00 CET

Volvo is counting on its bigger, safer, more technologically advanced XC60 to match or exceed the success of its predecessor, which is the brand's global best-seller as well as Europe's No. 1 premium midsize SUV.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW focuses on profit over wow factor as product lull persists

March 7, 2017 09:39 CET

BMW's cars at the Geneva auto show include a wagon version of the 5 series sedan and the 4-series coupe with an upgraded interior -- hardly the stuff to make a car lover swoon. This is in stark contrast to the flashy models on show from its rivals.... Read More »

Toyota Europe sees sales up 5% this year as hybrids push pays off

March 7, 2017 09:01 CET

Toyota Europe expects to increase its sales and market share this year, buoyed by the popularity of hybrids in the region. The automaker wants hybrids to account for half of its European sales by 2020, up from more than 30 percent last year.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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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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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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