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Ford Focus EV gets faster charges, 100-mile range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Ford will give the slow-selling Focus Electric more range and quicker charging times in an upgrade due at year end, the company said.... Read More »

Tesla cranks up pressure to end ban on direct auto sales

8:17 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

Tesla Motors is cranking up the pressure to sell electric cars directly to customers, after filing its first federal lawsuit over the practice on the home turf of General Motors and Ford. Tesla on Thursday sued the State of Michigan to overturn its ban on direct sales by auto manufacturers.... Read More »

GOP lawmakers challenge CAFE standard

10:12 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

Republican lawmakers pushed back against the Obama administration's signature plan to boost the average new vehicle's fuel economy to more than 50 mpg by 2025, with a Texas congressman saying the plan should be repealed.... Read More »

France may seek compensation from automakers exceeding CO2 goals

Sept. 21, 2016 16:03 CET

France may seek compensation from automakers whose vehicles far exceed carbon dioxide emissions targets in normal driving, a government minister said. France currently offers subsidies for cars with lower CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.... Read More »

Tesla fixes software bug that exposed hacking vulnerabilities

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

Tesla Motors released a software update to fix bugs that allowed Chinese "white-hat hackers" to remotely break into the Model S' control system and disrupt actions including turn signals, seat positions, displays and the door lock system.... Read More »

Chinese web-video tycoon raises $1.08 billion for electric car

7:26 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

China's Le Holdings Co. has raised $1.08 billion to develop its electric sports car that has drawn comparisons to the Batmobile, the latest in a series of alternative energy vehicle investments even as the industry is set for a Chinese government shake-up.... Read More »

Hyundai's great leap forward

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

After pressing pause on years of breakneck expansion to nail quality, restock the product pipeline and streamline production, Hyundai is on the offensive again.... Read More »

Porsche's Tesla fighter: Panamera plug-in hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Porsche will unveil a Panamera plug-in hybrid this month at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A grim anniversary for VW

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2016

A grim anniversary at VW; Report: U.S. launches criminal probe into Bosch; Volvo's V90 Cross Country, Volkswagen's EV tease; Helping drivers charge their way down the coasts.... Read More »

China's BYD expands U.S. manufacturing plant

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

Chinese automaker BYD, which is backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, said it launched its second of three phases of construction at its manufacturing plant in Lancaster, Calif., on Tuesday.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Mitsubishi to showcase plug-in SUV with long electric range

Sept. 15, 2016 14:12 CET

Mitsubishi's GT-PHEV concept showcases the automaker's latest ideas for a new family of SUVs with electrified powertrains.... Read More »

Toyota engineer aims to recharge sales for Prius plug-in

6:54 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

The chief engineer of Toyota's Prius gasoline hybrid cars said he would like to see the automaker sell 1 million units of the new plug-in version over its product life cycle, saying the vehicle is set to become its showpiece "eco" car in the next decade or so.... Read More »

Chevy Bolt EV to carry EPA-certified range of 238 miles, GM says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016

The Chevrolet Bolt has been certified by the EPA to go 238 miles on a single charge, making it the first electric vehicle to be sold in the U.S. with a range of more than 200 miles and a starting price of less than $40,000. GM says 238 miles will meet the average consumer's daily driving needs “with plenty of range to spare.”... Read More »

Porsche eyes Tesla with 462-hp Panamera plug-in hybrid

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016

Porsche, looking to lure green enthusiasts who don't want to compromise power or performance, will use the Paris auto show this month to unveil a Panamera plug-in hybrid that it says will zoom from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dodge Dart's short, troubled life

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Dodge Dart's short, troubled life; Ford CEO: Autonomous-vehicle sales to public by mid-2020s; Nissan Rogue hybrid; BMW ends Z4 production; Alfa Romeo, ad agency part ways.... Read More »

Daimler plans EV family

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Daimler plans to bring out a half-dozen new Mercedes models with electric powertrains between 2018 and 2024, according to German sibling publication Automobilwoche.... Read More »

Freshened Rogue gets a hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

NASHVILLE — Nissan has freshened the looks of its big-selling compact Rogue crossover for 2017, adding more upscale features and creating a hybrid powertrain option.
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Toyota exec expects bold-looking C-HR to lift brand's hybrid sales in Europe

Sept. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl wants the C-HR "to show a different face" for a brand not known for its risk-taking designs. The compact SUV is key to the company's goal of boosting hybrid sales to half of its total European volume by 2020, van Zyl said.... Read More »

For Karma, same car, different circumstances

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2016

Aside from the shiny new paint schemes, the reprogrammed infotainment system and a faster charger, the Revero sedan from Karma Automotive is largely the same vehicle as the Fisker Karma from 2012. What is new is everything but the car.... Read More »

Nissan adds Rogue hybrid as part of refreshed model line

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2016

Nissan will launch a hybrid version of its newly freshened 2017 compact Rogue crossover this fall in hopes of broadening the nameplate's market.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

BMW bosses to skip Paris show to thrash out electric car strategy, report says

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2016

BMW's management board is skipping the Paris Motor Show to hold talks aimed at breaking a deadlock over whether to produce new electric cars, including a battery-powered Mini, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

Nissan, Hyundai named in China's green-car subsidy scandal

Sept. 9, 2016 10:42 CET

China has accused more than 20 additional carmakers, including Nissan and Hyundai, of breaking rules on green-car subsidies, widening a scandal over a program to promote electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.... Read More »

Karma adds DC fast charging, solar-roof panel, revised interior to Revero

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

Karma Automotive released engineering and performance details about the Revero sedan and they'll sound familiar to people who spent any time around the earlier Fisker Karma.... Read More »

Man killed in Tesla Model S crash; Autopilot not engaged

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2016

A 53-year-old man was killed in a Tesla Model S crash Wednesday morning in Baarn, Netherlands, according to reports from Dutch media. Tesla said its Autopilot feature was not engaged.... Read More »

Average U.S. fuel economy drops slightly in August

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2016

The average fuel economy for new cars and light trucks sold in August was 25.3 mpg, down 0.1 mpg from July, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said in a report.... Read More »

 
Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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