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GREG LAYSON

Ontario green vehicle rebate program ripe for the picking under PC rule

8:45 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
If we closely read the tea leaves and review some recent history, it appears the program that provides Ontarians rebates worth up to $14,000 on certain green vehicles could be in jeopardy.

Porsche buys stake in Croatian electric supercar startup

June 20, 2018 10:00 CET
Porsche has bought a 10 percent stake in Rimac Automobili, a Croatian startup that specializes in superfast electric supercars.

GM, Honda endorse policy accord for EV infrastructure

12:06 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
General Motors, Honda and others endorsed principles meant to guide local, state and federal policymakers on how to develop energy infrastructure for electrified vehicles.

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Mitsubishi ahead of midterm targets for car sales and profit margin, COO says

June 19, 2018 06:01 CET
It has been a year and a half since Nissan took a controlling stake in Mitsubishi and installed British executive Trevor Mann as its chief operating officer. Mann is already seeing positive results at the brand, as he told Automotive News Europe in an interview.

Sales boss Schot will be Audi interim CEO after Stadler arrest, report says

June 18, 2018 14:33 CET
Volkswagen Group is preparing to name sales and marketing boss Bram Schot as interim chief at its Audi unit, Bloomberg reported. The move follows the arrest of CEO Rupert Stadler in connection with VW's diesel-emissions cheating.

China EV startup Byton readies sedan, eyes U.S. launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Byton, the Chinese EV startup that wants to start selling cars stateside from 2020, previewed its first sedan in a futuristic concept car.

Magna forms JVs to make electric cars in China

8:23 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Canadian auto parts supplier Magna said it would set up two joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle to build cars in China.

Why Ghosn's Renault paycheck depends on EV sales

June 18, 2018 10:09 CET
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has a new incentive to promote development and sales of electric vehicles: A significant part of his pay now depends on it.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

EV mandates are unfair to dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
In a perfect world, I would agree with Keith Crain's May 28 column, “We need to slow way down.” But we live in a world where EV mandates have existed for over a decade.

Superior to take EV wheels for stylish spin

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Superior Industries wants to see small cars and EVs get their share of wheel fashion.

Nissan's e-Pedal gives Leaf EV some street cred

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2018
One of the Nissan Leaf's newest features, the go-cartlike e-Pedal, began life as a performance-enhancing technology prototyped for sporty driving in the Maxima sedan.

3 states receive high scores for policies promoting EV purchases

4:37 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
California, Connecticut and Maryland have demonstrated the greatest commitment toward developing an electric vehicle market among states that mandate automakers hit sales targets for zero-emission vehicles, according to a stakeholder group.

Northvolt cuts cost estimate for Europe battery plant as it seeks investors

June 15, 2018 14:02 CET
Northvolt has cut the estimated cost of building Europe's largest battery factory from a previous guidance of 4 billion euros ($4.7 billion), giving a boost to a project that faces a battle to attract investors worried about Asia's head-start in the industry.

Renault will invest $1.2B in French EV production

June 14, 2018 16:05 CET
Renault will invest more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to increase EV production capacity in France and add new models.

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Nissan eyes Europe for ePower drivetrain

June 14, 2018 09:17 CET
Nissan is assessing whether to bring its ePower hybrid drivetrain to Europe as the automaker looks to further electrify its lineup in Europe to reduce its dependence on diesel and meet tough CO2 targets set for 2020-21.

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PSA wants to be a 'fast follower' in the move to electrified cars

June 14, 2018 06:01 CET
Maxime Picat has helped to guide PSA's comeback from near bankruptcy in 2013, most recently as group operations director for Europe. The executive spoke with Automotive News Europe about the challenges of integrating the Opel brand and how PSA will transition to EVs.

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2018
Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words: Share the skateboard.

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2018
Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words: Share the skateboard.

SPEED BUMP

Musk's Model 3 miscalculation culminates in Tesla job cuts

2:57 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
Tesla is cutting 9 percent of its work force in a turnabout that underscores the mounting pressure CEO Elon Musk faces to show the EV maker can one day turn a profit.

Car-sharing service Autolib under political pressure in Paris

June 12, 2018 15:04 CET
French billionaire Vincent Bollore started one of the world's first electric car-sharing services seven years ago in Paris. Now, amid widening losses and criticism that the vehicles are poorly maintained and dirty, Autolib has emerged as a political hot potato for the city's mayor.

Mercedes-Benz previews a Tesla fighter, the EQA

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Mercedes-Benz released a video of its its Tesla Model 3 competitor that signals the EQA hatchback, like the concept, will feature blue LED stripes along the side and back, and an LED nose panel.

JLR will cut more UK jobs as it moves Discovery output to Slovakia

June 11, 2018 15:12 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is set to cut more jobs in Britain as it moves all production of the Land Rover Discovery to lower-cost Slovakia before building its new Range Rover at an English factory.

Automakers push 9 states to follow Calif. commitment to ZEVs

3:04 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has written nine governors whose states follow California's ZEV program asking for tangible steps to help increase sales, including more investments in EV charging infrastructure, expanded consumer incentives such as tax credits, and a commitment to buy more ZEVs for state and local government vehicle fleets.

Q&A: BILL FOY

Why Denso is spending big in east Tenn.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Denso is spending $1 billion on a 30-year-old plant in east Tennessee. Here's why.

JUICED UP

Porsche christens first electric the Taycan

2:00 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
Porsche's first full-electric sports car won't hit the streets until next year but the Mission E concept now has a street-legal name: Taycan.

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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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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