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By building EVs at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen is hoping to get a better return on its billion-dollar investment in the facility.
Ford countered GM's vision for a large-scale self-driving car deployment in 2019 by detailing plans to launch an autonomous hybrid in 2021 for more diverse commercial uses.
Porsche will make a final decision next year whether to build full battery-electric and coupe versions of its Cayenne and Macan crossovers.
The Mini brand is contemplating going all electric, but a decision won't be made until early next decade.
National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which acquired the assets of Saab Auto, plans to make electric cars at the iconic brand's Swedish factory.
Beer giant Anheuser-Busch said it has reserved 40 of Tesla's all-electric semi trucks as it seeks to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions. The trucks are scheduled to be in production by 2019.
BMW may expand its EV range with iX-badged crossovers and SUVs as it seeks to benefit from the industry shift toward battery-powered cars.
Ford will launch 50 new vehicles in China by 2025, including 15 electrified vehicles, the automaker said at an event in Shanghai.
BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars will boast a big boost in battery capacity and range when they go on sale in the spring.
VW's Moia mobility division unveiled an electric minibus as part of a ride-pooling service that will roll out globally with the goal of replacing 1 million cars in European and U.S. cities by 2025.
PSA envisages production capacity of 900,000 electric motors annually by 2022 from its joint venture with Nidec to produce motors for EVs, plug-in hybrids and mild hybrids.
VW is talking with its dealers worldwide about keeping them profitable even as the automaker ramps up output of lower-maintenance electric vehicles.
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