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Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries

Toyota and Panasonic are considering jointly developing batteries for EVs, a partnership that could help the Japanese automaker in its late bid to begin EV production after concentrating on plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles.
■ Schaeffler expands into EV motors as core ball-bearings business comes under threat

Continental to showcase 2 battery charging systems at CES

Continental has developed two battery charging systems that aim to tackle the obstacles of range, weight and cost often associated with charging technology.

Hyundai bolsters electric car lineup to narrow gap with rivals

Hyundai Motor Group, lagging behind rivals in the introduction of electric vehicles, is stepping up plans for battery-powered cars as world governments crack down on polluting fossil fuels.

Jeep reshapes iconic Wrangler with slippery brick styling

At first glance, the styling of the next-generation Wrangler doesn't appear to have changed much. But a bend here and a curve there improved aerodynamics by 9 percent, a top FCA executive says.

Audi will dissolve task force set up amid VW's diesel scandal

Audi will dissolve the task force it set up to investigate how many of its diesel cars have "defeat" devices designed to cheat official tests of NOx emissions, CEO Rupert Stadler said.

VW captive expects profit rise in 2017 despite diesel scandal

VW's financial arm said that it expects 2017 profit will exceed a record 2.1 billion euros ($2.47 billion) in 2016, despite a diesel scandal that has rocked the industry.

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After split, Delphi looks to the future

Last week, storied auto supplier Delphi split into two separate public entities -- one focused on the headline-grabbing autonomous vehicle phenomenon, the other on the...

Hybrids are better for autonomy, Ford says

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.

GM making big changes to lighten pickups

It would be the largest-scale automotive application of carbon fiber, whose long, labor-intensive production process and high cost relative to steel and aluminum have limited...

Genesis aiming for 85 to 90 stores

Hyundai Motor America plans to tell dealers by year end which markets it has designated for stand-alone Genesis stores, said Brian Smith, who joined the automaker from Toyota...

On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile

It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles...

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