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German new-car sales in July fell 5.4 percent, which was the best result for Europe’s largest vehicle market this year. Registrations for the month were 314,938, the KBA motor vehicle authority said. The slowdown in the market’s freefall — which peaked in April with a 61 percent drop and eased to a decline of 32
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Penske Automotive Group Inc. confirmed a longtime top marketing executive resigned last week, and the public dealership group has promoted a nine-year company veteran to fill the position. Terri Mulcahey, Penske’s executive vice president of marketing and business development, resigned for personal reasons effective July 31, Penske spokesman Anthony Pordon said. The second-largest U.S. new-vehicle
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The 2021 Hyundai Kona would like your attention, please. Now. It’s a small crossover SUV with economy-car roots, but the 2021 Kona has fancy hardware, from all-wheel drive to a dual-clutch transmission to an all-electric companion—and it’s all wrapped in a shape that demands you notice it.  Sold in SE, SEL, Ultimate, and Limited versions—and
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Since 2019, Link Transit in Wenatchee, Wash., between Seattle and Spokane, has tested a city bus with an inductive charging system. To add electricity to the vehicle’s battery pack, the driver simply drives directly over a magnetic pad placed in the ground, matching it with a magnetic pad on the undercarriage of the bus. Electricity
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Forty-one years ago, acclaimed scientist Betsy Ancker-Johnson attended her first meeting in the General Motors boardroom as the Detroit automaker’s vice president for environmental activities. It was 1979, and “the gentlemen were all walking on eggshells,” she recalled two decades later in an interview with Automotive News. It was a public policy planning meeting, and
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Audi has cut the entry price of its first battery-electric crossover, the e-tron, by $8,800 for the 2021 model year as the Germany luxury brand begins expanding its EV lineup while facing criticism that the e-tron’s range is significantly less than rival Tesla. Audi said it would lower the price of the e-tron compact crossover
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The electric vehicle industry has quietly hit one of its biggest milestones to date, as the number of public charging plugs around the world ticks above the 1 million mark.  The threshold was crossed sometime in May, having doubled in just three years, according to the recent tally by BloombergNEF.  Most of the new infrastructure
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It seems like every man and his dog is launching a battery-electric pickup these days, but one of the big names in the business isn’t so gung-ho. Mike Manley, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, whose Ram unit sold over 630,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. in 2019, said in a conference call with analysts last
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The Palisade may not offer many options—packages are the way to gain features, take them all or leave them—but it runs the table on features. For its warranty, value, infotainment, and standard gear, we give it a 9. Whether it’s a Palisade SE, SEL, Limited, or Calligraphy, Hyundai’s largest crossover comes with active safety features,
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TOKYO — Clean cars that run on the universe’s most abundant element and emit nothing but water vapor seem like an ideal solution for tackling the world’s energy pinch and climate crisis. That is why several automakers are racing to develop hydrogen fuel cell technology as a long-term, sustainable path to electrifying transportation. But the
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TOKYO — Honda Motor Co. tumbled to a $1 billion operating loss in the latest quarter amid slumping sales as the COVID-19 pandemic broadsided its key U.S. market. The Japanese automaker swung to an operating loss of 113.6 billion yen ($1.06 billion) in the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, reversing an operating profit of
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German carmaker Audi has apologised for an ad showing a little girl eating a banana in front of a high-performance car, which drew a torrent of criticism on Twitter. “We hear you and let’s get this straight: We care for children,” Audi tweeted in its apology. “We sincerely apologize for this insensitive image and ensure
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