VW battery suppliers, Panasonic battery sales, EU emissions standards: Today's Car News


2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car  [November 2015]

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf - Long-term test car [November 2015]

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We have quite a bit of electric-car battery news today. Panasonic and LG Chem emerge as possible battery suppliers for new Volkswagen electric cars, Panasonic predicts demand from Tesla will significantly boost its cell sales, and the Europe Union considers stricter emissions standards for cars and vans. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Catch up on recent news with our Week in Reverse feature.

The Nissan Leaf continued to lead European electric-car sales through May 2016, while the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid remained the top-selling plug-in hybrid.

Tesla battery partner Panasonic expects its cell sales to double in three years, largely from demand generated by the Tesla Model 3.

European regulators are reportedly drafting tougher emissions standards for cars and vans that will extend beyond the 2021 limit of the current regulations.

Peugeot tests electric-car range extenders from Israeli startup Aquarius Engines for possible use in future production models.

Panasonic and LG chem emerge as possible battery suppliers for Volkswagen's planned electric-car blitz.

We drive the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, which returns with a number of improvements after skipping the 2016 model year.

Following a recall for an airbag-related issue, the 2016 Nissan Sentra is recalled again for a potential electrical problem.

Finally, see how the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class crossover morphed into the Infiniti QX30.

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