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  • Porsche Mission E concept electric car

    Luxury and sports car maker Porsche isn't concerned with the sweeping changes vehicle electrification will bring. In fact, the brand believes it will maintain its steady profit and 15-percent operating margin into the future, despite the major investments in electric and plug-in cars it plans to make. While Porsche can't pass through some of those costs through a price premium, its CFO Lutz Meschke believes the brand will have no trouble overcoming the financial "burden" electric-car investments create. DON'T MISS: 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: first drive review In fact,he thinks the...

  • Ionity multi-brand European charging network
    BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

    A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for electric-car travel. When it's finished in 2020, Ionity will include 400 charging stations across multiple countries...

  • 2015 Audi Q7 TDI
    Regulators approve updates to some Audi, VW, Porsche 3.0-liter diesel SUVs

    State and federal environmental regulators announced Monday they had approved modifications to illegally polluting Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche SUVs fitted with VW Group's 3.0-liter V-6 TDI turbodiesel engine The EPA and California Air Resources Board sent a letter Friday to VW announcing the...

  • 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition
    Electrified cars start down the pay-per-month road

    A few taps at a smartphone will soon cue up white-gloved same-day delivery of a shiny, new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid—if you happen to be in Atlanta. The Netflix of cars is finally here, although it's a bit more than than $11 you'll pay to binge watch "Entourage." MORE: 2017 Porsche Cayenne S...

  • Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Porsche Mission E electric sport sedan: 200-mile recharge in 15 minutes

    While there have been lots of concept cars and production announcements, the first serious German competitor to the Tesla Model S and Model X won't arrive for at least another year. And what could prove the most potent of them all—the production version of the stunning Porsche Mission E...

  • 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2017
    2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: review of plug-in hybrid SUV

    The Porsche Cayenne is the second best-selling vehicle in the German sports-car maker's North American lineup, as SUV sales swamp those of passenger cars at luxury brands. A considerable number of the pricey SUV models sold here have been the Cayenne S E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid variant: 1,316 out of...

  • Porsche solar pylon

    Porsche has big plans to expand the capability of the Combined Charging System (CCS) DC standard into much higher voltages to allow much faster electric-car charging. Now, it's completed a first step: at the brand's new branch office in Berlin-Adlershof, Porsche has installed a prototype 350-kilowatt, 800-volt charging station. The new technology has the capability to charge an electric car's battery at speeds that simply can't be achieved using today's technology. DON'T MISS: Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters Modern CCS charging stations in the U.S. are...

  • 2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix
    Mercedes, Porsche to join Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Renault in Formula E racing

    The changing of the guards in motor racing is underway: both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have announced they will join the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series in 2019. To make that possible, both German teams will end their tenures in respected motorsport; Porsche will end its World Endurance...

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    Audi, Mercedes now updating European diesels for emissions; more to come?

    Both Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and Volkswagen Group have approved new plans to retrofit older diesel-powered vehicles with new software at no cost to owners. The largest number of such cars will be in Europe. The news comes amid the latest allegations surrounding German automakers and their...

  • 2014 BMW 328d
    EU investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report

    As numerous political probes over the years have famously shown, once investigators dig into the circumstances around an alleged crime, anything can happen. The September 2015 announcement by the EPA that VW Group engineers had admitted to deliberate cheating on U.S. emission tests of the company's...

  • Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
    Diesel deception: more pain ahead for VW brands, Bosch?

    Volkswagen Group is moving toward wrapping up its diesel deceit in the United States, but in Europe, it may only be starting. European owners of Volkswagen Group vehicles—Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, and Skoda—may justifiably feel as if they've received the short end of the stick when it...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, 2017 Geneva auto show
    What's the best Porsche Panamera? It's a plug-in hybrid now

    The top 2018 Porsche Panamera that money can buy now comes with a plug. That’s according to Porsche Cars North America’s Chief Operating Officer Joe Lawrence, who said as much to Green Car Reports last week during the 2017 New York auto show. “I think what we have with the (2018...

  • Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

    It may have taken some time, but the auto industry is now reacting to Tesla in full force. More than four years after the first Tesla Model S was delivered, we are on the verge of a bumper crop of luxury electric cars. A mix of established automakers and startups looking to emulate Tesla's success are planning a growing array of new models, the first of which will enter production next year. DON'T MISS: Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019 While some of this contingent are sedans like the Model S, many are crossover utilities that compete more directly with the Tesla Model X. That's...

  • Porsche Mission E concept electric car
    Porsche Mission E electric car to cost less than Panamera sedan

    Porsche's most ardent fans no longer complain about the expansion of the German sports-car maker's lineup into sedans and, even worse, sport-utility vehicles. The large Panamera sedan and the Cayenne and Macan SUVs are not only some of Porsche's more popular models, but fund its development of the...

  • 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
    How to pay most of a million bucks to use the carpool lane in Florida

    Some people will do anything to avoid a little traffic. Like many other states, Florida offers drivers of greener cars solo access to its high-occupancy vehicle lanes, also known as carpool lanes. That privilege is extended to hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars. DON'T MISS: Porsche...

  • 2017 BMW 740e xDrive
    BMW 740e, X5 xDrive 40e: where do low-range plug-in hybrids fit in?

    More than a year ago, we spent a weekend with a 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e luxury plug-in hybrid SUV. Rated at 14 miles of range, it never achieved anything near that number in winter weather. Now our colleague Kirk Bell has driven a 2017 BMW 740e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan that uses the same...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    Which VW diesels can be fixed (updated), and which can't?

    More than 16 months after Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel vehicles was announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, some progress is finally being made in addressing the affected cars. Settlements are now in place for almost half a million VW and Audi models with...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
    2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: first drive review

    In the plug-in hybrid game, you move forward or get left behind. When the hybrid maker is Porsche, that applies to power as well as efficiency. The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is the replacement for the previous Panamera S E-Hybrid, and it gets more power, performance, and efficiency in a...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

    With a judge set to weigh in on the settlement VW Group negotiated with its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel owners, Volkswagen seems to have settled most of the U.S. legal claims stemming from its diesel-emission cheating scandal. Total costs in the U.S. alone are now more than $20 billion, and among other penalties, VW has pleaded guilty to three felony counts of criminal misconduct under U.S. law. But another settlement with VW diesel owners has gotten much less attention. DON'T MISS: Settlement for Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter diesel TDI owners announced It's by global auto supplier Bosch, which sells...

  • 2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013
    Settlement for Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter diesel TDI owners announced

    Volkswagen today announced that it had reached a settlement with owners of Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles fitted with its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine. Different remedies apply depending on the vehicle's model year: 2009 through 2012 cars will be bought back, while 2013 through 2016 vehicles will be...

  • 2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI
    VW to pay $1 billion-plus for 3.0-liter diesel cheats; separately, Bosch pays too

    Costs of a Volkswagen 3.0-liter diesel settlement could rise to $1 billion.

  • 2015 Audi Q7 TDI
    VW 3-liter diesel updates OKed, but buyback negotiations continue

    VW Group announced yesterday it had reached a preliminary agreement with various regulators to resolve civil suits related to "defeat device" software in vehicles fitted with its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engines. Those cars—a variety of SUVs and sedans sold by Audi, Porsche, and...

  • Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/
    BMW, Ford, Mercedes, VW Group to build electric-car fast-charging network in Europe

    With a slew of 200-mile electric cars planned for 2018 and later, the question of how their drivers will be able to make long-distance trips is coming to the fore in a big way. Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors laid out the template with its Supercharger network, which now numbers 327...

  • Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos
    Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters

    The future of electric cars for practical transportation relies to some degree on the future of DC fast charging, and how it develops over the next decade. As in other spheres of electrifying transport, Tesla Motors has pointed the way to one vision of the future with its expanding network of...

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