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AUTO PRODUCTION: Fiat adds 500, Panda mild hybrids in green push

MILAN -- Fiat is starting an electrification push with mild hybrid versions of its 500 and Panda minicars.The mild hybrid powertrain will cut CO2 emissions on average by 20 percent in both cars compared with the cars' 68-hp, 1.2-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine, Fiat said.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: GM appoints first chief sustainability officer

DETROIT — General Motors has appointed its first chief sustainability officer, Dane Parker, to chart the automaker's path toward a zero-emissions future.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: German Car Production Drops to 23-Year Low on Waning Exports

German car production fell to its lowest in almost a quarter of a century as Europe’s biggest economy suffers from the fallout of a global trade war.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Volkswagen to hit 1m electric cars milestone two years early

Volkswagen has accelerated its push into electric cars, as company forecasts suggest the world’s largest carmaker will produce its millionth battery electric vehicle two years earlier than previously planned.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: VW brand to launch 34 new models, derivatives in 2020

Volkswagen brand plans to launch 34 new models and derivatives next year including electrified cars to lower emissions as stringent new CO2 reduction targets are phased in by the European Union.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: VW Group strategist maps out automaker's engine-less future

Volkswagen Group's product strategy head, Michael Jost, is the architect and visionary behind the automaker's unprecedented rollout of electric vehicles. One of his biggest accomplishments was convincing German trade unionists in Emden, the longtime production home of the Passat midsize car, to agree to a risky transformation that will make it the third VW plant in Germany to switch entirely to making members of the brand's ID family. Jost spoke about this and more with Automotive News Europe Co

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Volvo CEO outlines strategy to electrify lineup, become climate neutral

Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson has set ambitious goals for the automaker. He wants half of Volvo's global sales to come from full-electric cars by 2025 and the other half should be hybrids. He also wants the company to become climate neutral by 2040 and to get there it must reduce its life cycle carbon footprint by 40 percent per car by the middle of the next decade. Samuelsson explained how Volvo aims to achieve these goals in an interview with Automotive News Europe Managing Editor Douglas A.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: New NACFE guidance report address viability of hybrid, electric heavy-duty trucks

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its newest industry guidance report this week, a deep dive into the viability of electric, hybrid and alternative-fueled powertrains for Class 7 and 8 tractors.

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