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This summer after the first half year of plug-in electrified vehicle sales results were in, Europe had surpassed the U.S. for the first time, and since then it’s never looked back. Although its total passenger vehicle market of 12.5-million units last year was smaller than the U.S.’ 16.5 million, Europe is up 86 percent year […]

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Though last week’s software update has unlocked “autopilot” capabilities on newer Tesla Model S sedans, some countries have yet to give the technology the green light. Included in the 7.0 software update is a new user interface with a range of self-driving features. These allow any capable Model S to steer itself down the highway, […]

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Tesla plans to double its production in Europe, opening a larger assembly plant in the Netherlands complete with an indoor test track. “We outgrew our last facility in Tilburg very quickly,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the plant’s grand opening in late September. “I suspect with everything that’s going to happen in the future, […]

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As of this coming Saturday, Nov. 1, every vehicle sold in the European Union will come standard with electronic stability program, also known as ESP. All newly registered passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of up to 3.5 tons must be equipped with the anti-skid system according to this new […]

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The Jeep Cherokee will go after the European market with the help of a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine and a nine-speed transmission. Launched in the United States in 2013, the Cherokee will make its European debut at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show on March 4, 2014. Also making its debut in the Cherokee, is […]

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) started retail sales yesterday of its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. The first units reached The Netherlands – the designated launch country in Europe – after production started late August at MMC’s Okazaki plant, near Nagoya, Japan. Much expected by dealers and customers in a region forecasted to be its largest […]

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Despite long-standing preferences for diesel engines in Europe, increasingly strict EU emissions regulations, rising diesel prices, as well as more-efficient gasoline-burning engines have industry insiders predicting diesel’s days as a dominant fuel in Europe are numbered. Presently, 50 percent of new cars sold in the UK use diesel engines, and in Spain and France, this […]

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Tesla Motors presented its Model S and Supercharger charging system at this year’s Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt. Tesla declared in a press release that having begun the first European deliveries of Model S this August in Norway, followed by Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, the IAA is an important […]

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Ford Motor Company’s Focus Electric has now officially crossed the Atlantic. That distinction was made official today as Ford started production of the European Focus Electric in Saarlouis, Germany. The Focus Electric is the first full-electric vehicle to be built by Ford in Europe. According to Ford, the zero-emission Focus Electric is spearheading Ford’s line-up […]

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Ford Motor Company is launching FORD2GO, a Europe-based car sharing service. The company described the service as the first automotive manufacturer-backed, nationwide car sharing program in Europe to incorporate dealerships. FORD2GO was formed following a partnership among Ford of Germany, the German Ford dealers association FHD GmbH, and DB Rent GmbH – the company behind […]

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