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VW's Norway Advertising Push Was Key

Volkswagen e-Golf overtakes Nissan Leaf as Western Europe's best-selling electric vehicle.

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Honda is shifting production of the European CR-V to Canada for the next model of the crossover. With newly open capacity at the automaker's plant in Swindon, England, the site is slated to become a global manufacturing hub for the future Civic five-door.

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Automaker Says Its EVs Are More Reliable Than Gas, Diesel Vehicles

Nissan says only three of 35,000 Leaf electric-vehicle batteries have died on users.

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In order to make use of excess capacity at its European plant in England, Honda is tipped to export the Civic hatchback to North America. But what about the new Type R?

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GM May Also Phase Out Volt/Ampera in Europe

Remember the Opel Ampera, the European Volt? Well, General Motors may sell the Bolt electric vehicle as an Opel in Europe.

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UK, Germany, Denmark Will Get Limited Number of Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Toyota will start selling the Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in Europe by September.

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The Volkswagen Sharan, a seven-passenger minivan sold in Europe, has been upgraded with new engines and equipment ahead of its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

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Nissan Europe tries out a paint coating that allows an all-electric Leaf to glow in the dark for as long as 10 hours.

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Critical Look At Diesel Engines Could Benefit Hybrids

Ford doesn't expect the Mondeo Hybrid to be a huge sales success in Europe. However, with governments there backing away from supporting diesel fuel, the sedan offers a hedge against future changes in the market.

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EV Has 3-Secont 0-60 Time, Single-Charge Range of 186 Miles

Italy's Egoista start-up has raised $100,000 in its crowd-funding campaign for an open-wheeled, plug-in kit car.

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France Looks to Improve Air Quality, Get Older Diesels Off Its Roads

The French government may give a 10,000-euro incentive to people who trade in old diesels for electric vehicles.

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Lower Fuel Prices May Restrict EV Sales Beyond First Adopters

European electric-vehicle sales jumped 52 percent last year but future sales increases aren't a given.

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Daimler Division Will Debut C350 PHEV In US This Fall

Mercedes-Benz will start selling its C350 Plug-In Hybrid in Europe next month at about $58,000. It will arrive in the US later this year.

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The European diesel backlash is continuing, as a member of the British government has come out against the popular fuel.

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Tesla's global sales chief Jerome Guillen talks about the biggest hurdles to becoming "a key player in sustainable transportation" on The Continent. In short,

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Honda is offering a predictive cruise control system on the Exectuve Grade CR-V in Europe starting this year. Advancing the capabilities of the present adaptive cruise control, the Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) will be able to foresee and automatically react to other vehicles cutting in ahead of you up to five seconds ahead of it happening.

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German pricing for the 2015 Ford Mustang has leaked, revealing hefty premiums compared to the US market car, although easily undercutting competitive European coupes.

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BMW just keeps lopping off cylinders from its engines and sliding the ever-more-diminutive mills into its models. This spring, Europeans will get some of the automaker's smallest yet thanks to a new entry-level 2 Series that will share a powerplant with the Mini Cooper. The Bavarian company will also introduce a few other tweaks to the compact coupe across the pond.

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Fiat ads in the US try to play up the exotic, sexy side of Italian culture. On the home front in Italy, however, passenger-vehicle sales are marked by something less edgy and quite a bit more practical: the growth of compressed-natural-gas (CNG) powered car sales.

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Hyundai's model line in North America is made up of nameplates like Accent, Elantra and Sonata, but across the pond in Europe, the Korean automaker takes an alphanumeric approach. And it's just revealed a whole slate of new models.

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Looking at the current automotive landscape, especially from German makers, you quickly get the impression that less definitely isn't more. BMW alone offers its 3 Series platform in practically every segment possible, including the regular sedan and 4 Series Gran Coupe, which would seem to be direct competitors. Porsche might be the winner, though, with 20 different variants of the 911 listed for sale on its US website. However, some of this model madness might be reaching an end as companies be

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