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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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A European lobby group has called for the end of alcohol sponsorship in Formula One, issuing an open letter to FIA president Jean Todt.

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Pat Cox Explains Europe's Current Hydrogen Infrastructure Situation

Pat Cox does not work for Toyota and we don't think he has any secret inside information. Still, he's the former President of the European Parliament and the current high level coordinator for TransEuropean Network, so when he says Toyota is likely going to lose between 50,000 and 100,000 euros ($66,000 and $133,000) on each of the hydrogen-powered FCV sedans it will sell next year, it's worth noting.

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"We are excited to see Jim and Stephen take on these new roles as they bring unique skills, experience and fresh perspectives to these critical positions." – Mark Fields

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Honda has built two Accords for many years. There's the one we're familiar with here in the United States, and then there's the Accord sold in markets like Europe and Australia, known here in the US as the Acura TSX. But just like Acura did with the TSX, the Euro-market Accord has been discontinued.

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VW, Mitsubishi, Toyota Already Selling Plug-In Hybrids In EU

Ford could start selling a plug-in hybrid in Europe pretty soon, according to at least one of its executives. Whether it's willing to do so is another story. But if the market perks up, so will the company.

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New Keyword Is 'Appropriate'

If only all of us were told that we could meet our goals and obligations by merely being "appropriate." That's the operative word being used to describe the European Union's goals for setting up publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging station and hydrogen refueling station infrastructure by the end of the decade. Turns out, the goals were unrealistic.

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