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Peugeot urges France to revive incentives for hybrids

Sep 20 2018

SOCHAUX, France PSA Group is pressing the French government to revive sales incentives on rechargeable hybrid vehicles as it rolls out plug-in versions of its larger models to meet tightening European emissions rules, the carmaker said on Thursday. Automakers are rushing to deploy electric cars and hybrids, which combine battery power with a combustion engine, to meet EU carbon dioxide limits and avoid hefty fines.

Renault-Nissan adopts Android in coup for Google

Sep 19 2018

PARIS The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi carmaking alliance said on Tuesday it will adopt Alphabet's Google Android operating system, handing a victory to the U.S. tech giant as it pushes for a bigger share of the infotainment market. | Video

Volvo Cars drops IPO due to trade tensions and auto stocks downturn

Sep 10 2018

BEIJING/PARIS Volvo Cars and its Chinese owner Geely have postponed plans to float shares in the Swedish carmaker, blaming trade tensions and a downturn in automotive stocks. | Video

Electric Mercedes opens German assault on Tesla

Sep 04 2018

STOCKHOLM/PARIS Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its much-anticipated electric SUV on Tuesday, marking the start of a German onslaught against Tesla's dominance of the fast-growing market for premium battery cars.

RPT-Electric Mercedes opens German assault on Tesla

Sep 04 2018

* Electric vehicles: Sales forecast https://tmsnrt.rs/2PuORFo

Popular French environment minister quits in blow to Macron

Aug 28 2018

PARIS French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot resigned on Tuesday in frustration over sluggish progress on climate goals and nuclear energy policy, dealing a major blow to President Emmanuel Macron's already tarnished green credentials. | Video

Air France-KLM appoints first foreign CEO over union objections

Aug 16 2018

PARIS Air France-KLM named Air Canada executive Benjamin Smith as its new boss on Thursday, opting for an outsider to steer the airline group through a fraught stand-off with unions at its French carrier. | Video

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