Tesla Roadster, Ford emissions, Bentley's electric future: Today's Car News

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A plan for more plug-in vehicles is changing form at Bentley—to what, we're not sure yet. A West Coast network could keep semis charged up. Analysts peer into the Tesla Roadster. And Ford's under federal scrutiny for emissions certifications. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation. Today in Car News

Bentley not sold on electric, planning plug-in hybrids for full lineup

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The ultra-luxury carmaker Bentley is at work on a new model strategy, and fully electric vehicles might not play as much of a part on it as the company had previously hinted. The company, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, will reveal more about its future direction in July, corresponding with its 100th anniversary, according to a report

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Bentley brings electric EXP 12 Speed 6e concept to Auto Shanghai

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Bentley brought its electic EXP 12 Speed 6e concept, first unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show last month ( earlier post ), to Auto Shanghai. Bentley is fully committed to China—it is a vital market for us.

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Bentley Hybrid Concept: Preview Of 2017 SUV Plug-In Hybrid System

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As Bentley has been promising for more than two years now, it will introduce a plug-in hybrid powertrain in a future product. Now we know that the first plug-in Bentley ever will come in 2017, in a dedicated version of its upcoming sport-utilty vehicle. That confirmation came as the British marque revealed details of the Bentley Hybrid Concept, a

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Bentley Bentayga SUV to be luxury brand's first plug-in hybrid

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Unlike rival Rolls-Royce, which may go directly to an all-electric model in future, Bentley has set its sights on plug-in hybrids first—and the Bentayga luxury SUV will be the first one from the brand. The plug-in versions of the Bentley Bentayga is expected to arrive next year, and will be capable of running solely on battery power and.

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Could hydrogen fuel cells be seen as an upgrade in the future?

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Bentley, for example, revealed in an interview with British car magazine Autocar last spring that it is considering fuel cells to give its large SUVs greater Hydrogen cars are struggling to gain a foothold in the expansion of cleaner and greener electric cars.

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Bentley To Be Fourth VW Group Brand To Offer Electric Car

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If an electric Audi is good, then an electric Audi plus an electric Volkswagen plus an electric Porsche plus an electric Bentley must be better, yes? Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Audi Q6 Porsche Mission EAt least, that would seem to be the thinking at VW Group, which over the last six months has announced plans for the first three brands to launch all-electric cars in 2018 or later. Now comes a.

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Bentley Electric Car, Cadillac ELR Axed, California Electric-Car Sales: Today's Car News

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Today, Bentley considers an electric car, General Motors admits the Cadillac ELR has no future, and California continues to lead the nation in electric-car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's news with our Week in Reverse feature and video. Volkswagen now says it will postpone its annual shareholder's meeting. Today in Car News

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Smaller Bentley SUV might be all-electric, competing with Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes

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Future Cars plug-in carsThe Tesla Model S may have upended the luxury-car establishment, but it's the Silicon Valley automaker's Model X crossover that most traditional luxury brands now seem to be targeting. Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz will each launch a new all-electric SUV within the next two years. And those pricey electric cars may soon be joined be a somewhat.

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Bentley introduce biofuel engine into range

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It is fair to say that we don’t often mention premium British carmaker Bentley on the news pages of the website, and while their full range of cars are powered by hugely powerful engines the company is looking into ways of improve their environmental performance.

Bentley To Fall In Line, Add Hybrids, Diesels To Its Lineup?

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A new SUV, a diesel engine, even a hybrid, are all possible future options for Bentley now that former Porsche exec Wolfgang Durheimer is at the helm. Having already pioneered all three of the above for Porsche, something that would have seemed out of this world just a decade ago, Durheimer is now about to do the same all over again, only this

The most luxurious EV yet? Bentley unveils EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept in Geneva

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Bentley has given us a first glimpse of its electric future with the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at the Geneva Motor Show. It was at the same event two

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Bentley Examines Plug-in Hybrids, Diesels - But W-12 Here To Stay

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Bentley might be better known for its fast, powerful, luxury cars typically owned by celebrities, sports stars and business moguls -- but that doesn’t mean it can’t be environmentally responsible too. That’s the message being given by company CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer as the firm looks towards its future in an industry

Faraday Future reveal FF91 – the fastest accelerating EV in the world

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Having teased us late last year with a video featuring a camouflaged car outracing a top-of-the-line Tesla Model X, a Bentley Bentayga, and a Ferrari. Electric cars Electric vehicles Faraday Future

Volkswagen Group to invest €51.6B over next five years; seeking to make itself future-proof

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We are systematically pursuing the goals of our Strategy 2018 to further increase our profitability and to make Volkswagen the world’s most future-proof automotive group. The Group currently comprises nine automotive brands: Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Škoda, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Scania. The Volkswagen Group will invest around €51.6 billion (US$76.5 billion) in its Automotive Division in the coming five years.

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Porsche investing €600M in Leipzig plant; new body shop for electric Macan

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And this is why we are preparing the factory ready for the future. We are considerably enhancing our site in Saxony and making sure that it is in the best possible position to handle future mobility concepts and customer expectations. The expansion project gives Porsche the option to produce fully electric vehicles on the existing production line in addition to gasoline and hybrid models in the future.

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain introduces enhanced exhaust insulating sleeves; higher efficiency, lower emissions

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In the future, even temperatures up to 1800 °C could be contained, depending on the materials used. ThermFlex products are sold under the Bentley-Harris and Federal-Mogul brand names.

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Volkswagen Group of America joins LIFT for automotive light-weighting research; first automotive OEM member

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VWGoA) has officially joined the LIFT (Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow) institute as a Silver Member to advance the group’s research into lightweight metals, therefore reducing the weight of future vehicles. The group comprises Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti; VWGoA is the first automotive OEM to join the Detroit-based Manufacturing USA institute. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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Hyundai Motor launches new global luxury brand Genesis

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Future Genesis models will be badged with a new wing-type emblem, redesigned from the version used on the current Genesis model. Future models will be named by combining the letter ‘G’ for Genesis with a number, 90, 80 or 70 etc., From mid-2016 Luc Donckerwolke, who was previously responsible for the design of Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, SEAT and Skoda models at the Volkswagen Group, will lead this new division alongside his role as Head of the Hyundai Motor Design Center.

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Teijin acquires composites company Inapal to expand European automotive business

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The company has two manufacturing locations in Portugal serving a variety of European OEM customers including Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Bentley. It also enables us to demonstrate our commitment to evolve for future society as an enterprise that delivers new value. Teijin Limited has acquired Inapal Plasticos SA (Inapal), a leading automotive composite supplier in Portugal. The shares of Inapal will be purchased by Teijin Holdings Netherlands B.V.,

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Volkswagen Group launching major electro-mobility campaign in China; $25B on new vehicles, technologies and plants up to 2018

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Furthermore, the Bentley Hybrid Concept opens a window on the broad-ranging potential of hybrid technology. Here in China, we are now setting out on the road to a future of emission-free mobility. China will be an integral part of the Group’s “Future Tracks” initiative, which addresses the nascent digitalization era in the auto industry.

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Volkswagen launches new luxury flagship Phideon at Geneva; plug-in hybrid drive planned; first VW brand car based on MLB

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The future of Volkswagen’s premium segment will go into production in China initially for the China market in the third quarter of 2016. Volkswagen unveiled the new Volkswagen Phideon luxury sedan ahead of the Geneva International Motor Show 2016.

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Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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The Group Board of Management can focus more closely than previously on overarching issues of the future, safeguard cross-brand synergies and further develop overall strategy. We are focusing in particular on the technological changes that impact the future of mobility—from electrification to the digital transformation. The Volkswagen Group is continuing its restructuring in the aftermath of the diesel engine emissions scandal.

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Volkswagen Group ERL working on more intuitive communications between driver, car and environment

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More future Volkswagen Group vehicles will offer technologies that seamlessly integrate mobile apps and enable connected navigation with real-time map images and updates. It supports Volkswagen Group brands including Audi, VW, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, and Lamborghini.

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VW Group restructuring in response to emissions testing scandal; greater focus on the modular toolkits; Klinger out, Horn stays

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The interim Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Berthold Huber, said that the new structure strengthens the brands and regions; gives the Group Board of Management the necessary leeway for strategy and steering within the company; and lays a focus on the targeted development of future-oriented fields. Consequently, a Porsche brand group with Bentley and Bugatti will be established for the sportscar and mid-engine toolkit. New Group functions for efficiency and future-oriented fields.

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Volkswagen again reaffirms 20 new PEV models coming across the Group; MEB development

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This will focus on the major fields of future importance in the industry—such as digitalization, networking, e-mobility and new mobility services. Although Volkswagen is already addressing all of these fields, it will in the future do so “in a much more systematic and focused manner. In addition to building up and expanding its own resources for the major fields of future importance, the Group plans to open itself up more to new partnerships and strategic investments.

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Researchers Demonstrate Liquid-Tin Anode SOFC Operating on Biodiesel

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Results support future efforts in developing an efficient balance-of-plant system for demonstrating long-term (>1000 h) power generation from biodiesel using the LTA-SOFC design. Bentley, J.; Bentley, J. Schematic of the bread-board rig employed in the LTA-SOFC study.

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Can the UK lead the green car charge? The Green Piece

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown welcomed the news as the Government embarks on the Building Britain’s Future scheme – a plan for recovery based on low carbon, high technology industries, products and services. The UK has been an epicentre for drivers with a green conscience for many years.