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What began as a favor to one employee ended up being extended to almost 40 more people, including children, six dogs, six cats and a pet rat.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 5:01 am
The tepid outlook from one of the world's largest automakers could ripple across the industry by slowing or discouraging the adoption of fuel cell technology, which will require increased global scale and infrastructure investments to catch on.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 5:01 am
Toyota debuts a GR sports car series for Japan and beyond. The U.S. may not get the name, but its future products will get a healthy dose of the line's sporty spirit.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 5:01 am
Consumers Union is pressing the government to publish and require fuel-economy estimates for heavy-duty pickups, after its tests found diesel-powered trucks underperformed gasoline ones.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 10:38 pm
California may reopen discussions on its greenhouse gas limits for cars and trucks for 2025, so long as automakers and the Trump administration embrace significantly tougher targets the state is seeking for later years.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 7:34 pm
CarMax's net income rose 12 percent in its fiscal second quarter as the largest used-vehicle retailer in the U.S. saw only a "modest" loss of sales from Hurricane Harvey.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 7:04 pm
Seeking to bolster its case for tougher rules of origin under NAFTA, the Trump administration released a new study that shows U.S. value-added content is declining for manufactured goods imported from Mexico and Canada.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 3:27 pm
Volkswagen's supervisory board does not rule out doing away with a custom under which the automaker's top executive must be a company veteran, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:38 pm
Bentley Motors CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer is planning to step down and will be replaced by Adrian Hallmark, currently head of strategy at British rival Jaguar Land Rover, a German magazine reported Friday.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 12:25 pm
Unions, lawmakers and cab drivers have blasted Uber over working conditions and Transport of London said the Silicon Valley technology giant was not fit and proper to hold a private vehicle license.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:26 am
The United States will present new text proposals and begin to weigh into thornier issues -- such as rules of origin -- of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the third round of negotiations.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:09 am
Waymo CEO John Krafcik and University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban will give keynote speeches at the 2018 NADA convention in March in Las Vegas.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:13 pm
General Motors is reducing production at powertrain factories in Canada and the U.S. as a result of a strike at the Chevrolet Equinox plant in Ontario, now in its fourth day.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:15 pm
Quanergy Systems could be the first initial public offering to emerge from a fleet of autonomous driving technology companies, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 8:04 pm
FCA is scheduled to recall 50,000 Pacifica minivans following a report that "extreme handling maneuvers" could cause a second-row seat belt to unbuckle.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 7:26 pm
The union representing 2,500 striking workers at GM Canada's CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., says it has invited management to get talks rolling again in hopes of reaching a settlement.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:49 pm
Daimler AG is investing an additional $1 billion in its U.S. factory in Vance, Ala., expanding the 20-year-old site to build fully electric utility vehicles under its EQ subbrand along with their battery packs.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 5:00 pm
Mitsubishi, now under Nissan's control, is beefing up its marketing plans in the United States and has hired Butler Shine Stern and Partners to handle creative, social and digital duties.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 2:47 pm
U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 2:23 pm
The technology that gives cars superpowers to see around corners and through walls won't be on the first self-driving rides hitting the road in the next few years.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:34 am
Ford is hoping to speed up vehicle design time and supplement traditional techniques like clay modeling with a new-age technology: augmented reality.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 5:15 am
Tesla is working with Advanced Micro Devices to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, CNBC reported, citing a source familiar with the matter.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 3:44 am
The union representing Chicago-area mechanics is encouraged by its new contract with local dealerships. The contract, signed Sunday, ended a seven-week strike.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 9:34 pm
Federal prosecutors seized $292,000 funds they allege were laundered through a fake hospice center in connection to corruption scandal by UAW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executives.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 8:43 pm
GM Canada has warned about 300 workers who make Chevy Equinox transmissions in Ontario they will be laid off soon if the automaker and Unifor can't reach a new contract at the nearby CAMI plant.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:45 pm
Delphi Automotive has entered into a commercial partnership with BlackBerry for the development of its turnkey automated driving platform.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:38 pm
Mercedes-AMG visualizes the similarities between a race car and a future halo car.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:00 pm
Automakers were surveying plants in central Mexico for earthquake damage on Wednesday, with Nissan evacuating two facilities while VW and Audi temporarily halted production in Puebla.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:15 pm
New diesel cars do not produce less of the environmentally damaging carbon dioxide than gasoline vehicles, a group of newspapers cited the German Transport Ministry as saying.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:13 pm
A Cox study found job seekers' interest in working at a dealership jumps when told they won't have to sell cars, while most dealers don't have a staffing strategy.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:01 am
KAR Auction Services plans a new $80 million headquarters two miles south of its current headquarters in Carmel, Ind.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 9:43 pm
A former Tesla factory worker filed a lawsuit alleging the company fired him a day before his one-year anniversary, denying him hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock options.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 8:49 pm
Ford said it will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output of slow-selling cars.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 7:57 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickups worldwide because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 6:11 pm
The Natural Resources Defense Council's clean-energy plan says climate-change goals can be met through energy efficiency and renewable fuels at much lower cost than predicted.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 6:00 pm
GM and Unifor, the union representing about 2,800 striking workers at the CAMI assembly plant, have talked informally over the phone but aren't yet back the bargaining table, a union official said.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:19 pm
The change from internal combustion engines to electric motors will be one of the biggest the industry has ever faced.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 4:47 pm
Ford plans to shut down Transit production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant for seven days starting next week amid slumping sales for the nation's best-selling large van.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 3:43 pm
Toyota President Akio Toyoda says hybrid technology will remain central to the company's strategy even as a rising wave of governments and automakers get behind plug-in electric vehicles.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 3:38 pm
The newest addition to the Genesis lineup, the compact luxury G70 sedan, goes on sale in the U.S. next spring and will immediately join a competitive segment. A roundup of initial reaction from the automotive press on the G70.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 3:15 pm
Volvo is doubling investment in its first plant in the United States, which is under construction, to add a second production line at a total cost of $1 billion.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:10 pm
Toyota is introducing a high-performance "GR" series consisting of seven variants including the Prius plug-in hybrid and Vitz subcompact.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 1:48 pm
Mechanics at Chicago-area new-car dealerships returned to work on Monday after agreeing to a new four-year contract on Sunday, ending a strike that lasted about seven weeks.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 12:18 pm
A few of the most eye-catching models at this year's show. Some of them will never turn up at a dealership. And none of them will ever need to stop for gasoline.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:01 am
PSA is engineering its next generation of vehicles to meet United States regulations, allowing vehicles produced as soon as three years from now to be part of the automaker's return to North America.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:01 am
Cadillac's New York journey has taken it on helicopter rides to the Hamptons, virtual-reality expeditions at auto dealerships, and forays into the worlds of art and fashion.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:01 am
Dealers expect the auto market will remain strong in the near term, but profitability is constrained by market conditions and competition, a new survey found.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:01 am
The yet-to-be-named car would pick up where the Galibier concept left off and go on sale around 2024.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:01 am
As Aston Martin transforms itself from a low-volume builder of just a few grand touring models into a high-end purveyor of supercars, it's changing its marketing to match.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:01 am
Honda's redesigned N-Box minicar touts an improved powertrain and driver assist safety technologies to hang on to its title as Japan's No.1 minicar .
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:01 am