Auto subscriptions' next hurdle: State laws
A subscription ban in Indiana and a California proposal to make automaker subscription programs go through dealers are the first steps taken in what could be a wave of scrutiny over subscription programs in state houses across the country.
China's EV startups: Boom or bubble?
China has emerged as a global incubator for next-generation electrified driving and as a potent Silicon Valley rival. Some call it a boom, others a bubble. To understand the China EV craze, look no further than Byton.
Hyundai's N line gets a running start
Encouraged by the promising start of its performance line in a demanding European market, Hyundai hopes its upcoming Veloster N sports car can raise its perception among U.S. buyers.
Used-vehicle prices stronger than expected
Increasing demand for used vehicles, concern over potential tariffs and tightening supplies are causing used-vehicle prices to strengthen instead of taking their normal summer dip.
Streets of Jeeps
More than 1,600 Jeeps of every size, stripe and flavor filled the streets of Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 10 to Aug. 12 for the city's second Jeep Fest -- a celebration of the town's long love affair with its most famous local product.
Tesla shares salvage a gain despite deal-funding doubts
Tesla shares, after slumping much of the day toward a fifth straight decline, ended Monday on the plus side despite fresh doubts about Elon Musk’s effort to take the company private.
Nissan to boost China production capacity by 40%, report says
Nissan plans to invest about $900 million to boost vehicle-making capacity in China by 40 percent by 2021, part of an $8.73 billion strategy to become a top player in the world's largest auto market.
Report: Saudi fund also in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid Motors
PIF and Lucid Motors have drawn up a term sheet under which PIF could invest more than $1 billion in Lucid Motors and obtain majority ownership, sources told Reuters.
Elon Musk says changing his way of working not an option
Tesla's CEO sees no option but to keep working at his current relentless pace, no matter the deepening concerns of board members and investors about his health and stability.
EPA staff concerns may fuel critics of rollback proposal
A document detailing EPA staff concerns provides fodder for legal challenges to the Trump administration's proposal to roll back federal fuel economy standards.
Ford and Argo AI achieve mutual respect
How are Ford Motor Co. and software partner Argo AI from Silicon Valley getting along as they prepare Ford's first autonomous vehicle for a 2021 deployment?
Can Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet harness its star power?
Actor Mark Wahlberg and partner Jay Feldman are adding staff and bolstering promotional tactics at their new Chevy store in Ohio as they seek to ramp up sales.
McLaren prepares to go electric, but don't expect an SUV
McLaren is preparing for electrification — but stands by a flat no to SUVs.
Longo builds diversity with Spanish website
A California dealership, Longo Toyota, has developed a store website for its Spanish-speaking customers.
Johnson Controls ponders fate of its battery business
JCI has given itself until November to decide whether to spin off its battery business, sell it outright or keep it.
Software provider sues Case auto group
A major provider of dealership management software is suing Rick Case Automotive Group for allegedly breaching its license agreement and misappropriating trade secrets.
Auria's jackpot potential: Acoustic material
Auria is launching a new technology in sound and vibration deadening for GM, to the tune of $100 million.
VW averts Mexico strike with pay increase
Volkswagen has agreed to a salary increase of nearly 6 percent for workers in Mexico and another raise for next year, the company's Mexican union said, averting a potential strike.
Tesla's board looking for executive talent, not COO, report says
Tesla's board s on the lookout for senior talent -- though it’s not actively searching for a COO, a person familiar with the board’s thinking told Bloomberg.
Startup supplier worries about CAFE rollback
Tula Technology CEO Scott Bailey is convinced the CAFE rules played a major role in GM's 2012 decision to invest in Tula, become a development partner and license its technology.
Cox aims for more cohesive brand
So far, CEO Sandy Schwartz grades the company's integration of more than a dozen unique brands as a B-minus.
How McLaren makes a supercar
McLaren Automotive builds its high-dollar supercars in an unusual, 371,354-square-foot partially underground building in bucolic southern England.
VW's Diess learned about emissions software months before scandal, report says
VW CEO Herbert Diess was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on a multi-billion exhaust emissions scandal, a German magazine said.
Tesla too closely tied to its troubled CEO
Tesla's story has been such a soap opera that it's hard to know which twists and turns are worth heeding.
Lear CEO tops list of highest paid execs
Matthew Simoncini, who retired after guiding Lear to record sales and profits, was the highest-paid CEO at publicly traded U.S. automotive companies last year, according to the Automotive News/Equilar CEO Compensation study.
Toolmakers caught in tariff crossfire
Supplier consultant Laurie Harbour says tariffs are raising tool costs for auto suppliers.
Toyota ordered to pay family $242 million for Lexus seat defect
A Texas jury on Friday hit Toyota with a $242 million verdict after finding that defects in the front seats of a 2002 Lexus ES300 caused serious injuries to a Dallas family’s two young children.
Chicago police warn dealers of auto fraud epidemic
A flood of vehicles obtained fraudulently and shipped to metro Chicago has prompted police to warn dealers nationwide to exercise extra diligence in verifying the identity of online customers.
Detroit's Woodward Dream Cruise expected to draw 1.3 million people
Detroit's traffic jam/party of the year known as the Woodward Dream Cruise is back for a 24th year with 1.3 million people expected to jam the three-day event.
Former Key Safety CFO joins Busche Performance Group as CEO
The executive who led Key Safety Systems' push to acquire Takata in a $1.6 billion deal has left the supplier to become the CEO of Busch Performance Group.