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Audi on fuel cells: Maybe later

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.

Dealership becomes disaster shelter

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.

U.S. study argues for tougher rules of origin under NAFTA

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.
■ U.S. to tackle 'challenging' issues in next round of NAFTA talks

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Why the smartphone could kill the car key

Fobs dug the car key’s grave. Plus, VW must win back consumer trust with electrification and virtual tools can help car designers, but clay is here to stay.

■ PODCAST: Car keys to become extinct?, Solving VW’s trust problem, VR in car design


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UPDATED: 9/22/17 7:50 pm ET - adds White House statement
California sets demands for emissions talks with automakers, White House

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.

Sporty Toyota line will make waves in U.S.

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.

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Audi on fuel cells: Maybe later

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...

Bentley CEO to step down, report says

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...

Daimler, BYD plan new EVs for China

Daimler and BYD plan to expand their cooperation in China to bring new electric models to market under the Denza brand. Currently Denza sells just one model.

BLOG: From staff and wire reports UPDATED: 9/20/17 9:30 pm ET -- adds Webasto statement
Automakers survey earthquake damage in Mexico

Automakers were surveying plants in central Mexico for earthquake damage on Wednesday, with Nissan evacuating two facilities while VW and Audi temporarily halted production...

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GM plots next phase of IT overhaul

Randy Mott built General Motors' in-house IT team from virtually nothing. Now he must unlock the potential of the operation, bolster GM's bottom line and position it to be a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.
■ No shades of Perot-era drama with IT this time
■ GM's complex relationship with IT

DEALER SPEAKS: BILL MCDANIELS

'The car business will become an Amazon.com'

Builder-dealer Bill McDaniel says a few auto retailing groups will control the entire industry in a few years, with huge sway over products and pricing.

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