VW promoted Ulrich Hackenberg to head of technical development for all VW Group brands, including Audi where he replaces Wolfgang Duerheimer. Hackenberg has led development of the group's modular platforms.
New York's Assembly set aside a bill that Tesla Motors had said would shut down its operations in the state. The lower chamber adjourned its legislative session late Friday without acting on the measure. Lawmakers in the Assembly aren't scheduled to reconvene until January.
The vehicle production process takes place every day within the "enclosed box" of auto plants, but most people rarely get to see it, said Scott Brownlee, head of social media at Toyota Great Britain. So Toyota decided to crack the box open in front of the world Wednesday on Twitter.
Fiat stands to earn three times as much from a Chrysler Group dividend this year after the American carmaker refinanced debt and changed the terms attached to the funding, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief David Strickland met in Chicago June 9 to discuss the automaker’s allegedly dangerous Jeep SUVs, a Detroit newspaper reported today.
The fragility -- and dangers -- of lithium ion batteries for electric cars came up again at the recent Automotive News Europe Congress in Paris when DHL's head of automotive logistics pointed out the difficulties of transporting them.
Freedom Honda in Colorado Springs has rarely known normal. Since it opened in October 2011, the dealership has experienced two massive wildfires. While the dealership itself wasn't harmed, the community was devastated.
Susan Docherty, the former marketing chief for General Motors in the United States who now leads Chevrolet and Cadillac sales in Europe, will retire on Sept. 30. Docherty, 50, is leaving to spend more time with her family, GM said in a statement today.
The summer selling season is getting off to its strongest start since 2007, with June's selling rate expected to reach 15.7 million, forecaster LMC Automotive said today. LMC estimated sales this month will increase 8 percent from a year ago to 1.4 million units.
Tesla Motors will have battery quick-swap bays at many of its supercharging stations nationwide. The first quick-swap stations will be online in the fourth quarter of this year, and allow changing of battery packs in 90 seconds.
Europe's worsening car factory overcapacity is not expected to improve for at least another three years, according to IHS Automotive. To deal with the problem automakers have been closing plants or making radical changes to fill capacity in Europe.