Newbies fall short on manufacturing

The problem with Bob Lutz’s bleak outlook for the automotive community is that whether vehicles are autonomous or human-driven, they still need to be manufactured.

Tesla: A distraction from desperation?

Few companies can propose to take on both Freightliner and Ferrari in one night. But the dollars-and-sense business of automaking remains a deep and daily challenge for Tesla.


Why is this catalytic converter supplier smiling?

Tougher fuel economy and emissions regulations will require new engine designs, and more work for the company.

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