Suppliers prepare for self-driving bonanza

In 2020, automakers are expected to produce nearly 86 million vehicles equipped with collision-avoidance systems. It's a potential bonanza for big parts makers, including those that dominate the annual Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers.

Can Kuhnt get BMW back on track?

BMW dealers say they need fresh product, more trucks, competitive lease rates and a return to the "Ultimate Driving Machine" days. They're looking at Bernhard Kuhnt for help.


Mexican auto suppliers strategize for NAFTA talks

While President Donald Trump points the finger at automakers making cars south of the border, the Mexican auto parts sector has even more at stake.

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UPDATED: 6/9/17 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close
Tesla briefly tops BMW in market capitalization

A week-long rally in Tesla shares briefly vaulted the company's market capitalization past BMW in early Friday trading, but BMW finished the day still ahead.

UPDATED: 6/7/17 2:38 pm ET - adds Tesla statement
Tesla plans new plant for Model Y crossover, Musk says

Tesla, which operates its only plant in Fremont, Calif., has another one coming. The existing plant is "bursting at the seams," CEO Elon Musk said, and the search is under way for another plant site.

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EV column not based in reality

The reality is that last year, of the over 17 million new vehicles sold in the United States, 99.5% were not electric, a reader writes.

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Don't give up yet on EV subsidies

While many in the industry may believe EVs are the future, the unfortunate reality is that they're not the present, writes Edmunds CEO Avi Steinlauf.

Nissan's e-Power hybrids may go global

Nissan's hybrid hit is virtually unknown outside Japan. But the company is thinking about taking it overseas where it could challenge the Prius, just as it does at home.

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