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KEITH CRAIN

700 hp? 700 mpg? Confused?

Do I want 700 hp or 700-mile range in my electric vehicle or 700 mpg with some miracle gasoline engine?

KEITH CRAIN

Diesel: Whose fault is it?

The diesel disaster, made public two years ago today, has done more to move electric cars front and center than anything I can imagine

WALLY JOHNSON

Danger signs in the electronics supply chain

Automotive supply chain professionals have seen lead times on passive components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors and transformers stretch out to one year or more in some cases -- and it is a problem.

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BMW knows what it doesn't know

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The transition to electric is inevitable. Let's begin it.

Old-fashioned gasoline-powered vehicles commanded somewhere north of 95 percent of the U.S. vehicle market last year. But Americans don't love the internal combustion engine any more than an Iowa cow loves to eat corn.

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Major changes in the wind

Whether you're manufacturing vehicles or supplying components or in the business of retailing automobiles, your world is about to change profoundly.

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Dealers are still missing from mobility conversation

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No fury like a bureaucrat scorned

Governments get mad when you fail to comply with their rules and regulations, doubly so when you intentionally break them.

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The cost of 'out with the old'

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How the iPhone changed our industry

We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to acknowledge the profound influence this youthful product has had over the century-old auto industry.

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Goodwood is now Britain's auto show

The Goodwood Festival of Speed, held last weekend in England, has taken over from where Britain's formal auto show left off in 2008 after losing support from automakers.

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Tech: Will consumers care?

In the next few years the auto industry will throw a lot of new technology at customers. Whether consumers accept or reject this technology will have tremendous influence on engineering.

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