Toyota plots return to EVs, this time in Asia
Selling EVs in China and India will mark the return of Toyota into the battery-powered market after halting production of the electric RAV4 in 2014.
U.S. probes 415,000 VW vehicles for airbag problems
NHTSA opened an investigation into potential airbag failures in 415,000 Volkswagen vehicles after the company issued a recall for the same issue in 2015.
Nissan cites staff shortage for improper plant tests
Nissan blamed a lack of trained staff for improper inspections at Japan factories and will increase the number of inspectors to improve compliance.
Tesla revives Roadster with a range of 620 miles
Refundable deposits of $50,000 are being taken now for the supercar, Tesla says, with output slated to begin in 2020. The full price of the base model: $200,000.
Musk reopens fundraising playbook to launch Semi, Roadster
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is turning to a tried-and-true source of financing for his unprofitable car company -- paying customers willing to wait years for delivery of shiny new wheels.
U.S. chamber warns Trump of political pain over NAFTA's demise
The lead negotiators for the three NAFTA countries joined the latest round of talks as the Chamber of Commerce warned that an American pullout would hit hardest some key swing states that President Trump captured on his road to office.
Wall Street ponders impact of Tesla Semi, Roadster
The features of Tesla's new Semi truck steamrolled Wall Street expectations, with an estimated 500-mile driving range that was almost double what analysts had modeled. However, the company's latest product plans -- Tesla also unveiled a new high-end roadster -- broadened the rift between bulls and bears on the stock.
VW to spend over $40B on EVs, autonomy push
Volkswagen approved an unprecedented five-year spending plan that aims to further the company's goal of transforming itself into a leading force in electric vehicles and autonomous transportation.
Porsche mulls a hybrid variant of 911
Porsche is considering adding battery power to the 911, making the top variant of the iconic sports car a hybrid, according to people familiar with the matter.
Ford plans $885 million outlay to build key crossover in Spain
Ford will invest more than 750 million euros ($885 million) in its Spanish plant in the eastern region of Valencia to produce the next-generation Kuga crossover.
Michigan retail chain in shadow of Detroit 3, others bet early on Tesla Semi
Customers are starting to place orders for Tesla's new all-electric Semi, including Walmart and a grocery chain in the Detroit 3 automakers' backyard.
Tesla aims to upend commercial trucking with electric Semi
The EV maker says the Semi formally unveiled Thursday will provide "a far better experience" for long-haul truck operators, while enhancing safety and slicing cargo transport costs.
Canada open to Mexico's 5-year NAFTA review proposal
Canada is open to a Mexican proposal to review NAFTA every five years instead of terminating the deal automatically if it is not renegotiated, as the United States has demanded.
Toyota preps another small crossover concept
Toyota will unwrap a small crossover concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show geared toward outdoor enthusiasts and urban dwellers. It will be the third crossover concept introduced this year based on the company's new modular platform.
Lear CEO Simoncini resigns; seating boss Ray Scott is successor
Lear CEO Matt Simoncini is stepping down, effective Feb. 28, ending a six-year run in the company's top job. Ray Scott, president of the supplier's seating unit, will replace Simoncini.
Subaru sees $177 million in costs linked to Japan inspection scandal
Subaru said it was recalling 395,000 vehicles in Japan and that it expected to incur about $177 million in costs related to improper final inspection procedures at domestic plants.
Infiniti rolls out industry-first variable compression engine
The next-generation Infiniti QX50 crossover will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine introducing a technology never seen before in a regular production vehicle: variable compression.
NAFTA bargainers zero in on light-vehicle content rules
NAFTA negotiators are set to give the most attention to rules for regional content, including light vehicles, in the latest round of trade talks, according to an agenda obtained by Bloomberg.
8 things to watch as Tesla unwraps big rig
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised a truck that will “out-torque any diesel semi” and drive “like a sports car.”
EU to fine seat belt, airbag cartel, report says
The EU is set to fine a group of car seat belt and airbag makers in the coming weeks, Reuters reported, in the latest regulatory crackdown on price fixing in the sector.
Daimler launches Tel Aviv hub for auto technology
Daimler has opened a research and development center in Tel Aviv, one of a growing number of multinational firms seeking to tap into Israel's auto technology expertise as the industry moves towards self-driving cars.