Global automaker group seeks to block EPA from finalizing mpg rules
Automakers including Toyota and Honda have launched a fresh effort to stop the EPA -- before President Obama leaves office -- from cementing a regulation that would slash tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions through 2025.
Trump to pick foe of Obama climate agenda to run EPA, report saysUPDATED: 12/7/16 4:46 pm ET - adds details
President-elect Donald Trump will pick an ardent opponent of President Barack Obama's measures to stem climate change to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team source told Reuters today.
Dodge adds all-wheel-drive Challenger GT
An all-wheel-drive Dodge Challenger is now reality -- just in time for winter. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Tuesday that Dodge will add the awd 2017 Challenger GT to the muscle car's already vast portfolio.
Samsung SDI to supply batteries for startup Lucid Motors' EVs
Ford's futurist foreshadows consumer trends to watch in 2017UPDATED: 12/7/16 2:57 pm ET - adds detail
As the in-house futurist at Ford, Sheryl Connelly's job is to predict the future -- not necessarily about driving or cars, but about how consumer behavior is changing. Connelly's findings, however, often have a bearing on how the automaker designs, builds and markets cars.
Tesla recalls 7,000 charging adapters after 2 overheat
Tesla Motors Inc. said it is voluntarily recalling about 7,000 adapters for electric-vehicle charging after two reports of overheating that resulted in melted plastic on the plugs. The rarely used item is no longer sold through the company’s online store.
Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years. Green replaces Peter Mertens, who is moving to Audi to head technical development at the VW Group luxury brand.
Knorr-Bremse seals victory in Haldex takeover battle
German supplier Knorr-Bremse has won the first stage of its battle to take over Sweden's Haldex by obtaining 86.1 percent of the brake systems company's shares before its offer expired Monday. Knorr's offer is still conditional upon the company obtaining clearance from antitrust regulators.
S. Korea to slap VW with record fine, pursue execs over emissions ads
Renault-Nissan names veteran exec Philippe Brunet as new powertrain chief
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace the top executive in charge of engines and transmissions. The change comes as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration between the powertrain divisions of the alliance partners.
Ford conducts additional tests on 2017 F-150 and Raptor 10-speed transmissionsUPDATED: 12/7/16 3:38 pm ET - adds detail
Ford's 2017 F-150 and Raptor trucks with a new 10-speed transmission began arriving on some dealer lots last month, but the automaker said it is holding some models for additional testing as part of its normal launch ramp-up.