UPDATED: 11/22/17 4:13 pm ET - adds BMW statement.

BMW recalls all i3 electric vehicles

BMW is recalling all 2014-18 i3 electric vehicles for higher risk of neck injuries to smaller people in the driver's seat who aren't wearing seat belts, according to recall documents.


EU fines 5 airbag, seat belt suppliers over cartel

EU antitrust regulators fined five suppliers a combined $40 million for taking part in cartels to fix prices for seat belts, airbags and steering wheels sold to Japanese automakers.

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UPDATED: 11/21/17 10:12 pm ET - adds Ford statement
Ford may exit some S. American markets, analyst says

Ford is on the verge of taking dramatic action to turn around its money-losing business in South America, including possibly exiting some markets, an analyst said after meeting with two company executives.

Global EV sales jump 63% as China demand surges

Global EV sales surged 63 percent in the third quarter, largely driven by strong demand in China. The world's top market accounted for more than half of sales, while Europe was the second-biggest market with 24 percent, followed by North America.

FCA, Guangzhou look to deepen China tie-up

Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Automobile are in talks to deepen their joint venture in China, as the world's largest car market looks to relax some regulations and Guangzhou prepares to sell its Trumpchi brand in the U.S.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
People will still want personal cars

Everyone respects Bob Lutz, but I am disappointed that he is adding his personal credibility to projections of the death of the car.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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.

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Lutz's vision needs problem-solving

Throughout my automotive life, Bob Lutz has been my go-to guy for anything in the past, present or future of the auto industry. However, with his vision of transportation bordering on “The Jetsons,” “Dick Tracy” and “Buck Rogers” by 2037, I'm afraid there may be speed bumps.

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