Automakers And Suppliers
UPDATED: 11/19/18 2:23 pm ET - adds Twitter exchange

Musk reopens door to Daimler with vow to inquire on electric van

Elon Musk floated the idea of working with a familiar ally on electric work vans after being guilt-tripped on Twitter for using fuel-burning vehicles to service Tesla models.


Automaker succession issues emerge after Ghosn's arrest, Marchionne's death

With a generation of big-name carmaker CEOs nearing retirement age, the issue of succession has been front and center of industry minds in recent months. Nobody expected it to be settled like this.

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Colorado adopts California clean-car standard

Colorado has become the 13th state, along with the District of Columbia, to adopt low-emission vehicle standards based on those of California. The state's dealer group criticized the decision as a misguided interference in the free market.

Industry on edge with trade pact signing near

Provisional agreement on a new North American trade pact was supposed to reduce economic uncertainty for the industry after months of acrimonious negotiations. But less than two weeks before the official signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, auto interests are worried that U.S. tariffs on raw materials and vehicles will wipe out any potential benefits.

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Ford aims to simplify -- again

Reducing the number of side-mirror configurations on the Explorer is a small change but a telling example of how Ford let itself fall back out of shape after tiptoeing around bankruptcy -- and the sort of bloat CEO Jim Hackett sees as a threat to Ford's "fitness."

VW: $50 billion for EVs, mobility

Volkswagen plans to spend about €44 billion ($50 billion) over the next five years on a comprehensive electrified mobility strategy that includes making at least 15 million battery-powered autos and further research into autonomous driving

Hyundai CUV image revealed before debut

Hyundai's three-row Palisade crossover is on full view in Autoreview.ru, more than a week before the vehicle's official unveiling on Nov. 28 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Ford's baby Bronco pictures

Photos leaked from Ford's annual dealer meeting last month in Las Vegas provide the first public look at the so-called baby Bronco, an upcoming off-road compact crossover.

Vanquish case closed?

The Aston Martin Vanquish mystery might just be solved. A fellow English carmaker may have bought the tooling and design drawings for the outgoing supercar.

The final say...

Waymo is planning to launch the world's first commercial robotaxi service.


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