Suspect in shooting of 2 UAW officials in Chicago pleads not guilty to attempted murder

5:00 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

The man who allegedly shot two UAW local officials outside of a union hall in Chicago was charged with eight counts of attempted murder. William Cowart, 50, was also charged last week with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm.... Read More »

U.S. Energy department expands EV charging loan guarantees

5:47 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

The White House is expanding a federal loan guarantee program to include companies building electric vehicle charging stations, as part of a broader effort to boost EV sales.... Read More »

GM says Brexit 'not a good omen,' mulls cuts in Europe

July 21, 2016 14:44 CET

GM said it was considering cost cuts in Europe to offset up to $400 million of potential headwinds triggered by Britain's Brexit vote, calling into question the carmaker's ability to return Opel and Vauxhall to a full-year profit.... Read More »

BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief

July 21, 2016 13:36 CET

BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, to the company's management board as head of the purchasing and supplier network.... Read More »

Musk's new Tesla 'master plan' comes with big price tag

4:10 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Elon Musk's latest "master plan" for Tesla Motors to develop an electric commercial truck, a public bus, a pickup and systems to enable fully autonomous driving, could cost $2 billion to $3 billion or more, experts and analysts said Thursday.... Read More »

GM may recall another 4.3M vehicles for Takata airbags; cost could reach $550 million

10:16 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

General Motors said in a securities filing on Thursday it may be forced by U.S. regulators to recall another 4.3 million vehicles for Takata airbag inflators -- a call-back that would cost it $550 million.... Read More »

GM Q2 net income more than doubles to $2.87 billion

7:30 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

General Motors' strategy of focusing on retail sales in North America paid off in the second quarter, with net income more than doubling from the year-earlier quarter. GM reported overall net income of $2.87 billion in the second quarter, up from $1.12 billion in the second quarter of 2015.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Can driver logs shield Tesla in court?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Tesla's data trove could aid its defense; Mazda mulls diesel in U.S.; GM recalls Impalas with flawed airbags; Hyundai's first Genesis store; Honda, Softbank to tap into driver emotions... Read More »

JCI's auto unit posts record quarterly profit with spinoff approaching

1:50 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Johnson Controls reported record income in its fiscal third quarter for its automotive unit, even as revenue fell 19 percent due in part to the deconsolidation of its interiors business.... Read More »

Mitchell Plastics to build $20.5 million parts plant near Detroit

1:22 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Canadian auto supplier Mitchell Plastics plans to invest $20.5 million to build a plant north of Detroit in Sterling Heights, Mich., a move that will create 122 jobs, the state's development arm said.... Read More »

Vehicle advancements can trigger more calls for roadside help, AAA says

12:35 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Technological and design advancements in vehicles haven’t reduced the need for drivers to seek roadside assistance and there is new evidence that they actually may be contributing to more calls for help.... Read More »

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BLOG: How BMW learned the best product placement is a true story

11:40 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

On Saturday, ABC's “20/20: In an Instant” featured the true story of a car accident involving a BMW sedan and an 18-wheel tractor-trailer rig.... Read More »

VW labor chief expects tough talks over savings, strategy

July 21, 2016 16:27 CET

Volkswagen Group's efficiency drive at its namesake brand is paying off, but talks over further savings and strategy changes will be tough, said Bernd Osterloh, the automaker's labor boss, who added that the talks, which are due to resume next week, will not be without "tensions."... Read More »

Dana Q2 net income falls 10% as company tweaks its corporate name

11:02 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Dana Holding today reported a 10 percent decline in second-quarter net income to $53 million on lower sales in its commercial vehicle and off-highway driveline units. The company also tweaked its official name for the second time in eight years.... Read More »

Mini campaign will defy labels during Olympics

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields has dealt with a bevy of labels in her life. Shields -- who captured a gold medal during the London games in 2012 -- is one of eight current and former U.S. Olympians featured in the latest round of Mini's “Defy Labels” campaign.... Read More »

GM reports first quarterly profit in Europe since 2011

July 21, 2016 14:00 CET

GM reported its first quarterly profit in Europe in five years on Thursday, but the automaker warned that currency and market disruptions caused by the UK's decision to quit the EU could slash $400 million from second-half results in the region.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM posts $2.9 billion profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

GM posts $2.9 billion profit; Musk's 'master plan' takes Tesla beyond EVs, batteries; Rosekind: U.S. still bullish on autonomous cars; Daimler, Volvo profits; Chevy's product pipeline.... Read More »

Mercedes' second-quarter profit drops on Takata airbag recall

July 21, 2016 10:11 CET

Daimler reported weaker profit from its Mercedes Cars unit in the second quarter because of the cost of refreshing its lineup and one-time charges related to recalling cars with faulty Takata airbags. The unit's profit margin dropped to 6.4 percent, compared with 10.5 percent last year.... Read More »

Volvo eyes record year as profit triples in first half

July 21, 2016 10:43 CET

Volvo is confident of reaching record sales and earnings for the full year after it reported half-year operating earnings rose to 5.59 billion Swedish crowns ($649.8 million) up from 1.66 billion in the same period last year.... Read More »

Zetsche says he does not see Brexit impacting vehicle demand

July 21, 2016 11:12 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said he did not expect the UK's decision to leave the EU to have any effect on demand for vehicles.... Read More »

Musk's latest 'master plan' for Tesla: EVs for 'all major segments,' self-driving that's '10X safer'

8:04 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk outlined the second part of his “master plan” for his electric vehicle company. His vision includes EVs for “all major segments” and a strategy to develop an ultra-safe self-driving capability.... Read More »

Musk set to launch new Tesla 'master plan'

4:11 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he will roll out a new master plan for the electric luxury carmaker later Wednesday, after hints he intends to make Tesla a renewable energy enterprise offering products and services beyond vehicles.... Read More »

Japan's Nishikawa agrees to plead guilty, pay $130 million in U.S. price-fixing probe

5:45 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Japanese supplier Nishikawa Rubber agreed to plead guilty and pay $130 million in one of the stiffest penalties in the U.S. Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into industrywide price fixing and bid rigging.... Read More »

NHTSA's Rosekind stands by self-driving cars

4:58 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

The head of NHTSA said Wednesday the U.S. government will not abandon efforts to speed the development of self-driving cars, despite a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S operating on an autopilot system.... Read More »

FCA appoints Chernoby to new global compliance post

3:30 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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