Tesla opens gallery in Michigan mallMon, 05, Dec 2016
Tesla Motors Inc. has set up shop in Michigan. After filing a lawsuit in federal court in September contesting the state's direct-to-consumer sales ban, the electric-vehicle maker on Thursday, Dec. 1, opened a one-car gallery 20 miles outside of Detroit.
Confusion en route to self-driving vehiclesMon, 05, Dec 2016
Dodge considers return to NASCARMon, 05, Dec 2016
Dodge wants to get back into NASCAR, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Sunday. "Yes I'd love to," he said. "I talked to Jim France (executive vice-president of NASCAR) about this just last night."
China slaps 10% tax on ultraluxury vehiclesThu, 01, Dec 2016
Panasonic in final talks to buy headlight maker ZKW, report saysMon, 05, Dec 2016
Panasonic is in the final stages of talks to buy Austrian automotive headlight maker ZKW Group for up to $1 billion, accelerating its push into the automotive electronics market, the Nikkei business daily reported today.
BMW's ride-hailing project takes on Uber with autonomous carsMon, 05, Dec 2016
BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Germany as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms such as Uber. The automaker will test self-driving functions in Munich before expanding the project to other cities.
U.S. sales rebound, climb 3.6%; SAAR remains strong at 17.83 millionThu, 01, Dec 2016
After three straight monthly dips, U.S. light-vehicle sales in November rose 3.6 percent from a year earlier, helped by more generous deals and strong truck demand. Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and GM posted gains. Industrywide volume hit a November record and the SAAR remained strong but dropped to 17.83 million from this year's highest rate -- October's 17.98 million.
Honda views CR-V, Accord, Civic as equalsSun, 04, Dec 2016
Honda is riding high on the crossover trend, with a CR-V that has been one of the nation's most popular utility vehicles and a redesigned version queued up to go on sale this month. But Honda doesn't see the CR-V replacing either the Accord or the Civic as its most notable seller.
November sales higher on heavy incentivesMon, 05, Dec 2016
EVs could take an OPEC-sized bite out of oil demand, study findsSat, 03, Dec 2016
Ford CEO sees ‘pressure’ on business without softer mpg rulesFri, 02, Dec 2016
Ford plans to lobby President-elect Donald Trump to soften U.S. and state fuel-economy rules that hurt profits by forcing automakers to build more electric cars and hybrids than are warranted by customer demand.
Texas auto auction company acquired by Capital Partners for XLerate GroupFri, 02, Dec 2016
Huron Capital Partners, a Detroit investment group, has acquired a Texas-based auto auction for one of its portfolio companies, the Indianapolis-based XLerate Group, which runs online and onsite auto auctions.