U.S. said to ponder what size diesel penalty VW can withstandTue, 27, Sep 2016
The U.S. Justice Department is assessing how big a criminal fine it can extract from Volkswagen over emissions-cheating without putting the German carmaker out of business, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
FCA awarded $4.6 million grant to hire 700 employees at Sterling Heights plantTue, 27, Sep 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won a $4.6 million grant to hire 700 employees at its Sterling Heights Assembly plant as it prepares to build the next generation of the Ram 1500 pickup.
The car-emissions sleuth who's costing Fiat Chrysler $5 billionTue, 27, Sep 2016
As head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air-quality and transportation office, Chris Grundler holds as much sway as any single human over how global automakers allocate more than $100 billion in r&d money each year. Sometimes they chafe.
Self-driving car startup NuTonomy in talks to raise new fundsTue, 27, Sep 2016
NuTonomy, a self-driving car startup backed by Ford Motor Chairman Bill Ford and Singapore's government, is in discussions with potential investors for a new round of funding as it works toward a full commercial launch in 2018.
A dealer's nightmare: $2 million embezzledMon, 26, Sep 2016
Ford dealer O.C. Welch was stunned a year ago to find out his assistant comptroller was embezzling from him. On Sept. 15, she was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing nearly $2 million from Welch's South Carolina dealership.
Texas fairground set for pickup battlesMon, 26, Sep 2016
Texans' love affair with the pickup truck is being put to the test as the economy softens, dragged down by Houston's contracting energy sector and a strong dollar weighing on the state's sizable export sector. But judging by the wares coming to the Texas State Fair this week, the competition for buyers has only intensified.
Dealer's hard line on recalls is costing himMon, 26, Sep 2016
At his Florida Toyota dealership, Earl Stewart implemented a hard-and-fast ban on selling used cars with unrepaired safety recalls. He won't even wholesale used cars with open recalls. It hasn't been easy.
Anti-UAW worker group at VW Tennessee plant loses representationFri, 23, Sep 2016
A worker group created as an alternative to the UAW at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee has failed to meet minimum membership requirements under the German automaker's labor policy, VW said on Thursday.
Lithia buys Carbone Auto Group, boosts Northeast presenceTue, 13, Sep 2016
Lithia Motors has bought the Carbone Auto Group in a deal estimated to produce $600 million in annual revenue. It also expands Lithia's operations to Vermont, while adding to its existing New York stores.
Tesla cranks up pressure to end ban on direct auto salesFri, 23, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is cranking up the pressure to sell electric cars directly to customers, after filing its first federal lawsuit over the practice on the home turf of General Motors and Ford. Tesla on Thursday sued the State of Michigan to overturn its ban on direct sales by auto manufacturers.
Tesla sues Michigan in U.S. court over direct sales banThu, 22, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is suing the State of Michigan in federal court over its law banning the direct sales of vehicles to consumers. The law, which the automaker calls the “Anti-Tesla amendment” in the suit, was cited in the rejection of the electric-vehicle maker's application for a state dealership license earlier this month.