Tesla subcontractor's busted jaw triggered safety probeApril 20, 2018
Days before Tesla defended its safety record this week, California began inspecting an incident involving a subcontractor who was hospitalized after a piece of factory equipment broke his jaw.
Magna makes progress on Ford carbon fiber subframe prototypeApril 21, 2018
Magna International Inc. has delivered a carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford it says will reduce weight and tooling costs and hopes to rule on mass production by year end.
GM Korea, union fail to reach wage dealApril 20, 2018
GM's South Korean unit and its labor union failed to reach a wage deal after another round of talks that sought to avert a bankruptcy filing for the unprofitable operation. Talks will continue over the weekend.
PSA's Tavares faces toughest opponent yet in German unionApril 20, 2018
PSA boss Carlos Tavares, who is no stranger to thrashing out difficult labor deals, is now taking on Germany's powerful IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a cost cutter.
Toyota powertrain boss feeling the pressureApril 21, 2018
Hirohisa Kishi says he's tackling one of his biggest challenges yet — how to keep internal combustion engines competitive in the age of electric vehicles.
Daimler may buy tiny stake in Volvo, report saysApril 19, 2018
Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish automaker, a German business magazine reported, raising the possibility of increased ties between Mercedes and Volvo's Chinese owner, Geely.
Infiniti sets ambitious plan to hike China outputApril 19, 2018
Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand, looking to duck steep tariffs, aims to triple sales in the world's biggest auto market in five years by ramping up production of five new nameplates in China.
Tesla shifts to 24/7 Model 3 output to hit weekly targetApril 17, 2018
Tesla will begin around-the-clock production at its Fremont, Calif., assembly plant as it tries to ramp up Model 3 output to 6,000 a week by the end of June, according to an internal company email.
New 1.5-liter Ford engine can run on just 2 cylindersApril 17, 2018
For the first time in more than a century, Ford will offer a vehicle in the U.S. with an engine that can run on two cylinders.
Tesla temporarily halts Model 3 output, againApril 16, 2018
Tesla is temporarily stopping production of the Model 3 sedan for the second time this year -- this time to "improve automation," the company said.
South Korea minister: GM's local unit needs to survive on own in long termApril 16, 2018
South Korea's finance minister said that public funds could be used to support GM Korea only if it was clear that the business could survive on its own long term.
At NAFTA table, U.S. lowers key auto content demandApril 13, 2018
Trade negotiators for the United States significantly softened demands to increase regional automotive content under a reworked NAFTA trade pact in an effort to move more quickly towards a deal.