Tesla must make viable case to sell directly in Michigan, governor saysWed, 28, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors has yet to make a case for selling cars directly to Michigan consumers, according to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. In 2014, Snyder signed a bill explicitly banning the direct sale of vehicles to consumers. Despite the law, Tesla applied for a dealership license in Michigan but was denied on Sept. 15.
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.
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.
Michigan House panel unanimously OKs amended autonomous vehicle billsWed, 21, Sep 2016
A Michigan House committee on Tuesday advanced four bills that would regulate Michigan's developing autonomous vehicle industry, with changes designed to satisfy concerns about exclusion raised by tech giant Google Inc.
Google seeks changes in Mich. robot car legislationWed, 14, Sep 2016
Google has proposed changes to two bills intended to advance autonomous driving in Michigan, citing concerns that companies that don't build cars -- such as the Silicon Valley tech giant -- would be excluded from their protections.
Retailer starts over after winning store backSun, 11, Sep 2016
Colleen McDonald, 51, fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court before getting back Livonia (Mich.) Chrysler Jeep in July, after losing three dealerships during the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcies. In this Q&A, she speaks about losing the stores, getting one back and resuming operations.
Mich. Senate unanimously approves autonomous vehicle legislationWed, 07, Sep 2016
The state Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation intended to help developers of self-driving cars in Michigan.
Average U.S. fuel economy drops slightly in AugustWed, 07, Sep 2016
The average fuel economy for new cars and light trucks sold in August was 25.3 mpg, down 0.1 mpg from July, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said in a report.
Ford's Michigan F-150 plant briefly evacuated after rooftop fireThu, 01, Sep 2016
A Michigan plant that builds the Ford F-150 pickup was briefly evacuated Thursday after a fire broke out on the roof.
Nexteer Automotive president resignsThu, 01, Sep 2016
Nexteer Automotive President Laurent Bresson resigned from the automotive supplier on Thursday. Bresson, 44, left the maker of steering and driveline systems on good terms to pursue an undisclosed opportunity, the company said.