Business and Finance
VW goal: 1 million electrified vehicles by 2025Sun, 29, May 2016
Volkswagen Group expects it will have to sell about 1 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a year worldwide by 2025 to fulfill increasingly strict carbon dioxide emission limits in major markets.
Can Volvo play small ball?Sun, 29, May 2016
Volvo's first entry into the compact crossover segment, the XC40 arriving late next year, is meant to the Swedish brand to capitalize on the market's seeming unquenchable thirst for these vehicles. It will be a key element in Volvo's push to grow its volume in the U.S.
Race cars are laps ahead on connectivitySun, 29, May 2016
Although some might think the fuss about connected cars is a relatively recent phenomenon, it's not. Race cars have been transmitting fuel and performance data to pit crews for decades. And some technology tested on the track has found its way into production vehicles.
FCA’s sales streak rides on minivansSun, 29, May 2016
If Fiat Chrysler ekes out its 74th consecutive year-over-year sales increase in May, as expected, it will likely do so with a big assist from a segment often dismissed as a has-been - minivans.
Renault-Nissan's savior Ghosn turns his attention to MitsubishiSat, 28, May 2016
Carlos Ghosn turned around Renault and Nissan in the late 1990s. Now he must work his magic on scandal-hit Mitsubishi after Nissan took a controlling stake in the smaller company.
Toyota patent activity soaringSat, 28, May 2016
EV-related technologies have triggered a boom in automotive patents, and they are streaming out of Toyota. And the gap between the number of new Toyota patents and those at the industry's second-place company, Robert Bosch, is enormous.
VW weighs second EV platformSat, 28, May 2016
Volkswagen is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development, dubbed MEB, is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platform is needed.
Mazda ventures back into premium tierSat, 28, May 2016
For more than a decade, Mazda has talked about occupying a quasi-premium space in the U.S. The redesigned CX-9 is a step in that direction.
Molinaroli will lead JCI-Tyco for 18 months; successor namedFri, 27, May 2016
Johnson Controls Inc. CEO Alex Molinaroli, who has steered his company away from the automotive seating and interiors businesses during his two-and-a-half-year tenure, will serve as CEO for the combined JCI-Tyco International for 18 months.
Charging for prepaid maintenance trumps giving it awayMon, 16, May 2016
H&H Chevrolet found that charging customers for prepaid maintenance plans produced better results overall than giving the plans away for free.
Indy 500 delivers speed, safety advances, innovation for 100 yearsFri, 27, May 2016
Technological advancements first tested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval have transitioned to everyday production models since the very first race.
Bill Ford's connections with Flex-N-Gate owner help land Detroit plantWed, 25, May 2016
Two auto industry executives with ties to NFL football franchises -- Bill Ford of the Detroit Lions and Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars -- played key roles in bringing a top-tier auto parts plant to Detroit.