EV batteries present new challenges for firefightersMay 16
Fires on electric vehicles are rare, but the volatile chemistry of their batteries and the need for special training on how to extinguish them raises new safety questions as automakers are poised to dramatically increase production.
How the extravagant Tokyo show lost its mojoMay 14
Back in its crazy, hazy heyday, the Tokyo Motor Show was the place to be. Even after Japan's economic miracle deflated in the late 1990s, the show sustained much of its allure. But then it was unceremoniously knocked off-kilter by a brutal one-two punch.
Horsepower? What about star power?May 14
Putin dumps his Mercedes for limo made in RussiaMay 14
Hellcat Charger gets a nose jobMay 14
Jeep Wrangler gets big boost in fuel economyMay 14
A new 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, more gears in the transmission, close attention to aerodynamics and greater use of lightweight materials helped give the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL a nice bump in fuel economy.
GM gets defense unit ready to deployMay 12
Mazda picks up a slight German accentMay 14
BACK FROM THE BRINKMay 14
In mid-2011, a rival CEO snidely suggested someone should "sprinkle holy water" on Lincoln. But instead of planning for a funeral, the brand's executives were quietly crafting a plan that would eventually lead Ford's luxury marque back to relevance.
A quest to ban banalityMay 14
Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believes companies should be doing more to stand out from their rivals. This includes doing away with something he was once in charge of at his former employer: establishing a common design language for the entire brand.