The auto industry spent a lot of 2017 focused on EVs, AVs and NAFTA, pausing to say "OMG" (or over at General Motors, "LOL") when Ford Motor Co. ousted Mark Fields as CEO or Uber got caught in another scandal. Every automaker, seemingly, is working furiously to shove batteries into its vehicles — even Toyota, a longtime electric vehicle skeptic.
The staff of Automotive News ranked the top 10 stories from 2017, and EVs, nowhere to be found on last year's list, shot to the No. 1 spot. There were plenty of other big stories keeping us busy in the past year. Autonomous vehicles are coming ever closer, whether anyone really wants them or not, and the Trump administration got to work on its plans to make automaking great again. Oh, and did we mention that Uber had a bit of a rough go?