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Japanese Court Extends Ghosn’s Jail Time into New Year

Japanese Court Extends Ghosn’s Jail Time into New Year

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is going to ring in 2019 in the same way he ended 2018: behind bars, after the Tokyo District Court extended his detention 10 days until Jan. 11. The 64-year-old Ghosn who, according to prosecutors, committed a number of financial...
Volkswagen Testing New Portable EV Charging Stations

Volkswagen Testing New Portable EV Charging Stations

Volkswagen has been saying for months now that it plans to introduce a wave of battery-electric vehicles in the U.S. and around the world — as many as 50 vehicles by 2030. However, as the motoring public begins to take a macro view of life with an EV, one of the...
New Land Rover Defender Coming to US in 2020

New Land Rover Defender Coming to US in 2020

It’s been nearly three years since the last Land Rover Defender rolled off the assembly line at the automaker’s plant in Solihull, England, and more than two decades since the last of the go-absolutely-anywhere utes made it into the U.S. But the long drought is coming...
Russian Automaker GAZ Pushes for U.S. to Lift Sanctions

Russian Automaker GAZ Pushes for U.S. to Lift Sanctions

The Russian and U.S. governments are discussing lifting the U.S. sanctions on a Russian automaker, GAZ, which is part of a holding company in which a prominent Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, has a key stake. The talks aimed at lifting U.S. sanctions on Russian...
Year-End Turmoil Puts New Car Sales to the Test

Year-End Turmoil Puts New Car Sales to the Test

The final week of 2018 could offer some critical signals both for future car sales and the future course of the U.S. economy, which has been rattled by tumbling stocks and noisy political fights about the independence of the Federal Reserve Board and the government...
Daimler Delivers E-Truck to Penske for Testing

Daimler Delivers E-Truck to Penske for Testing

Daimler AG has pushed ahead with its plans to sell electric trucks as Freightliner, its North American subsidiary, delivered its first medium-duty battery-electric truck to a customer in the U.S. Penske Truck Leasing, which is operated long-time Daimler ally, Roger...
Want a Good Deal on a New Car? Now May be the Time!

Want a Good Deal on a New Car? Now May be the Time!

Plenty of automotive experts are predicting that new vehicle sales this year will unexpectedly surpass last year’s results. Part of that is the flurry of activity they’re expecting this month, including the week between Christmas and New Year. Auto dealers are often...
Hit With New Charges, Ghosn to Remain in Tokyo Jail

Hit With New Charges, Ghosn to Remain in Tokyo Jail

Barely a day after a Japanese court took steps that could have led to the release of Carlos Ghosn from a detention center in Tokyo, prosecutors have taken steps that will ensure the former Nissan chairman will be spending Christmas behind bars. The 64-year-old...