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Tesla Buys German Gigafactory Site for $45 Million

Tesla Buys German Gigafactory Site for $45 Million

Just two months after Tesla Inc. announced it would build its next gigafactory in Germany near Berlin, the company has secured the property for the new plant for about $45 million. The EV maker announced the European location for Gigafactory 4 will in Gruenheide, in...
Subaru CEO Sees Little U.S. Demand for EVs

Subaru CEO Sees Little U.S. Demand for EVs

With the launch of a plug-in hybrid version of its Crosstrek SUV for 2019, Subaru finally seemed ready to get serious about electrifying its line-up, but even while preparing to ramp up production of battery-based vehicles, it’s far from certain how well they will...
Toyota Shifting Tacoma Pickup Production to Mexico

Toyota Shifting Tacoma Pickup Production to Mexico

Toyota revealed Friday it plans to shift production of its popular Tacoma midsize pickup to Mexico from the U.S. as part of a larger reallocation of resources during the next two years. The passage of the new NAFTA allows automakers to build vehicles in Mexico without...
Tesla Under Scrutiny for Unintended Sudden Acceleration

Tesla Under Scrutiny for Unintended Sudden Acceleration

Tesla Inc.’s gotten plenty of attention for problems with crashes related to its Autopilot technology, and now it’s facing another potentially big problem: unintended sudden acceleration. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is engaging in a...
Kia Planning 11 All-Electric Models by 2025

Kia Planning 11 All-Electric Models by 2025

Kia got into the electric vehicle market in a big way with the Niro model, but that long-range battery car will soon have plenty of company, the automaker’s president announcing plans to have fully 11 EVs in the Korean company’s line-up by 2025. The announcement of...
FCA Unveils Plans to Promote Sales of EVs, Hybrids

FCA Unveils Plans to Promote Sales of EVs, Hybrids

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., long outgunned and undermanned in the contest to develop electric vehicles, is signaling a gentle change in course. The company is taking steps to make choosing and buying an electric or hybrid vehicle easier. One way to make it easier...
FCA Looks to Grow Presence in China with EV Joint Venture

FCA Looks to Grow Presence in China with EV Joint Venture

Fiat Chrysler is looking to expand its presence in the world’s largest automotive market by partnering with Taiwan’s Hon Hai to manufacture electric vehicles as well as developing and, eventually, producting wirelessly connected vehicles. The two companies are...
First Drive: 2020 Mazda6 Signature

First Drive: 2020 Mazda6 Signature

At a time when people have gone all in for sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks, it’s easy for any four-door sedan to get lost on a dealer’s back lot. The Mazda6 has an even steeper hill to climb than most sedans because it is tucked away in the portfolio of a...