VW Kills Racing Program to Focus on EV Efforts

VW Kills Racing Program to Focus on EV Efforts

Rapidly shifting resources to its electrification program, Volkswagen announced Tuesday that it will effectively end its long ties to the racing world by closing down VW Motorsports GmbH. Funding for that program, along with its 169 employees, will be diverted to...
Fiat Latest FCA Brand to Commit to Switch to Electrics

Fiat Latest FCA Brand to Commit to Switch to Electrics

With the mandate to lower carbon emissions in Europe rapidly approaching, automakers on the continent are making the shift to zero-emissions products, mostly battery-electric vehicles, with the latest being Fiat. Officials at the Fiat Chrysler-owned brand said by the...
Mini Plans All-Electric John Cooper Works

Mini Plans All-Electric John Cooper Works

Effectively confirming a report by TheDetroitBureau.com a month back, Mini has formally announced plans to develop an all-electric version of its John Cooper Works hatchback. Mini only recently launched its first battery-electric vehicle, the Cooper SE, and officially...
EV Stakeholders Organize New Association: ZETA

EV Stakeholders Organize New Association: ZETA

More than two dozen companies with a stake in the development of electric vehicles are joining together to create a new trade association, the Zero Emission Transportation Association or ZETA for short. ZETA describes itself as “the first industry-backed coalition of...
Tesla CEO Musk Open to Possible Merger

Tesla CEO Musk Open to Possible Merger

The runup in Tesla stock has not only given the EV maker the title of “most valuable” due to its market cap, but also it means the company has some financial flexibility to grow the business — including acquiring a rival to expand its line-up and capabilities. CEO...
Job on the Line for VW CEO Diess

Job on the Line for VW CEO Diess

Volkswagen Group Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess will face the moment of truth on Tuesday, the automaker’s executive committee having to decide whether to approve a contract extension or send the 62-year-old CEO packing. Diess has had a rough go of it during the...
Maserati Set to Go All-Electric by 2025

Maserati Set to Go All-Electric by 2025

Maserati has become the latest automaker to lay out plans to go all-electric, the high-performance luxury arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles saying it will get there by mid-decade. Facing increasingly stringent fuel economy and emissions mandates around the world,...
Germany Set to Extend EV Incentives to 2025

Germany Set to Extend EV Incentives to 2025

German carmakers have made major investments in electric vehicles and now the German government is preparing to help sell those new EVs with a new round of incentives. Earlier this month, Germany rolled out a program that extends its environmental subsidies for...
GM Looking to Grow its Finance Arm’s Capabilities

GM Looking to Grow its Finance Arm’s Capabilities

General Motors has been generating plenty of attention for its plans to shift to battery-electric vehicle production; however, the auto company has also been looking to get back into some old businesses too, namely banking. It’s an oversimplification, but the Wall...
Is There a Turkey in Your Garage?

Is There a Turkey in Your Garage?

Thanksgiving is upon us, when Americans give thanks for their blessings by feasting on turkey and watching – or suffering through – football. The meal is often the centerpiece of this annual celebration with the components, such as turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and...