South Korean EV Battery Makers Settle U.S. Squabble

South Korean EV Battery Makers Settle U.S. Squabble

South Korean battery makers LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation finally settled a two-year old dispute about intellectual property that had the potential to undermine efforts by Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG to put electric vehicles on the road. The agreement came...
Tesla CEO Musk Seeks to Allay China’s Camera Fears

Tesla CEO Musk Seeks to Allay China’s Camera Fears

Well, Tesla’s Elon Musk spoke — again — about “privacy” issues with its vehicles in China, reiterating that it’s nonsensical to think that the EV maker would be engaged in anything nefarious. The Chinese government banned Tesla vehicles from its facilities because of...
UAW Reports Membership, Finances Remain Steady in 2020

UAW Reports Membership, Finances Remain Steady in 2020

Despite the pandemic and an economic downturn, the United Auto Workers reported its membership numbers remained steady and its finances remained stable in 2020. These positive results came despite the costs linked to the scandal, which has engulfed the union. In fact,...
Angry Shareholders Sue Lordstown Motors

Angry Shareholders Sue Lordstown Motors

Angry shareholders filed at least three lawsuits against Lordstown Motors for fraud in U.S. District Court, demanding compensation from the cash reserves the company says it is planning to use to launch its battery-electric pickup truck this fall. The startup company,...
FCA Pleads Guilty to Involvement in UAW Scandal

FCA Pleads Guilty to Involvement in UAW Scandal

Representatives of FCA US L.L.C., Stellantis’ legal entity in the U.S. and one of Detroit’s three automobile manufacturers, stood in open court pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the federal Taft-Hartley Act, by making illegal payments to officers of the United...
Members Challenge Terms of UAW Consent Decree in Court

Members Challenge Terms of UAW Consent Decree in Court

A group within the United Auto Workers challenged the union’s established leadership, asking a federal judge for a larger voice in reforming the UAW. One of the key requests in the petition by the United All Workers for Democracy or UAWD is for a voice in the...
Carmakers Withdraw from Trump Lawsuit Against California

Carmakers Withdraw from Trump Lawsuit Against California

The ink was not even dry on Pete Buttigieg’s confirmation as Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate when several automakers announced they were “withdrawing” from the lawsuit filed by the Trump administration to roll back the State of California’s right to set...

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