Fiat Chrysler and PSA Not Exactly a “Merger of Equals”

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Not Exactly a “Merger of Equals”

Chrysler fans with good memories remember the last time the company was involved in a “merger of equals,” and how it worked out so when the phrase was tied to the partnering of Fiat Chrysler and PSA there was some skepticism. Turns out they had reason to be skeptical....
CEO Musk Says a Compact Tesla a Must for Europe

CEO Musk Says a Compact Tesla a Must for Europe

Tesla CEO Elon Musk keeps looking the EV maker’s long-term expansion plans, revealing that a compact car is a priority for the European market. Musk, speaking at an online battery conference hosted by the German government, came to the realization during a recent trip...
Ford CEO Farley Wants to Make Quality Job 1 Again

Ford CEO Farley Wants to Make Quality Job 1 Again

Ford’s new CEO Jim Farley has plenty of challenges facing him in the coming year, and many of them can be traced back to the automaker’s ongoing quality and reliability issues that are hurting both its reputation and its bottom line. The depth of the problem was...
Outlook for Auto Industry Looks Promising in 2021

Outlook for Auto Industry Looks Promising in 2021

Despite the continuing pain from the pandemic, signs point to a solid rebound in sales and production of new vehicles in 2021 and 2022, according to economists from the University of Michigan. Economists presenting at U-M’s 68th annual economic outlook conference,...
End of the “Oil Era”?

End of the “Oil Era”?

An upcoming boom in EV sales, notably in China, will bring to an end the “oil era,” according to a new study by research firm Carbon Tracker. While the need for oil won’t end anytime soon, growth in demand will drop by 70%, the study forecast, while the switch to...
First Drive: 2021 Mazda3 Turbo

First Drive: 2021 Mazda3 Turbo

Mazda has long been a bit of a conundrum for automotive enthusiasts. Its products generally offer great design, refined and well-equipped interiors and compelling vehicle dynamics. But they often fall short in one key category: powertrain performance. That message...
CEO Barra Wants GM to be Dominant Global EV Maker

CEO Barra Wants GM to be Dominant Global EV Maker

General Motors is putting serious financial and intellectual resources behind its electrification and efforts to reach the goal of being world leader in electric vehicles. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said the financial commitment – up to $27 billion ­– is designed to...