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U.S. New Vehicle Sales Rise in November

U.S. New Vehicle Sales Rise in November

This story contains updated results from later in the day. Consumers seem to have figured out automakers are prepared to offer their best deals during the industry’s year-end marketing push, which now begins before the Thanksgiving holidays as manufacturers reporting...
Tesla’s Musk in Court Over “Pedo Guy” Tweets

Tesla’s Musk in Court Over “Pedo Guy” Tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a fondness for tweeting, even though it has caused him some serious problems – including the court case beginning this week about his use of the term, “pedo guy,” to describe a British diver who helped rescue members of a youth soccer team...
BMW Launches BEV Production at German Plant

BMW Launches BEV Production at German Plant

BMW Group is making a big investment to build a battery-electric vehicle in one of its flagship assembly plants in Southern Germany that produces some of its most expensive models. The German automaker said it plans to spend around 400 million euros, nearly $445...
Mercedes-Benz Pulling Out of 2020 New York Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz Pulling Out of 2020 New York Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz has been steadily withdrawing from participating in auto shows around the world, the latest being the 2020 New York International Auto Show in April. Now New York joins Detroit and Chicago on the list of major North American shows the German automaker...
Daimler Plans Major Job Cuts to Offset Coming Expenses

Daimler Plans Major Job Cuts to Offset Coming Expenses

Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, plans to eliminate 10,000 jobs during the next three years as the company restructures to prepare for an electric future and a smaller earnings. The cuts and the restructuring have taken on new urgency as Daimler has been...
FCA Reaches Peaceful Settlement with UAW

FCA Reaches Peaceful Settlement with UAW

The United Auto Workers has reached a tentative agreement on a new labor pact with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., completing what has been a difficult round of negotiations that took nearly five months to complete amid a scandal that claimed more than a dozen UAW...
Former UAW President Jones Resigns Union Membership

Former UAW President Jones Resigns Union Membership

Gary Jones, former United Auto Workers president, has given up his membership in the UAW, avoiding an internal union trial on embezzlement that could have stripped him of his union membership. The UAW announced that Jones has sent the resignation of his membership in...
FCA, PSA Set to Sign Binding Merger Agreement

FCA, PSA Set to Sign Binding Merger Agreement

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot Citroen plan to sign a binding merger agreement in the coming weeks, according to communications each company sent to its employees. The move would lock down the deal the two carmakers reached last month and further downplays concerns...
GM “On Track” to Meet 20 EV Target by 2023

GM “On Track” to Meet 20 EV Target by 2023

General Motors is “on track” to meet its goal of having 20 battery-electric vehicles in production by 2023, a senior executive said, despite the fact that it hasn’t introduced a new BEV since launching the Chevrolet Bolt EV three years ago. Expect to see a flood of...
Ford Cries Foul on Tesla Cybertruck Tug-of-War With F-150

Ford Cries Foul on Tesla Cybertruck Tug-of-War With F-150

If Elon Musk was looking to pick a fight during the introduction of the new Cybertruck by taking some verbal swipes at Ford and showing a Cybertruck beating a Ford F-150 in a tug-of-war, pulling it up hill even, it’s on! Well … kinda, maybe. During the presentation of...