General Motors to Help Develop Next-Gen Honda EVs

General Motors to Help Develop Next-Gen Honda EVs

General Motors and Honda are expanding existing ties, teaming up to develop new battery-electric vehicles the Japanese automaker plans to add to its line-up for the 2024 model-year. Honda will bring two new all-electric models to market, it announced late Thursday,...
White House Set to Reveal Final Fuel Economy Rollback

White House Set to Reveal Final Fuel Economy Rollback

A long-simmering battle could come to a boil next week when the Trump Administration is expected to formally announce a rollback of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE, standards. President Donald Trump has long advocated reducing the guidelines established...
Ford Recalling More Than 250K Vehicles for Three Actions

Ford Recalling More Than 250K Vehicles for Three Actions

Ford is recalling more than 250,000 Fiestas, Fusions, Milans and MKZs as well as E-Series vans as part of three separate actions covering potentially faulty door hardware, wire harnesses and brake pedals. The automaker is recalling selected 2014-15 Ford Fiesta,...
Automaker Responses to Coronavirus Pandemic

Automaker Responses to Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has caused major disruptions across the U.S. for automakers and the lives of those working for car companies not to mention those who own or are seeking to own vehicles. Thus far, automakers have taken a two-pronged attack when it comes to...
AV Testing Miles in California Jumped 40% in 2019

AV Testing Miles in California Jumped 40% in 2019

Companies with permits to test autonomous vehicles in California with a safety driver reported they drove nearly 2.9 million miles during the most recent reporting period, according to disengagement reports recently submitted to the state’s Department of Motor...
NHTSA Offers New Autonomous Vehicle Rules Proposal

NHTSA Offers New Autonomous Vehicle Rules Proposal

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is advancing toward some standardization of federal safety rules for driverless vehicles, asking for public comment on the potential mandates. The agency issued a notice of proposed rulemaking March 17, seeking input...
Plants Close as Virus Spreads in Europe and U.S.

Plants Close as Virus Spreads in Europe and U.S.

As auto plants in China closed by COVID-19 struggle to re-open, car plants in the U.S. and Western Europe are beginning to shut in face of the spreading virus, which in less than three months claimed thousands of victims around the world. Volkswagen of America said...
Ford Confirms Plans for All-Electric Transit Van

Ford Confirms Plans for All-Electric Transit Van

(This story has been updated to reflect the fact Ford will do the Transit’s development entirely in-house.) Ford Motor Co. has confirmed that it will add an all-electric version of its big delivery van, the Transit, starting in the 2022 model-year. It will join...