Appeals Court Nixes GM-FCA CEO Pow-Wow

Appeals Court Nixes GM-FCA CEO Pow-Wow

General Motors Co. appears to have won a small victory in its legal battle with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. as the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals accepted GM’s petition to set aside a judge’s order mandating GM CEO Mary Barra and FCA CEO Mike Manley meet face...
Automotive Subscription Plans in a State of Flux

Automotive Subscription Plans in a State of Flux

While Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac may have scrapped their subscription services, these low-commitment options are still being offered by at least nine other manufacturers – as well as several third-party vendors. These services, which offer flat-rate, all-inclusive...
Mercedes-Benz Takes Stake in Chinese EV Battery Maker

Mercedes-Benz Takes Stake in Chinese EV Battery Maker

Mercedes-Benz is pushing ahead with what the company describes as its “electric first” strategy by taking an equity stake in a Chinese maker of battery cells – Farasis Energy. The announcement of the new partnership represents another “important milestone towards...
Tesla Beats Second Quarter Production Expectations

Tesla Beats Second Quarter Production Expectations

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is becoming well known for his end-of-quarter emails trying to rally employees to meet production goals, while the final numbers may vary, the company produced more than 80,000 vehicles and delivered over 90K during the second quarter. He also sent...