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Fiat Punto production at Miafiori plant

FCA looks to retool Italian plans for upscale models

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is set to unveil a company wide-strategy on June 1, his last such strategy announcement before his retirement next year. According to a report the strategy will outline a major restructuring of FCA's Italian plants to focus on upscale cars. Citing... read more

May 21, 2018 by
 
BMW self-driving car prototype

BMW is first foreign automaker approved for China's self-driving car license

The BMW Group has become the first foreign automaker to obtain a license in China for testing of self-driving cars on public roads. Known as the Shanghai Intelligent... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S

Heading abroad: Tesla takes steps to form Chinese operations

Following news China will scrap limited ownership rules for foreign automakers by 2022, Tesla has taken the first steps to form its independent Chinese operation. The Wall... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
2018 Volvo S90, V90, XC60 and XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo ditches diesel

Volvo announced Wednesday that from 2019 it will no longer launch cars fitted with diesel engines. It follows the automaker's announcement last July that every car it... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
Tobias Sühlmann

Bugatti designer Tobias Sühlmann to style future Aston Martins

Aston Martin is strengthening its design team as it prepares to more than double its lineup in the coming years. The automaker confirmed Friday the appointment of Volkswagen... read more May 14, 2018 by


 
Audi Q8 concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

Show-off blow off: Audi joins other luxury makes to skip 2019 Detroit auto show

Following similar announcements from Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Audi announced on Thursday that it will join the rival makes and no longer attend the Detroit auto show. It's the... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
Volvo logo

Report: Geely selects banks to advise on Volvo IPO

Volvo could be the next major automaker to go public. The Swedish automaker's parent company Zhejiang Geely has selected investment banks Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
Nissan Leaf battery

Japanese automakers partner on solid-state batteries in EV race

Japan's major automakers and battery manufacturers have teamed up with their government to fast-track the development of solid-state batteries. The automakers include Toyota... read more May 8, 2018 by


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

Elon Musk "super serious" about starting candy company

Perhaps we'll soon see yet another ambitious project from Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk. The outspoken executive recently took to Twitter to announce he's "super serious"... read more May 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Ford Focus Electric

Ford might turn Detroit eyesore into self-driving, EV hub

Ford has its eye on a landmark building nestled in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood. The automaker revealed it has plans to purchase the rotting Michigan Central Station and... read more May 7, 2018 by


 
Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks  Connected Safety hazard-alert service

Volvo cars and trucks can now inform each other of hazards

A new cloud-based service called Connected Safety will allow Volvo cars and trucks to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations. Volvo Cars and Volvo... read more May 7, 2018 by


 
GM 3D-printed seat bracket concept part

GM banks on 3D printed parts for lower costs, vehicle weights

Future automotive components could look less like rigid pieces and more like organic shapes. General Motors announced on Thursday that the automaker has worked with Bay-area... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
Herbert Diess

VW Group boosts battery purchases to $48B, or the same market cap as Tesla

New Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess revealed Thursday that the automaker has awarded $48 billion in contracts to battery suppliers. The goal is to reach $50 billion to... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
Site of Toyota's self-driving test facility at Michigan Technical Resource Park

Toyota plans self-driving test site for emergency maneuvers

Toyota on Thursday revealed plans to build a dedicated test site for self-driving cars. The site will be located within the 1.75-mile oval test track of the Michigan... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
Martin Winterkorn

Report: Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn facing US charges in dieselgate scandal

A Michigan federal court has charged former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding the U.S. for his role in the VW diesel emissions scandal, according to a... read more May 3, 2018 by


 
2019 Genesis G70

Genesis can't make up its mind on how to sell cars

Genesis, Hyundai's luxury division, has reneged on a previous decision to create dedicated dealerships under new franchises. The decision left current Hyundai dealers in the... read more May 3, 2018 by


 
 

 
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