Combined U.S. sales of electric, hybrid and plug-in cars slumped to a four-year low in the first quarter of 2015, according to the Electric Drive Transportation Assn. in Washington, D.C.
Analysts attribute the decline to continuing consumer worries about the range of all-electrics, low gasoline prices and efficiency gains by conventionally [...]
Novelis Dumps Martens as CEO
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 9:16 pm
Atlanta-based aluminum producer Novelis Inc. has abruptly removed former Ford Motor Co. executive Philip Martens,...
U.S. Demand for Electric Powertrains Continues to Fade
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm
Combined U.S. sales of electric, hybrid and plug-in cars slumped to a four-year low in...
GM Ignition-Switch Fund Approves Three More Death Claims
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 12:50 pm
The number of approved death claims connected with defective General Motors Co. ignition switches climbed...
Self-Driving Car To-Do List
Posted: April 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Autonomous cars must be able to do four things, says Karl-Heinz Glander, who heads integrated...
Volvo Near Decision on Location for U.S. Assembly Plant
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 2:50 pm
Volvo Car Group will build its first American auto plant in South Carolina or another...
Ford Details $2.5 Billion Expansion in Mexico
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm
Ford Motor Co. will spend $2.5 billion in Mexico to build an engine plant in...
Nissan Expands Takata Airbag Inflator Recall
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 1:34 am
Nissan Motor Co. is adding about 45,000 Sentra small sedans to the group of 2004-2006...
Study: Most Car Shoppers Ready to Buy Online
Posted: April 16, 2015 at 12:49 pm
Three in four drivers would consider conducting the entire car-buying process online from price...
Magna Sells Interiors Business
Posted: April 16, 2015 at 9:41 am
Magna International Inc. has agreed to sell its vehicle interiors business to Spain’s Grupo Antolin...
Auto Industry Leads U.S. Factory Output
Posted: April 16, 2015 at 9:05 am
A booming auto industry pushed U.S. manufacturing output up 0.1% in March, according to the...
Judge Says GM is Shielded from Pre-2009 Lawsuits
Posted: April 15, 2015 at 5:41 pm
Federal bankruptcy judge Robert Gerber has ruled that General Motors Co. is not liable for...
Chinese Company Buys Segway
Posted: April 15, 2015 at 7:48 am
Ninebot Inc, a Beijing-based maker of electric two-wheelers that strongly resemble Segway scooters, has acquired...
Auto Industry, Tech Firms Form Smart Transportation Coalition
Posted: April 15, 2015 at 6:35 am
The U.S. auto industry, high-tech firms and intelligent transportation firms have partnered to promote vehicle...
GM Pleas with Suppliers for More SUV Parts
Posted: April 15, 2015 at 12:33 am
General Motors Co.’s purchasing chief tells reporters he has called dozens of the company’s biggest...
Honda Sponsors Saturday Night Line Prequel to SNL
Posted: April 15, 2015 at 12:19 am
Honda Motor Co. is launching a youth-oriented video series to appear on NBC Television three...
Nissan Debuts Youth-Oriented Lannia in China
Posted: April 21, 2015 at 12:06 am
Nissan Motor Co. says it developed the Lannia sport sedan for upwardly mobile trendsetting Chinese...
BMW Will Debut Self-Parking Feature This Year
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 1:58 am
BMW AG says its next-generation 7 Series large sedan is the industry’s first production car...
Mercedes Unveils Small Sport Crossover Concept
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 1:08 am
Daimler AG is using the Shanghai auto show to present a “near-production” small crossover concept...
BMW Recalls 91,800 Mini Models to Replace Airbag Sensor
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 1:08 am
Next month BMW AG will begin calling back 91,800 of its 2005-2008 model Mini coupes...
Cadillac Plans Plug-In Hybrid Option for New CT6 Sedan
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 12:10 am
General Motors Co.’s Cadillac unit is adding a plug-in hybrid powertrain for its top-of-the-line CT6...
Ford, DowAksa Partner on Carbon Fiber Development
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 11:25 am
Ford Motor Co. has signed an agreement with DowAksa to develop high-volume production techniques for...
Toyota Exec Questions Fast Charging for EVs
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 12:36 am
Being able to quickly recharge an electric car during a long trip would appeal to...
NASA Showcases Ultra-Nimble EV
Posted: April 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm
NASA has unveiled a prototype electric car that can drive sideways and literally turn on...
VW Recalls Minivans to Replace Ignition Switch
Posted: April 16, 2015 at 4:33 pm
Volkswagen AG is recalling 20,700 minivans in the U.S. to replace ignition switches that could...
Unique Crush Horns Help Ford F-150 Ace Crash Tests
Posted: April 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm
Ford Motor Co.’s aluminum-intensive F-150 pickup truck has earned the highest possible five-star ratings in...
Cadillac ELR Electric Coupe Promises Better Performance, Lower Price
Posted: April 15, 2015 at 5:11 pm
General Motors Co.’s Cadillac unit says the 2016 version of its Cadillac ELR electric car...
Toyota Realigns N. American Manufacturing, Confirms Mexico Plant
Posted: April 15, 2015 at 4:11 pm
Toyota Motor Corp. confirms widespread reports that it will open a new factory in Guanajuato,...
GM Inches Closer to Decision on Big Buick
Posted: April 15, 2015 at 12:28 am
General Motors Co. is moving closer to a decision about using its new Omega rear-drive...
Stop-Start Systems May Capture 55% of Market in 10 Years
Posted: April 14, 2015 at 7:07 pm
Systems that automatically stop an engine when the vehicle stops and restart it when driving...
Skeptics Doubt China Company’s Solar Car Plan
Posted: April 14, 2015 at 1:23 pm
Analysts are skeptical of claims by China’s Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd. that by...
VW Debuts Big China-Only Sedan
Posted: April 21, 2015 at 12:06 am
The C Coupe GTE concept unveiled at the Shanghai auto show will launch next year...
Shiloh Partners on Aluminum Casting Plant in China
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 12:28 pm
Shiloh Industries Inc. is launching a $30 million joint venture in Nantong, China, to make...
JLR Blasts Chinese Copy of Evoque SUV
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 11:42 am
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is strongly criticizing China’s Jiangling Motors Co. for its “copy-and-paste” clone...
PSA, Dongfeng Will Co-Develop Small-Car Platform for China
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 1:07 am
PSA Peugeot Citroen and Chinese partner Dongfeng Motor Group are spending $216 million to create...
GM Vows to Invest $16 Billion in China in 5 Years
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 12:36 am
General Motors Co. says its venture with SAIC Motor Corp. will spend 100 billion yuan...
VW Ponders Low-Cost MPVs, SUVs for China
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 12:03 am
Volkswagen AG is studying plans to create whole families of budget-priced multipurpose vehicles and SUV/crossovers...
Mahindra Near Deal to Acquire Pininfarina?
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 11:44 am
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. may finalize a deal to acquire Turin-based design and engineering firm...
Carmakers Urge India to Reserve Bandwidth for Radar
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 12:57 am
Carmakers are urging India to set aside bandwidth for short-range automotive radar used in such...
Hyundai Seeks to Decouple Pay from Seniority
Posted: April 16, 2015 at 10:05 pm
Hyundai Motor Co. wants to index the pay of its hourly workers in the future...
China’s Economic Growth Slows to Six-Year Low
Posted: April 15, 2015 at 3:34 am
China’s gross domestic product expanded by an adjusted 7% in January-March, its slowest pace in...
New CEO Aims to Polish Qoros Image in China
Posted: April 15, 2015 at 12:41 am
Phil Murtaugh, who took over in February as CEO of Qoros Automotive Co., tells The...
JCI, SAIC Unit Form Global Auto Interiors Venture
Posted: April 14, 2015 at 12:38 pm
Johnson Control Inc. and a subsidiary of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. have signed an agreement...
Toyota Opens a Mini-Showroom for its Mirai Fuel-Cell Car
Posted: April 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm
Toyota Motor Corp. will open a small showroom in Tokyo at the end of this...
Maruti Targets Second Year of 11% Growth
Posted: April 13, 2015 at 2:33 am
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., whose sales rose 11% to a record 1.17 million units in...
Nissan to Add Lower-Priced Datsun Go in India
Posted: April 13, 2015 at 2:15 am
Nissan Motor Co., which has been expanding its low-cost Datsun marque in India since launching...
PSA Signals New Family of Crossover Vehicles
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm
PSA Peugeot Citroen’s Citroen Aircross concept hints at an upcoming family of crossover vehicles to...
Mahindra to Make Bid for Pininfarina Next Week
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 11:58 am
Indian SUV maker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. aims to submit a formal bid on April...
VW’s Piech “Isolated” by Failed Winterkorn Attack
Posted: April 20, 2015 at 1:35 am
Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech’s reign as the company’s autocratic leader for 20 years may...
VW Board Backs Winterkorn in Rebuke to Piech
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 10:55 am
The six-member executive committee of Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board has declared CEO Martin Winterkorn “the...
Renault Board Will Resist French Government Power Grab
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 10:39 am
Renault SA’s directors vow to fight an attempt by the French government to defeat the...
FCA Announces Worker Bonus Plan
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 12:09 am
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is launching a new productivity-based bonus plan for its hourly workers...
No Resolution Yet to VW Management Crisis
Posted: April 16, 2015 at 10:03 pm
The leadership committee of Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board met on Thursday afternoon and adjourned three...
Amsterdam Hosts FCA’s First Shareholder Meeting
Posted: April 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV held its first shareholders’ meeting in Amsterdam on Thursday, ending Fiat’s...
VW Board Meets Over Piech-Winterkorn Spat
Posted: April 16, 2015 at 10:01 am
Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board is meeting today to resolve the leadership crisis sparked on Friday...
Car Sales Surge 11% in Europe
Posted: April 16, 2015 at 8:30 am
March deliveries of new passenger vehicle jumped to 1.65 million in Europe last month compared...
Piech-Winterkorn Rift Moves to Diplomacy Stage
Posted: April 15, 2015 at 8:41 am
Volkswagen AG Chairman Ferdinand Piech’s effort to derail CEO Martin Winterkorn’s career will move behind...
ThyssenKrupp to Shed Axle-Making Unit
Posted: April 14, 2015 at 7:20 pm
ThyssenKrupp AG plans to sell its automotive axle-making business, sources tell Reuters. They say the...
VW Brand Sales Slip 1%
Posted: April 14, 2015 at 4:53 pm
Global sales of Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand vehicles fell to 558,600 units in March from...
Piech, Winterkorn to Discuss VW Management Crisis
Posted: April 14, 2015 at 4:38 pm
Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech and CEO Martin Winterkorn will meet later this week to...
BMW Reports Record Sales in March
Posted: April 14, 2015 at 8:43 am
BMW Group sales in March jumped 9% to a record 232,600 units worldwide, the company...