Volvo, Geely to Form Stand-Alone Engine Business
October 7, 2019
Volvo Cars and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group plan to carve out their engine operations and merge them into a stand-alone unit. The new business will develop next-generation hybrid powertrains... READ MORE
Jeep Dealer’s $50,000 Sticker Shock Captures Auto Sales Stress
October 7, 2019
Robert Loehr’s dealership is hanging in just fine, much like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ sales did last quarter. But just as investors doubt the U.S. car market can sustain near-record results for... READ MORE
Explosions Cut Risk of Electric Shock
October 7, 2019
High-voltage components can make collisions involving electric vehicles particularly dangerous, not just for the victims, but also for first responders. Some suppliers and automakers are... READ MORE
Shell Lubricants Preps for Electric Vehicles, but Foresees Long Life for Diesel in Trucking
October 7, 2019
Shell Lubricants has been busy expanding its reach in electric and other alt fuel technologies, but as far as heavy-duty trucks, the global energy giant expects diesel to be on the road for a long... READ MORE
New Nissan Pay Problems Point to Conflicts at the Top
October 7, 2019
TOKYO — An outside law firm investigating problems at Nissan, the troubled Japanese automaker, this summer discovered some potentially explosive information. Hari Nada, a powerful... READ MORE
Enterprise Holdings CEO Nicholson to Retire
October 7, 2019
Pamela Nicholson will retire as CEO of Enterprise Holdings Inc. at the end of this year, the company announced Friday. Her successor will be named after a board meeting in December.... READ MORE
NAM Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2019
October 4, 2019
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) launched Manufacturing Day 2019 today to educate communities across the nation about the modern age of manufacturing careers. MEMA will participate... READ MORE
OESA’s Automotive Supplier Conference Will Explore the Landscape of the Industry
October 4, 2019
The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) will host its 2019 Automotive Supplier Conference (formerly known as OESA's Annual Conference) at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi,... READ MORE
Toyota Revamps Its Biggest Car Plant for Hybrid SUVs
October 4, 2019
Toyota Motor Corp.’s largest plant in the world sits on 1,300 acres surrounded by rolling fields of bluegrass in rural Kentucky. With floor space equal to about 170 football fields, the Georgetown... READ MORE
AAA study: New Tech Usually Doesn't Prevent Pedestrian Collisions
October 4, 2019
New technology designed to thwart vehicle collisions is often ineffective when it comes to avoiding pedestrians, according to a new study. In tests conducted by motoring organization AAA,... READ MORE
VW Group in Talks with Peers to Share Electric Expertise
October 4, 2019
Volkswagen Group is in talks with other manufacturers on sharing the key technology underpinning its future Porsche and Audi electric cars as it seeks to build scale and spread development costs... READ MORE
Truck Orders Improve but Fleets Still Wary of Late 2019 Deliveries
October 4, 2019
Preliminary North American Class Eight truck orders reached 12,100 units last month, up 13 percent month-over-month but down 72 percent year-over-year, according to FTR. September was the... READ MORE
Ford Worker Makes Life-Saving Liver Donation to Stranger at Rival Automaker
October 4, 2019
In our series A More Perfect Union, we aim to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. Almost 50,000 workers walked off the job more than two weeks... READ MORE
U.S. to Impose Tariffs on $7.5 Billion of EU Imports After WTO’s Airbus Ruling
October 3, 2019
The Trump administration will move swiftly to implement tariffs on $7.5 billion of imports from the European Union, following a decision from the World Trade Organization earlier Wednesday that... READ MORE
CarParts.com Opens State-Of-The-Art Las Vegas Distribution Center
October 3, 2019
U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., recently announced the opening of a 125,000-square-foot Las Vegas distribution center. The facility will deliver new parts to customers across the western United... READ MORE
NTSB Calls for Limo Seat Standards, Questions Modification in Fatal N.Y. Crash Vehicle
October 3, 2019
The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday said modifications to the 2001 Ford Excursion XLT limousine involved in a horrific 2018 Schoharie, N.Y., crash delivered insufficient... READ MORE
Nissan CEO Candidates Interviewed by Renault Chairman, Report Says
October 3, 2019
Nissan has narrowed candidates for its CEO to three Renault-Nissan veterans, with Renault's chairman conducting interviews, people familiar with the matter said. Renault chairman Jean-... READ MORE
Hyundai and Cummins to Collaborate on Fuel Cell Technology
October 3, 2019
Hyundai Motor Company and Cummins Inc. have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly evaluate opportunities to develop and commercialize electric and fuel cell... READ MORE
Volkswagen’s Truck Unit to Pour $2.2 Billion Into Electric Vehicles, Software
October 3, 2019
Volkswagen AG’s Traton truck division plans to spend more than two billion euros ($2.2 billion) over the next five years on electric vehicles and digital offerings in a bid to keep pace with the... READ MORE