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Texas, Okla. battle for the next Tesla plant New! 2020-07-13 17:21:05With a decision expected within a few weeks, the Austin-versus-Tulsa contest is heating up as Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, stoke a bidding war over t

Musk nears $2.4 billion haul as Tesla stock New! 2020-07-13 14:12:56The remarkable payout follows an equally remarkable ride for Tesla, whose shares have more than quadrupled this year and ballooned Musk’s net wo

Tesla's deal with CATL could be key to New! 2020-07-13 08:19:26The alliance combines the sector’s most-popular plug-in model -- the Tesla Model 3 -- with low-cost batteries in a market that last year bought

EV maker Fisker to go public via merger; New! 2020-07-13 08:18:33The proceeds are expected to be used to bring the company's first product, the Fisker Ocean, to production in late 2022.

Daimler's labor talks heat up, with 15,000 jobs New! 2020-07-13 08:08:17Labor representatives said discussions over job cuts had become "rougher" as the automaker struggles with weaker sales and higher investments.

VW to replace software division boss, report says 2020-07-12 16:50:02Christian Senger will be replaced after clashes with the company and concerns about software problems with the ID3 full-electric compact and the eight

Tesla slashes Model Y price by $3,000 as 2020-07-12 07:41:54The crossover, just launched in March, is now priced from $51,190, including destination charges, down nearly 6 percent from a previous price of $54,1

Toyota moves Lexus LS to a higher level 2020-07-12 00:00:01The Japanese automaker is readying its most advanced automated driving system yet for the refreshed Lexus LS later this year, as it chases rivals

U.S. sales scorecard: Key races 2020-07-12 00:00:01U.S. auto sales rebounded in May and June, but not enough to overcome abysmal results in March and April. Here’s how the first 6 months of 2020

Minivan competition intensifies as segment keeps shrinking 2020-07-12 00:00:01Conquest opportunities may be slim, but the few brands still selling minivans are working to stand out with bolder styling, hybrid engines and all-whe

GM cuts shift at pickup plant for absenteeism 2020-07-11 13:03:02The production pullback, which is likely to result in about 1,250 temporary layoffs, is related to worker absenteeism, not low demand for the Chevy Co

A frame job: Morgan moves to a new 2020-07-11 00:00:01The company last week built its last steel-framed sports car, after a run with the rugged platform that set a world record.

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Here Is the Ford F-150 Raptor SUV That 2020-07-10 19:25:10Custom shops often take, shall we say, artistic liberties when building unique cars, and the results aren’t always good (for evidence, take a ga

Swede Emotion: The Koenigsegg Regera Takes the Spotlight 2020-07-10 18:00:30Christian von Koenigsegg is clearly in need of a new creative outlet. The founder of the hypercar company that bears his name is seemingly so bor

How Roadkill Happened, and Why It’s Must-See TV 2020-07-10 14:53:58“I’m Freiburger. That’s Finnegan. This is the show where we play with cars and you point and laugh.” And with that, David Frei

2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel Now Available to Order 2020-07-10 14:01:12Jeep said it would introduce a diesel-powered version of the Gladiator this year, and despite the world’s state of affairs, the automaker is kee

The Lincoln Corsair, Nautilus, and Aviator Catch Mono 2020-07-10 12:10:05Lincoln brings the stylish Monochromatic package to its smaller Corsair, Nautilus, and Aviator crossover and SUV models for 2021—2020, in the Na

2021 Subaru Crosstrek First Look: More Power + 2020-07-10 10:40:28We’ve reported for some time the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek small SUV would receive a bigger, more powerful optional engine. That is now official tha

Hyundai Introduces Manual Transmission Without a Clutch Pedal—Is 2020-07-10 10:23:49It’s hard to put a finger on exactly why driving a car with a manual transmission is so much fun. Is it the control you feel selecting your own

Genesis G70 Long-Term Update: And on the Seventh 2020-07-10 04:00:52(Editor’s Note: Normally, editor-in-chief Mark Rechtin’s long-term update would appear in this space. However, after Jethro Bovingdon, sta

2020 Polaris Slingshot R First Drive 2020-07-10 04:00:38Everything about the Polaris Slingshot invites a reaction. What it is, what it looks like, who buys one, and how they accessorize it all produce hot t

Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. RAV4 Hybrid: 5 Reasons 2020-07-10 04:00:16Until now, the Hybrid was our clear favorite in the popular Toyota RAV4 lineup. Not only is it much more fuel efficient than the regular RAV4, it also

Mil-Spec Creates a Hummer H1 Alpha in a 2020-07-07 19:15:34Mil-Spec Automotive, a company specializing in high-end bespoke custom builds located in Birmingham, Michigan, is at it again with another luxuriously

Audi Q4 E-Tron Sportback Shows the Sleeker Side 2020-07-07 17:01:51At the 2019 Geneva Auto Show a little over a year ago, Audi showed us the Q4 E-Tron concept, a preview of its upcoming compact electric SUV. We’

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China sales rise 12% in June New! 2020-07-13 09:19:00New vehicle sales in China rose by 11.6% year on year to 2.3m units in June 2020 from 2.06m in the same month of last year, according to passenger and

Vietnam sales drop 11% in June New! 2020-07-13 06:44:00New vehicle sales in Vietnam fell by just over 11% to 23,324 units in June 2020 from 26,217 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesa

South Korean import sales jump 41% in June New! 2020-07-13 05:44:00Sales of imported light passenger vehicles in South Korea increased by over 41% to 27,350 in June 2020 from 19,386 units in the same month of last yea

Tata Motors Group global wholesales plunge in first 2020-07-10 12:14:00Unsurprisingly, given global availability of Jaguar Land Rover models and the COVID-19 pandemic, Tata Motors Group global wholesales in the first quar

Amazon to use stock awards to keep Zoox 2020-07-10 11:54:00Amazon plans to create at least US$100m in stock awards to retain the approximately 900 employees of Zoox, the self-driving car startup it offered to

Tenneco appoints Kevin Baird as COO 2020-07-10 09:31:00Tenneco has appointed Kevin Baird as chief operating officer, effective 3 August, 2020. 

PSA appoints Cyrille Moreau as B to B 2020-07-10 08:31:00PSA has appointed Cyrille Moreau as director of its B to B division and will report to sales and marketing director, Thierry Koskas.

CATL and Honda agree EV battery strategic alliance 2020-07-10 08:28:00China's Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) and Honda Motor said they had signed an agreement "to form a comprehensive strategic alliance

Union green lights third PSA vans shift at 2020-07-10 07:30:00PSA's Vauxhall Vans plant in Luton will add a third shift, from Sunday 12 July, following negotiations with unions at several UK sites.

Hankook supplies Porsche Taycan EV 2020-07-10 06:55:00Hankook is supplying the Porsche Taycan with its Ventus S1 evo 3 ev tyre, which has been developed for the needs of electric vehicles.

Toyota, Mitsubishi may miss Philippine production incentive targets 2020-07-10 05:50:00The sharp decline in the Philippine vehicle market this year, due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, has put the government's recently launched Compreh

Ford hits Mexico engine supply problems 2020-07-10 05:46:00Ford is facing production shortages in the US due to COVID-19 production constraints at an engine plant in Mexico.

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