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Production

Rivian Confirms Platform for Ford EV

Electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive confirms it will supply the “skateboard” chassis to carry a premium-level electric vehicle developed by Ford.

Batteries

Green Luxury

Karma Revero Hybrid and BMW Wireless Charging Nab Awards

Production

Michigan Mobility Proving Grounds Adds Tech Park

Fledgling autonomous vehicle test center seeks tenants, increased utilization  

Business

Car Sales in China to Drop Again

China, the world’s largest car market, contracted by 8% to 25.8 million vehicles last year and is likely to shrink another 2% in 2020.

Propulsion

Ford Super Duty: Let It Snow

Ford says it has best-in-class snowplow rating

Sales

U.S. Car Sales Stay Above 17 Million Again

Carmakers have for the first time topped 17 million car and light-truck sales for five years in a row. They surpassed 17 million units only twice before: in 2000 and 2001.

Five Red Cars for Christmas

Things you probably wished you got for Christmas, not under your tree, but in the driveway. . .

Batteries

EV Startup Rivian Gets $1.3 Billion in New Funding

Electric car startups are still attracting major funding from hopeful investors. The latest example: $1.3 billion landed by Michigan-based Rivian Automotive.

Economics

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?

Business

Ford Recall Targets Brake System Flaw

Ford is recalling 600,000 midsize sedans in the U.S. to fix hydraulic systems that could make the brake pedal suddenly feel spongy.

Regulations

California Approves Testing of Autonomous Delivery Trucks

Starting next year, Californians will be able to have groceries and other goods delivered to them via a self-driving vehicle—with or without an onboard backup driver.

Propulsion

Fast Christmas

Why not get a limited-edition Mustang Shelby GT350 for that special someone on your list?

Design

2019 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury

For being the “entry-lux” sedan, this really is one fine automobile

Propulsion

Tesla Makes Towing Chic

Sure, some people like to tow. Many of them buy HD trucks to do so. Now EVs enter the arena.

Mobility

Quantum Shortcuts Around Traffic

The best way to get around traffic isn’t always to follow “real time” GPS directions.

Business

November Car Sales Tepid in Europe

Weak new-car deliveries in Europe totaled 1.18 million units, up only 5% over a depressed sales period at this time last year.

Hybrid

European Demand Delays Mercedes EV in U.S.

Mercedes is pushing back the launch of its electric-powered EQC to early 2021, one year later than previously planned. 

Business

Ford Recalls Pickups for Carpet Fire Hazard

Ford is following General Motors in recalling late model large pickup trucks that could set fire to their floor carpet in a crash.

Labor

UAW Ratifies 4-Year Labor Deal with FCA

This year’s contentious round of U.S. auto industry labor talks is over. Not so clear is whether it’s also the last hurrah for the United Auto Workers union.

Sales

Vietnam Carmaker Takes Aim at U.S.

Vietnam’s first local carmaker, 2-year-old VinFast, aims to do something no Chinese OEM has yet accomplished: launch sales in the U.S.

Business

Reinventing the Car-Buying Process

Cadillac Live lets car buyers interact remotely with product specialists, without having to visit a dealership. 

Propulsion

A Deep-Dive Into the Rotary Engine

Yes, the rotary engine may be a thing of the past for auto, but this inventor thinks he has a way that will make it more appealing

Economics

Looks Like Another 17-Million-Car Market for U.S.

The naysayers are changing their tune about U.S. car sales for 2019. Now it looks like sales once again will reach at least 17 million units.

Business

Ford Recalls F-Series Trucks for Tailgate Flaw

Ford Motor Co. is calling back 261,600 late-model F-Series pickup trucks to fix faulty electric latches that could unlock the tailgate unintentionally.