#COVID-19

Autonomous Vehicles

Stops and Starts on the Road to Autonomy

COVID-19 is having an impact, but long-term effect is unclear.

Connectivity

Here Comes Private Equity!

The forecasted effects of electrification, autonomy and connectedness are being hastened upon automotive companies. 

Keeping the Can-Do Spirit Alive

The auto industry shows how agile it can be.

Business

No Surprise: CES Goes Virtual in 2021

What was supposed to happen in Vegas will be streamed to your laptop

Sales

New Genesis Models Delayed Until Fall

EPA certification pushed back due to COVID-19

Sales

Tesla Notches Another Quarterly Profit

Easily outperforms competitors amid the coronavirus pandemic

Mobility

Study: Some Drivers “Overwhelmed” After Lockdowns Lifted

Merging back into normal driving at your own pace

Production

GM Pickup Plant Cuts 3rd Shift Due to COVID Concerns

High absenteeism rate triggers temporary layoffs. GM says plant is safe.

Sales

June Car Sales in China Up—and Down

Rebound continues, but year-on-year results lag

Regulations

Carmakers Ask for a Timeout on Emissions in Europe

COVID-19 blamed for clogging the certification process

Economics

Mercedes Outlook: “Significantly Harsher Reality”

Severe pay cuts loom but may not be enough.

Sales

Car Dealers Embrace the Online World

Moving the sales process online is a hit—and a new competitive advantage

Economics

PSA Says COVID Makes FCA Merger More Critical

Tavares says promised savings and synergies gain value

Economics

Gas Guzzling Is Back

Demand for gasoline surges...but maybe not for long.

Business

FCA Lands a $7.1 Billion Guaranteed Loan in Italy

Funds may further complicate FCA-PSA merger plan

Design

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year

Assembly

100 of VW’s Mexico Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Infections underscore the new challenges for mass production

Assembly

Europe’s Car Plants at 50% of Capacity

Carmakers don’t expect to return to normal output for months.

Additive Manufacturing

GM Ramps Up 3D Printing Efforts

Corvette prototyping, COVID medical applications pave the way for production parts

Production

14 BMW Workers Quarantined for COVID-19

Cases on the rise in South Carolina

Car/Ride Sharing

Lyft Aims to Go All-Electric by 2030

Only 1% of the ride-hailing service’s fleet addresses that goal today

Sales

Car Sales in Europe Drop 57%

Industry worries that government aid won’t come until 2021.

Sales

Production Back? Check. Sales Outlook? Who Knows?

U.S. car market revives, but pace will vary

Formula One Drops Three More Races

8 races finalized, plans for 7 more by year-end