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Design

Tesla to Expand Battery R&D Unit

“Roadrunner” design promises lower cost, more power, longer life

Legal

Judge Orders CEOs of GM, FCA to End Racketeering Fight

An attempt to shorten years of litigation over GM’s bribery charges

Hybrid

Speaking Out: LG Chem’s Denise Gray Charges Ahead in a Male-Dominated Industry

A pioneering engineer and industry leader, who also happens to be an African-American woman

Business

UPDATE: Is Ghosn Correct about Nissan Plot to Oust Him?

Report says executives fretted over would-be merger with Renault

Business

“Revolution” at Toyota

Titles matter and this title is something you might see at a Silicon Valley startup, not a giant OEM.

Autonomous Vehicles

GM's Cruise Hires Safety Chief

Louise Zhang, who previously worked for Lucid Motors and Tesla, underscores focus on safety as robo-taxi service nears launch

Business

New CEO to Replace Diess at VW Brand

Peacemaker role for incoming Brandstaetter

Labor

Ex-UAW Chief Pleas Guilty in Corruption Scandal

Highest-ranking official nabbed to date in 4-year-old probe

Business

Big 3 Leaders Unite Against Racism

The time has come to take action

Today In Aviation History (Really)

A record was set in the skies 110 years ago by a man whose name will be forever associated with vehicles that travel on motorways the world over

Automation/Robotics

What You Need to Know About Byton & the M-Byte

Byton is on a fast path forward with its M-Byte electric SUV launching in China this year and North America and Europe next. Here are key aspects. And keen insights from Benoit Jacob, its head of Design

Chris Theodore and the Amazing Cars He Helped Create

On this edition of “Autoline After Hours” we have a man who is literally a living legend in the industry

Economics

Nissan’s Rx: Major Surgery

Uchida Plans Ghosn-like turnaround blitz for ailing carmaker

Sales

COVID-19 Anxiety Easing, But Financial Concerns Linger

Americans delaying big purchases, plan to keep vehicles longer

Business

Moers Moving to Aston Martin from Mercedes-AMG

Struggling U.K. automaker is trying to get some of the AMG magic

Sales

Troubles at Aston Martin Lagonda

Yes, it may part ways with its long-time president and CEO Andy Palmer. But it is probably going to take more than an SUV to keep the lights on.

Cars Without Coffee: Mike Kidd Likes Firebirds

The Pontiac Firebird had its run from MY ’67 to ’02. While its platform-mate the Camaro endures, there are those who find the Firebird more compelling

Batteries

Clarios Taps Mark Wallace as New CEO

Former Dana exec to help position battery maker for electrified future

Economics

Existential Cost-Cutting at Uber

CEO tells employees it's time for company to "stand on our own two feet"

Economics

Suppliers in the New Normal

Sometimes challenges bring opportunities. Sometimes challenges are—challenges

Autonomous Vehicles

Cruise Trims Autonomous Vehicle Staff

The GM affiliate still has a huge cash reserve. But the outlook for robo-taxis is uncertain.

Labor

Ex-UAW Chief Arraigned on Embezzlement Charges

Guilty plea expected next month as federal probe targets second ex-UAW president

Production

Tesla Plant-Opening Drama Ends

Officials grant an already-reopened plant permission to open...next week

Cars Without Coffee: Boldea Was Destined to Drive VW Group Products

Twelfth in a series. The sound of an exhaust note is a universal language of enthusiasm