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Propulsion

Light Commercial EV Market to Grow

The factor for EVs in the commercial market is economics, not coolness

Production

Audi’s EV Output Chokes on Battery Shortage

Problem may portend a wider auto industry issue in Europe

Production

Tesla Gets Back to Cutting Down Trees in Germany

German plant on track to open next year 

Hybrid

Rivian CTO Departs

Long-time Apple tech guru Mike Bell leaves EV startup after 9 months

Business

Porsche Jumps to Top of CR Best-Car Ratings

Another year of surprising ups and downs

Autonomous Vehicles

Faurecia Readies Autonomous Valet Parking Tech

Users can remotely park their car or summon it for pickup

Business

Tesla’s German Plant on Hold

Bats, wolves and snakes get their day in court.

Business

Beijing Auto Show Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Motorsports and other industry events also delayed

Marketing

China Calls the Shots on Car Sales

China continues to magnify the ups and downs of global sales totals.

Production

Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai Group Top IIHS Safety Ratings

Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners

Production

Tesla’s China Plant Back in Business

EV maker resumes production in China.

Economics

Daimler Grinds Away at Fixing Its Financial Woes

The challenges pile up for Daimler’s freshman CEO.

Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Driver in Autopilot Fatality Reported Problems

Updates into two crash investigations show drivers operating in hands-free mode

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Business

Design Pro Talks Quadrobots, Teslas & More

John Manoogian II is part of the design fabric of the auto industry. He shares insights on this edition of “Autoline After Hours”

Materials & Lightweighting

Vehicular Lightweighting: Path. Strategy. Endgame.

The automaker with the best solution for reducing weight will be the one with the clearest vision of the endgame and the strategy to get there.

Electronics

Addressing Autonomy: ZF Exec Explains the Tech

There is a lot of noise about autonomous driving. Here’s some straight information from a ZF exec about what’s going on.

Hybrid

GMC Hummer EV Gets “Eye-Popping” Performance

Output to top 1,000 hp… and 11,500 lb-ft of torque

Production

Happy Days at Tesla

Tesla flirts with sustainable profitability as sales soar

Business

UPS Places Big Order for Electric Vehicles from Arrival

You may not have heard of Arrival, a British electric vehicle company, but odds are it is going to become more prevalent in the conversation thanks to a focus on commercial vehicles

Propulsion

GM Aims to Make Towing (and Braking) a Trailer Easier

Concept promises 20% reduction in stopping distance

Propulsion

Lucid Motors Sets Sights on Autonomy with New Hire

Eugene Lee brings 20 years of autonomous vehicle experience to the EV startup

Autonomous Vehicles

Caddy Super Cruise Adds Automated Lane Change Capability

Upgraded system will bow this year on three 2021 models 

Marketing

Five Automotive Predictions for the New Decade

What worked in the past is going to be challenged in the future—if not outright eliminated by technological changes