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Assembly

Tesla Puts Battery Production on “Hold” at German Plant

Phase-one will focus on producing 100,000 EVs per year.

Design

Lucid Air Lives Up to Its Name

New EV claims an industry-best 0.21 drag coefficient

Hybrid

EV Startup Byton Suspends Operations

Waiting out the coronavirus pandemic

Hybrid

ICE Age Ends at Massive VW Plant

German facility poised to be largest European EV producer—until Tesla ramps up in Germany.

Business

Lordstown Electric Truck Takes Shape

Endurance promises best-in-class traction and sports car-like handling

Batteries

Tesla to Expand Battery R&D Unit

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

Sales

Ford’s $42 Billion Cash Cow

F-Series pickups generate about 30% of the carmaker’s revenue. The tally is about twice as much as what McDonald’s pulls in.

Batteries

Mercedes Readies Next-Gen “Software-Defined” Cars

Nvidia-powered system will enable continuously upgradeable capabilities

Production

Baseball, Apple Pie and Tesla?

California EV maker and Honda are tops in American-made vehicles, new Ford Ranger is No. 1 model

Batteries

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

Connectivity

iPhones Get Digital Key Functionality

Rollout starts with 2021 BMW 5 Series, other brands and models to follow next year

Economics

LMC Auto & the Industry Right Now: “Shock to the System”

The head of global forecasting for LMC Automotive talks about where the auto industry is at the start of the recovery and how long it might take to get to a state of recovery

Quality

Tesla’s New Model Y Grapples with Quality Issues

Accelerated launch schedule has reaped supply, production issues

Batteries

Tesla Zeros in On Texas for Cybertruck Factory

A site somewhere in Oklahoma remains an option

Batteries

Trevor Milton of Nikola Talks Industry Disruption

Will Nikola become the Tesla of Class 8 trucking (the Tesla semi notwithstanding)? It sure seems like a good bet. And lots of investors are betting it will

Sales

Tesla Passes Toyota in Market Value

Stock soars past $1,000 per share

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

Batteries

Nikola's Stock Soars After NASDAQ Listing

Startup begins taking orders for fuel cell-electric pickup truck

Sales

Retail Sales in China Rise 2%

Full-year registrations likely to fall 10%.

Hybrid

GM to Join EV Delivery Van Race?

New niche lacks a market leader

Batteries

Tesla Model 3 Shines Supreme in California

EV tops Q1 sales chart in down market

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

Batteries

Ohio Gets Smart About Driving EV Adoption Rates

Columbus partners with local businesses to help increase sales of electrified vehicles by 500%