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Business

GM and Ford Have a Lot of Loyalty

2019 customers show solid support for OEMs with Automotive Loyalty Awards

Batteries

BYD Touts Safer EV Battery

Flat design boosts cooling capabilities and improves driving range

Economics

Coronavirus Roundup: March 27

More companies idle plants, look for cash

Production

Ford, GM Slow Rolling EV Ramp Up

Production plans show increasing focus on high-profit trucks

Propulsion

Polestar Begins Making Sporty EV in China

New safety precautions implemented to protect against the coronavirus

Business

Coronavirus Roundup: March 24

A rundown on auto industry activity spurred by the coronavirus

Sales

Look Up in the Sky: It’s a Drone Delivering Your Car Keys

The latest in the contactless ordering and delivery process from China’s Geely Auto

Production

EV Battery Gigafactory Joins Tesla Shutdown

Coronavirus concerns idles Panasonic cell production

Sales

Six More Carmakers Join N. America Shutdowns

Driven by concerns about health—and now, sales – automakers are putting production on hold

Assembly

Tesla Ducks Order to Idle U.S. Plant

Company cites “critical” nature of carmaking

Regulations

IIHS Issues Guidelines for Level 2 Autonomy

Better monitoring and alerts needed to keep drivers engaged

Mobility

Changan Readies China’s First Self-Driving Car

Level 3 model to go on sale by year-end

Interiors & Electronics

Can Your Car Help Protect You Against the Coronavirus?

Geely touts air purification system in new crossover

Business

Buyers in China Protest Tesla Chip Switch

Virus-related parts shortage riles early Model 3 buyers

Propulsion

Germany Poised to Surpass China in EV Production

McKinsey says shift could come as early as next year

Diesel

Light Commercial EV Market to Grow

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

Hybrid

Audi’s EV Output Chokes on Battery Shortage

Problem may portend a wider auto industry issue in Europe

Business

Tesla Gets Back to Cutting Down Trees in Germany

German plant on track to open next year 

Hybrid

Mike Bell Departs Rivian as CTO

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

Marketing

Porsche Jumps to Top of CR Best-Car Ratings

Another year of surprising ups and downs

Connectivity

NVIDIA Offers “Orin”; Fighting Cyberattacks; Under the Radar Weight Savings

NVIDIA Offers “Orin”; Fighting Cyberattacks; Under the Radar Weight Savings

Mobility

Faurecia Readies Autonomous Valet Parking Tech

Users can remotely park their car or summon it for pickup

Production

Lucid Motors Update

The factory is at 70% completion now and the company says it is becoming more complete by 2.5% per day

Production

Tesla’s German Plant on Hold

Bats, wolves and snakes get their day in court.