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Regulations

Another Four Ex-Audi Officials Charged in Diesel Scandal

Continuing probes lengthen list of implicated executives

Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing for Supercars

Bugatti’s titanium tailpipe cuts weight by 39%

GM Drops Facebook, Again

Joins Ford, Honda, VW in protest over hateful content

Mobility

New Hampshire Readies Flying Cars…for Roads

“Jetson Bill” targets roadable aircrafts

Quality

Foretellix Aims to Fortify Autonomous Testing

Much more testing is needed, but it’s the quality not quantity that will make the difference

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota’s New World View: A “Woven Planet”

Software holding company includes former TRI-AD autonomous vehicle unit

Lidar Supplier Luminar Adds Auto Veterans as Production Nears

Team will support 2022 launch with Volvo Cars

AI

JLR Develops Touchless Touchscreen

AI-based system promises to reduce driver distraction and alleviate COVID-19 risks

Diesel

FCA Offices in Europe Raided in Diesel Cheating Probe

Under scrutiny, again, for using illegal control software

Marketing

Convert a 1990s Land Rover to Electric Power—for $185,000+

Pricey retrofit package includes California dreaming color combos  

Business

Suppliers’ Legal Battle Rattle EV Plans at Ford, GM, VW

Outcome could threaten timing of EV programs at all three carmakers

Production

Startup Plans U.K.’s First Big EV Battery Plant

Aim is to begin lithium-ion cell production in 2023.

Batteries

New York Charges Ahead on EVs

Funding approved for 55,000 charging stations by 2025

Regulations

Ex-VW Manager Will Finish U.S. Prison Term in Germany

Two more years to serve for role in diesel emission cheating scandal

Sales

June Car Sales Fell 23% in Europe

Month-to-month shortfall narrows from April and May

Hybrid

BMW Inks $2.3 Billion Battery Deal with Northvolt

Swedish supplier joins CATL and Samsung SDI as BMW ramps up EV efforts

Business

New Name in the Auto Industry: Stellantis

FCA, PSA reach for the stars with corporate identity

Hybrid

Nissan Looks to the Future with Ariya EV

New look, more tech. The first in a wave of new models. 

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4Motion

The most striking thing about the Atlas Cross Sport is how big it is.

Business

Honda Expands Partnership with Chinese Battery Giant

The deal is the latest win for CATL, which claims to be the world’s largest battery supplier.

Diesel

VW Faces Another Wave of Diesel Lawsuits in Europe

High court ruling makes it easier for Europeans to sue the company

Diesel

VW Emerges from U.S. Oversight in Diesel Scandal

Audit says VW’s flawed certification process has been fixed.

Mobility

Auto Brands Slipping in Value, Except Tesla

Toyota continues to lead the way

Hybrid

ICE Age Ends at Massive VW Plant

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