ECONOMICS

A New Term to Get Used to: “Disownership”

The way people are going to get transportation is changing the world over. Get ready for it.

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

China, U.S. Finalize Mini-Trade Deal

All about the U.S.-China first-step trade deal.
#asia #MINI

Michigan's PlanetM Mobility Outreach

Michigan is promoting mobility development through its PlanetM initiative. Trevor Pawl, who heads business development for the initiative, explains.

Putting Material in Its Place

Shedding weight to make cars more efficient is complicated by the economic advantages of using as many of the same components as possible in multiple models, says Altair Engineering’s Richard Yen.
#Ferrari #Jeep

How To Thrive in the Automotive Downturn

As global markets start to slow, automotive companies must realize that technology disruption makes this downturn fundamentally different – and thriving requires a new approach.

Economics

As global markets start to slow, automotive companies must realize that technology disruption makes this downturn fundamentally different – and thriving requires a new approach.

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Mobility

EY: Where’s the Profit in New Mobility?

How can the auto industry generate enough revenue to pay for its rush to find new options to traditional car ownership?

Business

How Tariffs Are Hurting Suppliers

Suppliers to the auto industry are paying hundreds of millions of dollars extra because of tariffs of 25% and 10% on steel and aluminum, respectively, says the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn.’s Ann Wilson.

Sales

How Tariffs, Interest Rates Will Shape Car Sales

New trade tariffs have cut the value of automotive shipments 9% in the final five months of 2018, says Gardner Intelligence Chief Economist Michael Guckes.

Oil Takes a Hit as China’s Demand Plunges

Oil prices are falling, and it’s mainly because of China’s coronavirus crisis.

American Honda Shows Cars Still Matter

Yes, cars you may not readily think of showed sales strength in January. Yes, cars.
#Acura #Honda

GM Exits Australia, N. Zealand; Sells Thai Plant

Further focusing on a handful of fruitful markets for manufacturing
#asia #europe #facilities

China Calls the Shots on Car Sales

China continues to magnify the ups and downs of global sales totals.
#BYD #Mitsubishi #Nissan

Wrong-Way Nissan

Aging products. Slumping sales. Financial losses. A cloudy future.
#asia #Chrysler #Datsun

The Rise of Robots in Automotive

Yes, the auto industry continues to lead the way in robot orders according to the Robotic Industries Association.
#Ford

UPDATE: Carmakers Brace for Impact As Coronavirus Spreads

Carmakers are on high alert about possible disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak that began in China one month ago.
#asia #europe #americas

Happy Days at Tesla

Tesla flirts with sustainable profitability as sales soar
#Tesla

LMC Auto’s Jeff Schuster on the Industry

When it comes to how the automotive market is doing—and how it is likely to do—you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who knows more than Jeff Schuster
#Mazda #Infiniti #tech

Tesla Worth More than VW!

Tesla has outpaced Volkswagen in terms of market value.
#Tesla #GeneralMotors #europe

Car Output in Germany Slumps to 23-Year Low

Germany’s auto industry, which depends heavily on exports, is in trouble.
#Carbon #europe