LEGAL

Production

Musk Rants about COVID Restrictions

Threats to move headquarters, California factory make no sense

Marketing

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup

Sales perk up in China as production nosedives in Brazil, Mexico

Legal

Last GM Ignition Lawsuit Nears an End

Episode began 17 years and 124 fatalities ago

Assembly

Tesla Ducks Order to Idle U.S. Plant

Company cites “critical” nature of carmaking

Legal

U.S. Jury Awards VW Diesel Owners $20K Each

VW to appeal the bellwether case.

Mobility

The Cost of Stealing Google's Autonomous Tech: $179 Million

Pioneering engineer files for bankruptcy and still faces criminal charges

Business

Ex-UAW President Indicted in Corruption Scandal

Probe has netted 14 people to date

Business

Four Auto Companies Rank Among the World's Most Ethical

GM and Cooper Standard make the list for the first time, joining long-running honorees Aptiv and Cummins

Propulsion

VW Faces First U.S. Jury Trial Over Cheater Diesels

New phase begins over the company’s never-ending crisis

Legal

Tesla Gets Back to Cutting Down Trees in Germany

German plant on track to open next year 

Diesel

VW’s Diesel Payout Scheme Goes Back to the Drawing Board

VW, consumer groups give it another try

Legal

Ex-UAW Official Gets 28-Month Prison Term for Supplier Shakedown

Federal investigators creep closer to indicting former union presidents.

Production

Tesla’s German Plant on Hold

Bats, wolves and snakes get their day in court.

Legal

VW Offers $900 Million to Diesel Owners in Europe

Volkswagen says it’s ready to begin paying €830 million in reparations in Germany to owners of diesels it rigged to evade European emission standards.

Autonomous Vehicles

How Will Governments Handle Autonomous Mobility?

Report finds differences—and sometimes indifference—to robo-cars

Business

Ghosn Goes Hollywood

Ghosn hires a big-time Hollywood agent to shop his story.

Business

U.S. Drops Antitrust Probe of CO2 Deal by 4 Carmakers, California

Is the fight over emission standards nearing an end?

Legal

Still Another Ex-UAW Official Cops a Plea in Corruption Probe

Prosecutors circle closer to two ex-UAW presidents.

Labor

FCA Files to Dismiss GM Racketeering Claim

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants a federal court to toss out claims by General Motors that it enjoyed special labor concessions by bribing United Auto Workers union executives.

Sales

Jeep Diesels Face Ban in Europe

Jeep faces a partial sales ban in Europe unless it fixes diesel-powered Grand Cherokee SUVs that evade emission regulations.

Legal

6 More VW Employees Charged in Diesel Scandal

Prosecutors in Germany have filed criminal charges against six more Volkswagen executives for their roles in the company’s never-ending diesel emission cheating scandal.

Propulsion

Investors Sue Daimler Over Diesel Cheating

Daimler is the latest European carmaker to be sued by investors over its alleged use of illegal software to evade diesel emission tests.

Legal

Japan Issues Arrest Warrant for Ghosn’s Wife

Japan has issued an arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn’s wife Carole, two weeks after the former Nissan chairman fled the country to avoid charges of financial misdeeds.

Diesel

VW in Talks to Settle German Diesel Claims

Volkswagen has shelled out billions of dollars in the U.S. over its diesel cheating scandal. Now it’s in talks to settle claims by more than 400,000 disgruntled customers in Germany.