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Toyota is readying electric motors that use as much as 50 percent less in rare-earth metals amid concern of a supply crunch as automakers race to expand their EV lineups.
Tesla's delay could be Chevy Bolt's gain; Beating Benz, BMW; Marchionne gets $12M in pay, $36M in stock; VW's electric Vizzion; Lexus, Kia product teases; Stymied by stink bugs.
Israeli startup Otonomo is taking on giant software companies including Google in the rush to process and monetize the mass of data being produced by today's connected cars.
Good morning from Quick Shift, your source for daily news on the future of transportation.
A Virginia judge rejected a request by VW to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners.
Toyota will recall 8,800 Tundra pickups from the 2017 model year for a seat problem, and 65,000 2018 Tundras and Sequoia SUVs for a glitch that could turn off stability control and other systems.
Lexus plans to commit to its belated entry in the hot small crossover segment by debuting its UX at the Geneva auto show on March 6.
Autotrader took advantage of its long-standing NBA sponsorship to promote its redesigned website and set a record in online traffic during All-Star Weekend.
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne collected shares valued at about 29 million euros ($35.7 million) for the three-year period ended in 2016, according to the Italian-American automaker's 2017 annual report.
The appetite for electric cars is driving a boom in cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some mines have been found to be dangerous and employ child labor -- a concern for carmakers from Volkswagen to Tesla.
General Motors plans to produce two new models in South Korea, a local lawmaker quoted GM executive Barry Engle as saying at a meeting with South Korean members of parliament.
Net income at KAR Auction Services, ADESA's parent, soared in the fourth quarter because of a special gain related to the changes in federal corporate taxes.
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