Tesla buys trucking companies to boost deliveries, Musk says
Elon Musk is apparently charting his way out of what he's referred to as “delivery logistics hell” by making acquisitions and lining up more contracts with car haulers.
Daimler Financial chairman's retirement spurs leadership changes at Mercedes-Benz captive
Peter Zieringer, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA, will leave his post to lead Daimler Financial Services' European operations. Peter Henn will replace him.
Supplier Dayco receives two offers, could fetch $1 billion, report says
Dayco, a maker of engine parts for vehicles and industrial equipment, has received offers from bidders including Apollo Global and Gores Group, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Honda's revived Passport will slot between CR-V and Pilot
The Honda Passport, being revived as a two-row crossover slotted between the CR-V and Pilot, will compete next year with the Ford Edge, Chevrolet's new Blazer, Hyundai's Santa Fe and Nissan's Murano.
Industry groups say steel and auto tariffs undermine USMCA
Auto industry groups used a trade commission hearing to warn about the ill effects from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, and potential new tariffs on autos and auto parts.
Uber has a new rival in the world's most congested city
China' Didi Chuxing says it will butt heads with Uber in Mexico City, Latin America's biggest metropolis, starting as soon as next month. And a startup owned by Daimler also is coming to town.
Ford open to investors in autonomous vehicles but cautious on VW, Hackett says
Ford CEO Jim Hackett says the automaker is open to investment by automakers and others in its autonomous vehicle business, but cautioned that expanding partnerships with German automaker Volkswagen AG is a "delicate dance."
Ford's blueprint to turn self-driving tech into profits
Just because Ford doesn't have plans to launch a commercial business with autonomous vehicles until 2021 does not necessarily mean the company is behind, argues Sherif Marakby, CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles.
VW, FCA, hit hard as Europe sales fall 7%
VW Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault were among the biggest losers last month as Europe car sales fell 7 percent following the introduction of a new testing regime in September.
E.U. would strike back at U.S. car tariffs, trade chief warns
The European Union would retaliate against any U.S. decision to impose tariffs on car imports, though the bloc hopes it can avoid such a confrontation, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said.
Mulally: Ford 'will figure it out'
Despite the headwinds it faces today, including new mobility services that are disrupting the status quo in the auto industry, Ford Motor Co. "will figure it out," Alan Mulally, the automaker's retired CEO, said Wednesday at a conference on used vehicles.
Uber revenue slows as quarterly loss surges to $1.1 billion
Uber's sales are dramatically slowing even as the ride-hailing company is spending more to fuel global growth, particularly in its food delivery business.
No more Explorers in Egypt: Ford drops crossover from low-volume markets
The automaker is adjusting where it sells certain models and is reducing the number of available parts on a number of vehicles as it looks to maximize profits amid a global restructuring.
Data shows grim picture of driving behavior near schools
A leading traffic analytics company has compiled a detailed portrait of driver behavior on roads surrounding more than 125,000 schools across the country.
Key Democrat demands changes to new North America trade deal
President Donald Trump's new trade deal with Canada and Mexico needs changes to win support from Democrats, according to a senior House Democrat in line to influence trade policy in the new Congress.
Scooter startup Lime launches car-sharing service in Seattle
Lime, the scooter startup company that has spread bikes and scooters around the country over the last year, will start spreading around Lime-branded cars, too.
Musk's 'Teslaquila' prompts sobering opposition from the tequila industry
Elon Musk and Mexico's tequila producers could be headed for a collision after the drink's industry group opposed the Tesla CEO's efforts to trademark an alcoholic drink dubbed "Teslaquila."
Kia to keep it funky with redesigned Soul at L.A. show
Kia keeps its boxy Soul urban runabout true to its funky inner spirit with the unveiling of the third generation at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show.
Ford and Walmart start autonomous-vehicle partnership
Ford and Walmart have started a joint pilot to explore how the companies can use self-driving vehicles to deliver groceries and other consumer goods.
Aston Martin DBX crossover is 'thing of beauty,' CEO Palmer says
Aston Martin could create "beautiful dimensions" for the DBX crossover because designers were not limited by using a shared platform when building the car, CEO Andy Palmer said.
Daimler will open second r&d center in China to accelerate localization
Daimler plans to invest 1.1 billion yuan ($158.23 million) in a second r&d center in Beijing to help accelerate localization of Mercedes vehicles in China.