Pininfarina shows some PDA for PF0
Automobili Pininfarina is stoking the fires of its first vehicle, the PF0. The brand revealed new teaser photos of its full-electric hypercar's exterior last week.
Adding scents to prevent carsickness
International Automotive Components Group is researching adding scents that would serve a purpose to the vehicle occupants: preventing motion sickness.
Widow of former UAW vice president sentenced to 18 months in prison
Monica Morgan, widow of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday as part of a federal corruption probe of misappropriated funds at a Chrysler-UAW training center.
EV batteries of the future hit the track
Automakers have long used racing to nurture new consumer technology, and the Formula E racing series is no different when it comes to advancing EV batteries -- on and off the track.
NHTSA presses automakers to make Takata airbag recall plans public
Federal auto safety regulators want automakers to make public plans for how they'll replace millions of defective Takata airbag parts that should have been fixed already.
Bosch told to hand over emails in Volkswagen emissions suit
Robert Bosch must hand over emails in connection with lawsuits brought by investors against Porsche SE linked to VW Group's diesel emissions violations, a German court ruled.
Automakers bristle at U.S. demand for sensitive data under tariff probe
The U.S. Commerce Department has asked automakers to reveal some of their most closely held secrets as part of its investigation of whether tariffs on imported cars and components are needed to safeguard national security.
Tesla, BMW bypass Trump trade war, score win for China
Less than a week into President Trump's trade war with China, global automakers have shown there are ways to bypass the battle -- and scoring a win for Beijing in the process.
Volvo r&d boss vows to turn quality hiccup into a win for new S60
Volvo received a wake-up call after it finished third to last in a key quality study. R&D boss Henrik Green wants the lessons learned from the experience to make the new S60's launch the most successful in the company's history from a quality perspective.
Dealers, EU, Mexico, VW set to testify at U.S. import tariff hearing
Japan, Canada, along with automotive trade groups and the UAW, are also among those slated to testify at a July 19 hearing on the Trump administration's controversial probe into whether imported cars and auto parts pose a national security threat and should be subject to tariffs.
Self-driving cars don't need oversight yet, U.S. regulator says
It's premature to regulate the self-driving vehicles being tested by companies such as GM and Waymo, the government's top auto safety official said, reaffirming NHTSA's commitment to a hands-off approach to autonomous-vehicle development.
McLaren, with eye on electric power, plans $2.1 billion product push
McLaren Automotive plans to invest $2.1 billion as it prepares to launch 18 new cars by 2025, with electrification a cornerstone of the engineering and product push.
Tom Mignanelli, first American CEO of Nissan, has died at 73
Tom Mignanelli, a former Ford executive who gave Nissan's U.S. sales company a transfusion of American business culture in the early 1990s, has died following surgery for a brain tumor. He was 73.
Trump: U.S. will restrict EU cars without 'good faith' trade talks
President Trump warned the European Union on Thursday that the United States would act to restrict entry for European light vehicles if the bloc failed to treat America fairly on trade.
German EVs will catch Tesla in coming years, study finds
Electric-vehicle pioneer Tesla no longer has the road to itself.
Panasonic plans to halve cobalt in car batteries
Panasonic plans to halve the cobalt content of its mass-produced automotive batteries "in two to three years" as the supplier looks to reduce costs. The mineral has leapt in price in recent years as demand for electric vehicles gains traction.
BMW set to raise stake in key China joint venture above 50%, report says
BMW stands to become the first foreign automaker to own a majority stake in a Chinese joint venture, showing Beijing is following through on a pledge to increasingly open up the economy to global corporations.
Musk pledges to pay for clean water to homes in Flint, Mich.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk pledged to pay to secure clean water for homes in Flint, Mich., the city that fell into economic depression amid the decades-long decline of Detroit's auto industry and is still recovering from a major public health emergency.
Discovering what automakers don't know about moving people
Automakers rushing to embrace car-sharing, in which sedans and crossovers are more of a service than a product, are getting feedback of all types: buggy apps that crash or time out, dirty cars that smell like smoke, and vehicles that don't unlock when the driver arrives.
U.S. Senate to Trump: Slow down on escalating tariffs
In an 88-11 vote Wednesday, the Senate approved a symbolic motion backing a role for Congress in requiring tariffs based on national security, such as those President Trump has imposed on steel and aluminum imports and is contemplating on light vehicles.
Ex-Tesla worker escalates battle by blowing whistle to SEC
A former Tesla employee portrayed by CEO Elon Musk as a saboteur has filed a whistle-blower tip to the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging the company made misstatements and omissions to investors.