Automation

Alliance hires Garrick Francis to lead federal affairs team

Francis joins the alliance from railroad giant CSX Transportation where he was head of federal affairs.Read More

Alliance asks court for order delaying Mass. ‘right to repair' law

In the filing, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation argues that if the law takes effect automakers "will suffer irreparable harm from being forced to abandon the secure vehicle systems they have spent years building, in accordance with federal law, to keep drivers and passengers safe."Read More

Volvo could be electric-only by 2030, CEO says

The automaker has previously stated that it wants half of its global sales to be full-electric models by 2025, but it had not set a deadline for when it would stop making vehicles with combustion engines.Read More

VW's top board said to avoid decision on CEO's future

Discussions about extending the contract of Herbert Diess and his selections for top management posts will continue in the coming days, people familiar with the matter said.Read More

NBA star's dealership aids to eateries

Trail Blazer Damian Lillard invited every restaurant in town to sell his Toyota dealership a $100 gift card that would be donated to charity.Read More

GM workers in S. Korea reject labor deal

Only about 45 percent of members were in favor of a preliminary agreement reached with union negotiators last week for each member to receive a lump-sum payment of 4 million won ($3,615) by early 2021.Read More

Jailed man regrets role in helping Ghosn flee

While the former Nissan chairman sits free as a fugitive in Lebanon, two men who helped him escape house arrest in Japan are sitting in jail.Read More

Musk passes Gates on billionaires list

Tesla's CEO passed Microsoft's co-founder last week to become the world's second-richest person.Read More

Lexus' reign continues atop dealer surveys

In winter 2020 and summer 2020 rankings, Lexus was dealers' most-liked brand according to the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Attitude Survey.Read More

Biden team clueless on EV transition

The incoming Biden administration fails to understand the scope of the challenges of electrification, writes an Automotive News reader in a letter to the editor.Read More

Ford CEO wins vintage-car race

Jim Farley showed that he isn't just content racing for fun; he's out there to win. He won a 70-minute endurance race with the top speed of nearly 107 mph.Read More

Don't let moose loose around the road salt

Officials in rural western Canada have put up signs warning drivers not to let moose lick road salt from their vehicles.Read More

2020 All-Stars navigated a year unlike any other

This year's class gets credit for leadership during one of the biggest threats to America since the early days of the industry.Read More

Ford picks German plant to build new EV, reports say

The automaker will invest 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) into the Cologne factory for EV production, according a German newspaper and other reports.Read More

VW will ax Passat sedan in U.S., Europe, sources say

Amid a steady, broad consumer shift away from cars, VW is dropping the midsize sedan to focus on EVs and utility vehicles, sources familiar with the brand's future product plans said.Read More

McLaren Artura

McLaren will call its upcoming plug-in hybrid the Artura.STAGE:McLaren ArturaRead More

Japan's export credit agency will lend Nissan $2B for U.S. sales financing

Nissan is looking to raise market share with new models in the U.S. as it rebounds from a demand slump triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More

Detroit has reembraced Canada

New labor contracts mark a big win for the Detroit 3, their Canadian workers and for the country. It's been a long time coming.Read More

Don't count subscriptions out yet

The industry can make these services work, but it needs to change a few things first.Read More

NADA chair: ‘The biggest obstacle is regression'

While the pandemic has put dealers on a "roller coaster of unpredictability" this year, NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart says the crisis also has pushed the digital world into "hyperdrive," accelerating consumer and dealer adoption of online vehicle sales.Read More