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Desperate to cut emissions, auto makers drive rhodium to 11-year high  Reuters

The price of rhodium, a precious metal used to curb harmful emissions from vehicle engines, has rocketed to its highest since 2008 as tightening environmental ...


Cash crunch hits more automakers as downturn rolls on  Automotive News

In China's auto industry, a cash crunch used to be limited to smaller players such as Hawtai Motor and Youngman Automobile. But with the new-vehicle market ...


Auto Stock Roundup: Automakers to Initiate Talk With UAW, GPC to Buy Todd Group  Yahoo Finance

Auto giants in Detroit are likely to initiate parleys with the United Auto Workers (“UAW”) on various contentious issues pertaining to rising healthcare expenses, ...


Chinese Automakers' Telematics Products Report 2019: Featuring NIO, Xiaopeng Motors, Weltmeister (WM Motor), Byton, and CHJ Automotive  Yahoo Finance

Dublin, July 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Report on Chinese Automakers' Telematics Products in 2019" report has been added to ...


Sell Fiat Chrysler, Daimler Stocks, Buy Peugeot, Goldman Sachs Says  Barron's

Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of European auto makers on Tuesday saying there are challenges ahead, and it recommends selling shares of Fiat Chrysler ...


No Turnaround in Sight for China Car Sales  The Wall Street Journal

SHANGHAI—Major car makers are struggling in China as a slowing economy depresses sales of new vehicles and prolongs a yearlong downturn in the world's ...


Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes have most to lose among automakers in US tariff war  CNBC

The risk of U.S. tariffs on global auto imports and parts has cast a shadow over the worldwide auto market, but some automakers stand to lose more than others.


EU Auto Makers Have to Sell More Electric Cars as New Emission Targets Loom  The Wall Street Journal

As a tougher new carbon-emissions target looms, European Union car makers have few options other than to sell more fully-electric and hybrid cars, despite low ...


Cool Ways Automakers Got Involved In Space Race: Podcast #16  Motor1.com

Did you know many automakers have with closely with NASA and other space agencies, contributing to man's exploration of space? Let's discuss.


Climate Change Denialists Dubbed Auto Makers the ‘Opposition’ in Fight Over Trump’s Emissions Rollback  The New York Times

Newly released government emails show how climate denier groups quickly dominated the internal discussion over the historic rollback of the Obama-era ...


Decline of U.S. auto industry linked to midcentury shift in production models  Vanderbilt University News

A massive shift in production models by American automakers to limit the impact of labor unions may have unintentionally stifled innovation and led to the ...


The Big Obstacle on the Road to Electric Vehicles  The Wall Street Journal

The lithium-ion battery is a complex industrial product, not just another component in the consumer electronics supply chain. This inconvenient truth is a major ...


AUTOMAKERS HIGHLIGHT VEHICLES MADE IN AMERICA  GlobeNewswire

Washington, July 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the White House hosts its third annual Made in America Product Showcase, Here For America released ...


Automakers can help save bicyclists' lives  The Japan Times

I am a Canadian citizen whose main mode of travel is the bicycle. The Japanese auto industry has an opportunity to save many of the world's cyclists from i.


Are Auto Makers the New Value Stocks?  Wall Street Journal

Ford Motor Co. F -1.71% and General Motors Co. GM -0.68% possess an unusual pairing of superlatives: The auto makers boast two of the highest dividend ...


Edmunds warns of a tough 2019 for US auto industry as sales slide for second time since Great Recession and profits shrink  CNBC

U.S. auto sales are estimated to have fallen by about 2% during the first half of the year, setting the industry up for its second year-over-year decline since it ...


Automakers in space: Detroit's surprising role in putting men on the moon - Autoblog  Autoblog

American industrial might — automakers included — determined the outcome of the 20th century's biggest events. The “Arsenal of Democracy” won World War II ...


Trump Administration Gives Automakers a Pass on Fuel Efficiency Fines  Environmental Leader

The Trump administration signaled plans to freeze fuel efficiency fines for automakers, rolling back an Obama-era regulation to increase these penalties over ...


The electric car revolution is coming. This is what has to happen first  CNN

These days, when a major automaker unveils an electric car it gets a lot of press. That's because electric cars are cool, special and futuristic. Someday, though ...


South Korean automakers top J.D. Power quality survey, while U.S. brands do well  Fox News

South Korea is the king of car quality ... again. (Genesis). Genesis, Kia and Hyundai were the top three brands in the 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey for ...


Automakers wildly overpromised on autonomous cars and electric vehicle  Fast Company

Tech execs and auto company leaders are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the future of AVs—and they are far less sanguine about electric vehicles ...


Trump administration to ease fuel-economy fines for automakers  Detroit Free Press

An Obama-era rule would have doubled fines on automakers that don't achieve fuel-economy rules.


'Big Three' US automakers kick off contract talks with labor union  Fox Business

The negotiations come amid a global slowdown in auto sales.


Most automakers in China fail to hit half of sales target in H1 2019  Gasgoo Auto News

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Automakers in China have successively announced their sales performances after six months passed this year. After compiling the data ...


Japanese Automakers Honda & Toyota Ready To Join EV Revolution. Maybe. Sort Of.  CleanTechnica

July 17th, 2019 by Steve Hanley. Toyota and Honda have signaled they are finally ready to embrace electric vehicles. For reasons that appear to involve ...


Ford-VW Alliance Seen Amping Up Pressure on Other Automakers  Bloomberg

The soon-to-expand alliance between Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG has the potential to transform the global auto industry and increase pressure on other ...


Ford-VW deal on electric and self-driving vehicles 'just makes sense'  Automotive News

As with their earlier agreement on commercial vans and midsize pickups, the two automakers' widening partnership will have the biggest impact on vehicles and ...


Japan tensions add to woes of South Korea's troubled auto sector  Nikkei Asian Review

ULSAN, South Korea -- Workers are scarce at a plant run by Oto Industry, where a few hundred roaring machines spin out shafts for automobile transmiss.


Automakers piggyback on SUVs amid slowdown in car sales  Times Now

New Delhi: Automakers are heavily banking on sports utility vehicles (SUVs), that have a higher profit margin, amid a slowdown in car sales. Seven out of 10 ...


Remember, Tesla Is Both An Auto Manufacturer AND An Auto Dealer — Prices Will Change Frequently  CleanTechnica

July 18th, 2019 by Zachary Shahan. It seems to be a monthly occurrence now — Tesla changes prices, people freak out, some media outlets write about it, and ...


New car sales fell in June despite discounts  mySA

New vehicle sales last month in the Houston area fell 10 percent despite sweeter deals from automakers looking to move older inventory. Local auto dealers ...


Beijing may regret retaliating against US automakers  Automotive News

SHANGHAI -- China's State Administration for Market Regulation this week slapped Changan Ford, Ford Motor Co.'s car joint venture, with a hefty fine for fixing ...


Tesla floats fully self-driving cars as soon as this year. Many are worried about what that will unleash.  The Washington Post

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla is promising to launch “full self-driving” capabilities to hundreds of thousands of cars through an over-the-air update as soon as this ...


Emissions rules threaten small car tradition in Europe  Automotive News

Looming European emission rules may price small cars out of the market in Europe, and they're sending automakers back to the drawing board for a surprising ...


Automakers stare at a rough drive as car sales fast run out of fuel  Moneycontrol.com

Loan taps are drying up, rains are playing hide and seek, and a technological disruption is looming. Not exactly the best of times for automobile companies.


Elon Musk says most cars lack the ‘soul’ that Tesla vehicles boast  BGR

As opposed to most CEOs who singularly concern themselves with turning a profit, Elon Musk's overarching strategy with Tesla was to revolutionize the ...


Is This Why Automakers Are So Slow To Electrify?  CleanTechnica

July 14th, 2019 by Zachary Shahan. I originally published this article almost 3 years ago, but it seems it's essentially as relevant today as it was then. The original ...


How Robots May Help Automakers Cope With EV Adoption Uncertainty  Forbes

Incorporating more of the latest generation of lighter, more precise robots into the production process may allow car companies to realize the level of flexibility ...


Automakers Are Learning A Painful SUV Lesson  CarBuzz

The story of the auto market has lately been that of the dying sedan and the stunning popularity of the SUV. It's an account so often told that it almost seemed as ...


Senator proposes bill for warning system in cars to alert parents of kids in backseat  NEWS10 ABC

More than a dozen children have died in hot cars so far this year following a record-breaking 52 deaths last year.


A global investment firm has 'SELL' rating on 70% of Indian car makers because sales may not pick up speed  Business Insider India

With car sales being woefully slow, Indian auto manufacturers are going to see the weakest Q1 results in a decade, say analysts. A CLSA report has said that.


Peak Car Creates Headwinds For Automakers  Seeking Alpha

Auto sales have peaked in the U.S. and globally. Large trends are reshaping the auto industry. The short and long-term outlook for the auto industry.


Automakers Paid Me To Show They Lag Tesla  CleanTechnica

July 13th, 2019 by Paul Fosse. Example of form I took to a dealer. Last holiday weekend, my brother in law (who also loves to test drive cars) suggested I drive 6 ...


Automakers run into collision with Centres electric vehicle plan  Business Standard

Two- and three-wheeler manufacturers are stoutly resisting the government's e-mobility plan. The government wants to ban internal combustion engine ...


How US-made Japanese autos became an American success story  CNN

In 1979, 22-year-old Neil Vining spotted a job advertisement that took him by surprise.


Automakers report dip in US sales through midyear  Phys.Org

US automakers reported a dip in sales for the first half of 2019 on Tuesday as higher vehicle costs offset generally solid economic conditions.


Toyota Teams Up With China’s BYD on Electric Vehicles  Bloomberg

Toyota Motor Corp. and BYD Co. agreed to jointly develop electric vehicles in China, the latest in a series of deals between a major global automaker and ...


Supply of new electric cars could 'trickle' to UK customers after Brexit  This is Money

If Britain leaves the EU without an agreement, Transport & Environment warned that manufacturers would prioritise other markets as part of efforts to hit strict air ...


In lobbying battle for electric vehicle tax credit, it’s car makers vs. the oil and gas industry  Washington Post

A federal tax credit that has boosted electric car sales is starting to run out.


Foreign-Based Automakers Dominate Cars.com’s 2019 American-Made Index  Cars.com

July 2, 2019 - Cars.com's 2019 American-Made Index analyzed which cars are the most American by examining assembly location, parts sourcing, factory ...


As EVs evolve, automakers look beyond boring hatchbacks  The Detroit News

Mainstream automakers are finally catching on to the fact that no one said an electric vehicle had to look — or drive — like an under-powered jelly bean.


Car makers launch late drive challenging Gavin Newsom’s plan to close California tax breaks  Sacramento Bee

Car makers are launching a last-second drive to challenge a proposal by California Gov. Gavin Newsom that would close a set of business tax benefits that ...


Five Japanese automakers sign on to SoftBank-Toyota self-drive venture  Reuters

Five Japanese automakers including Suzuki Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp on Friday said they would each invest 2% in the on-demand, self-driving car ...


The UAW, Automakers are Working to Address the Opioid Problem -  Legal Reader

The UAW and automakers are combating the crisis with new initiatives to curb opioid addiction and overdose deaths. The automakers and UAW are being ...


Automakers seek marketing boost from prototypes at Goodwood  Automotive News Europe

Traditionally automakers go to great lengths to hide prototypes of future cars from the public. That tactic has put great value on pictures taken during testing, ...


Automakers rolling out more SUVs, worrying national dealers but not Baton Rouge  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

While some car dealers and analysts across the nation are concerned whether dealerships will be able to handle the growing influx of choices for sports-utility ...


Tesla's Leaked Email Is a Nightmare for Bears and Other Automakers  Market Realist

Tesla (TSLA) seems to be preparing to take the electric car race to the next level. In a recent email to employees, Jerome Guillen, its automotive president, ...


United Auto Workers Unions Open Talks with Automakers  Auto World News

The United Auto Workers union entered tense labor talks with several automakers today. The union is opening talks with Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and GM at a ...


Most American-Made Cars Sold in the U.S. Are Japanese  Bloomberg

While Donald Trump has been pressing for tariffs on foreign-made cars and parts, it turns out the most American-made cars sold in the U.S. today are usually ...


Automakers face ‘profit desert’  Asheboro Courier Tribune

The auto industry's profit party is winding down, imperiling jobs, plants and products in a scramble to embrace electrified and self-driving vehicles.In a sobering ...


U.S. June sales a mixed bag for automakers; SUVs, trucks still strong  Reuters

Major automakers on Tuesday posted mixed U.S. sales results for June and the second quarter, with demand still fairly strong for SUVs and pickup trucks while ...


Auto firms take cue from govt, gear up for future beyond petrol, diesel  Livemint

Automakers move to tap emerging market on govt push to turn India into an EV manufacturing hub.Hyundai plans to set up a lithium-ion battery plant for its ...


Subaru and Lexus top 2019 J.D. Power Automotive Brand Loyalty Study  CNET

Toyota and Mercedes-Benz aren't too far behind, though.


US auto sales slip for major automakers in Q2  S&P Global

Most automakers posted year-over-year declines in U.S. new vehicle sales for the second quarter of 2019, as sales of SUVs and trucks continue to dominate the ...


Car Makers Are Reinventing the Wheel to Keep Up With Robocars  SupplyChainBrain

The car industry is reinventing the wheel to prepare for autonomous vehicles. Japan's Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., whose roots stretch back to when Henry ...


Moon landing and 10 technologies it drove to automakers  Autocar Professional

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing – July 19, 1969, the day when the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle touched down on the surface of the moon.


Shocked auto makers want Govt to reconsider GST cut; fear massive job losses  ETAuto.com

The auto sector has been experiencing the most prolonged sales decline across segments leading to job losses and financial challenges.


Indian Affordable Electric Cars Targeting Rs 10 Lakh Price  India Times

Having launched the Kona electric the country's first ever all electric SUV, Hyundai is now eyeing the affordable electric car segment and as per a recent report, ...


Governator ads, electric BMW motorcycle, automakers vs. oil: Today's Car News  Green Car Reports

Arnold Schwarzenegger comes back with ads for electric cars. BMW joins the electric-motorcycle ride. The EPA's architect of clean-air rule rollbacks has ...


European 'mild hybrids' pose risk to Japanese automakers  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Automakers based in Europe are increasingly adopting low-cost, simple hybrid systems in their vehicles, a development that could undercut Japanese ...


Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari and Ford among automakers at Goodwood Festival of Speed  Automotive News Europe

LONDON -- New cars from Aston Martin, McLaren Automotive, Bentley, Ferrari and Ford will be among those making a public debut at this weekend's Goodwood ...


Vehicle sales are down for Detroit Three, but prices are rising  Detroit Free Press

Auto sales slowed in the first half of 2019 compared with a year earlier and industry experts say the back half of the year could be bumpy and unpredictable.


2020 Chevrolet Corvette: General Motors finally unveils C8 mid-engine sports car  13WHAM-TV

After half of the United States went to sleep last night, Chevrolet held a grand party and revealed one of the most anticipated vehicles in recent history: The 2020 ...


Lotus Evija will be $2M halo sports car  Automotive News Europe

The Lotus Evija full-electric hypercar has a power output of nearly 2000 hp. Just 130 will be sold at 1.7 million pounds plus taxes ($2.11 million).


Podcast: Howes on automakers' looming 'profit desert'  The Detroit News

Howes: Automakers face a 'profit desert' as spending on mobility, autonomy, and electrification consume capital while returns on them decline.


Why Trump's Tariffs Are Terrifying US Automakers  Market Realist

The recent US-China trade truce isn't a big relief for US auto companies. The companies are still paying high tariffs to sell their vehicles in China.


Automakers scale back production  DAWN.com

KARACHI: Auto assemblers have decided to slow down their production in the current month amid backlog of unsold stocks, slowdown in new booking and on ...


Report: EPA delays proposed fuel economy plan until September—or later  Green Car Reports

The EPA has reportedly once again delayed its plans to reveal a plan to freeze federal fuel economy and emissions standards at 2020 levels.


Battle over EV tax credit pits automakers against oil interests  Green Car Reports

Lobbying efforts are intensifying on Capitol Hill over a proposal to extend the ceiling of the EV tax credit upward to 600000 vehicles per automaker.


Some Car Windows Are Harder to Break in an Emergency, Says AAA  Car and Driver

Many late-model vehicles have laminated glass on side windows, which won't yield to tools designed to break them.


Police Shut Down Workshop Making Fake Ferraris And Lamborghinis  Motor1.com

A workshop in Brazil building counterfeit Ferrari and Lamborghini models was closed by police after manufactures discovered the shop.


Opinion: U.S. car makers need stable standards  The Detroit News

"Vehicle manufacturers are aware they are in a rapidly changing world — one with less certainty than ever before."


Why Today's Leading Automakers Should Fear Tesla  CleanTechnica

June 30th, 2019 by Paul Fosse. The purpose of this article is to challenge the narrative that is commonly heard on mainstream news sites that Tesla has sold a ...


European auto sales decline in June, Nissan, Volvo & FCA led the doom  Financial World

On Wednesday, the 17th of July 2019, sales data on European automotive industry had revealed that car sales on June had slipped by 7.9 percent in Europe.


With global ambitions, VC firm Maniv Mobility raises $100 million from automakers, suppliers  TechCrunch

What started as an accident has turned into a venture firm with a global reach and backing from some of the biggest corporations in the automotive and ...


Automotive Aluminum Market Surpass Value US$ 62 Bn by 2026  GlobeNewswire

The global automotive aluminum market value is poised to reach around US$ 62 billion by 2026 and growing at CAGR above 8.4 % over the forecast time frame.


Automakers face 'profit desert' as EVs, self-driving vehicles ramp  Virgin Islands Daily News

The auto industry's profit party is winding down, imperiling jobs, plants and products in a scramble to embrace electrified and self-driving vehicles.


Concours d’Elegance founder, classic car guru Don Sommer dies at 86  Detroit Free Press

Don Sommer, who died July 15, helped found classic car shows, made replacement parts and worked on America's early rocket programs.


VW pounds another nail in the coffin of the station wagon. Discontinues Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack  CNBC

The station wagon body style was ubiquitous in the last half of the 20th century, but it's all but vanished in today's SUV-crazed market.


New Survey Shows Strong Support for Electric Vehicles Across Economic Spectrum  Union of Concerned Scientists

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2019)—The electric vehicle market may be poised for accelerating growth, according to a new survey of prospective car buyers, and ...


Ford sticks with hybrids as other automakers rush to all-electric vehicles. Here’s why.  Boston.com

DETROIT — While other automakers — notably crosstown rival General Motors and German giant Volkswagen _ shift their focus to vehicles powered by ...


Korean automakers rank highest in latest JD Power quality survey  The Car Connection

Three brands that fall under the Hyundai Group umbrella dominated the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey, the results of which were released Wednesday.


Nikkei falls as China's slowing growth hurts sentiment; automakers buck weakness  Reuters

Japan's Nikkei fell on Tuesday as slowing economic growth in China hurt investor sentiment, but automakers outperformed on a media report that China will rely ...


Next 6 months will be volatile for auto sector over BS-VI shift: MRF CMD  Business Standard

The next six months are expected to be volatile for the auto sector on account of the shift to BS-VI emission norms. The tyre industry would have to align its ...


Warning: Vehicle escape tools can't break newer auto glass, study says  SILive.com

AAA research shows many newer cars have laminated side windows, a nearly unbreakable glass.


Top 10 Most Dependable Automakers: JD Power 2019  AutoGuide.com

The 2019 J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study has been released, giving us a look at the most dependable automakers and new vehicles. The annual study ...


Toyota-SoftBank self-driving venture adds 5 Japanese automakers  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Five more Japanese automakers look to participate in an effort to develop next-generation transportation services led by Toyota Motor and SoftBank ...


Average Miles Driven per Vehicle Drop to 1992 Level: Automakers Not Amused  WOLF STREET

They're engaged in a highly competitive and saturated market, dominated by finicky Americans who demand top quality, but who drive their vehicles less. On the ...


S. Korean Automakers and Auto Parts Producers Shift into Survival Mode  BusinessKorea

South Korean automakers and component producers have shifted into survival mode. Some of them have temporarily shut down their plants because of sluggish ...


Used Cars And Trucks Are A Cheaper Alternative To New, But Not As Cheap As You Might Expect  Forbes

Used cars and trucks aren't as cheap as many experts expected. The upshot for consumers is, a used car or truck is always going to be cheaper than a new one ...


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