Labor

UAW to Continue GM Strike Pending Contract Ratification

October 18, 2019 at 12:07 AM

The United Auto Workers union will continue its walkout at General Motors Co. pending ratification of a new four-year labor agreement by union members next week.

Karma Debuts All-New Revero GT

Karma Automotive has succeeded its 2018 Revero sport sedan with an all-new GT model for 2020 that boasts more power and a redesigned exterior and interior, says Bob Kruse chief technology officer.

EV-Hybrid

Volvo Unveils XC40 EV

October 17, 2019 at 8:48 AM

Volvo Cars Corp. took the wraps off its first full electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge compact crossover, yesterday in Sweden.  

People

Report: Cobee to Head Citroen

October 17, 2019 at 7:53 AM

Vincent Cobee, who left Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in April, will succeed Linda Jackson as CEO of PSA Group’s Citroen unit, Automobilwoche reports.

Regulatory

NHTSA to Update 5-Star Safety Ratings System

October 17, 2019 at 2:16 AM

The U.S. says it will make significant changes next year to the five-star rating system it uses to help consumers assess the safety of new cars.

Business

Tata Would Consider a Partner for JLR Unit

October 17, 2019 at 1:44 AM

The head of the Indian conglomerate that owns Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. tells Bloomberg News that he won’t sell the unit but is will to consider partnering the business with another carmaker.

Regulatory

FCA Faces Fine for Missing Fuel Economy Goal

October 17, 2019 at 1:03 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is being fined $79 million by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because its 2017 models failed to achieve their federal fuel economy requirements.

Production

Typhoon Idles Subaru Plants in Japan

October 17, 2019 at 12:23 AM

Subaru Inc. says it has suspended vehicle production in Japan for a week because some of its suppliers were flooded by Typhoon Hagibis on Oct. 12.

Mobility

Conti, 3M Team on V2I Research

October 16, 2019 at 12:22 PM

Continental AG and 3M Co. have agreed to work together to develop technologies and protocols to better enable vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.

Labor

UPDATE: UAW, GM Reach Tentative Labor Deal

October 16, 2019 at 12:22 PM

General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers union have reached a possible deal on a new four-year labor contract covering some 48,000 of the union’s hourly workers in the U.S.

EV-Hybrid

China Surges Ahead on EV Charging Points

October 16, 2019 at 11:29 AM

China has installed 466,000 charging points for electric vehicles, nearly eight times as many as the number of units operating in the U.S.

Sales

September Car Sales Rise 14% in Europe

October 16, 2019 at 8:09 AM

Registrations of new passenger vehicles across Europe jumped 14% to 1.29 million units in September, thanks to abnormally low volume in the same month in 2018, says trade group ACEA.

Business

Volvo Launches Recharge EV Sub-Brand

October 16, 2019 at 7:59 AM

Volvo Cars Corp. is introducing a new Recharge sub-brand for all future fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, starting with the EV variant of the XC40 compact crossover.

Tech

LG Touts 5G Module

October 16, 2019 at 7:02 AM

LG Group’s Innotek unit has developed the first 5G automotive module using Qualcomm Inc.’s Snapdragon 5G chip.