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.

Sales

September Car Sales Fell 5% in China

October 15, 2019 at 12:40 AM

Passenger car wholesales in China slid 5% to 2.27 million units last month, according to the China Assn. of Automobile Manufacturers.

Business

Uber Fires 350 Workers in “Last Wave” Reduction

October 15, 2019 at 12:08 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. has dropped 350 workers, describing the move as the last in a series of dismissals that now totals about 1,200 people.

Sales

EV, Hybrid Sales in China Plummet 32%

October 14, 2019 at 2:26 PM

Retail sales of electrified passenger vehicles in China in the first eight months of 2019 plunged by one-third to 793,000 units.

Finance

Faraday Founder Jia Files for Bankruptcy in U.S.

October 14, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Jia Yueting, the Chinese internet tycoon who co-founded California-based electric car startup Faraday Future Inc., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S.

Sales

Worldwide Car Sales Dropped 3% in September

October 14, 2019 at 1:08 PM

Global sales of light-duty vehicles in September declined 3% year on year to 7.75 million units, LMC Automotive calculates.

Mobility

Audi Suspends Work on Pop.Up Air Taxi

October 14, 2019 at 12:31 PM

Audi AG has suspended work with aerospace giant Airbus on its Pop.Up air taxi project and says it has redirected its urban air mobility plans.

Mobility

Another Startup to Test Self-Driving Cars in Calif.

October 14, 2019 at 12:02 PM

DeepRoute Ltd., a Fremont, Calif.-based startup, plans to begin testing its autonomous driving vehicle technology on the state’s public roads in coming months.

People

Cars.com Appoints Sales Chief

October 14, 2019 at 11:16 AM

Cars.com, a Chicago-based car-shopping website, has hired Julie Scott as vice president and general manager of national sales.

Business

SEAT Mulls Changing Name to Cupra

October 14, 2019 at 10:22 AM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit may market all its future vehicles exclusively under its new Cupra sub-brand as part of a plan to expand globally and boost profitability.

Regulatory

Subaru to Recall 366,300 Cars for Airbag Flaw

October 14, 2019 at 10:04 AM

Subaru Inc. is preparing to call back 366,300 of its Forster crossover vehicles in the U.S. to fix a loose electrical connection that could turn off the passenger airbag system.

Mobility

Waymo, Renault Eye Paris Robo-Taxi Service

October 14, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit and Renault SA may launch an autonomous vehicle service between Charles de Gaulle airport and Paris.

Business

Faurecia to Buy Out Conti in JV

October 14, 2019 at 7:53 AM

Faurecia SA has agreed to acquire Continental AG’s 50% stake in SAS Autosystemtechnik Verwaltungs GmbH and take full control of the interior modules joint venture.