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.

Finance

BMW Aims to Hike SUV Sales to Fund EV Push

October 10, 2019 at 12:30 PM

BMW AG expects it will more than double sales of its priciest piston-powered models to help fund its push into all-electric vehicles.

EV-Hybrid

Dyson Kills EV Program

October 10, 2019 at 12:25 PM

Home appliance maker Dyson Ltd. has decided to discontinue its ambitious plans to develop an electric car, citing competitive pressures that make the program no longer commercially viable.

People

Renault May Name New CEO Tomorrow

October 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Renault SA’s board is widely expected to announce tomorrow that it is replacing CEO Thierry Bollore.

Mobility

Porsche Teams with Boeing on Air Mobility Studies

October 10, 2019 at 11:40 AM

Porsche AG and Boeing Co. have agreed to work together to evaluate the potential for premium urban air mobility travel.

Powertrain

UPS to Add 6,000 CNG Trucks

October 10, 2019 at 10:46 AM

Over the next three years, United Parcel Services Inc. plans to purchase more than 6,000 trucks capable of running on compressed natural gas.

Economics

Hopes Low as U.S., China Resume Trade Talks

October 10, 2019 at 1:51 AM

The U.S. and China are to resume trade negotiations today in Washington, D.C., but expectations of a major breakthrough are next to nil.

Production

Nissan Drops Night Shift at U.K. Assembly Plant

October 10, 2019 at 1:19 AM

Nissan Motor Co. says it is dropping the night shift on both production lines at its assembly plant in Sunderland, England.

Regulatory

BMW Backup Camera Flaw Prompts Recall

October 10, 2019 at 12:46 AM

BMW AG is recalling 257,500 cars and crossover vehicles in the U.S. to fix backup camera displays that may fail to switch on correctly.

Sales

VW Boosts New-Car Inventories in U.K.

October 10, 2019 at 12:12 AM

Volkswagen AG says it has bolstered it new-car supplies in the U.K. to cope with expected supply disruptions when Britain exits the European Union on Oct. 31.

New Product

Headlights Derail VW Arteon’s Safety Rating

October 09, 2019 at 6:32 PM

All three LED headlight configurations available on Volkswagen AG’s new Arteon sedan have been rated “poor” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Tech

Volvo EV Gets Advanced Connectivity Features

October 09, 2019 at 5:53 PM

The electric variant of Volvo's XC40 compact crossover vehicle will use Google's latest Android Automotive platform and be capable of over-the-air software updates.

Economics

Labor’s Take on USMCA: Not Ready for Approval

October 09, 2019 at 4:46 PM

The head of the AFL-CIO labor union claims that any attempt to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement next month will fail.