Swedish Startup Updates EV Plans

October 15, 2019 at 5:37 AM

Uniti Sweden AB has updated its all-electric One city car, which is now due to launch by mid-2020 with a starting price of about $19,100.


UAW Calls Meeting to Discuss GM Contract Talks

October 15, 2019 at 1:50 AM

The United Auto Workers union has summoned its 175-member General Motors Council for a meeting in Detroit on Thursday about the union’s month-old GM strike.


Harley-Davidson Stops Output of Electric Bike

October 15, 2019 at 1:13 AM

Harley-Davidson Inc. has stopped production and delivery of its first electric motorcycle model, the LiveWire, because of an undisclosed flaw.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.