EV-Hybrid

Report: Lotus Developing 1,000-hp Electric Hypercar

December 11, 2018 at 8:47 AM

Group Lotus plc is developing an all-electric vehicle that promises to be the marque's most fast, most powerful and highest-priced car in the company’s 70-year history.

Sales

Detroit Auto Show Outlines New Date Details

December 11, 2018 at 1:41 AM

The Detroit auto show will move from mid-January next month to June 13-20 in 2020.

People

Ghosn, Nissan Skirmish Over Access to Brazilian Apartment

December 11, 2018 at 12:49 AM

Nissan Motor Co. and ex-Chairman Carlo Ghosn have been fighting over access to an apartment in Rio die Janeiro that the company claims may contain evidence of his financial wrongdoing.

People

Ford Names New Chief of Product Development

December 11, 2018 at 12:16 AM

Ford Motor Co. has chosen Trevor Worthington to head its global product development operations and vehicle programs, effective immediately.

Economics

U.K. Delays Parliament Brexit Vote

December 10, 2018 at 5:09 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed to postpone a Dec. 11 parliamentary vote on her compromise plan for the U.K.’s scheduled exit from the European Union next spring.

Production

Ford Opens Union Talks About Job Cuts at German Plant

December 10, 2018 at 3:06 PM

Ford Motor Co. says it has begun discussions with unions in Germany about possible job cuts at its Saarlouis assembly plant.

EV-Hybrid

Scania Partners on Fuel Cell-Powered Garbage Truck

December 10, 2018 at 2:42 PM

Volkswagen Group’s Scania truck unit is working with Powercell Sweden, Renova Group, truck body manufacturer JOAB and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology to develop and test a prototype fuel cell-powered refuse truck.

People

BMW Names New Boss for Autonomous-Vehicle Development

December 10, 2018 at 1:55 PM

BMW AG has appointed Alejandro Vukotich as senior vice president of its driver assistance and autonomous-driving development group, effective Jan. 1.

Business

Conti Looks for Software Acquisitions

December 10, 2018 at 12:32 PM

Continental AG may spend as much as €5 billion ($5.7 billion) to buy one or more software companies following next year’s planned divestiture of its Powertrain division.

Business

Retrofitter to Build Original Ford Broncos

December 10, 2018 at 11:53 AM

Hamel, Ill.-based Gateway Broncos has signed a licensing agreement with Ford Motor Co. to build a limited number of first-generation (1966-1977) Bronco SUVs.

Regulatory

Daimler Will Recall Faulty Airbag Status Displays

December 10, 2018 at 11:21 AM

Daimler AG plans to recall 104,700 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the U.S. to fix a flaw that indicates the passenger-side front airbags are active when they aren’t, or vice versa.

Legal

Ghosn, Kelly and Nissan Indicted in Japan

December 10, 2018 at 10:50 AM

Prosecutors in Japan have indicted former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, board member Greg Kelly and the company itself for grossly understanding Ghosn’s compensation for five years.