Work Begins on FCA’s New Detroit Assembly Plant

August 14, 2019 at 1:22 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has begun erecting a new paint shop on a site in Detroit that will house the city’s first new assembly plant in nearly 30 years.


GM, Ford Evaluate Possible Economic Slump

August 14, 2019 at 12:46 AM

General Motors and Ford say they have bolstered their cash reserves in case the trade war between the U.S. and China triggers a global recession.


Porsche Amps Up Hybrid Cayenne SUVs

August 14, 2019 at 12:02 AM

Porsche SA is adding high-performance plug-in hybrid options for its popular Cayenne crossovers in 2020.


Honda to End Carmaking in Argentina Next Year

August 13, 2019 at 4:58 PM

Honda Motor Co. says it will stop making cars in Argentina next year and convert its factory there to a motorcycle plant.


Uber Halts Services at California Airport

August 13, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. plans to stop offering service to and from Ontario International Airport near Los Angeles next month due to escalating fees.


July Car Sales Drop 31% in India

August 13, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Passenger vehicle sales in India plummeted 31% to 200,800 units last month, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers reports.


Audi Names New Head for U.S. Unit

August 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Audi AG has appointed Daniel Weissland, currently head of its Canadian unit, as president of U.S. operations, effective Sept. 1.


Audi Q4 to Get Customizable Lights

August 13, 2019 at 3:42 PM

Audi AG’s upcoming Q4 e-tron electric vehicle will feature personalized headlights and taillights, Autocar reports.


Outlook for German Economy Plunges

August 13, 2019 at 3:31 PM

Confidence in Germany’s economy among experts in Germany’s financial markets plummeted this month, according to the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment.


Platinum Suppliers Target EV Batteries

August 13, 2019 at 2:18 PM

Anglo American Platinum Ltd., the world’s largest supplier of platinum and palladium, is teaming up with mining giant Platinum Group Metals to develop next-generation batteries for electric vehicles.


Eaton Vehicle Group Names New CTO, Forms eMobility Partnership

August 13, 2019 at 12:21 PM

Eaton Corp.’s Vehicle Group has appointed Karl Sievertsen vice president of engineering and chief technical officer.


Researchers Apply Jet Ignition Tech to Cars

August 13, 2019 at 11:34 AM

Researchers at Purdue University are working to adapt a “pre-chamber” ignition technology used in jet airplanes to passenger vehicles.