VW's temporary Michigan home for diesel vehicles flagged for local violation
VW's efforts to put its diesel emissions violations behind it hit a minor speed bump this week when a Michigan city filed a lawsuit against the owners of the dilapidated Pontiac Silverdome, where thousands of VW diesel models are being stored after the company bought them back from customers.
Ford sees lower 2017 profits with most of the hit in Q1
Citing front-loaded product launch costs and engineering expenses, Ford said that much of the year-over-year decline it expects from its 2017 financial performance will occur in the first quarter.
California snubs free EVs, auto industry says in push back on new emissions mandate
The proportion of Californians making electric cars their new set of wheels has stayed flat for years even though incentives make some models basically free to lease, an industry trade group says
Superior Industries offers $715 million for Europe's Uniwheels
Wheel supplier Superior Industries has launched an offer to buy Uniwheels for around $715 million after winning the support of the German company's biggest shareholder.
Canada aims to end Uber's tax advantage over taxis
The federal budget tabled Wednesday by the Liberal government took aim at ride-sharing providers such as Uber, looking to end a tax advantage they have over traditional taxi companies.
Mercedes faces complaint from China's Chery over EQ name
Chinese automaker Chery has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes's use of the "EQ" name for a subbrand of electric vehicles, throwing up a potential road block for the German carmaker in the world's largest EV market.
Cost of mpg fuel standards could be 40% lower, report says
Technologies such as turbochargers, advanced transmissions and lighter materials -- aluminum instead of steel, for example -- could reduce fuel efficiency compliance costs by 34 percent to 40 percent per vehicle from 2022-25, the International Council on Clean Transportation said in a new report.
Toyota says Sienna and Yaris get more USB ports, additional safety tech
Toyota is upgrading the Sienna minivan and Yaris hatch at next month's New York auto show. Technology is on the menu for both.
Toyota gets license to Microsoft's connected vehicle patents
Microsoft said it will license all of its connected vehicle patents to Toyota in its most wide-ranging intellectual property agreement with an automaker.
The emissions tester that checked VW sees opportunity in Trump
The Swedish vehicle inspector whose technology identified emissions discrepancies in Volkswagen diesel engines sees Donald Trump as an opportunity-in-waiting.
Uber pledges to fix company's 'Cult of the Individual'
Uber plans to outline diversity goals and publish the results of a sexual harassment investigation over the coming weeks, part of a commitment to fix its corporate culture.