Automakers

Ford's Hinrichs: 'Very important' for Canada to be in reworked NAFTA

Ford's head of global operations said he's optimistic all three countries can reach an agreement, despite news late last week that talks between the U.S. and Canada had stalled.

Ford paid $90M for Detroit train station, city records show

The disclosure puts an end to months of speculation about how much the automaker ponied up for the vacant building off Michigan Avenue in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood. Ford finalized the depot purchase May 22.


Toyota reportedly agrees to add Android Auto to vehicles

Toyota agreed to add Android Auto to its vehicles, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg, ending years of resistance to the Google infotainment software because of safety and security concerns.

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BorgWarner CEO: Bring on the electrics

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Electric jolt

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Former Ford exec's pet project

Former Ford Motor Co. executive MaryAnn Wright led drive for new $5 million dollar animal shelter in Dearborn that bears her name.

Giving appliance design a whirl

Retired Ford Motor Co. chief designer J. Mays will join Whirlpool in October as a vice president and chief design officer.

How Aston Martin will make its EV growl

Aston Martin plans to convert the Rapide to a limited-edition electric vehicle so the company can learn how to deliver EVs to customers addicted to its trademark gasoline growl.


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