Trump's review of emissions rules may only slow march to higher mpgThu, 23, Mar 2017
Emissions rules set by the EPA may take a backseat to consumers demanding vehicles that guzzle less gas and automakers having to meet tougher standards if they want to export cars overseas, according to analysts. California and nine other states in the ZEV program -- eight in the northeast, plus Oregon -- are expected to move ahead on Friday with previously established targets.
Ford estimates profit will fall to $9 billion this yearThu, 23, Mar 2017
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.
Superior Industries offers $715 million for Europe's UniwheelsThu, 23, Mar 2017
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.
Cost of mpg fuel standards could be 40% lower, report saysWed, 22, Mar 2017
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.
Mercedes faces complaint from China's Chery over EQ nameThu, 23, Mar 2017
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.
BMW chases volume growth in large cars, less so in small onesWed, 22, Mar 2017
BMW is chasing volume growth mainly in the large car and SUV segments, while the less profitable small car segment is not being pushed as hard, CEO Harald Krueger said.
AutoCanada names Mark Warsaba to No. 2 role following president's resignationWed, 22, Mar 2017
AutoCanada appointed Mark Warsaba as its new COO just days after the company's president, Thomas Orysiuk, resigned.
Moreno has his own 'Roger and Me' taleMon, 20, Mar 2017
In 1982, a teenage Bernie Moreno wrote to then-General Motors CEO Roger Smith with some advice. Smith's three-page reply influenced Moreno's car career.
Mercedes' self-driving tech takes on curvesMon, 20, Mar 2017
Daimler's new r&d boss, Ola Kaellenius, says the new Mercedes-Benz S class coming this summer will be the first production car that links navigation with semiautonomous sensor data.
The emissions tester that checked VW sees opportunity in TrumpWed, 22, Mar 2017
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'Wed, 22, Mar 2017
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.
Geely doubles earnings as Volvo tech boosts salesWed, 22, Mar 2017
China's Geely Automobile posted its biggest profit growth in eight years in 2016, as improved product design and engineering following its 2010 purchase of Volvo helped to propel it to record sales.