German court bars discussion of emissions documents in Audi caseWed, 22, Feb 2017
Toyota's giant hydrogen leap gets an assist from ShellTue, 21, Feb 2017
New fronts in dealer-factory war over warranty reimbursementMon, 20, Feb 2017
Ohio is the latest state to adopt detailed rules requiring automakers to reimburse dealers for warranty work at the retail rates charged by the dealerships. Some service directors say they fear factory retaliation.
Daimler invests in U.S. vehicle finance appTue, 14, Feb 2017
Daimler is investing double-digit millions of euros in AutoGravity, a financial technology company in Irvine, Calif., that makes a vehicle leasing and financing app for smartphones. The move is part of a broader push by the carmaker to build a digital platform for financial services.
New Jersey dealer was a pioneer in warranty-pay lawsuitMon, 20, Feb 2017
As a Lincoln-Mercury dealer in New Jersey in the 1990s, Robert Robertazzi successfully sued Ford Motor Co. over payment for warranty work. That landmark case helped make New Jersey one of the first states to put teeth in its laws requiring dealer reimbursement at retail rates for warranty-related parts and labor.
Dana to buy U.S. Manufacturing operations for $100 millionMon, 13, Feb 2017
New tax could push price limitMon, 13, Feb 2017
Prices for new cars and trucks, being pushed ever-higher by fuel-economy improvements, safety equipment and advanced technology, could soar out of range for many U.S. buyers with the addition of an import tax to the equation.
Tesla plant unionizing effort gains momentum in Calif.Thu, 09, Feb 2017
Musk blasts 'morally outrageous' claims amid unionization pushFri, 10, Feb 2017
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is pushing back against claims that workers at the company's Fremont, Calif., plant are underpaid and overworked, setting the stage for a fight over potential unionization at the plant.
Honda uses visual effects guru Pes to pitch ClarityWed, 08, Feb 2017
Honda and ad agency RPA have once again tapped visual effects guru Pes to create an ad -- but this time the artist is using live action, rather than the stop-motion technique for which he is known. The spot for the automaker's Clarity hydrogen fuel cell sedan features a choir of floating children's heads.
Honda, Hitachi form JV to develop, make electric motorsTue, 07, Feb 2017
Honda, aiming to make electrified vehicles account for two-thirds of its global sales by 2030, agreed today to form a joint venture with Japanese supplier Hitachi to develop, produce and sell the motors that make those vehicles run. The partners will produce some of the motors at Hitachi's plant in Kentucky.
Toyota operating profit declines 39% on foreign exchange hit, higher expensesMon, 06, Feb 2017
Toyota reported a 39 percent tumble in global operating profit in the latest quarter as foreign exchange losses and higher expenses offset an increase in worldwide sales. Operating profit plunged to 438.5 billion yen ($3.76 billion) in the fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31.