Final Assembly

GM's bike business is old hat, er, helmet

General Motors' announcement that it plans to market a line of electric bikes marks a return to an industry where the company was once a major player.

Who's Fact Checking on the Tesla club forum?

Members of the Tesla Motors Club forum suspect Elon Musk may be anonymously posting under the name Fact Checking. Tesla says it's not Musk.

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A VW-FCA merger? What did you say?

VW CEO Herbert Diess, in a recent interview with Automotive News, said the company was "not very agressive in listening" to the aggressive advances of FCA, which was interested in a possible consolidation.

Impossible to ignore Evelyn

Evelyn Y. Davis, the self-proclaimed "Queen of the Corporate Jungle," gave new meaning to the word "gadfly." She died Nov. 4 at age 89.

"Lady Leadfoot": Off the track but on the rack

Denise McCluggage, a pioneering race car driver and journalist who spent more than half a century with Autoweek, was immortalized as "Lady Leadfoot" in a 12,000-word-piece published last week by Sports Illustrated and Epic Magazine.

Autonomous pizza, anyone?

Toyota and Pizza Hut showed off a hydrogen-powered Tundra pickup fitted with a robotic pizza oven in the bed.

Faraday Future cuts short

Faraday Future, a Chinese electric vehicle startup aiming to start selling its first model in early 2019, is "effectively insolvent," one of its founders wrote after quitting the company last week.

The Final Say...

Ford's president of global operations, Joe Hinrichs, tells the Trump administration to be mindful that steel costs are higher than anywhere in the world.

O.J. take a back seat? Not here

The Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. is home to a collection of notorious getaway cars, including the white Ford Bronco made famous in the slow-speed chase involving O.J. Simpson.

The final say...

Manufacturing analyst Sandy Munro questions the need for 10,000 employees at Tesla's Fremont, Calif. plant.

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