Audi will dissolve task force set up amid VW's diesel scandal
Audi will dissolve the task force it set up to investigate how many of its diesel cars have "defeat" devices designed to cheat official tests of NOx emissions, CEO Rupert Stadler said.
Penske buys more U.K. used-only stores
Penske Automotive Group will buy The Car People, a used-only retailer in the UK, nearly doubling its used-only operations in that market.
Tesla wins largest Semi truck preorder yet, from PepsiCo
PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions.
Audi drops plan to sell Ducati motorcycle brand
Audi has dropped plans to sell Ducati in a sign of confidence that it expects to be able to carry the costs of its strategic overhaul following the emissions scandal at parent VW Group.
GM could re-enter Europe with self-driving tech or mobility services
GM could return to Europe by offering self-driving technology or mobility services, CEO Mary Barra said. GM has been investing more in self-driving cars, electric vehicle technology and ride-sharing services.
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GM's crystal ball includes owner-driver model, Barra says
GM is investing heavily in ride-sharing, electric vehicles, autonomy and other mobility services in order to put customers and consumers first, and dealers will have to adjust, CEO Mary Barra says.
GM-Lyft relationship? It's complicated
General Motors has reaped financial benefits and learnings from its $500 million investment in the ride-hailing company Lyft; however, the long-term parameters of the relationship between the two remain uncertain.
BMW roasts big dealer in countersuit
Megadealer Norman Braman filed a federal lawsuit against BMW in September, arguing that changes to a bonus program illegally modified franchise agreements. Now BMW has issued a scorching response.
Costs sink Sommer, but ZF committed to autonomous
Boardroom unease over ongoing acquisitions just brought down ZF's CEO. But the parts giant knows it must press on to be a true global autonomous vehicle competitor.
VW reforms compliance system to avoid another scandal
VW's new anti-corruption czar has reorganized the company's compliance system as he seeks to eliminate a culture of silence that helped diesel emissions cheating remain undetected for years.
An 'olive branch' for BMW dealers
BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt is working to revamp the company's culture and improve its relations with the dealership network.
Mayors, industry press Congress to keep EV rebate in final tax bill
Electric vehicle and clean-energy proponents are urging Congress to preserve a consumer tax credit they insist is critical to mass adoption of the technology.
ZF CEO's 'reckless' buying spree led to his departure
The departure of ZF CEO Stefan Sommer shows that politics and entrepreneurism rarely are a good match. Sommer turned ZF into the world's second-largest supplier but his global expansion ambitions were considered "reckless" by the head of the foundation that owns the supplier.
Average U.S. fuel economy falls 0.1 mpg in November
The average fuel economy of new light vehicles in the U.S. in November fell to 25.0 mpg, down 0.1 mpg from October.
Ford Performance boss moves to new role at Ford
Dave Pericak, the head of Ford Performance who played key role in the development of the GT supercar, will change jobs to focus on engineering for unibody and Lincoln programs.
Volkswagen Mexico executive sees scope to boost NAFTA auto content
An executive at VW's Mexico unit said there is room to boost regional tariff-free content for autos made in North America, a central plank of the Trump administration's plan to overhaul NAFTA.