Automakers


  • Ford started resuming production and operations in the United States today. The company has implemented robust safety and care measures globally to help support a safe and healthy environment for the
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    Automakers accelerate drive for fossil-free steel

    Volvo is leading the industry for steel and aluminum decarbonization. Mercedes, Tesla and Ford follow.

    By S.L. Fuller • July 12, 2024
  • The Stellantis sign outside the company’s North American office in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
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    DOE allocates $1.7B for auto factory conversions

    Eleven shuttered or at-risk facilities in eight states will be converted to support electric vehicle manufacturing.

    By July 12, 2024
  • The black steering wheel in a model year 2010 BMW 3-Series.
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    BMW recalls 394K vehicles for potentially dangerous airbags

    Over the past decade, Takata airbag recalls have expanded to affect around 67 million vehicles.

    By July 11, 2024
  • The black and white interior of the 2022 Ford Mustang equipped with the optional Ice White Appearance Package.
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    Ford recalls more than 30K Mustangs over steering issue

    The automaker has issued over 30 recalls in 2024 as CEO Jim Farley prioritizes improving vehicle quality.

    By July 10, 2024
  • A person carrying a helmet walks toward a motorcycle. The motorcycle has the word "Honda" on it.
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    Honda aims to streamline container shipping process

    The automaker’s motorcycle and power products operations divisions are tapping FourKites and BuyCo for greater transport visibility.

    By Kelly Stroh • July 10, 2024
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    UAW members ratify new contract at BMW distribution center

    The deal includes wage increases of up to 33% at the Pennsylvania facility. 

    By July 9, 2024
  • Mamatha Chamarthi delivers a closing keynote at a media event in Nov. 2018.
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    Stellantis’ chief software business officer departs

    The move is the latest in a number of high-profile executive exits from the automaker this year.

    By July 9, 2024
  • The 2025 Honda, CR-V eFCEV parking at a hydrogen refilling station with tress in the background.
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    Honda incentivizes new fuel cell CR-V

    The automaker is offering up to $30,000 in hydrogen credits to lease the vehicle, which is the first to use a new fuel cell module co-developed with GM.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Sonic Automotive’s sales dip as CDK cyberattack causes material impact

    The company reported ongoing service disruptions and said vehicle sales declined after an attack on a third-party vendor.

    By Matt Kapko • July 8, 2024
  • The infotainment screen of the 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SUV showing nearby vehicles with adaptive cruise control engaged.
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    VW recalls 84K Golf, Atlas models for faulty back-up camera

    A software issue may lead to a delay in showing the camera feed or a black screen when shifting into reverse.

    By July 8, 2024
  • Two Employees at the Warren Assembly Plant install the wire harness in the all-new Wagoneer on the assembly line.
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    Stellantis temporarily cuts production at 2 plants amid sales woes

    The automaker is temporarily laying off 1,600 workers in Michigan as vehicle inventories grow.

    By July 3, 2024
  • Chevrolet Traverse SUVs on the assembly line at GM's Lansing Delta Township assembly plant.
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    GM increases supply chain visibility with Optilogic

    The Cosmic Frog software enables GM to analyze and solve issues related to suppliers, individual parts and more.

    By Kelly Stroh • July 2, 2024
  • The exterior of BMW of North America's headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.
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    BMW of North America names new CFO

    Andreas Kindler is replacing Raymond Wittmann, who is relocating to Munich to lead the automaker’s corporate strategy division.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Cybersecurity ranks atop auto industry concerns: report

    Automotive leaders fear exposure to threats will worsen as the sector invests more in technology to drive efficiencies, Rockwell Automation found.

    By Kalena Thomhave • July 2, 2024
  • Pictured is John Cappella wearing a dark colored suit with a Porsche vehicle in the background. He was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Porsche North America.
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    Porsche Cars North America names new COO

    John Capella is joining from Porsche Cars Canada, and replacing longtime executive Joe Lawrence.

    By July 1, 2024
  • Long Beach mayor Rex Richardson and Ford Motor executives Doug Field and Alan Clark announcing the new EV development center at a media event..
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    Ford to develop EVs at new California facility

    The Long Beach campus will open next year and house the automaker’s recently built skunkworks team.

    By June 28, 2024
  • Marc Whitten smiles in a media photo taken outdoors with trees in the background.
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    GM names Marc Whitten CEO of Cruise

    The new chief will take over the robotaxi company as it prepares to restart operations after a months-long suspension and series of executive shake-ups.

    By June 27, 2024
  • Tesla co-founder Elon Musk speaks at the Milken Institute's Global Conference May 6, 2024 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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    Tesla heads back to court still hoping to pay CEO Elon Musk billions

    The EV maker is hoping that a second shareholder approval of Musk’s record compensation package will influence a Delaware court.

    By Justin Bachman • June 27, 2024
  • A white 2014 Ford F-150 truck comes off the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan in June 2014.
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    Ford recalls over 550K F-150 pickups over transmission issue

    The 2014 model year trucks could suddenly downshift into first gear, regardless of speed.

    By June 26, 2024
  • BMW manufacturing operation in South Carolina
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    BMW invests $200M in new US press shop

    The automaker has expanded its operations in Spartanburg, South Carolina, ahead of the launch of the new BMW X3.

    By June 26, 2024
  • Stellantis signage with Ram trucks in the background
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    Stellantis looks to new leaders for North American comeback

    Jeep, Dodge and Ram have new leaders after a series of high-profile departures from the automaker.

    By June 25, 2024
  • Three 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickups driving.
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    Volkswagen invests $1B in Rivian with plans for a joint venture

    The new, equally-controlled business will focus on developing a next-generation electrical/electronic architecture for EVs.

    By June 25, 2024
  • A white 20204 Toyota Grand Highlander SUV parked outdoors with the sun setting in the background.
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    Toyota recalls 145,000 SUVs for airbag fault

    The driver's side-curtain airbag of 2024 Grand Highlander and Lexus TX SUVs may not deploy as intended.

    By June 25, 2024
  • The entertainment screen of the Kia EV3 showing icons of streaming apps for Netflix, YouTube and others.
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    LG launches suite of products for software-defined vehicles

    AlphaWare can integrate with existing OEM vehicle systems and help automakers create immersive experiences for drivers and passengers.

    By June 24, 2024
  • An aerial view of Toyota's manufacturing campus in San Antonio, Texas.
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    Toyota plans new drivetrain parts facility in Texas

    The automaker is investing $531 million to add a 500,000-square-foot plant to its San Antonio campus.

    By June 21, 2024