DETROIT — Alexandra Ford English, the great-great granddaughter of the founder of Ford Motor Co., has been tapped to lead an effort to expand the family brand once harnessed by Versace to sell $1,135 hoodies, the automaker announced Monday.
The newly created role of global brand merchandising director puts English, 33, in a position to use ...Read more
Making electrical vehicles affordable should be among the top priorities for automakers so that the average vehicle-buyer can purchase one, said Jim Farley, Ford Motor Co.'s president & CEO.
"I'm deeply worried about the affordability," said Farley Saturday during a discussion as part of the Detroit Homecoming VIII events, during a live-...Read more
The 2021 all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV is being recalled because it has improperly attached windshields and panoramic roof glass that may detach, creating risk of crash or injury, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA.
All vehicles built between Feb. 24, 2020, and July 18, 2021, may have been ...Read more
For once, major American automakers and the president are aligned on how much they should be required to limit greenhouse gas emissions from their vehicles.
But as climate change worsens to the point of international scientists calling it a "code red for humanity," some of the country's leading environmental organizations are pushing the ...Read more
This all-electric SUV is a solid, if not outstanding option. It nails the fundamentals, though a number of quirks degrade the experience.
The ID.4 is Volkswagen's first all-electric SUV and the brand's first global EV. Right out of the gate, this vehicle does a lot of things right. The ID.4 is spacious and comfortable inside, it has a smooth ...Read more
The wait is almost over for some Tesla Inc. customers to get access to driver-assistance technology the company has marketed in controversial ways — as long as they’re on their best behavior.
Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has said that on Friday, the electric-car maker will roll out an updated version of its Full Self-Driving beta ...Read more
Q: We have a new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E and have a question regarding remote charging stations.
We have noticed many of the charging stations located in shopping center parking lots say, “Tesla cars only.” Does this mean only Teslas can charge at these locations? I do realize most of these units were installed when only Teslas were on the...Read more
No matter how much money you have — or don’t have — everyone loves a bargain. So what if I said you can buy a new 2021 Jaguar sedan at a price that’s $7,105 lower than last year, yet it has a dramatically improved interior, updated infotainment system and styling updates? You’d say, tell me more.
OK, I will. For 2021, Jaguar has cut ...Read more
Aurora Innovation, a California-based self-driving technology company, this week begins testing autonomous trucks made by Washington-based Paccar, hauling FedEx loads between Dallas and Houston. The pilot marks the next phase of a partnership between the three companies that was announced in January.
"There's nothing that will be more ...Read more
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Fisker Karma and Tesla Model S exploded into our lives in 2011. With stunning looks, sci-fi technology, dashing CEOs — even $500 million each in investment from the Obama/Biden administration — the four-door exotics promised a wild ride into the EV future.
But while Tesla soared, Fisker flamed out.
Burdened by a ...Read more
The United Auto Workers is hailing its new auditing guidelines as a "deterrent" to corruption after its auditors discovered more than $2 million in improper expenditures of union dues at Local 412 in Warren, Mich., whose members include Stellantis NV workers.
The Local 412 financial secretary has been suspended, the UAW confirmed. The union's ...Read more
The global semiconductor shortage will cost $210 billion in lost revenues this year, estimates AlixPartners LLP, up 91% from the firm's previous May forecast of $110 billion.
Additionally, the global consulting firm with roots in Metro Detroit now expects the industry to lose production of 7.7 million vehicles this year, a 97% increase from the...Read more
General Motors' transition to all-electric vehicles will transform the century-old automaker into a software company that just happens to make hardware: cars.
In the new business model, the cars will be a platform to deliver GM-developed software to offer consumers services beyond their vehicle. Services that can be used in their homes and ...Read more
General Motors has hired the former chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to head global regulatory affairs for the automaker.
GM said Wednesday that David Strickland will join the company as vice president of Global Regulatory Affairs starting Oct. 1. He will report to Omar Vargas, GM vice president and head of Global ...Read more
Ford Motor Co. is partnering with and investing $50 million into a battery recycling startup led by a Tesla co-founder as the Dearborn automaker works to shore up its battery supply chain for a forthcoming wave of electric vehicles.
Ford and Redwood Materials announced the deal Wednesday and said the two companies will work together "to ...Read more
Imagine being able to charge an electric vehicle without stopping to plug in. It's the kind of technology that could help ease worries like range anxiety and could really boost the transition to electric vehicles.
Michigan could have the first wireless charging infrastructure on a public road anywhere in the country, although the state is ...Read more
The man who is Stellantis' head of Americas is leaving to join the nation's largest dealership group, AutoNation Inc.
Mike Manley, who has served as head of Americas for Stellantis since January, will start with AutoNation as its CEO and member of its board on Nov. 1. That's when AutoNation's long-time CEO Mike Jackson, 72, will retire.
General Motors will start making battery fixes to over 140,000 recalled Chevrolet Bolts EVs and EUVs beginning in mid-October.
The 2017-19 model year Bolt EVs will get five new battery modules, essentially getting an enhanced battery pack.
For the 2020-22 models, they will get all new modules too, unless GM can finish developing software that ...Read more
Success in the full-size pickup market has been elusive for Toyota thus far, but the automaker brings its A-game to the fray with its 2022 Tundra, a brawny new truck that has the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500 in its sights.
The top Tundra model will be the first pickup to get Toyota's legendary hybrid technology to boost fuel economy...Read more
"Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance" might not roll off the tongue quite as nicely as "Lexus IS F," but there's a lot to be said for truth in advertising. Despite a number of similarities in design and execution, the new IS 500 is not a direct successor to the beloved IS F sold from 2007 to 2014. Whether that's a good thing ...Read more
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