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The High-Stakes Race to Build More Ventilators 2020-04-02 16:13:35The US is short of ventilators to help Covid-19 patients breathe. Ford, GM, and satellite-launch company Virgin Orbit are trying to fill the gap.

Trump Eases the Way for More Gas Guzzlers  2020-04-01 08:00:00The administration reversed Obama-era rules that set strict fuel-economy standards, setting up a fight with states including California.

The Cargo Industry’s Quest to Curb Carbon-Belching Ships 2020-04-01 06:00:00Container ships burn some of the dirtiest fuel there is and spew out huge amounts of greenhouse gas. But the business is poised for a dramatic shift.

Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the 2020-04-01 06:00:00Can the automotive upstart break America’s addiction to carbon-spewing pickups and SUVs? With Amazon on its side, it might have a chance.

To Cut Carbon, Ditch Air Travel—and Get on 2020-04-01 06:00:00Some environmentally conscious people are trying to give up flying. For some trips, there's a great, cleaner alternative: It's called a train.

How Airlines Are Trying to Boost Efficiency and 2020-04-01 06:00:00Winglets. Better engines. Lighter materials. The industry is trying everything it can. But the best fix for the planet would be for us to stop flying

Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars 2020-04-01 06:00:00San Francisco's MTA boss Jeff Tumlin is one of a new breed of planner trying to kick cars out of the city. That's good for business, good for people

The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work 2020-03-30 08:00:00Workers want more compensation and better protection against illness from companies that don't consider them employees.

Public Transit Cuts Hurt 'Essential' Workers Who Need 2020-03-30 07:00:00Bus and train systems are trimming schedules amid plummeting ridership and mounting losses. But riders are being forced to choose between health and f

A Rest Stop Where Flying Cars Can Recharge 2020-03-29 09:00:00Beta Technologies' prototype helipad and base station for electric air taxis could also help route emergency supplies in a crisis.

A Hospital Train, DIY Face Shields, and More 2020-03-29 09:00:00The French repurpose a high-speed TGV to ferry coronavirus patients,  while engineers and automakers step up to help those on the medical front l

BMW's i4 Electric Concept Comes With a Hans 2020-03-28 09:00:00To fill the aural vacuum left by the disappearance of the engine, BMW brought in a ringer. 

Automotive News Breaking

CarMax to furlough 15,500, slash exec pay, other New! 2020-04-08 17:30:58The furloughs are effective April 18, and CarMax CEO Bill Nash is forgoing 50 percent of his salary as the used-car retailer moves to preserve cash. A

Auto trade group Here For America names first New! 2020-04-08 15:44:04Policy veteran Jennifer Safavian previously was executive vice president for government affairs at the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

Japan automakers cutting off pay to 32,000 North 2020-04-08 13:39:43Toyota said it will continue to provide benefits for about 5,000 temporary agency workers, and they may be eligible for unemployment.

Mercedes grabs lead in U.S. luxury race as 2020-04-08 13:19:46Mercedes-Benz delivered 67,746 vehicles, excluding commercial vans, in the first quarter, down 4.8 percent from a year ago.

FCA recalls 365,000 vehicles over rearview camera display 2020-04-08 12:58:48A software error on several FCA vehicles causes the rearview image to stay on the screen for more than 10 seconds after the vehicle has been shifted o

Small-business loan program ‘will not run out of 2020-04-08 11:21:07The Paycheck Protection Program is a top priority for dealers trying to keep their businesses afloat as showrooms are ordered to close throughout the

VW considers options for record $3.6 billion dividend 2020-04-08 09:34:29The automaker may use part of the dividend to shore up its finances during the coronavirus pandemic but acknowledges that investors would be disappoin

NADA slashes forecast for 2020 auto sales 2020-04-08 08:50:28The dealers association sees sales dropping below 2012 levels as incentives soar and consumer confidence plunges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GM to supply 30,000 ventilators as part of 2020-04-08 08:24:20GM plans to deliver 6,132 ventilators by June 1. The automaker is producing the ventilators at its 2.6 million-square-foot plant in Kokomo, Ind.

Quick rebound in Wuhan car sales give hope 2020-04-08 06:59:33The revival offers a sliver of hope for global carmakers from Volkswagen to General Motors and Toyota, whose sales are slumping in other regions of th

Self-driving startup Nuro gets green light in California 2020-04-07 17:05:21Tuesday's approval in California comes during growing overall demand for automated delivery services, as consumers across the country shelter in plac

Self-driving startup Zoox cuts safety drivers 2020-04-07 16:01:53With stay-at-home guidelines grounding its self-driving fleet, Zoox will stop paying human safety drivers today.

Motor Trend

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Gains a Third Latitude 2020-04-07 21:03:16The Trailhawk trim, with its off-road tires and red-painted tow hooks, is the Jeep fan’s jewel of the 2020 Jeep Cherokee lineup. But it isn

Watch Hennessey’s Maximus 1000 Show Why It May 2020-04-07 20:01:07Hennessey announced the Maximus 1000, its Hellcat V-8–powered Jeep Gladiator pickup in May of last year. But after nearly a year of testing&mdas

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S First Drive: Better 2020-04-07 18:01:37“So, whaddaya think?” Jonny Lieberman asked with his arms folded, head tilted back and to the left, as Jonny does. He had just driven the

Rich Doofus Known to Crash Expensive Cars Expensively 2020-04-07 17:34:23There is no New York auto show this year, but boy do we have a different kind of New York auto show for you. It happened just down the street from the

Near-Original 1969 Dodge Daytona Pulled Out of Storage 2020-04-07 16:45:10Hidden since 1974, Ronnie Belletieri’s 1969 Dodge Daytona is set to undergo a full OE restoration. The post Near-Original 1969 Dodge Daytona Pul

Battle of the MKIV Toyota Supras! Which Would 2020-04-07 15:10:14Sometimes, in between incessant typing and photo editing, some of the editors go back and forth about “this car vs. that car,” and it&rsqu

Modern Cars That Will Never Be Collectibles, Part 2020-04-07 12:47:07“Modern classic” is a phrase that’s been used to describe any number of legitimately special automobiles produced over the last 25 y

84-Mile 1990 Lamborghini Countach For Sale By Owner 2020-04-07 12:44:01It’s 1990 and the world is your oyster. What to do? Maybe go off to the record store and pick up that Nirvana album from last summer everyone&rs

2020 Jaguar F-Pace 25t Checkered Flag First Drive 2020-04-07 04:00:31There’s a curious alchemy at work in the design and development of any new automobile, an unpredictable fusion of people, politics, and process.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: 4 Features We Like 2020-04-07 04:00:29We first saw the new Hyundai Sonata last year at its reveal in the new Hyundai Design Studio in Soul, South Korea. We were impressed by its lavish des

Polestar Precept Concept: Up Close and Personal With 2020-04-07 01:00:40If Polestar 1 and Polestar 2, the first vehicles from Volvo’s new Polestar electric-powered performance and sustainable technology brand, have s

ABT Pupil: 2021 Audi RS6-R Wagon Makes 690 2020-04-06 19:05:32The wait is almost over, and the $109,995 2021 Audi RS6 Avant‘s North American arrival is imminent. But what are fans of Audi’s hotted-up

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Virus clobbers Mercedes Q1 sales 2020-04-08 13:08:00Mercedes-Benz sold 477,378 cars in the first quarter of 2020, down 14.9% year on year.

VW keeping parts units going to supply China 2020-04-08 12:12:00Volkswagen said "a few" components units, which have continued operation "to some extent", will extend their operations to safeguard the supply of

Tesla prepares pay cuts and furloughs 2020-04-08 10:08:00Tesla reportedly has told workers to brace for pay cuts and furloughs as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts its operations and cripples demand.

US DHHS gives GM $489m ventilator contract 2020-04-08 09:52:00The US Department of Health and Human Services has announced the first contract for ventilator production rated under the Defense Production Act, to G

Russia March sales up 2% as AEB appeals 2020-04-08 08:59:00Russia new car and LCV sales rose by 4% in March and 1.8% in Q1, but the Association of European Businesses (AEB) is calling on Moscow to pr

Indonesian vehicle production forecast to fall by 50% 2020-04-08 08:31:00Indonesian vehicle production is expected to fall by 50% in 2020 as economic activity in the country and in key export markets declines sharply due to

SEAT starts ventilator production at Martorell 2020-04-08 08:15:00VW Group brand SEAT has now started production of emergency ventilators at its Martorell facilities to contribute to the crisis caused by COVID-19.

PSA agrees solidarity deal with most unions 2020-04-08 07:42:00PSA has agreed an deal with four out of its five unions representing 80% of staff for salary compensation, health protocol and possible adaptation of

Benteler donates face mask holders to Galician health 2020-04-08 07:23:00Benteler is donating face mask holders to the Galician health service in north west Spain.

Nissan implements new working practices in Japan 2020-04-08 07:19:00Nissan has said its Japanese operations have implemented a number of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including precautionary guidelines an

Faurecia UK agrees to government job retention scheme 2020-04-08 07:08:00Staffordshire's Faurecia now will furlough workers following pressure from union Unite.

GEFCO shifts 750 tonnes of parts to France 2020-04-08 06:34:00Automotive logistics specialist GEFCO said it had transported 750 tonnes of key automotive spare parts to France, including turbo compressors, pi

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