Can we get enough of cup holders?

Mar 1, 2018
Whether it’s to fit an extra Big Gulp cup or to store your kids’ playthings, it seems like we always want more cup holders in our cars — and car makers are trying to meet this demand. Chester Dawson is a reporter from Wall Street Journal‘s Detroit Bureau. He writes about the new trend of […]

German carmakers are slowly heading toward electric vehicles

Sep 28, 2017
Relying on old technology like diesel could prove fatal, an expert says.
Volkswagen is planning to spend 80 billion euros over the next decade on electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles.
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U.S. automakers and the Trump administration disagree on this part of NAFTA

Aug 21, 2017
The U.S. wants a new rule that would require that a set percentage of each car or auto part come exclusively from the U.S.

Auto racing goes electric

Jul 14, 2017
The Formula E circuit lets car makers test their electric vehicles and promote their products to buyers.
A race car for Formula E.
Courtesy of Formula E

Detroit automakers respond to more Trump tariff threats

Jan 3, 2017
Building abroad makes economic sense for U.S. automakers.

A new administration, a new mandate. So let the lobbying begin.

Nov 16, 2016
That’s the story of Washington this past week. Case in point: top automakers, represented by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, have asked President-elect Trump to review standards for cars’ fuel economy and emissions regulations, which were center points of President Barack Obama’s policies. Regulators are currently assessing the standards, which are poised to get stricter […]
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Volkswagen posts results; looks to move beyond scandal

May 31, 2016
The automaker plans to make more electric vehicles and invest in ride-sharing.
Volkswagen recently put $300 million into the ride-hailing company Gett.
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Ford gets hip to attract tech workers

Apr 14, 2016
Ford has announced a big building and renovation spree at its professional facilities in the Detroit area.
The Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.
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