The key to growing EV adoption is cars with lower sticker prices. They may be on their way.

Mar 22, 2024
A Chinese automaker has announced a model for less than $10,000. And Ford says it's committed to a $25,000 electric.
“The problem with the market at the moment is that there’s a void of vehicles priced below $35,000. And there are plenty of buyers who want them,” says Sam Fiorani with AutoForecast Solutions.
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How recalls can affect a company's bottom line — and future sales

Feb 28, 2024
A recent Toyota recall affects more than 280,000 vehicles. But not all recalls are created equal in terms of how they color a company's brand and long-term customer loyalty.
More than 280,000 Toyota SUVs and pickup trucks were recalled over a software issue. But care recalls are actually pretty common.

As GM announces quarterly results, all eyes are on strike's effects

Oct 24, 2023
Investors — and the union — will be scrutinizing the numbers for clues about how the extended work stoppage is affecting the companies.
Because only two weeks of the UAW strike were in Q3, earnings may not take much of a hit — but keep an eye on forecasts.
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How are car dealers feeling about the UAW strike?

Sep 15, 2023
Solid Inventory is keeping some worries away for now. But a prolonged strike could hurt the industry, one expert says.
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The UAW strike is also about EVs and the future of auto industry jobs

So far, the UAW is holding a limited strike at three plants across three states.
Members of the UAW began striking last night at a select few factories and plants across the Midwest.
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EV prices are falling, but remain out of reach for many potential buyers

Jul 17, 2023
The industry may need to cut costs to bring down stickier prices.
Ford's F-150 Lightning electric pickup (above) is part of recent price drops in the electric vehicle space.
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Ford on EVs: Think of us as a startup

Mar 23, 2023
The company expects to lose another $3 billion this year in its transition from internal combustion cars to electric.
Ford expects its EV business to start turning a profit by 2026. Above, an electric F-150 charges.
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For public good, not for profit.

Sales of fully electric vehicles nearly doubled in 2022. Which carmakers came out on top?

Jan 6, 2023
EVs account for about 5% of car purchases, according to automotive website Edmunds. Rivals to Tesla are making inroads.
Tesla still holds an estimated 60% of the EV market, but its share has been declining.
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To make the most of a new Ford electric truck plant, Tennessee neighbors need sewer help

Dec 21, 2022
Ford needed a sewer line to build its $5.6 billion plant in Tennessee. But neighboring communities now have to build their own wastewater system to accommodate new residents who come for the new plant jobs.
The town of Mason has its own utility system including water and sewer. Utilities have been the most difficult hurdle to overcome in developing the West Tennessee megasite.
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Auto industry's transition to electric is changing its approach to staffing

Nov 1, 2022
Analysts say rightsizing is part of a bigger shift playing out in the auto industry.
Ford decided to offer "underperforming" white-collar workers the option of undergoing a special review process or leaving with severance.
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