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10/17/2018 12:55 PM
After tearing down Tesla Model 3, analyst says profit potential huge, but 'this body is their single biggest problem'
The manufacturing analysts who spent 6,600 hours inside a warehouse north of Detroit picking apart a Model 3 have good news and bad news for Tesla.
10/17/2018 11:00 AM
Tesla secures site for China Gigafactory
Tesla has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 212-acre plot of land to build its first overseas Gigafactory.
10/16/2018 11:15 PM
BMW X7 to start at $74,895
BMW is filling out its product lineup with the launch of its largest crossover to date. The new X7, available at U.S. dealerships in March starting at $74,895, addresses a shortcoming in BMW's crossover lineup #8212; a true seven-seater option.
10/16/2018 10:27 PM
Luxury EV startup plans for AutoMobility LA debut
Rivian Automotive, an upstart electric vehicle maker headquartered in suburban Detroit, plans to introduce its first pair of electric, off-road vehicles -- a crossover and a pickup -- in November at AutoMobility LA.
10/16/2018 04:33 PM
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, TrueCar investor, dies at 65
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, a key supplier to the auto industry who used the fortune he made from the tech giant to invest in TrueCar, professional sports teams, cable TV and real estate, died on Monday. He was 65.
10/16/2018 09:07 PM
Ohio dealer Rhett Ricart elected NADA's next vice chairman
The National Automobile Dealers Association has elected Ohio dealer Rhett Ricart as its next vice chairman, meaning Ricart is in line to become chairman in 2020.
10/16/2018 09:19 PM
Why Walmart is partnering with Advance Auto Parts
Walmart announced a partnership with Advance Auto Parts that will create an automotive specialty store on Walmart.com. The news comes one day after its competing retailer Sears filed for bankruptcy.
10/16/2018 02:52 PM
Elon Musk, Tesla settlement with SEC over tweets approved by U.S. judge
A federal judge approved a $40 million settlement by Tesla and CEO Elon Musk with stock regulators, resolving claims that Musk misled the public on Twitter about a plan to take the company private.
10/16/2018 09:13 PM
Tesla, GM in line for EV boost under U.S. Senate bill
Tesla and GM, which have lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, could get their way for up to four years under a new proposal from a Republican senator.
10/16/2018 08:07 PM
What this former Ford exec will do at Pandora
One of Ford's top connected vehicles executives has been hired by Pandora to help the streaming music company form partnerships with the auto industry.
10/16/2018 07:48 PM
Cable industry moves to snatch airwaves away from 'talking cars'
Twenty years ago automakers won the rights to use a portion of U.S. airwaves for ultra-safe 'talking cars.' But now the cable industry wants more of those airwaves.
10/16/2018 12:44 PM
Ford's new Territory crossover part of plan to regain lost ground in China
Ford, while unveiling the new Territory crossover, said its plan to release a spate of new models will help turn around tumbling sales in the world's top auto market beginning next year.
10/16/2018 04:09 PM
New Goodyear service offers replacement tires at consumers' homes
Goodyear Tire and Rubber hopes it can sell more tires by offering consumers an easier way to buy and install them, in an effort that may challenge franchised auto dealers.
10/16/2018 04:45 PM
Tesla's Supercharger network is the template for the hydrogen era
A Tesla-like nationwide network of hydrogen fueling stations could help reduce the time it will take for fuel cell vehicles to become economically viable to manufacture.
10/16/2018 04:52 PM
Why a NAFTA vote will likely wait until 2019
The renegotiated U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada won't get a vote in Congress this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, setting up a potential fight with Democrats next year.