Automakers


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    Tracking the automotive industry’s monthly US sales

    Ford, Hyundai and Kia reported electric vehicle sales boosts, while Honda’s EV sales were down 19%.

    June 14, 2024
  • In an aerial view, the Juno Horizon, a Japanese bulk vessel, sails though the cleared Fort McHenry Channel in the Patapsco River on June 11 in Baltimore, Maryland. The federal shipping channel has fully reopened more than two months after the cargo ship Dali hit the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse and cutting off vessel access to the port.
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    The Port of Baltimore is reopened from the bridge collapse. How much cargo will return?

    With wreckage from the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse removed, leaders are bullish on the port’s ability to retain customers.

    By Colin Campbell • June 13, 2024
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    Toyota adds production lines with $282M Alabama expansion

    The Huntsville manufacturing facility will add 350 jobs as a part of the investment.

    By June 13, 2024
  • The new Chevrolet Blazer EV, Chevrolet Equinox EV and Chevrolet Silverado EV RST placed together for a media photo.
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    GM board approves $6B stock buyback

    It’s the automaker’s second major buyback following a $10 billion accelerated share repurchase announced in November.

    By June 12, 2024
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    CPKC’s next distribution center to aid automotive growth

    The railroad expects the 30-acre facility will help it move finished vehicles more efficiently.

    By Larry Avila • June 12, 2024
  • The interior of a 2023 Kia Telluride SUV as viewed from the passenger side showing the seat layout.
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    Kia recalls up to 463K Telluride SUVs for seat motor fire risk

    The automaker’s safety engineers discovered a micro switch misalignment was causing continuous motor operation on some vehicles.

    By June 11, 2024
  • A red 2024 Jeep Wagoneer SUV driving on a highway with a body of water in the background.
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    Some large SUVs fall short on safety: IIHS

    The 2023-2024 Jeep Wagoneer was the only model to earn a Top Safety Pick award, outperforming GM and Ford SUVs.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Canada border disruption? What shippers should know about a possible strike

    If a strike happens, shippers can expect lengthy delays moving freight on trucks between the U.S. and Canada.

    By Larry Avila • Updated June 7, 2024
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    Courtesy of Geely Auto Group
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    More young Americans would consider buying China-made cars: survey

    Plus, affordable EVs from brands based in China could likely avoid U.S. tariffs if the cars are built in North America.

    By Kalena Thomhave • June 6, 2024
  • The 17-inch infotainment screen of the 20204 Chevy Silverado EV showing icons on the home screen.
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    GM promotes 2 former Apple execs to lead its software organization

    The executive appointments come as the automaker aims to make software a core component of its vehicle and customer experience.

    By June 5, 2024
  • Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, is pictured speaking at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2017
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    Stellantis CEO on US tariffs: ‘You cannot stop the competition’

    Carlos Tavares believes the Biden administration is focusing on short-term issues instead of challenging China’s automakers in the electric vehicle market.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Ford shows off renovated tech and innovation hub in Detroit

    The automaker’s Model e and Integrated Services teams will work out of a former train station that underwent an extensive restoration project.

    By June 4, 2024
  • A newly built Polestar 3 SUV painted white at Geely's production facility in China.
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    Polestar ‘evaluating’ potential impact of expanded EV tariffs

    The brand, which is gearing up to launch a new U.S.-built electric crossover this year, sources key parts from China.

    By June 4, 2024
  • The interior and dashboard of the Tesla Model 3 with the white seat color option.
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    Tesla recalls 125K vehicles to fix seat belt warning issue

    It’s the EV maker’s fifth recall this year, following a Cybertruck accelerator pedal issue in April.

    By June 3, 2024
  • New Hyundai cars are displayed on a sales lot in California
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    DOL lawsuit targets Hyundai profits, alleges supplier employed 13-year-old

    In a statement, the automaker said the agency used “an unprecedented legal theory” to hold it accountable for the actions of its suppliers.

    By Ryan Golden • Updated June 3, 2024
  • The Stellantis sign outside the company’s North American office in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
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    Stellantis names new chief sales and marketing officer

    Lancia brand CEO Luca Napolitano is replacing Thierry Koskas, who will remain with the automaker’s Citroën brand.

    By Kalena Thomhave • May 31, 2024
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    US trade authorities find labor rights denial at Volkswagen plant in Mexico

    Officials found evidence that workers’ freedom of association and collective bargaining rights were denied following a recent union election.

    By Updated May 30, 2024
  • Toyota's chief technology officer, Hiroki Nakajima, speaks at a presentation with a yellow Toyota Prius and engine on display.
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    Toyota, Subaru and Mazda to develop new engines for hybrid vehicles

    Each automaker will develop a signature engine design that represents its respective brands and customer preferences.

    By May 30, 2024
  • A Volkswagen teaser photo showing a silhouette of an electric vehicle.
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    VW to launch a family of entry-level EVs in Europe

    The automaker says its new electric vehicles will set standards in the low-priced segment for technology, design, quality and customer experience.

    By May 29, 2024
  • Mercedes-Benz workers assemble the EQS SUV
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    UAW challenges outcome of Mercedes-Benz vote

    The union claims the automaker interfered with the election by discriminating against Alabama plant workers who supported unionization.

    By May 29, 2024
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    Tesla shareholders cite floundering performance in bid against Musk pay package

    The group also claims the EV maker’s board is stacked with directors who have close personal ties to the CEO.

    By May 24, 2024
  • Birds eye view of hydrogen tanks surrounded by a wire fence and cars.
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    Toyota debuts renewable energy system at Port of Long Beach

    The resources generated by the new system will support Toyota Logistics Services’ vehicle-processing and distribution center at the port.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 24, 2024
  • The exterior of the Ultium Cells battery cell factory in Warren, Ohio showing parking spaces equipped with electric vehicle chargers.
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    Courtesy of Ultium Cells LLC
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    Ultium Cells, Redwood Materials to partner on EV battery recycling

    Tesla supplier Panasonic also plans to use recycled cathode materials from Redwood for its battery factory under construction in Kansas.

    By May 23, 2024
  • A Ford Pro electric vehicle charger with a F-150 Lightning pickup truck parked in the background.
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    Ford Pro lands EV charging deal in Dallas

    The agreement follows other investments in charging infrastructure as the automaker looks to grow its commercial EV business.

    By May 23, 2024
  • BMW Group's headquarters in Munich, Germany
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    BMW imported cars to the US using parts from banned supplier: Senate report

    The automaker shipped at least 8,000 Mini Coopers that used components from a company based in China's Xinjiang region.

    By May 22, 2024