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Volkswagen Group’s ‘Tesla killer’? It’s the parts bin

VW and Audi are cutting EV costs by using shared platforms and modules from other vehicles in their lineups. ... Read More »

Toyota works to stay non-threatening

Toyota wants to make sure its unwavering commitment to U.S. manufacturing doesn't go overlooked. ... Read More »

UAW puts its money where its mouth is

With dollars and declarations, the UAW is signaling that it's prepared for a long and costly strike. ... Read More »

Why the real story behind Ghosn’s fall matters

Knowing the origins of the scandal involving former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn is paramount to preventing its repeat and assessing the strength of the alliance's attempted reboot. ... Read More »

Bollinger Motors gets settled in Detroit

Since Bollinger Motors moved last fall from Hobart, N.Y., to a gritty industrial park just north of Detroit, the company has been quietly turning its concept all-wheel-drive electric off-road vehicle into one that is production-ready. ... Read More »

BMW may source transmissions in U.S.

After 25 years of building vehicles in South Carolina, BMW says the time is now right to consider sourcing U.S. transmissions. ... Read More »

BMW bundles Mini, Roll-Royce sales with core marque

BMW Group is bundling its BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands into a single sales division led by Pieter Nota in a management shuffle prompted by the upcoming retirement of Peter Schwarzenbauer. ... Read More »

Feds move to consider cars with no steering wheels, brakes

U.S. regulators will ask the public if robotic cars should be allowed on streets without steering wheels or brake pedals as they try to set the first legal boundaries for their design in the world's second-largest vehicle market. ... Read More »

DOT hopes new internal council will accelerate innovation

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao outlined steps that the department is taking to prepare for the arrival of innovations such as flying taxis, hyperloops and autonomous vehicles. ... Read More »

Milne Promoted to COO at PermaPlate/Siskin

Six-year company veteran Bret Milne has been named COO of PermaPlate/Siskin Enterprises after serving as the F&I product provider’s vice president of operations since 2016. ... Read More »