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GM loans Ohio plant buyer $40 million to launch electric truck

GM loans Ohio plant buyer $40 million to launch electric truck

The factory in Lordstown, Ohio, and adjoining land sold for $20 million earlier this month, the Business Journal reported, citing records from the Trumbull County auditor.


VW charged with violating Canada

VW charged with violating Canada's vehicle emission standards

VW was charged with 60 counts of breaching the Canadian Environmental Protection Act by importing vehicles that did not conform to prescribed emission standards.


Pelosi, White House reach tentative deal on NAFTA rewrite, report says

Pelosi, White House reach tentative deal on NAFTA rewrite, report says

The NAFTA revision is one of President Donald Trump’s top priorities, and its passage would help the White House make the case that he’s pursuing policy achievements on behalf of the country even while lawmakers debate removing him from office.


Tesla on autopilot rear-ends parked police car

Tesla on autopilot rear-ends parked police car

The driver of the Tesla Model 3 told police in Connecticut that his car’s Autopilot feature had been activated and he was not facing forward.


Audi hints at partnership with SAIC

Audi hints at partnership with SAIC

Volkswagen Group and SAIC Motor Corp. invited parts makers to bid to become suppliers for an Audi A7L they plan to build, signaling the German luxury brand is poised to add China’s largest automaker as a manufacturing partner as Audi pushes to regain share lost to Mercedes-Benz and BMW in the world’s biggest market.


EU approves $3.5 billion in aid for battery production, r&d

EU approves $3.5 billion in aid for battery production, r&d

Opel and French battery manufacturer Saft can move forward with a plan to build electric vehicle battery cells in Germany after the European Union approved the use of state aid for the project.


Cadillac pilots digital shopping, showroom service

Cadillac pilots digital shopping, showroom service

Cadillac will pilot Cadillac Live on Monday after launching the program in Canada in March. All Cadillac dealerships in Canada opted into the program. So far, 160 U.S. dealerships in the five pilot states have opted in.


GM pulls out of Russian car assembly business with AvtoVAZ deal

GM pulls out of Russian car assembly business with AvtoVAZ deal

AvtoVAZ said it signed an agreement to buy GM's 50 percent stake in their joint venture, which sees the two companies produce the Chevrolet Niva from a factory in Togliatti, Russia.


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GM's lawsuit against FCA driven by a $1 billion grudge

The indictment of former Fiat Chrysler labor chief Al Iacobelli set off a more than two-year effort by GM’s legal staff to establish a pattern of coziness between the UAW and FCA.


Honda embraces spotlight as rivals back away from auto shows

Honda embraces spotlight as rivals back away from auto shows

Honda wants to create a vibrant, enthusiastic atmosphere for visitors to its auto show stands. Not so much for auto writers but for the real audience: future car buyers.