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GM to use carbon fiber in redesigned pickup beds

Automotive Business Review - 7 déc. 2017 - 16:32
GM plans to use carbon fiber for the beds of its redesigned full-size pickups to improve performance and reduce weight. Carbon fiber is considerably stronger and lighter than steel and aluminum, but it's more expensive.

Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla electric trucks

Automotive Business Review - 7 déc. 2017 - 15:51
Beer giant Anheuser-Busch said it has reserved 40 of Tesla's all-electric semi trucks as it seeks to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions. The trucks are scheduled to be in production by 2019.

Carmakers want Silicon Valley's tech without its patent wars

Automotive Business Review - 7 déc. 2017 - 12:33
As automakers turn their vehicles into app-laden computers on wheels, there's one habit they don't want to acquire from Silicon Valley: fighting over patents in court.

Volkswagen Mexico executive sees scope to boost NAFTA auto content

Automotive Business Review - 7 déc. 2017 - 12:21
An executive at VW's Mexico unit said there is room to boost regional tariff-free content for autos made in North America, a central plank of the Trump administration's plan to overhaul NAFTA.

Ford, Alibaba sign deal that could allow automaker to sell cars online in China

Automotive Business Review - 7 déc. 2017 - 10:18
Ford and China's Alibaba have signed a deal to explore cooperation in areas such as cloud computing, connectivity and retail which could involve the sale of Ford cars on Alibaba's online retail platform.

Ford EV moving to Mexico to make room for autonomous vehicles in Mich.

Automotive Business Review - 7 déc. 2017 - 03:15
Ford is moving planned production of an electric crossover with a 300-mile range to Mexico from Michigan to make way for additional investment on autonomous vehicles in its home state.

California wildfires smoke out sales, service work

Automotive Business Review - 7 déc. 2017 - 00:43
Wildfires near Los Angeles have effectively shut down, though not destroyed, many dealerships in the area. It also forced a shutdown of one of the busiest freeways in the nation, the 405.

Former Honda store manager sentenced to prison for kickbacks

Automotive Business Review - 6 déc. 2017 - 22:46
The former general manager of a Honda store in Missouri was sentenced to prison for 18 months for a scheme that allegedly cost the store more than $1.8 million.

Toyota's Lentz says there's still work to do in Plano

Automotive Business Review - 6 déc. 2017 - 22:19
Toyota Motor North America CEO Jim Lentz is finally comfortable that he's got his people where he wants them to enable better communication and faster decision-making.

Ex-Volkswagen exec Oliver Schmidt gets 7 years, $400,000 fine for U.S. emissions violations

Automotive Business Review - 6 déc. 2017 - 22:18
Oliver Schmidt, the former executive who spearheaded Volkswagen's multiyear efforts to keep its conspiracy to cheat on diesel emissions a secret from U.S. regulators, received the maximum sentence possible from a federal judge in Detroit.

Pending Toyota site selection becomes political banter in Ala. race for U.S. Senate

Automotive Business Review - 6 déc. 2017 - 21:40
The pending Toyota-Mazda plant site selection decision is becoming part of the mud-slinging political banter in the race for Alabama's open Senate seat.

Tesla notches legal victory in Missouri

Automotive Business Review - 6 déc. 2017 - 20:51
Tesla can add Missouri to its win column as the electric automaker continues to wage its battle to sell vehicles directly in the United States, state by state.

Cordray announces bid for Ohio governor after leaving CFPB

Automotive Business Review - 6 déc. 2017 - 20:35
Richard Cordray, whose resignation as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sparked a battle over the agency's leadership, said he's running for governor of Ohio.

Mercedes introduces its new CLS

Automotive Business Review - 6 déc. 2017 - 18:00
In the latest video to join our viral video chart, Mercedes-Benz gives a visual walkaround of its redesigned CLS.

GM's new Marketplace draws ire of safety group

Automotive Business Review - 6 déc. 2017 - 13:16
A new in-car application from General Motors that lets drivers order coffee and browse for hotels while behind the wheel has been met with outcry from a prominent safety group.

California bill to banish fossil fuel cars by 2040 in the works

Automotive Business Review - 6 déc. 2017 - 13:04
A California lawmaker wants to put the state alongside China, France and the U.K. and have its legislature consider a ban on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.

Ford, Alibaba plan to test new sales models in China

Automotive Business Review - 6 déc. 2017 - 12:54
Ford is expected to sign a deal with Alibaba that may allow the automaker to test selling cars to consumers in China through Alibaba's online retail arm Tmall, as well as via a new "auto vending machine" store concept.

Congress cleared to review CFPB auto loan guidance

Automotive Business Review - 5 déc. 2017 - 23:18
The CFPB issued rules in 2013 to hold lenders that offer auto loans through dealerships responsible for discriminatory pricing based on race, sex or national origin.

Kia continues its Super Bowl streak

Automotive Business Review - 5 déc. 2017 - 20:03
Kia is coming back to the Super Bowl for the ninth straight year, as the automaker establishes itself as one of the most loyal advertisers in the game.

Lyft boosts round to $1.5 billion, led by Alphabet unit

Automotive Business Review - 5 déc. 2017 - 19:22
Lyft said its recent funding round is growing 50 percent, giving the ride-hailing startup more financial firepower to compete with its larger, troubled rival Uber.
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