Top 10 Global Automakers: PSA Out, Daimler In

April brings back a more familiar look to the list of the world’s 10 largest automakers, measured by actual registrations: Volkswagen is back in the lead, with Toyota and the Renault-Nissan Alliance not far behind. Surprise: Daimler kicks PSA … [Continue reading]

China’s New Rules: Tesla Must Stay Home, Used Car Factories Go Up In Price

China has effectively closed its doors to any new carmakers wanting to produce in the world’s largest automakers, a report in Beijing-based business publication Caixingglobal said. Capacity expansion by domestic automakers, and by joint ventures with … [Continue reading]

Wednesday morning car news roundup, June 14, 2017

Top News:   Analyst Says It's Time for Tesla to Start Worrying About Apple's Car Ambitions - Bloomberg: Tesla Inc. may be facing more competition from other tech giants than initially feared, and one of the analysts that had been most … [Continue reading]

Tuesday morning car news roundup, June 13, 2017

Top News: Ron Baron says Tesla stock will be $1000 by 2020s - CNBC: Billionaire investor Ron Baron thinks Tesla shares have a lot of room to run. 400,000 Tesla Model 3 Cars In 2018? It's Just Not Possible -Seeekingalpha: With Tesla  … [Continue reading]

Waymo Retires Iconic “Firefly” Vehicles

Google's self-driving car company Waymo is retiring its iconic "Firefly" self-driving vehicles from testing fleets after three years in service. The Firefly, which were widely known as "the koala cars," are being replaced by Waymo's expanding fleet … [Continue reading]

Monday morning car news roundup, June 12, 2017

Top News: Bosch created Volkswagen Dieselgate cheat software, study alleges - Autocar: Both Volkswagen and Fiat used the defeat devices, says the study; 'real driving' and 'homologation' modes were used to tweak the cars' emissions German … [Continue reading]

Dieselgate 2.0: Porsche And Audi Caught Using Sophisticated Defeat Devices

Volkswagen definitely is gunning for the “habitual cheater” title. Apparently, no lessons were learned when VW was involved in the biggest, and definitely most costliest cheater scandal the auto industry has ever seen. Volkswagen AG has (so far) … [Continue reading]

Friday morning car news roundup, June 9, 2017

Top News: Study of VW's cheating on diesels examines role of Bosch code - Automotive News: A study alleges that Robert Bosch created the software that enabled Volkswagen AG to evade diesel emissions standards for years. Elon Musk: We started … [Continue reading]