Tesla shifted to selling cars entirely online in 2019. Now, some established automakers, like Ford, are talking about taking a similar approach.
Automakers and technology companies say they are making driving safer, but verifying these claims is difficult.
The General Motors chief says efficiencies, innovations and learning from mistakes will allow her company to become a leader in electric vehicles.
Ford’s chief executive is about to introduce an electric F-150 pickup truck that could determine whether the automaker can survive and thrive in an industry dominated by Tesla.
More than 400 companies have withdrawn, at least temporarily, from Russia since it invaded Ukraine. Some have been there since the fall of communism — symbols of the enduring power of Western culture and commerce.
E.V. operations will focus on technology and growth while the traditional business continues to chase profits. “You can’t have people work on both at the same time,” the chief executive said.
But the industry might not return to normal for days, and it still faces a chronic chip shortage that has stunted global production.
Blockades of U.S.-Canada border crossings could hurt the auto industry, factory workers and the economy, which are still recovering from pandemic disruptions.
The electric vehicle maker’s stock surged after a public offering last fall but has since plunged, in part because the company failed to meet its 2021 goals.
Faulty computer systems are prompting class-action lawsuits by disgruntled car owners, a symptom of automakers’ bumpy transition to the digital age.
Booming in a depressed market, battery-powered vehicles are a plus for the climate but pose a big threat to carmakers and parts suppliers that are slow to change.
To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles.
The yawning disparity between the performance of the electric car company and established automakers last year reflects the technological change roiling the industry.
After struggling to produce cars because of a global computer chip shortage, automakers are trying to move quickly to making electric vehicles.
The limited supply of new and used vehicles is forcing some Americans to go to great lengths to find and buy them, including traveling to dealers hundreds of miles away.
Under the new plan, designed to reduce planet-warming tailpipe emissions, new vehicles would be required to average 55 miles per gallon starting in 2026.
New cars are packed with technology, but they lack style and personality.
The quest for Congo’s cobalt, which is vital for electric vehicles and the worldwide push against climate change, is caught in a cycle of exploitation, greed and gamesmanship.
An examination of Brazil’s immense tannery industry shows how hides from illegally deforested ranches can easily reach the global marketplace. In the United States, much of the demand for Brazilian leather comes from automakers.
Its battery supply chain runs through China, and that’s not changing any time soon.
Ford, G.M. and Mercedes agreed to work toward selling only zero-emissions vehicles by 2040. But Toyota, Volkswagen and Nissan-Renault did not join the pledge.
Ford, G.M. and Mercedes agreed to work toward selling only zero-emissions vehicles by 2040. But Toyota, Volkswagen and Nissan-Renault did join the pledge.
The Confederate flag is gone, and a new car is being counted on to bring back classic stock car thrills and reverse more than a decade of fan attrition. Billions ride on its success.
The automakers said the profit outlook for the full year had improved, and higher car prices eased the impact of reduced production.
Amid a shortage of new cars, many buyers have been forced to kick the tires of overlooked models and brands.
The company, which is backed by Amazon and Ford, is seeking to sell shares in one of the biggest initial public offerings of the year.
The automaker and a supplier will spend $11.4 billion on three battery factories and a truck plant, creating 11,000 jobs.
Vehicle makers shy away from traditional materials that are hard to recycle, like leather and plastics, and look to repurpose alternatives that still convey quality.
Small trucks from Ford and Hyundai are joining a growing field of electric models as America’s go-to vehicle adapts to an evolving market.
After the Delta variant disrupted plans to reopen after Labor Day, many businesses pushed their targets further out or left them open-ended.
Saturday mornings are for celebrating stylish sheet metal in the parking lot of a storied hobby shop in metro Detroit.
A push to increase sales of electric vehicles favors companies that already have all-electric cars on the market and could penalize those that don’t.
Tesla said sales doubled in the second quarter, but Ford reported a more modest increase as the industry grapples with a semiconductor shortage.
The president wants to use pollution rules to rapidly lift sales, but there are hurdles ahead.
Analysts credit the new chief executive, Jim Farley, with energizing the automaker, which still faces challenges.
The lesson for the U.S. lawmakers and regulators should not be to further bolster its corporate giants in a moment of crisis.
If it sells well, an electric version of the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. could help accelerate the move to electric vehicles.
The transition to an electric-car future will be an uphill battle, with the president and Republicans in Congress at odds over his $4 trillion economic agenda.
A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.
Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.
Test-driving Volkswagen’s ID.4, Ford’s Mustang Mach-E and Volvo’s XC40 Recharge: The green turf where Tesla has dominated for so long is poised to grow crowded.
State Republicans are pushing a voting law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has said she will veto. But a rarely used option for a voter-driven petition could allow the G.O.P. to circumvent her veto.
The settlement between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation ensures that a battery plant in Georgia will go forward without hampering electric vehicle production.
After a year of working remotely, some employees are not keen to go back to the office, and, so far, employers are being receptive to their concerns.
The president is hoping to make electric vehicles more affordable to turn a niche product into one with mass appeal.
As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.
Augmented reality and directions in the windshield: Integrated systems run (precise) laps around earlier technology, like a piano-roll device from the 1930s.
Even before G.M. announced it would work toward eliminating emissions from its vehicles, more automakers were putting E. V.s in their showrooms. Here’s a roundup.
A global shortage of a key component for cars and electronics has shuttered American factories and set off fierce competition to secure supplies.
Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.