Tesla Is Forcing the Auto Industry to Rethink How It Sells Cars

Tesla shifted to selling cars entirely online in 2019. Now, some established automakers, like Ford, are talking about taking a similar approach.

#automobiles, #computers-and-the-internet, #customer-relations, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #farley-james-d-jr-1962, #ford-motor-co, #lucid-motors-inc, #musk-elon, #rivian-automotive-llc, #shopping-and-retail, #tesla-motors-inc

How Safe Are Systems Like Tesla’s Autopilot? No One Knows.

Automakers and technology companies say they are making driving safer, but verifying these claims is difficult.

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GM’s Mary Barra Has a Plan to Win the Electric Vehicle Race

The General Motors chief says efficiencies, innovations and learning from mistakes will allow her company to become a leader in electric vehicles.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #production, #tesla-motors-inc

Jim Farley Tries to Reinvent Ford and Catch Up to Elon Musk and Tesla

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.

#automobiles, #content-type-personal-profile, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #farley-james-d-jr-1962, #ford-motor-co, #production, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks

These Are the Companies That Have Withdrawn From Russia

More than 400 companies have withdrawn, at least temporarily, from Russia since it invaded Ukraine.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.

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Ford Splits Into Electric and Gas Divisions to Speed Up Transition

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.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #farley-james-d-jr-1962, #field-doug-automotive-executive, #ford-motor-co, #model-e

Auto Production Restarts After the Ambassador Bridge Is Cleared

But the industry might not return to normal for days, and it still faces a chronic chip shortage that has stunted global production.

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How The Trucker Protests Are Snarling the Auto Industry

Blockades of U.S.-Canada border crossings could hurt the auto industry, factory workers and the economy, which are still recovering from pandemic disruptions.

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Rivian Loses Its Shine as Investors Fret About Production Delays

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.

#amazon-com-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #automobiles, #discrimination, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #georgia, #initial-public-offerings, #normal-ill, #production, #rivian-automotive-llc, #scaringe-r-j, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #stocks-and-bonds, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc, #vans

As Automakers Add Technology to Cars, Software Bugs Follow

Faulty computer systems are prompting class-action lawsuits by disgruntled car owners, a symptom of automakers’ bumpy transition to the digital age.

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Why This Could Be a Critical Year for Electric Cars

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.

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For the Climate, Biden Must Be More Aggressive in Ending New Truck and Bus Emissions

To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles. 

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Why Tesla Soared as Other Automakers Struggled to Make Cars

The yawning disparity between the performance of the electric car company and established automakers last year reflects the technological change roiling the industry.

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Toyota Topped G.M. in U.S. Car Sales in 2021

After struggling to produce cars because of a global computer chip shortage, automakers are trying to move quickly to making electric vehicles.

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Supply Chain Problems Mean Buying a Car Sometimes Takes a Plane Ride

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.

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E.P.A. Announces Tighter Auto Pollution Rules

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.

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Cars Keep Getting Smarter. Do They Have to Look So Boring?

New cars are packed with technology, but they lack style and personality.

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Global Rivalries Are Miring the Clean Energy Revolution

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.

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How Leather Seats in Luxury SUVs Fuel Amazon Deforestation

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.

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America Isn’t Ready for the Electric-Vehicle Revolution

Its battery supply chain runs through China, and that’s not changing any time soon.

#batteries, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #politics-and-government, #united-states

6 Automakers and 30 Countries Say They’ll Phase Out Gasoline Car Sales

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.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations

6 Automakers and 31 Countries Say They’ll Phase Out Gasoline Car Sales

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.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations

NASCAR Bets on Next Gen Car to Draw New Crowds and Shift Fortunes

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.

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General Motors’ Third-Quarter Profit Hit Hard by Chip Shortage

The automakers said the profit outlook for the full year had improved, and higher car prices eased the impact of reduced production.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #shortages, #united-states-economy

Supply Chain Crisis Has New Car Buyers Turning to Backup Options

Amid a shortage of new cars, many buyers have been forced to kick the tires of overlooked models and brands.

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Rivian, an Electric Vehicle Start-Up, Reveals Large Losses in its I.P.O. Filing

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.

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Ford Will Build 4 Factories in a Big Electric Vehicle Push

The automaker and a supplier will spend $11.4 billion on three battery factories and a truck plant, creating 11,000 jobs.

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Building a More Sustainable Car, From Headlamp to Tailpipe

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.

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The Mighty Pickup Slims Down

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.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #hyundai-motor-co, #rivian-automotive-llc, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tesla-motors-inc

Why You Might Not Be Returning to the Office Until Next Year

After the Delta variant disrupted plans to reopen after Labor Day, many businesses pushed their targets further out or left them open-ended.

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The Dream Cars of the Car Designers

Saturday mornings are for celebrating stylish sheet metal in the parking lot of a storied hobby shop in metro Detroit.

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How Biden’s E.V. Plan Could Help Tesla and Squeeze Toyota

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.

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Tesla Sales More than Double in the Second Quarter

Tesla said sales doubled in the second quarter, but Ford reported a more modest increase as the industry grapples with a semiconductor shortage.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #shortages, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states

Here’s How Biden Aims to Increase Electric Car Sales

The president wants to use pollution rules to rapidly lift sales, but there are hurdles ahead.

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Ford Motor Shows Signs of Revival Under Jim Farley

Analysts credit the new chief executive, Jim Farley, with energizing the automaker, which still faces challenges.

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For Biden to Save Semiconductors, He Can’t Follow in South Korea’s Footsteps

The lesson for the U.S. lawmakers and regulators should not be to further bolster its corporate giants in a moment of crisis.

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Ford F-150 Lightning Is a Major New E.V. Contender

If it sells well, an electric version of the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. could help accelerate the move to electric vehicles.

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Electric Pickups Could Make or Break Biden’s Infrastructure Plans

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.

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The Lithium Gold Rush: Inside the Race to Power Electric Vehicles

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.

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E.V. Buying Guide: What to Know About Models, Batteries, Charging and More

Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.

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Three Electric S.U.V.s With Tesla in Their Sights

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.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tesla-motors-inc, #volkswagen-ag, #volvo-car-corp

How a Very Weird Quirk Might Let Michigan Republicans Limit Voting Rights

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.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #democratic-party, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #law-and-legislation, #michigan, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vetoes-us, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #whitmer-gretchen

2 Korean Battery Makers Settle Dispute That Threatened Biden’s Green Agenda

The settlement between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation ensures that a battery plant in Georgia will go forward without hampering electric vehicle production.

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Returning to the Office Sparks Anxiety and Dread for Some

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.

#amazon-com-inc, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #california-state-university-fullerton, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #executives-and-management-theory, #ford-motor-co, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #salesforce-com-inc, #shutdowns-institutional, #solomon-david-m, #target-corporation, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

Biden’s Push for Electric Cars: $174 Billion, 10 Years and a Bit of Luck

The president is hoping to make electric vehicles more affordable to turn a niche product into one with mass appeal.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #farley-james-d, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #infrastructure-public-works, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-automobile-workers, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #volkswagen-ag

The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buses, #c40-cities-climate-leadership-group, #copenhagen-denmark, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #germany, #heidelberg-germany, #hydrogen, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #jaguar-land-rover, #mercedes-benz, #oslo-norway, #portland-ore, #real-estate-commercial, #reckitt-benckiser, #roads-and-traffic, #rotterdam-netherlands, #sap-ag, #stockholm-sweden, #transit-systems, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #university-of-heidelberg, #wurzner-eckart

The Future of Car Navigation Has Arrived

Augmented reality and directions in the windshield: Integrated systems run (precise) laps around earlier technology, like a piano-roll device from the 1930s.

#automobiles, #cadillac-division-of-general-motors-corp, #ford-motor-co, #global-positioning-system, #jeep-division-of-fiat-chrysler, #maps, #navigation

How To Buy an Electric Car

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.

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Global Chip Shortage Challenges Biden’s Hope for Manufacturing Revival

A global shortage of a key component for cars and electronics has shuttered American factories and set off fierce competition to secure supplies.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electronics, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #shortages, #taiwan, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

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.

#delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #midwestern-states-us, #natural-gas, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #texas, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc, #weather