Electric Car Sales Climb Sharply Despite Shortages

A scarcity of semiconductors and raw materials held back production, but buyers remain enthusiastic.

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Sony and Honda announce tie-up to make electric cars.

The two Japanese giants said they would form a company that would make battery-powered cars in Honda’s factories.

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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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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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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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General Motors, Honda and Toyota Sales Hit by Chip Shortages

Challenges in the global supply chain have held down production and depleted inventories.

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Helio Castroneves Wins Indianapolis 500 for a Fourth Time

Castroneves, 46, who last won the Indy 500 in 2009, joined A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears as the event’s only four-time winners.

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Hot Hatchbacks: Party in the Front, Business in the Back

The “hot hatch” concept — sporty but practical, with plenty of horsepower — is being swallowed by (what else?) S.U.V.s.

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Why Japan Is Holding Back as the World Rushes Toward Electric Cars

The country’s stance would seem to put it on the wrong side of market trends. But with its huge investment in gasoline-electric hybrids, it has big reasons to proceed slowly.

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British Auto Industry Risks Slow Decline After Brexit

Lacking a strong domestic battery industry, Britain may be left behind by the shift to electric cars.

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Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide

Carmakers can’t buy the semiconductors they need because home electronics are taking all the supply.

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Britain’s Ports Are Jammed, and Brexit Is Around the Corner

Honda’s plant in England was forced to halt operations because its parts hadn’t arrived. Soon U.K. ports will face a mountain of customs declarations.

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Pandemic Forces Car Dealers to Do the Unthinkable: Sell Online

Dealerships have long resisted e-commerce, but with many showrooms closed, the dynamic is changing.

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