Jeep Plant Shutdown Imperils Illinois Town and 1,350 Workers

Stellantis plans to idle the factory, which makes the Cherokee, as it shifts to electric vehicles. Labor talks and a union election may be affected.

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Jacques Pépin, in Search of Lost Cars and Cuisine

Have France’s distinctive food and automobiles slipped in their cultural cachet? The celebrity chef and serial owner of French cars has opinions on the matter.

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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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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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Canada Border Blockades Leave Automakers Scrambling

Some companies are resorting to U.S.-Canada crossings hundreds of miles from the bridges that protesters have blocked.

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Can Anyone Satisfy Amazon’s Craving for Electric Vans?

The company has big plans to turn its delivery fleet green. But very few of the vehicles are made right now.

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How Car Shortages Are Putting the Economy at Risk

Because so many jobs depend on automaking, the industry’s production problems are causing the pain to ripple.

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Italy’s Car Museums Offer More Than Just Ferrari And Lamborghini

There’s more to see than Ferrari and Lamborghini, and three museums in the country’s automotive heartland offer a deeper look.

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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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Chief of Cherokee Nation Asks Jeep to Stop Using Tribe’s Name

The carmaker that owns Jeep defended its use of the Native American tribe’s name on its S.U.V. and said it was “committed to a respectful and open dialogue.”

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