Automakers pledge ethical minerals sourcing for electric cars

November 29, 2017
Leading carmakers including Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp. pledged on Wednesday to uphold ethical and socially responsible standards in their purchases of minerals for an expected boom in electric vehicle production.

Volvo’s Polestar Unveils its First Car

October 31, 2017
Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, has revealed its future as a new standalone electric performance brand.

Ford Q3 profit jumps 63% as truck sales rise

October 26, 2017
Ford Motor Co. on Thursday said its third-quarter net income rose 63 percent to $1.6 billion, helped by foreign tax credits and strong light-truck sales in North America.

End of the line for carmaking in Australia

October 20, 2017
The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia rolled off the General Motors production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday as the country reluctantly bade farewell to its automobile manufacturing industry.

Chinese-funded EV startup buys tech firm headed by former Tesla executive

October 19, 2017
SF Motors Inc, a California-based electric vehicle (EV) unit of China’s Chongqing Sokon Industry Group Co Ltd, on Thursday said it has bought an EV and battery tech firm headed by former Tesla Inc executive Martin Eberhard for $33 million.

Death of Australian car output leaves chasm

October 19, 2017
As thousands of people attended an automobile rally in Australia's blue-collar heartland on Sunday, many knew it was also a funeral procession for the nation's car industry.
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