auto industry

2019 was the year electric cars grew up

2019 was the year electric cars grew up

Blockbuster electric model launches belie a hard road ahead as automakers reinvent themselves.

US Targets Wage-Repression Model in Mexico, Demands Inspections, Industry Has a Cow

A proposed provision in the so-called "NAFTA 2.0" to increase autoworker wages in Mexico is raising hackles south of the border.
Two international EVs may end India’s “range anxiety,” if buyers ignore the price tag

Carmakers Announced 20,000 Layoffs in a Week as Electric Shift Upends Industry. And It’s Going to Get Worse

It’s turning out to be one of the worst years ever for auto workers across the globe amid shrinking demand and a tectonic shift in vehicle technology.

Elon Musk Made the Cybertruck "Ugly" on Purpose--and It May Be the Smartest Thing He's Ever Done

Make no mistake, Tesla's Cybertruck will completely change the auto industry.
Mercedes-Benz Parent Company Daimler To Cut Thousands of Jobs

Mercedes-Benz Parent Company Daimler To Cut Thousands of Jobs

Daimler says it plans to cut thousands of jobs by the end of 2022, not filling some vacant posts and offering severance packages in Germany.
Workers at Tesla’s solar factory in New York describe a racist workplace
Tesla’s new Cybertruck is here

Tesla’s new Cybertruck is here

Tesla is pivoting its marketing to big, bad, and heavy-duty.
Tesla’s new pickup will struggle to win over the Midwest’s truck die-hards

Tesla’s new pickup will struggle to win over the Midwest’s truck die-hards

Truck owners tend to not care about green bonafides.

6 Technology Trends Revolutionizing the Transportation Sector

A list of supposedly transformative technology in the offing for transporation Sanity checks encouraged.
Sunshine will cover your daily commute

Sunshine will cover your daily commute

Startups, and even major automakers, are turning their cars into mobile solar arrays.

To Polish an Iconic British Brand, Jaguar’s Owner Looks For Help in Germany and China

India’s largest conglomerate has said it’s open to finding partners for JLR to save on costs and share the burden of investing in electric vehicles.

The One Metric That Matters For Electric Cars

Looking at the hurdles electric cars have to surmount.
Electric cars are changing the cost of driving

Electric cars are changing the cost of driving

The economics of driving seven Teslas for 2.5 million miles.

Ilargi: Energy vs Waste

Why the problem of human energy consumption is intractable.

America Will Keep Losing Its Middle Class as Long as “The Free Market” Dominates the Economic Debate

How free market fundamentalism has undermined industrial policy and other pro-worker measures.

‘Is This About the Oil Industry?’ House Oversight Hearing Explores Big Oil’s Role in Weakening Clean Car Standards

Oil industry lobbies to weaken emissions standards, deploying "public interest groups" that are mere mouthpieces for fossil fuel companies.

Fiat and PSA Are Talking Auto Industry Mega-Merger. But a Tie-Up Won’t Fix Their China Woes

The potential deal would reshape the global auto industry and create a European powerhouse to rival Volkswagen.
United Auto Worker: 2020 Democrats' Will 'Destroy Union Jobs'; Trump 'Only Person Defending' American Workers

United Auto Worker: 2020 Democrats' Will 'Destroy Union Jobs'; Trump 'Only Person Defending' American Workers

A 25-year union worker with Ford Motor Company says President Donald Trump is "the only person defending" American auto workers while 2020 Democrats propose an environmental agenda that will "destroy