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Ford will take a one-time expense of $600 million in the fourth quarter to pay for the upfront costs of its new UAW contract. However, the deal offers the automaker some advantages over the next four years.


Ford will put $1.3 billion into the Kentucky Truck Plant to build a new body shop and retool for assembly of the 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup. The investment will also add 2,000 workers.


After four years of work and an 840-million-pound investment, the first production Bentley Bentayga leaves the production line in Crewe.


Tesla May Also Be Working On A Factory In China

Reports are out that Tesla is talking to the German government about funding for a new plant.


Valmet Automotive will begin in 2017 producing the GLC-Class crossover for Mercedes-Benz alongside the A-Class at its plant in Finland.


A note to factory workers in Missouri suggests that GM might move some van assembly to AM General to increase production capacity for the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.


Kandi Sells 1,000 EVs To Pang Da

Formula E launches music contest. Navigant Research publishes its lithium-ion battery company "Leaderboard." Kandi sells 1,000 EVs to Pang Da.


Volkswagen is giving its workers smart glasses to help them put together Golfs, Tiguans, and Tourans at its main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany.


Ford Switches Asia Pacific Facilities To LED Lighting

Telsarati likens the Talking Tesla podcast to Car Talk. Last lobbying takes place before the RFS decision. Ford invests $5 million in LED lighting in Asia.


Watch Out, Volkswagen XL1

Lower-priced electric vehicle may have a record-low drag coefficient among mass-produced vehicles.


The United Auto Workers ratified contracts with General Motors and Ford. The finalized agreements end weeks of negotiations with Detroit\'s automakers.


Volkswagen announces that it will cut investment next year by eight percent, or one billion euros, while it shepherds cash to pay for the diesel emissions issue.


Volkswagen might close the opulent factory for the Phaeton in Dresden, Germany, to cut costs. The plant reportedly only builds eight of the luxury sedans a week.


Deliveries Will Start In Late 2016, CEO Says

The latest prototype of the three-wheeled Elio vehicle was displayed at the 2015 LA Auto Show. Along with a few more details on deliveries and efficiency.


At least something is going right in the world when there's growing demand for twin-turbo V12 engines producing 621 horsepower. So to keep up with demand, Mercedes-AMG is expanding production to a new workshop in Mannheim, Germany.


Toyota will flip the switch on its methane generator at its Georgetown, KY, plant on November 23, and the gas will come from a nearby landfill. The system can generate one megawatt per hour, and it can expand in the future if necessary.


That Range Is Almost Double The Model S's

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that the EV future looks bright as battery-production costs continue to fall.


Toyota has announced plans to start producing the RAV4 crossover at its Cambridge North Assembly Plant in Ontario starting in 2019, joining the Corolla already manufactured there and the Lexus RX at the adjoining facility to the south.


That Jump In Deliveries Probably Didn't Hurt, Either

California-based electric-vehicle maker Tesla earns points for willingness to innovate, trustworthiness.


Updated Styling Is Good, Diesel Powertrain Not So Much

Popular Volkswagen sedan will continue to be available with four-cylinder, six-cylinder gas-powered engines.


Drive Oregon's Invitation To The EV Industry

Drive Oregon wants the EV industry to test in its "Living Lab." Mazda's Aqua-tech paint system reduces VOC and CO2 emissions. ARBÖ gives the Toyota Mirai its 2015 Environmental Award.

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