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Farmdrop wants fans to help name its electric 'vanimals.'

TRINA scientists discovered a magnesium-friendly electrolyte. Farmdrop is naming its electric delivery vans. PSA built its millionth Euro 6 diesel engine.

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Elon Musk says Tesla is hellbent on being the world's best manufacturer.

Looking at a million vehicles a year by 2020, Tesla is going to change the way it designs and builds its electric cars.

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McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt is planning a big R&D push that will culminate in 15 new products and introduce "a completely new powertrain architecture."

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Josh Ensign and Greg Reichow find the exit.

These key executives are leaving Tesla just as the company is getting ready to launch its next product.

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It's like a container house, but for giant fans.

Instead of taking new cars to the wind tunnel, Ford's bringing the tunnel to the factory.

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Tesla says repair costs are falling, but what about those Falcon Wing doors?

Tesla spends three times as much per vehicle compared to what GM and Ford do on repairs and warranty accruals.

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With chassis design done, Elio shoots for deliveries by year-end.

High-MPG trike maker Elio Motors says it can start testing prototype for ride, safety.

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Falsified fuel mileage claims limited to cars sold outside the United States.

After checking and re-checking its data, Mitsubishi North America announces that US market cars are cleared of any mpg-related wrongdoing.

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Future Mobility poaches executives from BMW i.

Watch robots build the Tesla Model X. A Chinese EV firm poaches BMW i executives. Blogger spots possible autonomous Apple test vehicle.

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Far and away the best-selling two-seat convertible in the industry, the Mazda has now built a million examples of the MX-5 Miata over the course of four generations and 27 years of production.

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In the aftermath of recent earthquakes in Japan, GM is expecting a shortage in the supply of certain parts, so it's shutting down four of its plants in North America for two weeks.

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Some factories will begin production next week; Lexus factories still shuttered.

Toyota will reopen most of its factories in Japan next week, but two that produce Lexus models will remain closed. The automaker won't disclose when these plants will reopen.

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Mitsubishi has falsified fuel economy data of 625,000 small cars, and most were built for Nissan.

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Toyota and Lexus hit hard by plant closures.

There could be shortages of many Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the US because recent earthquakes in Japan forced the automaker to suspend most of its factories there.

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Say it ain't so, VeeDub.

Volkswagen reportedly intends to axe the Beetle in 2018 to make more room for crossovers, but the move seems premature. The vehicle remains an icon, albeit a slow selling one.

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Tesla's supply costs could surge as lithium demand doubles by 2020.

Tesla Motors may be enlisting more firms to complement Panasonic's efforts to meet lithium-ion battery demand.

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Governer hearts this electric future.

Faraday Future breaks ground for its upcoming $1 billion electric vehicle factory, and it's smiles all around.

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Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy.

Honda now has a supercar production facility in rural Ohio that would be the envy of any Formula One team.

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The Dresden plant had previously been used to make the Phaeton.

Volkswagen's Transparent Factory has been reopened to show off the company's plug-in vehicle technology.

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30,000 employees will get new workspaces designed to bring them into the 21st century.

Construction will begin later this month on a massive redesign of Ford's corporate campus in Dearborn, Michigan, a project that's expected to take more than a decade to complete.

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FCA will lay off 1,420 workers from its Sterling Heights Assembly and Stamping plant because demand for the Chrysler 200 is so low. The sedan won't last much longer on the market, either.

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