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Fisker closes deal for Magna to build its SUV, take stake in startup

By BEN KLAYMAN

Magna is slated to build the Ocean SUV in Europe, marking the Canadian supplier's first entry into contract manufacturing for an EV startup.

  • October 15th 2020 at 14:15

Audi meets with Mexican officials after plant dispute, says it's open to audit

Local and municipal authorities are locked in a dispute with the automaker over bill payments at its plant in the central state of Puebla

  • October 13th 2020 at 09:19

Corvette production halted this week because of parts shortage

By Hannah Lutz

Corvette inventory already is extremely limited because most of the cars are preordered before they arrive at dealerships, GM said.

  • October 12th 2020 at 15:39

Nissan to end commercial van sales next year

By Urvaksh Karkaria

Nissan will halt U.S. sales of its NV Cargo, Passenger and NV200 vans by the end of 2021.

  • October 12th 2020 at 05:00

Hyperloop testing blazes into West Virginia

Billionaire Richard Branson's company Virgin Hyperloop last week picked West Virginia to host a $500 million certification center and test track for a system that would use magnets to whisk pods filled with passengers and cargo through vacuum tubes at more than 600 mph.

  • October 12th 2020 at 05:00

Pandemic changes industry thinking on plant locations

The pandemic has not only upturned the year for automotive plant site searches, it's changing the way some companies think about about where they want to locate.

  • October 12th 2020 at 05:00

Automakers rush to take back their software codes

By Hans Greimel

From Silicon Valley to Wolfsburg, automakers increasingly see the mastery of software as core to expertise in cars.

  • October 12th 2020 at 05:00

Tesla seeks approval for battery-cell output at Texas plant

By DANA HULL and AKSHAT RATHI

The automaker disclosed plans to "operate a cell-manufacturing unit to produce the battery packs that are installed in the vehicle" in a permit application with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

  • October 9th 2020 at 10:42

Amazon reveals EV developed with Rivian

By Whitney McDonald

The vehicles will begin delivering packages in 2021, and 10,000 electric delivery vans will be manufactured by 2022.

  • October 8th 2020 at 19:45

Tenneco abandons $23 million office project in suburban Detroit

By Dustin Walsh

A spokesman for Tenneco said the decision to abandon the office move — which was a consolidation of employees in three southeast Michigan locations — "made prudent business sense."

  • October 8th 2020 at 19:34

Most Common Ford 6.7L Power Stroke Engine Problems

Continuing our informal “series” on diesel-engine problems—common, and, not-so-common—we’re focusing our attention on the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke (code name “Scorpion”), an engine developed exclusively by Ford engineers and assembled completely in-house that’s used in Super Duty rigs from 2011 to today. The “six-seven” has proven itself to be a good engine in the near-decade
  • October 10th 2020 at 01:24

How to Add Bolt-On Horsepower to a GM 5.3L LS

We add more power to a 2002 GMC Sierra with a 5.3L LS engine using bolt-on parts.
  • October 9th 2020 at 18:30

Scrounger’s Guide: Vortec 8.1L V8s

So you’ve decided you want an 8.1L engine in your muscle car or your tow rig, and who can blame you? They make more torque at 800 rpm than a factory LS1 produced at any point in its rpm range. Because they were also intended for marine and medium-duty truck use, they were subjected to
  • October 9th 2020 at 17:31

Chevrolet Adds Flair to 2021 Silverado HD with Four Special Editions

In addition to Chevrolet Trucks’ announcement of a best-in-class towing figure of 36,000 pounds for its 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD, the company also introduced four special editions to add some custom, er, factory flare to its lineup of 2500 and 3500 3/4- and 1-ton pickup trucks. While these HD special-edition trucks don’t quite reinvent the
  • October 9th 2020 at 08:17

Off-Road Rabbit Hole

Terriers are incredible little dogs that are synonymous with tenacity. When they latch on to something they feistily hang on for dear life, never backing down and never letting go. But it’s that same trait that often gets terriers into trouble, especially when they get a long-eared, cotton-tailed rodent in their sights. A terrier will
  • October 8th 2020 at 23:24

Outlaw Diesel Super Series Class Champions’ Roundtable

Diesel Power has been linked with the Outlaw Diesel Super Series—North America’s premiere diesel drag-racing sanction—for nearly five years, in a relationship that has grown from editor KJ Jones simply attending a few events, to the brand joining forces with ATS Diesel Performance in 2016, as a co-sponsor for the very popular 7.70 Index Eliminator.
  • October 8th 2020 at 19:33

Battle in Bama 2020

After being decommissioned in 1947—and receiving Nine Battle Stars for service during her brief three-year tenure as the Heroine of the Pacific—the USS Alabama was scheduled to be scrapped in the early 1960s. A handful of locals saw a bright future in the aging warship as the anchor attraction of a Memorial Park to be
  • October 8th 2020 at 17:00

Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: Cincinnati

The Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist is our series charting trucks, cars and other vehicles with oil-burners that are being sold in major cities throughout the U.S. The ever-evolving search began in March 2020 with a story about a 1994 Ford E-350 ex-presidential communications van (for former President Bill Clinton). With this rundown on Cincinnati,
  • October 7th 2020 at 23:19

Honda Refreshes Ridgeline for 2021

Honda rocked the truck world when it introduced the all-new 2006 Ridgeline. A first for the midsize pickup class, the Ridgeline featured a unibody design with fully independent suspension. Honda offered its new pickup with a V-6 engine, automatic transmission, and available all-wheel drive. We deemed the truck so good, in fact, that it won
  • October 7th 2020 at 20:15

Qruisin PCH, Quarantine Cruise 8

We did it again. Over 2,000 vehicles gathered together in Huntington Beach, California. Well, actually, the meetup spots have been in Westminster, Long Beach, and now Costa Mesa, but you get the point. This time the meet up point was at the SOCO and the OC Mix Shopping Center. And while the beginning venue might
  • October 7th 2020 at 19:10
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