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Autos Automobiles and Components

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— German automaker Daimler will voluntarily recall 3 million Mercedes-Benz brand cars with diesel engines in Europe to improve their emissions performance, the company said Tuesday in the wake of widespread public debate over the future of diesel. The Stuttgart- based company said it was taking the step to reassure drivers and strengthen...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— German automaker Daimler to recall 3 million cars in Europe to improve diesel emissions.

  • The Milwaukee- based motorcycle maker also said it would need to cut production in second half of 2017, resulting in hourly workforce reductions at some of its U.S. plants. Harley's shares were down 9 percent at $47.17 in late morning trading on Tuesday. "We are downgrading Harley-Davidson to' market-perform' based on increased conviction that motorcycle...

  • Honda's futuristic concept car has artificial intelligence and wants to know how you're feeling

    Honda's NeuV concept car has an emotional, AI-based component that interprets its drivers emotions.

  • SINGAPORE, July 18- Faraday Future, an electric car start-up backed by Chinese entrepreneur Jia Yueting, has hired BMW veteran Ulrich Kranz as chief technology officer, as it pushes to accelerate production of its FF91 luxury electric SUV despite its parent's financial woes. Kranz joins as Faraday struggles to support some of its loftier goals, including...

  • PARIS, July 18- French carmaker PSA Group is resisting government demands that it raise a bailout offer to struggling supplier GM&S, ahead of a Wednesday bankruptcy hearing that may decide its fate. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, who took office in May, is pushing for up-front grants of 5 million euros from PSA as well as rival Renault, with a matching...

  • This car made from hemp cannabis is stronger than steel

    Bruce Dietzen invested $200,000 to build a sport scar with bodywork made from hemp cannabis.

  • *One Porsche scenario is to quit diesel- sources. NUERBURGRING, Germany, July 18- Porsche will decide at the end of the decade whether its latest generation of diesel engines will be its last, Chief Executive Oliver Blume told Reuters, the first time a German carmaker has said in public it could discontinue diesel. "Of course we are looking into this issue," CEO Blume...

  • The Milwaukee- based motorcycle maker, which had previously forecast flat to modestly down full-year shipments, said it expects to ship 241,000 to 246,000 motorcycles in 2017, compared with 262,221 a year earlier. Harley's dealers in the United States had too many 2016 models at the end of the fourth quarter, which led the company to limit shipments of its 2017...

  • NUERBURGRING, Germany, July 18- Porsche's latest generation of diesel engines could be its last, Chief Executive Oliver Blume told Reuters, as Volkswagen's cheating on diesel emissions tests starts to cast a shadow over its Porsche sports-car division. Porsche is spending a billion euros to overhaul its main Stuttgart plant and build the brand's first...

  • The Milwaukee- based motorcycle maker, which previously forecast "flat to down modestly" full-year shipments, said it expects to ship 241,000 to 246,000 motorcycles in 2017, compared with 262,221 a year earlier. The company said net income fell to $258.9 million, or $1.48 per share, in the quarter, from $280.4 million, or $1.55 per share, a year earlier.

  • Harley-Davidson on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $258.9 million, which beat Wall Street expectations but came in lower than the $280.4 million for the second quarter last year. The Milwaukee- based company said it had net income of $1.48 per share, in part due to lower costs. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment...

  • Tesla Model S vehicles

    The driver of a Tesla vehicle involved in a crash in Minnesota on Saturday has denied that its Autopilot system caused the incident.

  • ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich./ DETROIT, July 17- General Motors Co has extended a shutdown at the Michigan factory that builds the new Chevrolet Bolt electric car as part of a broader effort to get control of bulging inventories of unsold vehicles in the United States. GM's vehicle inventory in the United States hit a 10- year high in June at 105 days supply.

  • DETROIT— Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has named two new directors to its board, heading off criticism from some investors that its board members are too closely linked. James Murdoch, the CEO of 21st Century Fox, and Linda Johnson Rice, the chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Co., are joining the now nine-member board. Murdoch— the son of media mogul Rupert...

  • DETROIT, July 17- Workers at a Nissan Motor Co Ltd plant in Mississippi will vote early next month on whether to be represented by a union, according to an agreement announced on Monday by the Japanese automaker and the United Auto Workers as the union once again seeks a major foothold after decades of failed attempts. In a release announcing the agreement, the UAW...

  • ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich./ DETROIT, July 17- General Motors Co has extended a shutdown at the Michigan factory that builds the new Chevrolet Bolt electric car as part of a broader effort to get control of bulging inventories of unsold vehicles in the United States. GM's vehicle inventory in the United States hit a 10- year high in June at 105 days supply.

  • DETROIT, July 17- Workers at a Nissan Motor Co Ltd in Mississippi will vote early next month on whether to be represented by a union, according to an agreement announced on Monday by the Japanese automaker and the United Auto Workers union. The vote, which subject to approval by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, would take place on August 3 and 4 at Nissan's...

  • ORION TOWNSHIP, Michigan/ DETROIT, July 17- G eneral Motors Co has extended a shutdown at the Michigan factory that builds the new Chevrolet Bolt electric car as part of a broader effort to get control of bulging inventories of unsold vehicles in the United States. GM's vehicle inventory in the United States hit a 10- year high in June at 105 days supply.

  • ORION TOWNSHIP, Michigan/ DETROIT, July 17- G eneral Motors Co has extended a shutdown at the Michigan factory that builds the new Chevrolet Bolt electric car as part of a broader effort to get control of bulging inventories of unsold vehicles in the United States. GM's vehicle inventory in the United States hit a 10- year high in June at 105 days supply.