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04/17/2018 12:11 PM
Tesla to Halt Production of Model 3 Cars Temporarily
The maker of electric cars expects to idle its assembly line for several days to clear impediments that have held production well below the company’s targets.
04/06/2018 12:27 AM
Wheels: McLaren’s Formula One History Drives It on the Streets
McLaren’s lust-worthy high-performance cars can trace their heritage to the track. But there’s still a challenge in making you want to buy one.
04/12/2018 11:56 AM
Wheels: Professionals Make Car Buying Easy, but You Have to Shop Around
Whether they call themselves consultants, brokers or concierges, paid negotiators can haggle for you. But some in the industry say their competitors are unscrupulous.
04/12/2018 03:16 PM
Volkswagen’s New C.E.O. Is an Outsider. That’s an Asset, and a Liability.
Herbert Diess was not tarred by Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, but must navigate a company culture known for being insular and hard to change.
04/08/2018 11:56 AM
Common Sense: With Tesla in a Danger Zone, Can Model 3 Carry It to Safety?
A test drive shows the allure of the company’s mass-market electric car and limitations of its Autopilot system.
04/09/2018 08:39 AM
The New Health Care: Better Car Seats Are Just the Start: Road Safety Lessons From Sweden
The United States could do a lot more to make car travel safer for children and easier on parents.
04/06/2018 05:16 AM
Quietly, Trump Officials and California Seek a Deal on Car Emissions
Behind-the-scenes talks could preserve some rules targeted by the Environmental Protection Agency for elimination.
04/11/2018 04:00 PM
Overlooked No More: Bessie B. Stringfield, the ‘Motorcycle Queen of Miami’
In the 1950s, when women were relegated to housework, Stringfield revved and roared through Florida’s palm-tree-lined streets on her Harley-Davidson.
04/03/2018 08:48 PM
For Tesla, ‘Production Hell’ Looks Like the Reality of the Car Business
The electric-car maker said output of its first mass-market offering, the Model 3, was up to 2,000 a week. But that’s still short of the goal set by Elon Musk.
03/29/2018 08:29 PM
Tesla Looked Like the Future. Now Some Ask if It Has One.
Production delays, a recall and other problems have presented the electric-car maker and its founder, Elon Musk, with a crisis of confidence among investors.
04/01/2018 05:11 AM
Wheels: Virtual Reality Is Carmakers’ Latest Selling Tool, at Shows and in Showrooms
The gamelike simulations of driving muscle cars on a track or rugged trucks in a desert are among the ways car companies try to catch your eye.
04/01/2018 09:29 PM
Elon Musk Makes Light of Tesla’s Troubles in April Fool’s Tweets
After teasing “important news” to come, he tweeted: “Tesla has gone completely and totally bankrupt. So bankrupt, you can’t believe it.”
03/28/2018 03:58 PM
Waymo, a Google Spinoff, Ramps Up Its Driverless-Car Effort
The company says it will buy up to 20,000 electric cars from Jaguar Land Rover as it strives to put a ride service into operation within two years.
03/29/2018 04:59 AM
BMW and Daimler, Once Rivals, Join Forces to Fend Off Silicon Valley
The German carmakers said they will merge their car-sharing and other digital businesses, amid threats from the likes of Uber and Google.
03/23/2018 12:23 AM
Wheels: Speakers Might Be the Next Thing in Your Car to Go the Way of the 8-Track
A system that would turn the rear window into a subwoofer and A-pillars into tweeters could be the next wave in audio technology.
03/20/2018 03:21 PM
BMW Offices Raided by Authorities in Emissions-Cheating Investigation
Munich prosecutors targeted BMW’s headquarters in search of evidence of possible emissions cheating, further tarnishing the reputation of German carmakers.
03/20/2018 07:44 PM
Toyota Takes Self-Driving Cars Off Road After Uber Accident
The automaker said it wanted to reassess its testing program after an autonomous Uber vehicle killed a pedestrian.
03/16/2018 09:42 AM
Wheels: When Self-Driving Cars Can’t Help Themselves, Who Takes the Wheel?
Most autonomous cars on the road now have a backup driver inside. But once they’re gone, self-driving cars will turn to remote drivers when they don’t know what to do.
03/15/2018 04:31 PM
Ford, Once a Leader in the S.U.V. Race, Aims to Catch Up
The automaker plans to widen its range of sport-utility vehicles, including some all-electric or hybrid models, to better compete with rivals.