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"Chicken Tax" Talk Revives as Auto Makers Strive to Sell More Pickups

A decades-old clash over chicken exports is cropping up in conversations at the Detroit car show, as auto executives hash out their response to President-elect Donald Trump’s pressure on U.S. companies manufacturing goods abroad......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJan 10th, 2017

"Chicken Tax" Talk Revives as Auto Makers Strive to Sell More Pickups

A decades-old clash over chicken exports is cropping up in conversations at the Detroit car show, as auto executives hash out their response to President-elect Donald Trump’s pressure on U.S. companies manufacturing goods abroad......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJan 10th, 2017

"Chicken tax" talk revives as automakers strive to sell more pickups

A decades-old clash over chicken exports is cropping up in conversations at the Detroit car show, as auto executives hash out their response to President-elect Donald Trump’s pressure on U.S. companies manufacturing goods abroad......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 11th, 2017

Reliability Ratings for Electric Cars Get a Boost

Auto makers struggling to sell drivers on electric cars can look forward to one advantage of adding more battery-powered vehicles to their fleets: beefing up their reliability ratings thanks to the electric cars’ simplicity......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 19th, 2017

California Wants a Say as Trump and Car Makers Talk New Mileage Rules

California officials, long advocates of tougher clean-air rules, say they have been sidelined from recent talks between the Trump administration and auto makers that are angling for relief from stringent fuel-economy standards......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjSep 12th, 2017

VW"s Plan to Build Electric-Car Charging Stations Angers Rivals

Several state officials and auto makers are pillorying Volkswagen’s plan to sell battery juice to Americans driving electric cars, contending the project more resembles an unfair government-backed windfall than penance for cheating on emissions tests......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 6th, 2017

Volkswagen"s electric effort charges up rivals

Several state officials and auto makers are pillorying Volkswagen’s plan to sell battery juice to Americans driving electric cars, contending the project more resembles an unfair government-backed windfall than penance for cheating on emissions tests......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 6th, 2017

VW"s Plan to Build Electric-Car Charging Stations Has Rivals Crying Foul

Several state officials and auto makers are pillorying Volkswagen’s plan to sell battery juice to Americans driving electric cars, contending the project more resembles an unfair government-backed windfall than penance for cheating on emissions tests......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 6th, 2017

Volkswagen"s Electric Effort Charges Up Rivals

Several state officials and auto makers are pillorying Volkswagen’s plan to sell battery juice to Americans driving electric cars, contending the project more resembles an unfair government-backed windfall than penance for cheating on emissions tests......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJun 6th, 2017

Auto Makers Spend More to Sell a Car Than on Labor to Make It

Keeping up the pace of auto sales is getting more expensive for manufacturers as the average incentive hit a record of $3,830 per vehicle sold, 10% higher than a year ago and well above the $2,500 in average labor cost it takes to build a car or truck......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMar 1st, 2017

Gas prices take a backseat for automakers

Auto makers, betting that rising gasoline prices won’t spoil America’s love affair with pickups and SUVs, are increasing their exposure to a light-truck segment that let the industry down a decade ago. But executives say it’s different this time......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 10th, 2017

Gas prices take a backseat for automakers

Auto makers, betting that rising gasoline prices won’t spoil America’s love affair with pickups and SUVs, are increasing their exposure to a light-truck segment that let the industry down a decade ago. But executives say it’s different this time......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 10th, 2017

Gas Prices Take a Backseat for Auto Makers

Auto makers, betting that rising gasoline prices won’t spoil America’s love affair with pickups and SUVs, are increasing their exposure to a light-truck segment that let the industry down a decade ago. But executives say it’s different this time......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 10th, 2017

Sports car sales fall as boomers grow up

Baby boomers in the U.S. are starting to outgrow their midlife crisis years, and that’s bad news for auto makers who want to sell sports cars......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 7th, 2016

China"s Road to Electric-Car Domination Is Driven in Part by Batteries

Batteries have emerged as a critical front in China’s campaign to be the global leader in electric vehicles, but foreign auto makers and experts say it has set up the market to favor domestic suppliers......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsj13 hr. 4 min. ago

Aluminum From Kobe Steel Clears Auto Makers" Safety Checks

Toyota Motor, Honda Motor and Mazda Motor said they haven’t found vehicle-safety issues from aluminum supplied by Kobe Steel, which sparked world-wide concern when it admitted falsifying documents about the metal......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 19th, 2017

Europe Markets: European stocks slip as auto shares fall, Credit Suisse climbs

European stocks slipped into the red Tuesday, with auto makers edging back after a lackluster industry update, but Credit Suisse Group AG shares advanced as the Swiss bank was reportedly in talks with an activist investor......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 17th, 2017

Mercedes Maker Eyes Revamp, Paving Way for Possible Spinoff

Germany’s Daimler is dividing its businesses into three registered companies, saying the move will give the units more entrepreneurial freedom as Silicon Valley challenges auto makers on self-driving cars......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 16th, 2017

Mercedes Maker Eyes Revamp, Paving Way For Possible Spin Off

Germany’s Daimler is dividing its businesses into three registered companies, saying the move will give the units more entrepreneurial freedom as Silicon Valley challenges auto makers on self-driving cars......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 16th, 2017

Steel Is Back in Style With Car Makers

Auto makers are using more lightweight, high-strength steel for components that shave pounds off their latest models......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 16th, 2017

Metal Scandal Triggers Safety Probes Into Planes, Trains and Cars

A scandal at one of Japan’s biggest aluminum manufacturers is forcing customers including auto makers to check the safety of their products while heaping further scrutiny on corporate governance in the country......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 12th, 2017