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Ford faces questions from U.S. senators over 'do not drive' warning

Two senators asked the Transportation Department to explain why a "do not drive" directive issued last week by Ford is limited to about 2,900 older pickup trucks and if other vehicles are potentially at risk from defective airbag inflators.


U.S. automaker spurs new ocean service to speed exports to Australia, New Zealand

Automakers will have another shipping option from the United States to Australia and New Zealand when Hoeegh Autoliners in March begins offering a monthly direct service from the Port of Baltimore.

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PSA to electrify global product lineup by 2025

French automaker PSA plans to bring electrified options to its full car and light-truck lineup by 2025, joining other automakers in pledging to widely deploy partial or fully electric powertrains to lower emissions, CEO Carlos Tavares said Wednesday.

Magna keeps wide funnel for ideas

Swamy Kotagiri, Magna International 's chief technology officer, sees a wide variety of ideas come across his desk. It comes with the territory.

UPDATED: 1/18/18 9:11 am ET
GAC's U.S. market drive runs into Washington opposition

Chinese automaker GAC Automobiles' plan to sell vehicles in the United States is running afoul of Washington trade politics as the top Senate Democrat and President Trump criticize China's trade practices.

Ghosn hints he may leave Renault CEO role

Carlos Ghosn opened the door to stepping down as Renault CEO, as he focuses on the Franco-Japanese alliance he built with Nissan and Mitsubishi. Renault is said to be searching for a successor who could take on a more operational role - with people who work at Renault or who once worked at the automaker as the top candidates.

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