Category Archives

Archive of posts published in the category: Blog
Nov
17

Musk reopens fundraising playbook to launch Semi, Roadster

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is turning to a tried-and-true source of financing for his unprofitable car company — paying customers willing to wait years for delivery of shiny new wheels.

Nov
17

Jay Amestoy, retired head of PR for Mazda, dies after lengthy illness

Jay Amestoy, who spent more than two decades at the public relations helm at Mazda North America and previously worked in public relations for Volkswagen Group of America, died late Thursday. He was 69.

Nov
17

Wall Street ponders impact of Tesla Semi, Roadster

The features of Tesla’s new Semi truck steamrolled Wall Street expectations, with an estimated 500-mile driving range that was almost double what analysts had modeled.

Nov
17

Michigan retail chain in shadow of Detroit 3, others bet early on Tesla Semi

Customers are starting to place orders for Tesla’s new all-electric Semi, including Walmart and a grocery chain in the Detroit 3 automakers’ backyard.

Nov
17

Tesla revives Roadster with a range of 620 miles

Refundable deposits of $50,000 are being taken now for the supercar, Tesla says, with output slated to begin in 2020. The full price of the base model: $200,000.

Nov
17

Canada open to Mexico’s 5-year NAFTA review proposal

Canada is open to a Mexican proposal to review NAFTA every five years instead of terminating the deal automatically if it is not renegotiated, as the United States has demanded.

Nov
16

Kia prices Stinger sport sedan from $32,800

Kia is adopting competitive pricing on the rwd Stinger to help establish a foothold in the competitive compact luxury sport sedan market.

Nov
16

NAFTA bargainers zero in on light-vehicle content rules

NAFTA negotiators are set to give the most attention to rules for regional content, including light vehicles, in the latest round of trade talks, according to an agenda obtained by Bloomberg.

Nov
16

Infiniti rolls out industry-first variable compression engine

The next-generation Infiniti QX50 crossover will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine introducing a technology never seen before in a regular production vehicle: variable compression.

Nov
16

8 things to watch as Tesla unwraps big rig

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised a truck that will ‘out-torque any diesel semi’ and drive ‘like a sports car.’