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Mark Fields was at the helm of Ford since mid-2014. Replacing Fields as Ford CEO is Jim Hackett, former CEO of Steelcase Inc. Hackett has led Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016 and served on the American automaker’s board from 2013 to 2016. Ford said in its official statement that Fields “is retiring,” but […]

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Google’s Waymo is heading to the real world to see how everyday people take to self-driving cars. The company is starting a free, experimental service this month that will carry people around the Phoenix, Arizona area in its self-driving test cars. But to get those cars ready, Waymo added new hardware and interior designs that […]

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BMW is planning a new electric vehicle, but look for it to wear a 4 Series GT badge rather than the ‘i’ from BMW’s electric sub-brand. According to a report from Autocar, BMW will replace both the existing 3 Series Gran Turismo and 4 Series Gran Coupe models with a new 4 Series Gran Turismo […]

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New York has approved testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads. The state becomes the latest state to welcome the testing of self-driving cars on its roads and is currently accepting applications from companies interested in testing vehicles during a year-long pilot program. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are 13 states […]

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The sales-weighted average fuel economy of new vehicles sold is back up to 25.3 mpg. Data compiled by University of Michigan’s Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle show the average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in April 2017 was its highest all year, after January and February reported 25.1 mpg and March had 25.2 mpg. […]

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Mitsubishi is celebrating its 100th birthday with a unique creation. The Japanese automaker has announced it is teaming up with the West Coast Customs team to recreate the Mitsubishi Model A, the vehicle that started it all for the brand. But it won’t be an identical replica, as it will ride on the platform underpinning […]

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Sooner or later we’re going to have to take Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s wild ideas seriously. In the automotive world, Musk is most known for running Tesla, an American automaker that has defied expectations to produce some of the most popular electric vehicles in the world. But Musk has several other ventures as well, with […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave a small preview of the automaker’s upcoming semi truck. Earlier this month, Musk took to Twitter to spill some details on the semi truck, saying it’s “seriously next level” and that it would debut in September. But that’s a few months away and Musk didn’t want to wait that long […]

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This specially modified Nissan Leaf AT-EV is competing in the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally. The AT-EV stands for All-Terrain Electric Vehicle and will be campaigned by electric vehicle advocate Plug In Adventures. The Mongol Rally takes place this summer and is a 10,000-mile (16,000-kilometers) journey from the U.K. to Mongolia. The Leaf is based on a […]

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The American automaker will fund a new research and development facility for Cruise Automation in San Francisco, California. The $14-million investment will add over 1,100 jobs for Cruise Automation, which GM acquired in March 2016. The investments will also allow Cruise Automation to expand development of self-driving technologies with the aim of transforming personal mobility. […]

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