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A Rivian comedown after R1T, stock euphoria

"The plant, which will eventually employ more than 7,500 workers, represents a key next step as Rivian scales aggressively toward higher-capacity production for our future generation of products," the company said. But the tide quickly…

VW, Toyota idle plants amid COVID-19 outbreaks

Toyota builds four models in Tianjin, which are all sedans -- the Corolla, Izola, Vios and Allion.  Great Wall Motor Co., the largest domestic Chinese light-truck maker, also has a major plant in Tianjin. China, which has stuck to what is…

Local Motors will discontinue operations Friday

Self-driving shuttle manufacturer Local Motors will shutter operations on Friday, according to multiple executives. Though no formal announcement was made, several employees with the company, which produced the Olli shuttle — accessible…

VW, Toyota idle plants due to COVID-19 outbreaks

BEIJING -- The Chinese port city of Tianjin began a new round of testing of 14 million residents on Wednesday to contain the Omicron variant, as analysts warned of the growing economic costs to China of curbs to extinguish clusters of…

How a teenaged hacker took control of 25 Teslas

A 19-year-old security researcher claims to have hacked remotely into more than 25 Tesla cars in 13 countries, saying in a series of tweets that he discovered a software flaw in the company's systems. David Colombo, a self-described…

Aston Martin CEO may be replaced, reports say

LONDON -- Aston Martin is seeking a replacement for CEO Tobias Moers because of the automaker's continuing financial woes, reports said. Moers, a former head of Mercedes-AMG performance division, has held the role for less than two years.…

Comics mark 50 millionth Toyota Corolla

Toyota Motor Co. celebrated its 50 millionth Corolla sale in a uniquely Japanese fashion: with a series of manga comics about the 55-year-old sedan.The automaker created illustrations about the world's top-selling car over the decades.…

Toyota teases GR GT3 Concept ahead of Tokyo show

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. will unveil a new GT3 racing concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon on Jan. 14. A teaser shot of the GR GT3 Concept that Toyota Gazoo Racing released on Friday depicts the silhouette of a low-slung car with a long…

Aston Martin CEO may be replaced, report says

Aston Martin is seeking a replacement for CEO Tobias Moers because of the automaker's continuing financial woes, a report said. Moers, a former head of Mercedes-AMG performance division, has held the role for less than two years. A…