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BMW Bringing Product Blitz in Bid to Lock Luxury Market Leadership

BMW Bringing Product Blitz in Bid to Lock Luxury Market Leadership

It was a good year for BMW, the automaker gaining traction in most global markets while setting an all-time record in the U.S. To keep the momentum going, the automaker is planning a product blitz that will see nearly 40 new models come to market over the next half-decade, including an assortment of battery-electric vehicles, EVs already generating about 13% of the Bavarian automakers U.S. sales.

Showdown in Tennessee: VW Workers to Vote on the UAW

Showdown in Tennessee: VW Workers to Vote on the UAW

Barely a week from now the 4,000 workers at the Volkswagen of America plant in Chattanooga will begin voting on whether they want to join the United Auto Workers in the first test of the UAW’s effort to sign up workers at the foreign-owned automotive plants that have popped up across the United States over the last four decades.

Breathe Easy, San Francisco: Study Finds EVs are Cleaning the City’s Air

Breathe Easy, San Francisco: Study Finds EVs are Cleaning the City’s Air

When the EPA locked down new vehicle emissions standards last month regulators promised it would yield significant improvements in air quality by requiring a significant increase in sales of battery-electric vehicles. That’s been a matter of debate – but a new study shows that, at least in San Francisco, with some of the highest EV adoption rates in the U.S., air quality already is improving.

Q&A: Toyota Brand Boss David Christ Talks the Future of Hybrids, Plug-Ins and BEVs

Q&A: Toyota Brand Boss David Christ Talks the Future of Hybrids, Plug-Ins and BEVs

A quarter-century after launching the first Prius, Toyota Tuesday introduced its 19th hybrid, the 2025 4Runner. The automaker’s “portfolio approach,” offering a mix of hybrids, PHEVs, EVs and fuel-cell vehicles has become controversial — but may be vindicated by slowing growth in the EV market. In this Q&A, Toyota’s U.S. brand boss David Christ talks about why giving customers a choice makes sense — while also laying out plans for even more electrified models in the near future.