Gabrielle Coppola


Chrysler Prodded Dealers Over 40,000 Cars They Didn’t Want

Chrysler cars sit at a lot Fiat Chrysler automobiles sit on a lot at Bettenhausen Motor Sales Jeep Chrysler Dodge RAM in Tinley Park, Ill., on Sept. 30, 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has been manufacturing more cars and trucks than its U.S. dealers are willing to accept, at one point creating a nationwide stock of about 40,000 unordered vehicles and stoking tension with some of its retailers.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
November 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo to Cut Carbon Footprint in Bid to Sell Electric SUVs

Volvo XC40 Volvo XC40 by Volvo Car USA

Volvo is tying the launch of its first all-electric vehicle — the XC40 Recharge crossover — to a broader plan for shrinking the carbon footprint of its models by 40% through 2025.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

GM Factory Hands Making 40% Less Than Their Coworkers

General Motors Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News

The future of temps has been among the major impasses contributing to the United Auto Workers union’s strike against GM, now in its 25th day.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo, Geely to Merge Engine Units in Electric Car Push

Volvo, Geely plan to work together on electric cars.

Volvo Cars and China’s Geely plan to merge their engine operations into a stand-alone company, a step the Swedish automaker says will cut costs as it shifts to a fully electrified lineup.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Volvo Will Monetize Autonomous Vehicles Before Driver Data, CEO Hakan Samuelsson Says

Volvo's Hakan Samuelsson Volvo's Hakan Samuelsson by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson is betting his company will make more money selling connected, autonomous cars to consumers and robo-taxi fleets, rather than taking a cut of the higher margin business of selling data-driven services inside the vehicle.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Volvo Cars Shuts Plant With Hurricane Florence Forcing Evacuations

Hurricane Florence A Volvo S60 luxury sedan at the plant outside Charleston. (Volvo Cars)

Volvo Car Group will temporarily idle its new car factory in South Carolina after Hurricane Florence spurred orders to evacuate areas in the path of the Category 4 storm.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 11, 2018
Business, Technology

Amazon Orders 20,000 Mercedes Vans to Bolster Delivery Program

Mercedes Sprinter van Daimler AG

Daimler AG is emerging as a beneficiary of Inc.’s booming package-delivery needs, with the e-commerce giant ordering 20,000 of the German automaker’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Rugged Ram Truck Has a Secret Inside: A Small Electric Motor

2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited pickup truck The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited pickup truck is unveiled during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 15, 2018. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

“Mild” is not a word that usually is associated with brawny pickups. But Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is betting it can sell more Ram 1500s by turning its famous V-8 Hemi engine into a mild hybrid, and clean up its industry-worst emissions record in the process

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
August 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Will Frugal Chrysler Fiat Land Big Payoff in Driverless Sector?

Frugal Chrysler Fiat Manley speaks during the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles press conference during the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

When Waymo picks up its first paying customer in a driverless taxi later this year, the car doing the honors will be made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. Not the sensors and software — the futuristic technology that allows a robot to drive a minivan will be made by Waymo. The relatively boring minivan itself? That’s pretty much Fiat Chrysler’s only significant contribution to the race to develop autonomous vehicles.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
August 21, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Volvo Sees New South Carolina Plant as Hedge Against Tariffs

The Volvo S60 at the company’s first American manufacturing plant outside Charleston, S.C. (Volvo Cars)

When Volvo Car Group broke ground on its first U.S. assembly plant in 2015, it was a proud proof point for the Swedish automaker’s rebound and global expansion, not a chess move in anticipation of a possible trade war.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
June 20, 2018