Gabrielle Coppola

Business, Technology, Fuel

VW Aims to Turn Legions of SUV Buyers Into Electric Converts

A VW ID.4 stands in a street during a presentation in Germany on July 29. A VW ID.4 stands in a street during a presentation in Germany on July 29. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)

Volkswagen AG is setting a high bar for the first electric vehicle it will build around the globe.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Rivian Faces Ban From Michigan Car Dealers in Direct-Sales Fight

The Rivian R1T electric pickup truck. The Rivian R1T electric pickup truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Michigan auto dealers are trying to block startup electric carmakers including Rivian Automotive Inc. and Lucid Motors Inc. from following in Tesla Inc.’s footsteps by selling vehicles directly to consumers and servicing them in the state.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Detroit Carmakers to Resume Pre-COVID Output to Meet Demand

The Ford Motor Rouge assembly plant stands in Dearborn, Mich., on May 18. The Ford Motor Rouge assembly plant stands in Dearborn, Mich., on May 18. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

Detroit’s automakers are gearing up for full production as they race to make up for lost output and meet stronger-than-expected demand.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Tesla Hails Air-Quality Effects of Shutdowns Elon Musk Called ‘Fascist’

Pacific Coast Highway near Santa Monica, Calif. Vehicles drive in light traffic along the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, Calif., on March 19, 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. said the drop in pollution during coronavirus-related shutdowns could embolden governments that already have been making plans to eventually ban vehicles that run on fossil fuels.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Daimler Halts SUV Production at US Plant Over Mexico Parts Delays

New Mercedes-Benz SUVs, manufactured by Daimler AG, on March 31. New Mercedes-Benz SUVs, manufactured by Daimler AG, on March 31. (Olivier Matthys/Bloomberg News)

Daimler AG is suspending production at a Mercedes-Benz SUV plant that was one of the first in the U.S. to reopen due to a shortage of parts supplied from Mexico.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2020
Business

Biggest US Car Dealer Declares Recovery Underway

The biggest car dealer in the United States believes the recovery is underway. The biggest car dealer in the United States believes the recovery is underway. (Elena Perova/Getty Images)

AutoNation Inc., the biggest car dealership chain in the U.S., said consumers’ desire to travel again and do so in their own personal space is driving the industry’s rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Volvo Says Virus Won’t Slow Its Rollout of Self-Driving Car Tech

An entrance to the Volvo Car AB headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Jan. 16. An entrance to the Volvo Car AB headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Jan. 16. (Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg News)

Volvo Car AB is grappling with plant shutdowns and layoffs, but one thing it’s not doing amid the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is pumping the brakes on autonomous driving development.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
May 6, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Automakers Will Need Months to Restart Factories

New vehicles sit parked outside the idled Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North Plant in Detroit on March 23. New vehicles sit parked outside the idled Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North Plant in Detroit on March 23. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

Automakers are anxious to get their assembly lines rolling again, especially since leaving factories idle is costing them billions of dollars by the week.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Auto Industry’s Coronavirus Fears Shift From Supply to Demand

Cars in showroom Cars in a showroom. LMC Automotive cut its 2020 sales forecast for the U.S. by 300,000 cars to 16.5 million — the fewest since 2014. (Getty Images)

Automakers and suppliers across the globe have been scrambling to keep production going after the coronavirus shuttered parts plants across China. But now a bigger fear is emerging: Consumers may be in no mood to buy cars and trucks.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2020
Government, Business

Fiat Sales Boss Set to Leave After Settling Dispute Over SEC Probe

Reid Bigland next to Ram pickup Reid Bigland, then head of the Ram brand, walks next to the Ram 1500 pickup truck after it was named 2019 North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show on Jan. 14, 2019, in Detroit. (Tony Ding/Associated Press)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s U.S. sales chief will leave next month after settling a dispute over how he was paid during a federal probe into the carmaker’s reporting practices.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
March 4, 2020

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