Gabrielle Coppola

Business

China’s Auto Production to Drop 15% Because of Virus, Supplier Aptiv Says

An employee uses a forklift to transport vehicle panels in a Chinese automobile plant in 2018. An employee uses a forklift to transport vehicle panels in a Chinese automobile plant in 2018. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Automakers probably will dial back production by 15% in China this quarter after extending holiday shutdowns due to the potentially deadly coronavirus, a top supplier said.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2020
Business, Technology

China’s Karma Automotive Plans to Enter Electric Truck, SUV Fray

Karma Automotive (Karma Automotive)

The pickup truck market that has gone years without an electric entrant may have another competitor join the fray: Karma Automotive, the Chinese-owned carmaker once known as Fisker.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Tesla Clears Road for Rivian, Others to Sell EVs in Michigan Without Dealers

Tesla vehicles stand at a Tesla Surpercharger station in California in October 2019. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s legal victory to sell its electric vehicles in Michigan without dealers could clear a path for other carmakers to follow.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Electric-Truck Maker Rivian Raises $1.3 Billion in New Funding

Rivian vehicle Rivian R1T electric pickup truck by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric truck maker already backed by Amazon.com and Ford Motor Co., raised another $1.3 billion from investors led by T. Rowe Price to support the rollout of its debut vehicles next year.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
December 23, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Amazon’s Van-Buying Spree Delivers a Gift to Auto Industry

Fleet of Amazon vans Vans queue up to leave an Amazon delivery center in Englewood, Colo., on July 30, 2019. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The Amazon.com vans parked outside apartment buildings and along suburban cul-de-sacs aren’t just bearing gifts to online shoppers this holiday season. The e-commerce giant’s home-delivery push has been a boon to automakers, too.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Business

Fiat Chrysler Agrees to Costly Pay Bumps for Lower-Wage Workers

Fiat logo Bob Edme/Associated Press

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV agreed to pay $29,500 in wage increases and bonuses to the typical United Auto Workers member over the next four years, according to a summary of a pact reached with the union last week.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
December 4, 2019