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Apr 01, 2020 at 21:14. 24 comments

The Car Sales Catastrophe Is Here (Updating)

The Car Sales Catastrophe Is Here (Updating)
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

The terrible sales reports are here, including Hyundai, Fiat Chrysler, Porsche, and Europe, and the UAW is trying to shape up. That and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

1st Gear: The Car Sales News Is Bad!

Let’s check in on Hyundai:

Hyundai, one of the hottest brands over the...

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Mar 31, 2020 at 21:16. 17 comments

The Fight Over Fuel Efficiency Won't End With Trump's Announcement Today

The Fight Over Fuel Efficiency Won't End With Trump's Announcement Today
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Despite kind of a lot going on at the moment, the Trump administration is pushing ahead with its old plans to overhaul and roll-back Obama-era fuel economy standards. That and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

1st Gear: Is Now Really A Good Time?

The Trump administration’s new...

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Mar 26, 2020. 21 comments

Car Sales Are Absolutely Nosediving

Car Sales Are Absolutely Nosediving
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Car sales are in the toilet, Ford thinks it has a plan for all of this, and one of the biggest car dealership purchases in history is off. All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 26, 2020.

1st Gear: New Car Sales Are Bad And Getting Worse

It’s been interesting watching J.D. Power’s sales...

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Mar 25, 2020. 17 comments

Two Fiat Chrysler Workers Dead

Two Fiat Chrysler Workers Dead
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Fiat Chrysler has been getting rich over the past few years, with booming truck and SUV sales, as my coworker David Tracy pointed out earlier this morning . What good has that done for the workers there? All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 25, 2020.

1st Gear: First Auto Plant Workers...

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Mar 20, 2020. 15 comments

Why Car Dealerships Think They Should Stay Open During The Pandemic

Why Car Dealerships Think They Should Stay Open During The Pandemic
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Why car dealers consider themselves “essential” enough to stay open during Coronavirus shutdowns, Tesla is finally stopping car production its Fremont plant, Germany considers pumping tons of money into its economy, and you can forget about new vehicle debuts. All that and more in The Morning...

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Mar 18, 2020. 23 comments

The Big Three's Coronavirus Response Still Isn't Nearly Good Enough

The Big Three's Coronavirus Response Still Isn't Nearly Good Enough
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

The Big Three will keep up production despite coronavirus, Toyota and BMW’s factories in Europe will not, and Volkswagen might have enough cushion to survive this. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

1st Gear: Coronavirus

Yesterday, the president of the UAW said...

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Mar 17, 2020. 21 comments

The Airlines Want A $58 Billion Bailout After Spending $45 Billion On Stock Buybacks

The Airlines Want A $58 Billion Bailout After Spending $45 Billion On Stock Buybacks
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

For a global industry operating in a global pandemic, the auto industry is operating without any clear unity on coronavirus. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

1st Gear: $58 Bn Airline Bailout Brings Unwanted Scrutiny To Airline Companies Being Run By Morons

Small...

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Mar 12, 2020. 16 comments

Tesla Is Now The Most Valuable Industrial Company In America

Tesla Is Now The Most Valuable Industrial Company In America
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Tesla is more valuable than Boeing, Ford is rethinking its Europe strategy, and the guy behind the Chevy Volt got a new job at BMW. All of that and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, March 12, 2020.

1st Gear: Tesla Stock Is Down A Bit From Its Recent Tear But

It is still trading very highly,...

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Mar 11, 2020. 13 comments

How Tesla's New Assembly Plant Could Change Germany

How Tesla's New Assembly Plant Could Change Germany
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

VW boss Herbert Diess publicly defends Tesla, Tesla wants to build its wacky Cybertruck in the midwest, Coronavirus is having major effects on the auto industry, and much more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

1st Gear: Volkswagen Boss Welcomes The Competition

Volkswagen and...

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Mar 09, 2020. 23 comments

Oil Drops Hardest Since The Gulf War

Oil Drops Hardest Since The Gulf War
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Saudi Arabia and Russia are facing off in a price war right in the midst of coronavirus and things are moving fast. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, March 9, 2020.

1st Gear: OPEC And Russia Are In A Price War

This is a multi-part story that will take a moment to explain but here...

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Mar 06, 2020. 18 comments

Here's How GM Plans To Dominate The Electric Car Market

Here's How GM Plans To Dominate The Electric Car Market
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

A look into GM’s electric vehicle onslaught , PSA and FCA need to figure out China, Tesla is allegedly not reporting workplace injuries properly, coronavirus is having serious effects on Jaguar Land Rover, there’s a possibility of a government takeover of the UAW—all this and more in The Morning...

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Mar 03, 2020. 21 comments

Coronavirus Hasn't Stopped Americans From Buying Cars

Coronavirus Hasn't Stopped Americans From Buying Cars
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Not even a deadly virus will stop American car buyers, another UAW guilty plea, and Waymo has raised billions in new investment. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

1st Gear: Nothing Will Separate Americans From Their Precious New Cars

Our own car-buying expert Tom...

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Mar 02, 2020. 24 comments

This Is Probably Harley-Davidson's Last Chance

This Is Probably Harley-Davidson's Last Chance
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Harley is beginning its search for a new CEO, Volvo is making some new cars, and coronavirus. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, March 2, 2020.

1st Gear: Harley Is Deep Into Survival Mode

Harley-Davidson and its CEO Matt Levatich parted ways on Friday in what amounted to a classic...

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Feb 27, 2020. 21 comments

Ford Is Trying To Dig Its Way Out Of A Rut

Ford Is Trying To Dig Its Way Out Of A Rut
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Ford ’s COO admits the company is struggling, but he has plans to turn things around. The death knell has come for the iconic Chevy Impala . VW could be on the verge of blowing its most important car launch in decades and a Tesla crash has advocacy groups urging for government safeguards on...

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Feb 26, 2020. 18 comments

Toyota Throws Another Paltry $400 Million At Driverless Cars

Toyota Throws Another Paltry $400 Million At Driverless Cars
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Ever wanted $400 million to feel like a tiny amount of money? Just read up on the car business. It’ll start looking like pocket change. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

1st Gear: Some Startup Milked A Tight $462 Million Out Of Toyota

If you’re ever looking...

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Feb 20, 2020. 22 comments

China Might Have To Rethink Electric Cars

China Might Have To Rethink Electric Cars
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

America has been leading the world in the development of luxury electric vehicles, but the world of affordable ones centers around China. And in that field, things are looking hectic. All that and more in the Morning Shift for February 20, 2020.

1st Gear: EV Sales Still Down And Subsidies May Be...

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Feb 19, 2020. 19 comments

Why Tesla May Move To Less Energy-Dense Batteries For Its China-Built Cars

Why Tesla May Move To Less Energy-Dense Batteries For Its China-Built Cars
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Why Tesla may put a less energy-dense battery type in some of its Chinese-built cars; Europe wants to compete with Asian battery manufacturers, but it won’t be easy; GM is making major changes that will affect plant workers; Renault is struggling; More on the GM-FCA racketeering lawsuit. All that...

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Feb 12, 2020. 23 comments

Nissan Continues Its Downward Spiral

Nissan Continues Its Downward Spiral
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Nissan remains in the shitter, the used car market is strong because new cars are too expensive, and Hyundai has partnered with an electric vehicle startup. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

1st Gear: Nissan Is In Bad Shape

Remember Nissan? It’s a...

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Feb 11, 2020. 24 comments

The Dumbest Antitrust Probe In Car History Is Over

The Dumbest Antitrust Probe In Car History Is Over
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

The Trump administration is dropping its antitrust probe against Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW for working with California regulators on emissions standards. It’s the end of a very inane drama, but it’s still incredibly frustrating. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday February...

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Feb 10, 2020. 24 comments

Mercedes Is Looking To Axe Up To 15,000 Jobs

Mercedes Is Looking To Axe Up To 15,000 Jobs
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Carlos Ghosn wants a documentary, Volvo might go public, and the coronavirus is having a big impact on the auto industry. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, February 10, 2020.

1st Gear: Daimler Cuts Back Big Time

Viruses aren’t the only reason automakers are cutting back or halting...

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