Mercedes-Benz violated the right of its Alabama workers to unionize

Mercedes-Benz violated the right of its Alabama workers to unionize

An administrative judge for the National Labor Relations Board has ruled the Mercedes-Benz has violated the right for workers to organize at the company’s factory in Vance, Alabama. The factory is responsible for building the company’s M-Class, GL-Class, and the new C-Class model of cars. Judge Keltner Locke has upheld the charge that Mercedes-Benz told its employees at the factory that they couldn’t distribute pro-union literature in the factory’s common areas during off-work hours. The other charges, however, were … [Read More...]

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Infiniti’s LE luxury EV is being built after all

Infiniti’s LE luxury EV is being built after all

Infiniti took a big hit a few weeks ago after its CEO, Johan de Nysschen, left the company for Cadillac after having worked there for two years. De Nysschen was the one who spearheaded change within the Japanese luxury car brand and was one of the biggest champions of the Q50 Eau Rouge. Infiniti may [...]

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Tesla sets quarterly record thanks to the UK and China

Tesla sets quarterly record thanks to the UK and China

Tesla Motors is turning into a big hit in China, and it’s all part of Elon Musk’s grand plan. The California-based automaker is well known for its electric battery-powered Model S car, and has delivered about 1000 of the cars to China in the three months since shipments started there. Tesla also started shipping its [...]

Indian Motorcycle is resurrecting the Roadmaster

Indian Motorcycle is resurrecting the Roadmaster

Polaris has had a very busy summer. The company is releasing a new, three-wheeled gunner under its own brand name called the Slingshot, and its Victory Motorcycle division is also expected to launch something shortly. To top it all off, its Indian Motorcycle bran dis rolling out a new luxury tourer called the Roadmaster. The [...]

Jaguar has teased its upcoming XE sports sedan in a new photo

Jaguar has teased its upcoming XE sports sedan in a new photo

Jaguar has released a new photo that shows off the face of its new XE sports sedan, which is meant to rival the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class. The car features an S badge on the grill which implies that it’s a sportier version. Jaguar is really giving the XE all it’s got with an [...]

Jaguar is lowering its prices in China following anti-trust probe

Jaguar is lowering its prices in China following anti-trust probe

Jaguar Land Rover, the British luxury car maker, has announced that it will be cutting prices on three of its models by an average of 200,000 yuan ($32,300) starting in August. The announcement comes shortly after the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s state planner, launched an anti-monopoly probe into the auto industry. “Due [...]

Global automakers may soon abandon their Russian plants

Global automakers may soon abandon their Russian plants

There are two factors that an automaker must consider before they decide to start manufacturing automobiles locally. The first is whether the local market is large enough to justify it, the second is whether importing the automobiles would be more expensive than manufacturing them locally. For many automakers, both of these things have been true [...]

Nissan admits it loses money every time it replaces a LEAF battery

Nissan admits it loses money every time it replaces a LEAF battery

One month ago, Nissan finally announced the news that owners of its LEAF electric hatchback had been wanting to hear for many years: that it would sell them a brand new battery pack for their cars when their existing battery pack reached the end of its useful life. The company recently put a price on [...]

Uber may soon be integrated into Facebook Messenger

Uber may soon be integrated into Facebook Messenger

According to a report from Recode, Mark Zuckerberg met with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to discuss putting an Uber integration within Facebook’s Messenger app. Someday soon we could order a car in between sending our Facebook friends weird cat stickers. If the deal does come together, it would give Messenger a feature none of the [...]

The Volkswagen Group is reportedly rebranding as the Auto Union

The Volkswagen Group is reportedly rebranding as the Auto Union

Is Volkswagen really in discussions to buy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles? Now there’s a deal that would reshape the global automotive landscape, and quickly. And consider the consequences for Sergio Marchionne’s resurgent Chrysler Group, which has just embarked on a strategy to radically grow sales by the end of the decade. If it happens, and the [...]

General Motors recalls 720,000 more vehicles

General Motors recalls 720,000 more vehicles

General Motors has announced yet another sprawling recall campaign, with six separate elements covering 717,950 vehicles on U.S. roads. At this point in 2014, it’s starting to seem like there are more days with a GM recall than without. Perhaps most troubling about this latest volley, though, is that every vehicle is from the past [...]

Chicago comes under fire for thousands of undeserved red-light tickets

Chicago comes under fire for thousands of undeserved red-light tickets

For years, Chicago and other cities have used red-light camera tickets to juice revenues. While countless drivers may very well feel like they have been given red-light camera traffic tickets without justification, and many would love to see these cameras disappear entirely, a new investigation apparently reveals that thousands and thousands of drivers in the [...]