Autos

Tesla showed that this was its best first-quarter production and deliveries report yet. Even its Shanghai factory continued to reach record levels of production despite some significant setbacks.
Jon C. Ogg
American car sales fell enough in March to indicate domestic car sales could fall by half, at least for several months.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Now that S&P has joined Moody's in dropping Ford's credit rating to below investment grade, the company's debt can officially be called junk.
Paul Ausick
Tesla was an absolute market darling going into this coronavirus scare. Since then, it has sold off with the rest of the market, and now it has been downgraded.
Chris Lange
GM announced Tuesday that it has drawn $16 from its credit facilities to boost its cash position. Investors are interpreting that as a backstop for dividends.
Paul Ausick
Ford has announced the closure of assembly plants in North America, Asia and elsewhere due to the coronavirus pandemic. The questions is, even when production resumes, will there be buyers?
Paul Ausick
Even the most innovative companies in America are getting mowed down in some form or fashion as the recession starts to unfold. Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) may have seen its shares rally 18% on...
Jon C. Ogg
To say that the auto industry is about to take a beating due to the coronavirus pandemic is perhaps an understatement.
Paul Ausick
Some industries just cannot have their employees work from home. That fits the bill for most automaker workers who are involved on the factory lines.
Jon C. Ogg
Ford has one of the largest dividend yields of any major U.S. company. It cannot maintain that dividend if its sales in China continue to plunge.
Douglas A. McIntyre
The number of cars per person in the U.S. dropped in 2018 and continues below its peak of a dozen years ago. Miles driven per person are even lower. Is the American love affair with cars and pickups...
Paul Ausick
New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recommends that self-driving technology pay more attention to how drivers respond to system warnings to retake control of the...
Paul Ausick
Ford may face its worst year in a decade as coronavirus spreads around the world. The U.S. market may be difficult, but it is China that could erode the numbers at a frightful level.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the company just produced its millionth vehicle. The company will get to 2 million more quickly, but the competition is starting to heat up.
Paul Ausick
The China Passenger Car Association said car sales across the country will drop sharply this year. Ford and GM face an uphill battle that they are unlikely to win.
Douglas A. McIntyre