Chinese EV company Xpeng shares surge after forecasting delivery growth

The Xpeng X9 electric MPV on display at the Beijing auto show on April 25, 2024. CNBC | Evelyn Cheng BEIJING — Chinese electric car company Xpeng saw its shares soar after reporting an improvement in profit margin and an upbeat outlook for second-quarter deliveries. The company’s Hong Kong-listed shares rose more than 13% in … Read more

Tesla Fremont factory suffers another fire, investigation underway

An aerial view of the Tesla Fremont Factory on April 24, 2024 in Fremont, California.  Justin Sullivan | Getty Images A fire broke out at Tesla‘s vehicle assembly plant in Fremont, California on Monday afternoon, according to a statement from the Fremont Fire Department, posted on social network X. No injuries were reported among employees … Read more

Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama vote against union

United Auto Workers (UAW) members and supporters on a picket line outside the ZF Chassis Systems plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. Andi Rice | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama have voted against union representation by the United Auto Workers, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday. The … Read more

Dodge, Ram boss Tim Kuniskis to retire from Stellantis

Tim Kuniskis, head of Fiat Chrysler’s passenger cars division in North America, reveals the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV during an online event on July 2, 2020. Screenshot DETROIT – Stellantis‘ Dodge and Ram brands CEO Tim Kuniskis is retiring after a nearly 32-year career with the automaker and its predecessors, the company announced … Read more

Private deals for mansions, art and cars on the rise

A version of this article first appeared in CNBC’s Inside Wealth newsletter with Robert Frank, a weekly guide to the high-net-worth investor and consumer. Sign up to receive future editions, straight to your inbox. The rich have taken “quiet wealth” to a new level, turning to private purchases of mansions, art and classic cars designed to avoid … Read more

As Tesla layoffs continue, here are 600 jobs cut in California

As part of Tesla’s massive restructuring, the electric vehicle maker notified the California Employment Development Department this week that it’s cutting approximately 600 more employees at its manufacturing facilities and engineering offices between Fremont and Palo Alto. The latest layoffs eliminated roles across the board — from entry level positions to directors — and hit … Read more

Xpeng aims for flying car pre-orders this year with delivery in 2026

Xpeng’s “Land Aircraft Carrier” vehicle has a flying passenger drone hidden inside the truck. The drone can detach. XPENG AEROHT Xpeng AeroHT, an affilaite of Xpeng, aims to deliver its flying car to customers in 2026, the Chinese electric vehicle maker’s co-president told CNBC on Friday, Last year, Xpeng AeroHT introduced the Land Aircraft Carrier … Read more

Nio is changing its global strategy with U.S., EU tariffs on the horizon

Ai Tiecheng, Senior Vice President of NIO and President of ONVO, speaks during the press conference of ONVO, NIO’s new subsidiary brand, on May 15, 2024 in Shanghai, China. NIO launches its second brand ONVO and its first model L60 on May 15. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images SHANGHAI — Chinese electric … Read more

Despite auto incentives, high interest rates weaken deals for buyers

Simonskafar | E+ | Getty Images Incentives are coming back to the auto market, but high interest rates are weakening those deals for car shoppers. “Pre-pandemic, people would see a 0% financing for 60 months and think, ‘no big deal,’ because it was available everywhere,” said Jessica Caldwell, an insights analyst at Edmunds, an auto … Read more

Biden’s tariffs on Chinese EVs may not deter growing threat

U.S. President Joe Biden announces increased tariffs on Chinese products to promote American investments and jobs in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 14, 2024 in Washington, DC.  Win Mcnamee | Getty Images DETROIT — President Joe Biden’s plan to quadruple tariffs on China-made electric vehicles is unlikely to stave off the … Read more