Japanese Banks Are Abandoning Toyota

Happy Friday! It’s June 7, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. 2024 Jeep Wrangler First Drive Review 1st Gear: Japanese Banks Are Abandoning Toyota Toyota’s been in a tough spot … Read more

Renault-Geely: Renault, Geely create joint venture for hybrid, combustion engines

French automaker Renault and Chinese partner Geely announced a highly anticipated joint venture on Friday that will develop combustion and hybrid engines, aiming to improve the competitiveness of their legacy auto business. The 50-50 venture is a core element of Renault’s strategy to stay in the race against larger competitors by signing multiple partnerships to … Read more

Unsold Chinese EVs Are Piling Up At Ports

Good morning! It’s Wednesday, April 17, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. The Toyota CH-R Is Dead in America 1st Gear: Ports Are Filling With Unsold Cars, Mostly From China … Read more

BYD takes fight to EV laggards with China price cuts

Not content with unseating Tesla as the world’s top-selling electric car maker, BYD has now set its sights on stealing customers from the likes of Toyota Motor and Volkswagen in one of the most aggressive rounds of discounting seen in China’s bruising price war. The automaker is currently discounting almost every electric and hybrid car … Read more

Tesla Made $1.8 Billion Selling Carbon Credits Last Year

You did it, you made it to a new week. It’s Monday, February 12, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Tesla Made $1.8 Billion Selling EV Credits Electric … Read more

Car Buying Is Hard When You’re Paying Student Loans

Happy Thursday! It’s January 11, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift — your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, all in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Jalopinions | The Best Type is Jaguar’s E-Type 1st Gear: Student Loans Are Getting In The Way … Read more

Tesla Drops Range Estimates On Every Vehicle But One

Happy Wednesday! It’s January 10, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift — your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, all in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. The Hype Behind Tesla Stock Success In 2023 1st Gear: Tesla Lowers Estimated Range For All Vehicles … Read more

Tesla Recalls Nearly Ever Car It Has Ever Sold In China Over Autopilot Safety Issues

Good morning! It’s Friday, January 5, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Tesla Recalls Every Car It Has Sold In China Safety issues with Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance … Read more

Tesla Gigafactory Hourly Workers Get Raises, Still Underpaid

Good morning! It’s Tuesday, December 19, 2023, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. The Hype Behind Tesla Stock Success In 2023 1st Gear: Nevada Tesla Factory Workers Get Pay Raise Tesla … Read more