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Sweeping GOP tax reform bill retains EV tax credit

In a major victory for several automakers, the compromise Republican tax bill released late Friday does not eliminate a $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives had previously proposed.
■ Tesla tells new taxi, Uber drivers not to use Superchargers
■ Nissan applies EV learning in new Leaf

A-class sedan right for U.S., Mercedes says

With the latest redesign of its entry-level car family arriving in 2018, Mercedes-Benz finally has an A class suited for U.S. consumers, says the brand's global sales chief.

Aptiv, Valens working to slash car wiring

Aptiv has partnered with Israeli tech firm Valens Automotive to rewire future vehicles with fewer wires.

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GM or Ford: Who's ahead in the self-driving car race?

Heavyweights GM and Ford duke it out in the robocar ring. Why Tesla's electric semi is 'hauling hopes and dreams.' Plus, how Buick is standing out in a sagging sedan segment.

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Tesla's push beyond cars now on display

If there's any doubt Tesla isn't just a car company anymore, its brand-new Manhattan showroom should put it to bed. Tesla on Friday opened a store in New York's Meatpacking District that, for the first time, will sell cars, solar panels and batteries permanently under one roof.

UPDATED: 12/15/17 7:17 pm ET - adds details
NAFTA on track for an unhappy New Year as talks languish

The U.S., Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement.
■ Mexico plots open trade course to escape Trump's threats

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BorgWarner appoints new COO

BorgWarner promoted Frederic Lissalde to chief operating officer, filling a post that has been vacant since James Verrier was named CEO in 2013.

Former UAW official resigns from GM board

Joe Ashton, a former UAW vice president, has resigned from GM's board of directors amid a widening federal probe into joint training centers overseen by representatives of...

REDESIGNING THE INDUSTRY

The industry's future reads like a science-fiction novel

Discussing the future, even with Jim Lentz of highly successful Toyota, can be a deeply disorienting task.
■ Redesigning the Industry

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