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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

A call to return to stock car racing's roots, with EVs

EV racing would be far more interesting if all of the vehicles were stock, the race was a designated distance -- say, 200 or 225 miles -- and no recharges or vehicle changes were allowed. Each race would be a test of technology and strategy, and an opportunity for a factory-backed race team to prove both on a given Sunday.

ERIC KULISCH

Will automakers bear outsize burden for tackling climate change?

It's unclear how much automakers will benefit from relaxing standards for tailpipe emissions. To some observers, the biggest winners are petroleum companies.

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BLOG: Larry P. Vellequette
A call to return to stock car racing's roots, with EVs

EV racing would be far more interesting if all of the vehicles were stock, the race was a designated distance -- say, 200 or 225 miles -- and no recharges or vehicle changes were allowed. Each race would be a test of technology and strategy, and an opportunity for a factory-backed race team to prove both on a given Sunday.


BLOG: Jackie Charniga
Vendors should show they care

To streamline operations, improve profits and satisfy customers, dealers look to vendors for innovation that can put them ahead of the competition. But when it comes to retaining a dealer's business over the long haul, a personal touch goes a long way.

UPDATED: 9/18/18 6:45 pm ET
BLOG: Michael Wayland
What Cadillac dealers can expect from Steve Carlisle

Cadillac chief Steve Carlisle is mild-mannered and methodical when he speaks. He doesn't want or command attention but that's not necessarily a weakness. Just different from what we've come to expect from Cadillac.


BLOG: Graham Kozak
FCA working on a new inline-six engine, report says

The V-8 engine hasn't been the default choice for family vehicles for ages and it seems like it will be increasingly relegated to performance machinery for dedicated gearheads. So what will power the next-gen Alfa Romeo luxury sedans or maybe even the 2024 Ram 1500? Based on an Allpar report, it could be an upcoming Fiat Chrysler inline-six.


BLOG: Mark Vaughn
Grand Basel: A new take on the car as art

Are cars art? Is art cars? The organizers behind Art Basel said yes to both those questions and held a big celebration last week of the car as art form in their home city.


BLOG: Frank Ahrens
How heir apparent Euisun Chung could change Hyundai

Hyundai Vice Chairman Euisun Chung -- now Executive Vice Chairman Euisun Chung -- has taken a critical step toward succeeding his father, Chung Mong-koo, as chairman of the Hyundai Motor conglomerate.


BLOG: Richard Truett
Schaeffler group advances the art of the valvetrain

Politics and government oversight aside, for automakers and suppliers it's still business as usual in raising the fuel efficiency of cars and light trucks. And Germany's Schaeffler Group made a recent swing through Detroit to showcase its latest fuel-saving technologies.


BLOG: Andrea Malan
Moving out of Sergio's shadow

Mike Manley took the helm at FCA just four days before the death of former CEO Sergio Marchionne. That same day Manley had to present FCA's disappointing Q2 results and lower annual profit goals.


BLOG: Jake Lingeman
Chevy's next-gen Corvette: The best look yet

Photos of the next-generation, midengine Chevy Corvette, aka C8, have surfaced, showing the sports car in near-production form in what's by far the best view yet. Here's a quick recap of what we know.


BLOG: Jay Ramey
Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel motor show on Wednesday, according to an invitation sent to Tesla owners.


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