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Paul A. Eisenstein

Power Surge - Energy experts say the nation’s electric grid must be upgraded considerably to handle what is expected to be growing demand for electric vehicles.

Short Circuit

When Ford Motor Co. announced plans for an all-electric pickup truck in 2021, the automaker’s expectations were modest. It tooled up the sprawling Rouge Manufacturing Complex in Dearborn to produce up to 25,000 units...
Courtesy of Ted Gushue

Lightning Speed

Expectations were low when Ford Motor Co.’s product development team set out to work up a new battery-electric SUV nearly seven years ago. Intentionally so. The Dearborn-based automaker had little success with its earlier...
Ford Mustang Mach-E

EV Alliances

Fleet operators and small businesses that make deliveries are racing ahead in adopting electric vehicles, even as a lack of charging stations has hampered a consumer rollout of emission-free cars and trucks.
Uber Elevate air taxi

Preparing for Takeoff

Once the stuff of science fiction, new advances in electric motors, batteries, carbon fiber, and communication platforms are giving a lift to aerial taxi services.
Mary Barra

Rise to the Top

How did Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors Co. in Detroit, make her way from the plant floor to leader of one of the world’s largest manufacturers?
What The Future Holds

What Does The Future Hold?

As state and local businesses large and small grapple with the effects of COVID-19, we provide forecasts for 10 industry sectors, including automotive, banking, real estate, health care, and logistics.
Joe Hinrichs

Engineer & Pioneer

The road to running Ford’s automotive operations wasn’t a smooth ride, but now that Joe Hinrichs has the reins, he won’t let anything stand in the way of making the Blue Oval the market leader in global mobility.
Nissan IMQ concept

Demand Load

A slew of electric vehicles that collectively represent billions of dollars in investment are about to hit the market. Yet even with all that firepower, consumers remain lukewarm to the idea of plugging in.

Auto Show 2.0

Auto shows worldwide are struggling to stay relevant in an era of fewer new models and rising display costs. Can the Detroit auto show survive?

New Frontier

The shift to autonomous vehicles, an expensive and technically challenging endeavor, is causing automakers and suppliers to transform their product lines and workforce with no guarantee of future profits.