Stellantis CEO dishes on Waymo, Rivian cuts staff and the great EV softening continues

TechCrunch Mobility is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click TechCrunch Mobility — to receive the newsletter every weekend in your inbox. Subscribe for free. Welcome back to TechCrunch Mobility — your central hub for news and insights on the future of transportation. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares and I covered … Read more

Stellantis CEO says there’s still life in Waymo deal for self-driving delivery vans

Stellantis, the automaker that owns 14 brands including Chrysler, Jeep and Ram, and autonomous vehicle technology company Waymo are not only still working together, the companies are deepening the partnership, CEO Carlos Tavares told TechCrunch in a recent interview. This “deepened” partnership will focus on commercial self-driving Ram delivery vans, a target that was first … Read more

Jeep, Dodge-maker Stellantis’ profit slides as Detroit Three strikes bite

(L-R) United Auto Workers (U.A.W.) members Kaleb Delfine, Bryan Broecker, Michael Gatto and James Triplett picket outside the Jeep Plant on September 18, 2023 in Toledo, Ohio. Sarah Rice | Getty Images Global auto giant Stellantis on Thursday reported a 10% year-on-year fall in profit in the second half of 2023, as six-week strikes at … Read more

Italy’s premier slams Stellantis over reduced Italian footprint since Peugeot-FiatChrysler tie-up

MILAN — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni slammed carmaker Stellantis, accusing it of weakening Italy’s industrial footprint since the merger of FiatChrysler and PSA Peugeot that created the world’s fourth largest auto maker. As one of Italy’s top private sector employers, Fiat and its successors, FiatChrysler and then Stellantis, have always gotten government attention, but rarely … Read more

Why many UAW members oppose GM, Ford, Stellantis deals

UAW members attend a rally in support of the labor union strike at the UAW Local 551 hall on the South Side on October 7, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois.  Jim Vondruska | Getty Images DETROIT – The United Auto Workers achieved record contracts with the Detroit automakers following contentious talks and roughly six weeks of … Read more

Toyota hops on Tesla’s EV charging standard, leaving Stellantis and VW as holdouts

Another day, another convert: Toyota and Lexus electric vehicles will adopt Tesla’s chargers starting in 2025, Toyota said this week.   The top automaker by global sales, Toyota is the latest to back the North American Charging Standard (NACS), following Hyundai, Kia, Honda, Nissan, Mercedes, GM and Ford, among others. In just about five months, Tesla … Read more

UAW will not expand strikes this week at GM, Ford, Stellantis

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain during an online broadcast updating union members on negotiations with the Detroit automakers on Oct. 6, 2023. Screenshot DETROIT – The United Auto Workers will not expand strikes against the Detroit automakers this week amid progress in the talks, including General Motors agreeing to include battery cell workers under … Read more

UAW announces new strikes at GM and Ford plants, sparing Stellantis

DETROIT – The United Auto Workers union will expand strikes against General Motors and Ford Motor to two U.S. assembly plants at noon ET, UAW President Shawn Fain said Friday. The additional strikes will target Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant in Illinois, which produces the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs, and GM’s Lansing Delta Township … Read more

This Automotive Union Has Settled. Here Is What It Got From Ford.

Text size Lazer brazing at Ford plant in Oakville, Ontario. Hourly workers at the plant have a new labor deal. Courtesy Ford Labor deals in the car business are possible. A deal between the United Auto Workers and the Detroit-Three auto makers might be closer than investors expect. Just look north. Ford Motor (ticker: F) … Read more

UAW strike expands to 38 extra amenities at GM and Stellantis

DETROIT – The United Auto Employees is increasing strikes to 38 components and distribution areas throughout 20 states for Normal Motors and Stellantis, UAW President Shawn Fain mentioned Friday morning. The union won’t provoke further strikes at Ford Motor, as the corporate has confirmed it is “severe about reaching a deal,” Fain mentioned throughout a … Read more