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BMW plug-in hybrids to automatically switch into EV mode in 2020

Starting next year, all BMW plug-in hybrid models will come standard with a function that automatically switches to full-electric mode when the vehicles enter geofenced areas designated for emissions-free driving only.

BMW doubles down on driving with Vision M Next concept

A low-slung, two-door, 600-hp, plug-in hybrid concept that previews the brand's design and technology roadmap, the BMW Vision M Next is the yin to the Vision iNext concept's yang that debuted in 2018 as an incubator of hands-free, autonomous driving technologies.

Saikawa wins reforms at Nissan; signals hand over of power

Nissan shareholders approved sweeping reforms to improve corporate governance at the automaker following last year’s arrest and ouster of former chairman Carlos Ghosn, while embattled CEO Hiroto Saikawa signaled he is preparing to step aside.

Toyota North America names Ericksen to head product planning

Cooper Ericksen, 50, most recently served as head of product planning for Lexus as well as alternative fuel vehicles.

Faurecia's tentative deal with UAW calls for major wage hikes

Highlights of the Faurecia agreement include significant hourly wage hikes, a $2,500 signing bonus, retroactive pay for new wages as of June 1 and no increase in health care costs.