Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press

Eric D. Lawrence

Detroit Free Press

Troy, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Eric:

Corvette, Telluride, Gladiator are North American Car, Utility and Truck of the year

The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year were announced Monday in Detroit with the Corvette, Telluride and Gladiator taking top honors. → Read More

Is UAW headed for federal takeover? Feds say it's 'on the table'

As more tips keep coming in about corruption at the UAW, the union may want to brace for a federal takeover once the criminal cases are over. → Read More

Gordie Howe bridge: 5 new ways to get across I-75 on foot

The Gordie Howe bridge is to open to traffic in 2024. Site work is underway and the design for five pedestrian bridges over I-75 has been revealed. → Read More

After initiative on hot car deaths, automakers push for one voice on key issues

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation will represent a unified voice for Ford, GM, FCA, Toyota, VW and others. → Read More

Vance Pearson, who led UAW Region 5, expected to plead guilty in corruption probe

Vance Pearson was a UAW regional director, but resigned after the union sought to oust him. → Read More

New Novi auto show not a replacement for Detroit show, but you can see cars, even exotics

Southeast Michigan Auto Show launches in Novi with a couple of hundred cars. Detroit's North American International Auto Show is set for June. → Read More

Fiat Chrysler plans to show electric Jeep Wrangler, Compass and Renegade at CES 2020

Fiat Chrysler plans to show three plug-in hybrid Jeeps at CES 2020 — a Wrangler, Compass and Renegade — as well as the Fiat Concept Centoventi. → Read More

Fiat Chrysler's grand plans for Alfa Romeo have dimmed. Here's why

Alfa Romeo was billed as one of Fiat Chrysler's four global brands just last year, but the company has scaled back its plans. → Read More

UAW, FCA talks take center stage, but easy agreement not guaranteed

Temporary workers, Peugeot merger expected to be issues as UAW talks shift to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. → Read More

UAW Ford officials vote to recommend ratification of tentative agreement

UAW's National Council for Ford voted to recommend ratification of the tentative agreement with the automaker. → Read More

Report: Fiat Chrysler agrees to merger with PSA Groupe

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Groupe of France will merge, according to a published report, in a deal that would create the world's fourth largest automaker. → Read More

Fiat Chrysler to pay $40 million to settle SEC charges that it misled investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles misled investors through its sales reporting methods. → Read More

Dodge releases pricing for its 2020 Charger lineup

The FCA brand is putting a starting retail price of $74,140 on the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition. → Read More

GM tells striking union members it will continue their health coverage

General Motors had angered UAW members by cutting off health benefits in the early days of the strike, kicking them to the union. → Read More

FCA manager indicted in diesel emissions scandal

Grand jury in Detroit indicts FCA manager who is accused of leading engineering team in diesel emissions cheating scandal. → Read More

FCA extends application window for east side expansion jobs

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is taking applications from prequalified Detroiters for the almost 5,000 jobs it plans to create on the city's east side. → Read More

Why some UAW workers think electric truck will save GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant

An electric truck is part of General Motors' offer to the UAW. Some think Detroit-Hamtramck is the place where it will be built. → Read More

Honda unveils 2020 CR-V Hybrid in Detroit, says more electrics are on way

The automaker adds its third electrified U.S.-assembled model in the form of an SUV. Honda says it's a signal of the company's electric future. → Read More

MDOT dropping effort to move Greyhound to Detroit Amtrak Station

MDOT had planned to sell the Greyhound Station, but the Amtrak site, where Greyhound would have moved, is "too narrow" for buses. → Read More

Fiat Chrysler plans recall for certain 2020 Jeep Gladiators because of missing grease

Some Jeep Gladiators were built without grease in a portion of the rear driveshaft. → Read More