Ben Foldy Reporter
  • Detroit
  • The Wall Street Journal

Ben Foldy is an auto industry reporter for The Wall Street Journal based in Detroit. He covers auto-related policy and trade, emerging technologies and the U.S. operations of foreign automakers. Before joining the Journal, he wrote for Bloomberg News and the Financial Times. Mr. Foldy holds master’s degrees from the City University of New York and McGill University.

Focus Areas

  • Auto Industry

77 Articles
about 2 months ago
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Nikola Founder Trevor Milton Convicted of Securities Fraud

A federal jury found Trevor Milton guilty of three criminal counts he faced for what prosecutors said were lies about...

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3 months ago
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Nikola Founder Faces Securities-Fraud Trial Over Promises About Electric Trucks

Trevor Milton is accused of lying about his electric-truck company’s development of environmentally friendly technology.

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9 months ago
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Carvana Buys Used-Car Auction Network as Growth Slows

The deal for ADESA U.S. will help Carvana, which said its retail-sales growth flattened late last year, increase the ...

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10 months ago
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Carvana Under Pressure as Pandemic Surge Slows

The used-car dealer was a pandemic darling. Now it is facing pressure to show that it can thrive without the tailwind...

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10 months ago
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A Crucial Clue in the $4.5 Billion Bitcoin Heist: a $500 Walmart Gift Card

Federal investigators spent years hunting for connections in the 2016 Bitfinex hacking. Increasingly sophisticated to...

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10 months ago
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Green Startups Stumble, Accelerating Selloff of Risky Stocks

Once-hot electric-car makers and battery suppliers face investigations and doubts about technology.

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11 months ago
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WSJ News Exclusive | Rivian’s Chief Operating Officer Departed Amid Production Ramp-Up

Rod Copes retired in December, while the electric-truck maker ultimately produced more than 1,000 vehicles in 2021, i...

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11 months ago
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Electric-Vehicle Race Heats Up as Detroit Makes Its Move

GM, Ford and Chrysler-owned Stellantis are looking to close the gap versus startups with initiatives such as new batt...

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11 months ago
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GM, Volkswagen Build Up Their Battery Supply Chains Amid Electric-Vehicle Push

Auto makers are trying to control more of the supply chain for electric vehicles, forging new partnerships with raw-m...

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12 months ago
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Family Business Deals Help Fuel Carvana’s Explosive Growth

Carvana grew through the pandemic to become the stock market’s most valuable car retailer. Deals with related parties...

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12 months ago
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Electric-Truck Startup Rivian Plans New $5 Billion Factory Complex in Georgia

The manufacturing facility, the company’s second in the U.S., is expected to start production in 2024.

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12 months ago
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The Challenging Road Ahead for Rivian’s Billionaire CEO

RJ Scaringe turned a childhood obsession with cars into one of the year’s hottest IPOs. Now he must fend off stiff co...

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