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There may be a privacy cost if you park at this Trader Joe’s

Parking and privacy aren’t typically things that go hand in hand. That’s changing.Colin Shanahan discovered this during a recent visit to the Trader Joe’s...
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El Segundo’s Navitas goes public amid chip shortage

An El Segundo semiconductor company took its stock public Wednesday — straight into the maw of a global chip shortage that could pose either...
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He returned the car on time. Hertz still charged a late fee

Mark Stanley makes his living advising corporate clients on how to improve their customer service. So it’s fair to say he knows a thing...
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Tesla to move headquarters to Texas from Palo Alto

Tesla is moving its Palo Alto headquarters to Austin, Texas, Chief Executive Elon Musk said Thursday.Speaking at the company’s annual shareholders meeting, he added...
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A Tesla mystery: Why didn’t auto-braking stop these crashes?

On a rainy winter night in December 2019, college student Maria Smith found herself followed by a state trooper, police lights flashing, on Massachusetts’...
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Car insurance companies owe California drivers COVID refunds

California’s insurance commissioner, Ricardo Lara, determined earlier this year that vehicle insurers had shortchanged policyholders to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars...

Mercedes rolls out luxury electric car in duel with Tesla

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG on Thursday unveiled a battery-powered counterpart to its top Mercedes-Benz luxury sedan as German carmakers ramp up their...

Biden sees `win’ for US in electric vehicle battery deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one...

AP source: Electric vehicle battery firms settle trade spat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one of them to...

Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles...

SKorea’s LG to exit loss-making mobile phone business

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean electronics maker LG said Monday it is getting out of its loss-making mobile phone business to focus...

Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

DETROIT (AP) — Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning...

CEO of Google’s self-driving car spinoff steps down from job

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — The executive who steered the transformation of Google's self-driving car project into a separate company worth billions of dollars...

Tesla 1Q sales of 185K more than double last year’s numbers

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla says it delivered nearly 185,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter despite a shortage of computer chips that has hit...

Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

DETROIT (AP) — Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning...

Automakers BMW, Volvo back moratorium on deep seabed mining

BERLIN (AP) — Automakers BMW and Volvo announced Wednesday that they support a moratorium on deep seabed mining for minerals used in electric vehicle...

Edmunds puts Tesla’s range to the test

Edmunds’ test team recently published the results of its real-world range testing for electric vehicles. Notably, every Tesla the team tested in 2020 came...

VW to seek damages from former executives for diesel scandal

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen is seeking damages from two former top executives for their role in the diesel emissions scandal that cost the German...

Japan’s Toyota, Isuzu, Hino join in truck technology tie up

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Toyota, Isuzu and Hino said Wednesday they are setting up a partnership in commercial vehicles to work together in...

German automaker BMW ramps up electric vehicle offerings

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker BMW said Wednesday it intends to speed the rollout of new electric cars, vowing to bring battery-powered models...

Ford partners with U-M on robotics research, new building

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Digit marches on two legs across the floor of the University of Michigan’s Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building, while...

Foxconn mulls making electric vehicles at Wisconsin plant

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest electronics manufacturer, is considering making electric vehicles at its highly anticipated Wisconsin plant that...

US sends team to Detroit to investigate Tesla-semi crash

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's highway safety agency is sending a team to Detroit to investigate a crash involving a Tesla that drove...

Automakers embrace electric vehicles. But what about buyers?

DETROIT (AP) — The world’s major automakers have made something abundantly clear: They believe electric vehicles will dominate their industry in the years ahead....

Volkswagen plans six battery factories to ramp up electrics

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen plans six large battery factories in Europe by 2030 to power sales of more electric cars while driving down...

Auto industry urges emissions deal weaker than Obama’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of automakers has told the Biden administration it would agree to raise mileage standards to reduce tailpipe emissions but...

Korea’s LG to invest $4.5 billion in its US battery business

NEW YORK (AP) — LG Energy Solution says it will invest more than $4.5 billion in its U.S. battery production business by 2025 as...

Honda of America plans to sell 2 fully electric SUVs in 2024

DETROIT (AP) — Honda has plans to sell two all-electric SUVs in the U.S. for the 2024 model year, and it soon will offer...

China sets growth target ‘over 6%,’ tightening HK control

BEIJING (AP) — China’s No. 2 leader set a healthy economic growth target Friday and vowed to make the nation self-reliant in technology amid...

GM looking to build 2nd US battery factory, Tennessee likely

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it's looking for a site to build a second U.S. battery factory with joint venture partner LG Chem...

Goodbye gas: Volvo to make only electric vehicles by 2030

Volvo says it will make only electric vehicles by 2030. But if you want one, you'll have to buy it online. ...

Insider Q&A: Hyundai’s Olabisi Boyle

Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor North America, has seen plenty of change during her decades in...

White House climate czar to AP: Texas storm ‘a wake-up call’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly winter storm that caused widespread power outages in Texas and other states is a “wake-up call” for the United...

Former Michigan Gov. Granholm confirmed as energy secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be energy secretary, joining President Joe Biden's Cabinet as a leader...

USPS selects Oshkosh Defense to build greener mail truck

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Post Office said Tuesday that it has chosen Oshkosh Defense to build its next-generation mail-delivery vehicle, part of...

Ford to go all electric in Europe by 2030

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ford is vowing to convert its entire passenger vehicle lineup in Europe to electric power by 2030 in just the...

Luxury car brand Jaguar to go all-electric by 2025

LONDON (AP) — Struggling luxury car brand Jaguar will be fully electric by 2025, the British company said Monday as it outlined a plan...

GM’s Chevy Bolt SUV joins parade of new US electric vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Whether people want them or not, automakers are rolling out new electric vehicle models as the industry responds to stricter pollution...

Autoworkers face uncertain future in an era of electric cars

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — When General Motors boldly announced its goal last month to make only battery-powered vehicles by 2035, it didn't just break...

Autoworkers face uncertain future in an era of electric cars

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — When General Motors boldly announced its goal last month to make only battery-powered vehicles by 2035, it didn't just mark...

Toyota to add electric, plug-in hybrid vehicles next year

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota says it will roll out two new battery-electric vehicles and one plug-in gas-electric hybrid in the U.S. this year as...

GM 2020 profit drops, but it makes $6.43B despite pandemic

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' profit fell 4.5% in 2020, but a strong second half more than offset the effects of pandemic-related factory closures...

Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, will accept as payment soon

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Holders of Bitcoin may be able to cash in some of their investment in the digital currency for a...

The Latest: Robinhood’s ad emerges from the time capsule

TAMPA (AP) — The latest news on Super Bowl commercials. (All times EST.) ...

Daimler to spin off trucks, change name to Mercedes-Benz

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler will split itself into two independent companies by spinning off its truck and bus division, a move...

Fighting climate change in America means changes to America

Climate isn’t the only thing changing. ...

General Motors sets goal of going largely electric by 2035

General Motors has set a goal of making the vast majority of the vehicles it produces electric by 2035, and the entire company carbon...

EU approves more state aid to boost car batteries industry

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has approved 2.9 billion euros in subsidies from 12 member countries for a second pan-European project to develop...

Mine OK’d in Trump’s last days may boost Biden energy plan

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — One of the keys to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion clean energy plan could be a mineral that lies...

GM teams up with Microsoft on driverless cars

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars. ...

NTSB says vehicle battery fires pose risks to 1st responders

DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been...

5 CES Trends to Watch

CES, the annual gadget show that showcases the buzziest and brightest tech, looks different this year — less Vegas glitz, more internet efficiency. With...

GM charges up new unit to sell electric delivery vans, gear

DETROIT (AP) — The market for battery-powered delivery vehicles and equipment has so much potential that General Motors is forming a new business unit...

Volkswagen triples electric car sales ahead of climate rules

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's push into electric cars is gathering speed — despite the pandemic. ...

China’s Geely, Baidu announce electric car ventures

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese automaker Geely says it will form an electric car venture with tech giant Baidu, adding to a flurry of corporate...

US safety agency rejects petition to recall Tesla vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety agency has rejected a request to investigate unintended acceleration in Tesla electric vehicles, saying the acceleration...

New campaign, and logo, for GM in a bid to electrify image

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is changing its corporate logo and launching an electric vehicle marketing campaign to reshape its image as clean vehicle...

California governor plans $4 billion for economic recovery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After spending most of 2020 telling small businesses to close and limit their customers, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday...

Musk: Apple CEO didn’t take meeting about buying Tesla

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he once considered selling the electric car maker to Apple, but the iPhone maker’s CEO blew off the meeting. ...

High-flying Tesla stock takes a hit on 1st day in S&P 500

DETROIT (AP) — In the middle of last year, Tesla's losses were piling up, sales weren't enough to cover expenses and big debt payments...

German court upholds tree-felling ban at Tesla plant site

BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Saturday that automaker Tesla has to stop clearing trees on some parts of the site outside Berlin...

China’s leaders say tech growth top priority amid US tension

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party called Friday for faster technology development to increase the country's economic independence amid tensions with Washington that...

Volkswagen loses top EU court case in diesel scandal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Volkswagen breached the law by installing on its cars a so-called defeat...

Amazon’s Zoox unveils autonomous electric vehicle

An autonomous vehicle company acquired this year by Amazon has unveiled a four-person “robo-taxi," a compact, multidirectional vehicle designed for dense, urban environments. ...

German court halts felling of trees at site of Tesla plant

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that automaker Tesla Inc. has to stop clearing trees on the site where it's building its...

GM’s Cruise to deploy fully driverless cars in San Francisco

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — General Motors' self-driving car company is sending vehicles without anybody behind the wheel in San Francisco as it navigates...

Automakers prep for stronger mileage standards under Biden

DETROIT (AP) — Now that it's clear Joe Biden soon will be president, the fight over automobile pollution and fuel efficiency standards is likely...

GM rethinks planned stake in electric vehicle maker Nikola

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors will not be taking a stake in the electric vehicle company Nikola, and the company said Monday that...

US agency investigating Tesla front suspension failures

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that suspensions can fail on nearly 115,000 Tesla electric vehicles. ...

GM: New batteries cut electric car costs, increase range

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they equal those...

US safety agency seeks input on autonomous vehicle rules

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of self-driving vehicles. ...

Ford to revamp Detroit book warehouse into innovation hub

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. revealed plans Tuesday to transform a long-vacant book warehouse into a hub for automobile innovation in Detroit’s oldest...

GM recalling nearly 69K Bolt electric cars due to fire risk

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them. ...

Correction: Walmart-Automated Delivery story

DETROIT (AP) — In a story November 10, 2020, about Walmart joining with GM’s Cruise automated vehicle unit to test package delivery, The Associated...

Walmart teams with GM to test autonomous deliveries

DETROIT (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with the General Motors' autonomous vehicle unit to test driverless delivery in Arizona. ...

China’s leaders vow to become self-reliant technology power

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leaders are vowing to make their country a self-reliant “technology power” as a feud with Washington cuts access to U.S....

Tesla ‘full self-driving’ vehicles can’t drive themselves

DETROIT (AP) — Earlier this week, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test it on...

Honda, Arizona reach $5 million settlement over air bags

PHOENIX (AP) — Honda has agreed to a $5 million settlement with Arizona over allegations that it failed to disclose defects in air bags...

An electric Hummer? Battery-powered trucks head to showrooms

DETROIT (AP) — Seven auto companies have plans to roll out new battery-powered pickup trucks over the next two years, aiming to cash in...

China’s BYD, Japan’s Hino announce electric truck venture

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese electric car brand BYD Auto and Japanese truck maker Hino Motors said Wednesday they are jointly setting up a company...

Tennessee factory to become GM’s 3rd electric vehicle plant

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to spend $2 billion to convert its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant into a third U.S. site to...

GM to run robot cars in San Francisco without human backups

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by...

Electric cars, homes and shops: NJ’s clean energy future?

ATLANTIC CITY,N.J. (AP) — Gasoline-powered vehicles would become a thing of the past, and nine out of every 10 buildings in New Jersey would...

China’s Xi promises changes to promote tech center Shenzhen

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping on Wednesday promised new steps to promote development of China's biggest tech center, Shenzhen, amid a feud with...

Waymo removing backup drivers from its autonomous vehicles

NEW YORK (AP) — Waymo is allowing the general public to hitch a ride in its driverless autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, expanding a service...

New Ford CEO replaces CFO, pledges stronger profit margins

DETROIT (AP) — On his first day in Ford's top job, CEO Jim Farley is replacing the company's chief financial officer and announcing other...

Getting warmer: Trump concedes human role in climate change

President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged that humans bear some blame for climate change, but scientists say the president still isn't dealing with the reality...

EPA ridicules California’s proposed ban of new gas cars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Monday ridiculed California Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to ban the sale of...

Bavarian leader backs California-style deadline for gas cars

BERLIN (AP) — The governor of Bavaria, the state that's home to German automakers BMW and Audi, has backed a deadline for phasing out...

China auto show forging ahead under anti-virus controls

BEIJING (AP) — The first event for the CEO of Swedish electric car brand Polestar at this month’s Beijing auto show: A two-week quarantine...

California is ready to pull the plug on gas vehicles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday,...

House backs bill to boost ‘clean energy,’ enhance efficiency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a modest bill to promote “clean energy” and increase energy efficiency while phasing out the use of...

New SUV is next step in VW’s post-scandal electric offensive

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is unveiling a battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as...

Germany: 8 more charged in Volkswagen diesel scandal

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they have filed charges against eight more Volkswagen employees accused of involvement in the company's diesel scandal,...

Former VW boss Winterkorn must stand trial in diesel scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German court has ruled former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn must stand trial on fraud charges in connection with the...

GM to make electric vehicle, supply batteries for Nikola

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors announced its second major electric vehicle partnership in less than a week on Tuesday, this time a $2 billion...

Uber incentivizes drivers to switch to electric vehicles

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is offering incentives to drivers to transition to cleaner vehicles while acknowledging that emissions from its rides have risen...

Jeep reveals hybrid Wrangler, 1st US battery-powered vehicle

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat...

Honda, General Motors sign deal to work on vehicles together

DETROIT (AP) — General...

EU share of electric cars grew during virus lockdown months

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

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