Automotive technology

FILE- In this July 27, 2011, file photo, assembly worker Julaynne Trusel works on a Chevrolet Volt at the General Motors Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich. GM announced Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, that it will lay off thousands of factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. Among the possibilities are the Detroit/Hamtramck assembly plant, which makes the Buick LaCrosse, the Chevrolet Impala and Volt, and the Cadillac CT6, all slow-selling cars. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 26, 2018 - 4:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles, the automaker announced Monday. The reductions could amount to as much...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, the logo of Volkswagen is seen on top of a company building in Wolfsburg, Germany. German automaker Volkswagen. says it will invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in developing autonomous and electric cars. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
November 16, 2018 - 8:43 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen says it will invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) to develop autonomous and electric cars and expand the appeal of battery-powered vehicles by selling its upcoming I.D. compact for about what a diesel-powered Golf costs. Chairman Hans Dieter...
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November 14, 2018 - 11:43 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen says it will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, getting ready to ramp up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards. The Wolfsburg-based company said on Wednesday it would...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2015, file photo, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., talks about the Model X car at the company's headquarters, in Fremont, Calif. Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. says it has secured land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. The company said it signed an agreement on a 210-acre (84-hectare) site. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 17, 2018 - 11:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. Tesla, based on Palo Alto, California, announced plans for the...
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Exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Due to environment protection reasons the city of Berlin has to introduce a diesel driving ban on several highly frequented roads. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 10, 2018 - 10:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Union officials are pushing ahead with tougher car emissions standards aimed at fighting global warming — but which the auto industry cautions could hurt workers and consumers. Officials from the council of EU member governments, parliament and the executive...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, an employee of Honda Motor Co. cleans a Honda car displayed at its headquarters in Tokyo. Honda is recalling about 232,000 2018 Accord vehicles and 2019 Insight hybrid cars in the U.S. for malfunctioning software for the rear camera display. Honda said Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, that there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the problem. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 27, 2018 - 11:38 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Honda is recalling about 232,000 2018 Accord vehicles and 2019 Insight hybrid cars in the U.S. for malfunctioning software for the rear camera display. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the problem, Honda Motor Co. spokeswoman Tomoko Takemori said Friday...
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September 18, 2018 - 3:09 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-trust watchdog is investigating whether automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development and roll-out of car emission control systems. The EU Commission said Tuesday that it had received information that BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, and...
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FILE -- In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 file photo exhaust gases leave the exhaust pipe of a car in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
September 04, 2018 - 9:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — A lobby group representing European automakers warned Tuesday that EU proposals for cutting emissions of carbon dioxide could result in manufacturing job losses. According to the European Commission, cars are responsible for about 12 percent of total emissions of CO2, the main...
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August 30, 2018 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Dyson, the British company best known for its ground-breaking vacuum cleaners, said Thursday that it plans to build auto test tracks as it expands electric vehicle development at a former Royal Air Force airfield. The company said it plans to spend an additional 116 million pounds ($...
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Reporters take pictures of a Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the Nissan's first all-electric vehicle built in China, at the Nissan factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Sylphy is part of a wave of dozens of electric models planned by global automakers for China where the government is pressing them to accelerate development of the technology. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 27, 2018 - 8:12 am
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market. Manufacturers including General Motors and Volkswagen are poised this year...
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