Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Gets Justice Department Subpoena for Self-Driving Features

The U.S. Justice Department has requested documents from Tesla Inc. related to its Autopilot and “Full Self-Driving” features, according to a regulatory filing.

January 31, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Mercedes to Build Its Own EV Charging Network

Mercedes-Benz says it will build its own worldwide electric vehicle charging network starting in North America in a bid to compete with EV sales leader Tesla.

January 5, 2023
Business, Technology

Tesla Breaks Own Sales Record, but Misses Estimate for 2022

Tesla said Jan. 2 that it sold a record 1.3 million vehicles last year, but the number fell short of CEO Elon Musk’s pledge to grow the company’s sales by 50% nearly every year.

January 3, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

Fuel Economy Flat in 2021, Emissions Down Slightly, Says EPA

Fuel economy for 2021 model year vehicles in the U.S. stayed flat with 2020 as people continued to buy less-efficient trucks and SUVs, according to an annual government report published Dec. 12.

December 12, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Kansas Oil Spill Biggest in Keystone History, According to Federal Report

An oil spill in a creek in northeastern Kansas this week is the largest for an onshore crude pipeline in more than nine years and by far the biggest in the history of the Keystone pipeline, according to federal data.

December 9, 2022
Government, Business

Mexico Tells US It Wants to Keep Talking on Trade Disputes

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s economy secretary on Dec. 1 proposed yet another round of talks with the United States on a dispute over Mexico’s energy sector.

December 2, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Renault, China’s Geely Announce Powertrain Joint Venture

Renault SA and China’s Geely announced plans on Nov. 8 for a jointly owned venture to produce gasoline-powered and hybrid powertrains, adding to a series of partnerships between global automakers to share soaring technology costs.

November 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Takes Control of Twitter

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken control of Twitter and ousted the CEO, chief financial officer and the company’s top lawyer, two people familiar with the deal said Oct. 27.

October 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Ford Cuts Investment in Autonomous Vehicle Unit Argo

Ford is pulling out of its investment in Argo AI, an autonomous vehicle company that it jointly owns, mainly with Volkswagen.

October 26, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

EU, US Set Up Task Force to Resolve Electric Vehicle Feud

The U.S. and the European Union have set up a task force to resolve a dispute over electric vehicle batteries that the EU says would discriminate against manufacturers in the 27-nation bloc and break World Trade Organization rules.

October 26, 2022