Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Ex-Audi CEO Pleads Guilty to Diesel Emissions Charges

FRANKFURT, Germany — The former head of Volkswagen’s luxury division Audi pleaded guilty May 16 to charges tied to the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal.

May 16, 2023
Business, Technology

Tesla Raises Cost for Older Models

DETROIT — After cutting U.S. vehicle prices four times this year, Tesla raised the cost overnight on its slow-selling more expensive models.

April 21, 2023
Government, Safety

Traffic Deaths in 2022 Nearly Match 2021’s 16-Year High

DETROIT — The number of people killed on U.S. roadways decreased slightly last year, but government officials said the 42,795 people who died is still a national crisis.

April 20, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla Cuts US Prices Again Ahead of Earnings Release

DETROIT — Tesla dropped the starting prices for its two top-selling models overnight, the company’s fourth price cut in the U.S. this year.

April 19, 2023
Government, Business, Technology

EU Nears Deal on $47 Billion Chips Act

LONDON — The European Union was closing in April 18 on approval for a plan to ramp up semiconductor production as it seeks to wean itself off reliance on Asia.

April 18, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Poll: Most Americans Aren’t Sold on EV for Next Vehicle

WASHINGTON — Many Americans aren’t yet sold on going electric for their next cars, a new poll shows, with high prices and too few charging stations the main deterrents.

April 11, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Plans Shanghai Factory for Power Storage, Reports Say

BEIJING — Electric car maker Tesla Inc. plans to build a factory in Shanghai to produce power-storage devices for sale worldwide, state media reported April 9.

April 10, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

GM Cruise Recalls 300 Robotaxis After Crash

DETROIT — General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit has recalled 300 robotaxis to update software after one of them rear-ended a municipal bus in San Francisco.

April 7, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

New Ram EV Pickup Rev Can Go Up to 500 Miles on a Charge

DETROIT — An electric Ram pickup truck with up to 500 miles of range per charge is among the new vehicles being introduced April 5 at the New York International Auto Show.

April 5, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Passes Ford in Q1 EV Sales, Still Trails Tesla

DETROIT — General Motors rode strong first-quarter sales of the Chevrolet Bolt to bump crosstown rival Ford out of second place in the U.S. electric vehicle sales race.

April 4, 2023