Tom Krisher

Business, Technology, Logistics

GM Announces New Electric Delivery Van, Electric Pallet

GM's EV600 electric van is already being tested with FedEx, representatives said. (General Motors via AP) GM's BrightDrop EV600 electric van is already being tested with FedEx, representatives said. (General Motors via AP)

The market for battery-powered delivery vehicles and equipment has so much potential that General Motors is forming a new business unit to serve it.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

For First Time in Five Years, US Gas Mileage Down, Emissions Up

A row of unsold 2020 pickup trucks sits at a Ram dealership in Colorado in December 2020. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press) A row of unsold 2020 pickup trucks sits at a Ram dealership in Colorado in December 2020. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

A new government report says gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first time in five years.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 6, 2021
Business

UAW Agrees to Independent Monitor, Voting Changes After Corruption Probe

UAW International President Rory Gamble UAW International President Rory Gamble speaks during a press conference with U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider announcing a civil settlement in Detroit on Dec. 14, 2020. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via Associated Press)

DETROIT — An independent monitor will watch the United Auto Workers’ finances and operations, and members will decide how they pick future leaders under a reform agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
December 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

GM to Recall 7 Million Vehicles to Replace Takata Air Bags

GM logo. Paul Sancya/Associated Press

The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range

GM logo. Matt Rourke/Associated Press

General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they equal those powered by gasoline within five years. The technology also will increase the range per charge to as much as 450 miles.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Jim Farley Becomes New Ford CEO, Pledges Stronger Profit Margins

Jim Farley, new Ford CEO, speaks during the New York International Auto Show in March 2018. Jim Farley, new Ford CEO, speaks during the New York International Auto Show in March 2018. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

On his first day in Ford’s top job, CEO Jim Farley is replacing the company’s chief financial officer and announcing other structural and management changes.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 1, 2020
Government, Business

Fiat Chrysler Calls GM’s Bribery Allegations ‘Preposterous’

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logo. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Allegations by General Motors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bribed union officials are “preposterous” and read like a script from a “third-rate spy movie,” FCA lawyers wrote in court documents filed Aug. 10.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
August 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

AAA: Partially Automated Driving Systems Don’t Always Work

An Argo AI test vehicle navigates Pittsburgh streets in 2018. A test vehicle from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous unit, navigates Pittsburgh streets in 2018. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their use.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
August 6, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Ford Recalls About 2.5 Million Vehicles for Latch, Brake Troubles

The Ford company logo stands over a row of vehicles in a Colorado dealership. The Ford company logo stands over a row of vehicles in a Colorado dealership. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 11, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Study: Autonomous Vehicles Won’t Make Roads Completely Safe

An Audi AI:ME self-driving concept vehicle is displayed at the CES tech show in Las Vegas in January. An Audi AI:ME self-driving concept vehicle is displayed at the CES tech show in Las Vegas in January. (John Locher/Associated Press)

A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 4, 2020

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