Tom Krisher

Government, Business, Technology

Musk Statement on Tesla Production Raises Questions

Elon Musk Elon Musk by Saul Martinez/Getty Images via Bloomberg News

DETROIT — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again drawing scrutiny for questionable comments he made to Wall Street analysts, this time involving the status of his company’s vehicle production.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 9, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA to Investigate Tesla Crash With Tractor-Trailer

Tesla logo Angel Garcia/Bloomberg News

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is sending a team to Detroit to investigate a crash involving a Tesla that drove beneath a semitrailer.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Looks for Location for Second US Battery Factory

GM Construction at the first battery facility in Lordstown, Ohio. (Roger Mastroianni for General Motors)

General Motors is looking for a site to build a second U.S. battery factory with joint venture partner LG Chem of Korea.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Tesla to Fix Touch Screens, Ending Spat With NHTSA

Tesla logo Christopher Ena/AP

DETROIT — After initially refusing a request from U.S. safety regulators, Tesla has now agreed to recall about 135,000 vehicles because the large touch screens on the console can go dark.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 2, 2021
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

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