Tom Krisher

Business, Technology, Fuel

Toyota to Build $1.29 Billion US Battery Plant

lithium-ion battery Lithium-ion batteries for the Toyota Prius. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

DETROIT — Toyota plans to build a $1.29 billion factory in the U.S. to manufacture batteries for gas-electric hybrid and fully electric vehicles.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

US Regulators Seek Answers From Tesla Over Lack of Recall

Tesla A sign marks the entrance to the Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nev. (John Locher /Associated Press)

DETROIT — U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn’t file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 13, 2021