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California Sues Trump EPA in Fight Over Green Auto Rules

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra California Attorney General Xavier Becerra by Alex Brandon/Associated Press

California sued the Trump administration for rescinding an Obama-era waiver that allows the state to require sales of electric vehicles and set stricter auto-emissions standards than the federal government.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2019
Business, Fuel

New England May Be One Cold Snap Away From Heating Fuel Crunch

Boston homes covered in snow Snow blankets a Boston neighborhood. (Getty Images)

Heating oil prices in the northeast U.S. may jump during cold snaps this winter, as the closing of the region’s biggest refinery and new clean-fuel rules for ships trim supply.

November 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

VW Challenges Rivals With $66 Billion Splurge for Electric Era

VW assembly Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG will ramp up spending on electric vehicles and automated driving by 36% as the world’s largest automaker challenges rivals to keep pace with an aggressive shift into the post-combustion era.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Ford Puts Iconic Mustang Name on First Electric Crossover

Ford Mustang logo Ford Mustang logo by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co., which pioneered the racy pony-car body style 55 years ago, will use the Mustang name and insignia on an electric crossover utility vehicle coming next year.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Shell Unveils Natural Gas Engine Oil

Shell tanker Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Shell Lubricants announced a new natural gas engine oil Nov. 14, one of the first of its kind to meet standards to operate in natural gas, diesel and gasoline engines.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
November 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Consumer Reports Finds Vehicle Redesigns Come With Glitches

2019 Mazda CX-5 at the New York Auto Show The 2019 Mazda CX-5 at the New York Auto Show on April 17, 2019. Consumer Reports found Mazda to be one of the most reliable brands. (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)

DETROIT — When it comes to buying a new car, the latest and greatest may not be the most dependable.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler’s New CEO Ola Kallenius Warns Shift to Electric Cars Will Be Painful

Daimler Kallenius speaks during the Mobility Conference on day two of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, earlier this year. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

Daimler AG’s new CEO warned there will be no quick fix for the automaker’s struggles to adapt to an era of self-driving, electric cars.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Hacker Seeks About $5 Million Ransom From Pemex by Nov. 30

Tanker trucks at storage and dispatch terminal of Petroleos Mexicanos Tanker trucks wait at the storage and dispatch terminal of Petroleos Mexicanos. (Felix Marquez/Associated Press)

The hacker behind a cyberattack that has crippled Petroleos Mexicanos’ computer systems since the weekend is hoping to squeeze about $5 million out of the company and appears to have set a deadline of Nov. 30.

November 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hyliion Makes Gains With Hybrid Electrification

Hyllion truck A Hyliion truck at the company's 80,000-square-foot plant in Austin, Texas. (Hyliion)

Hyliion CEO and founder Thomas Healy said the company anticipates receiving more investment funds soon. It built an 80,000-square-foot plant, and trucks with its e-axle have accumulated more than 1 million miles of real-world travel as fleets begin to see hybrid-electric powertrains as a timely choice for improved fuel efficiency. And yet, he sometimes feels as if he is on the industry sidelines.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla to Build Factory in Germany After Subsidies Announced

Elon Musk Elon Musk by Jae C. Hong/AP

BERLIN — Germany on Nov. 13 hailed Tesla’s decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electric cars.

November 13, 2019

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