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This photo provided by General Motors Co. shows the 2022 GMC Hummer EV. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, the company's GMC brand introduced the new electric Hummer pickup, with a high-end version due in showrooms sometime in the fall of 2021. (Courtesy of General Motors Co. via AP)

An electric Hummer? Battery-powered trucks head to showrooms

Oct. 20, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Seven auto companies have plans to roll out new battery-powered pickup trucks over the next two years, aiming to cash in on a popular and lucrative market for expensive vehicles. General Motors is among them, and on Tuesday its GMC brand introduced a new electric Hummer pickup, with a...

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 15, 2020 file photo, Cars are parked in an auto dealer lot in unincorporated St. Louis County, Mo. U.S. new vehicle sales fell 9.7% in the third quarter, but that's not all that bad for the auto industry. Consumers are paying record prices largely for loaded out trucks and SUVs. Discounts are down because vehicle supplies are limited. Interest rates are low.. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

US 3Q auto sales fall 9.7%, but they're rising from 2Q lows

Oct. 1, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In normal times, a 9.7% drop in auto sales would cause executives to sweat profusely. These are not normal times. Instead, the industry sees some good things in the decline of U.S. new vehicle sales in the third quarter. Prices are up, inventories are low, and those who are in the market...

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Money pouring into Massachusetts ballot question campaigns

Sep. 27, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Money, and a lot of it, is pouring into campaigns for the two questions on the November ballot in Massachusetts. A look at both referendums and the cash being spent around them: ___ RIGHT TO REPAIR By far, most of the money has been raised by supporters and opponents of Question 1, which...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Cal Expo in Sacramento where he announced an executive order requiring the sale of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035, a move the governor says would achieve a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. California would be the first state with such a rule, though Germany and France are among 15 other countries that have a similar requirement. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)

California is ready to pull the plug on gas vehicles

Sep. 24, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, establishing a timeline in the nation's most populous state that could force U.S. automakers to shift their zero-emission efforts into overdrive. The...

FILE  - In this Aug. 12, 2020 file photo, Unifor President Jerry Dias, left, elbow bumps Ryan Kantautas, Vice President of Human Resources at Ford Canada, after a photo opportunity at the start of formal contract talks with the Detroit Three automakers, Fiat Chrysler, Ford and General Motors, in Toronto. The union that represents Canadian auto workers says it has reached a tentative three-year contract deal with Ford to build five new electric vehicles at a factory near Toronto. Dias says the deal was reached early Tuesday, Sept. 22 after an all-night bargaining session.  (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian auto workers reach tentative contract with Ford

Sep. 22, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The union representing Canadian auto workers says it has reached a tentative three-year contract deal with Ford to build five new electric vehicles at a factory near Toronto. Unifor President Jerry Dias says the deal was reached early Tuesday after an all-night bargaining session. It...

FILE- This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows a Ford logo on the grill of a 2018 Ford Explorer on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show.  Ford Motor Co. will offer early retirement incentives with hopes of cutting its U.S. white-collar workforce by 1,400 more positions. President for the Americas Kumar Galhotra told employees about the offers Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Ford to build electric truck plant in Michigan, add 300 jobs

Sep. 17, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says it will add 300 jobs at a new factory that's being built to assemble batteries and manufacture an electric version of the F-150 pickup truck. The new plant is being built in Dearborn, Michigan, where Ford is starting to produce a new version of the F-150 that's due in...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to a campaign rally in Freeland, Mich., in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Trump on virus; Biden missteps

Sep. 12, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Explaining his deceptive assurances about the pandemic, President Donald Trump suggested he was doing what Winston Churchill had done, soothing the public in a time of danger. That's not how it went down in World War II. Churchill did not tell Britons that Nazi Germany was “under...

A man wearing a mask passes the Charging Bull statue in New York's financial district, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. More sharp declines for big tech stocks are dragging Wall Street toward a third straight loss on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Wall Street’s 3-day skid a reality check for runaway market

Sep. 9, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

Wall Street’s summer-long party fueled by investors’ appetite for some of the world’s best-known technology companies has come to an abrupt, if not entirely unexpected, halt. The sharp sell-off that began last Thursday has wiped out nearly 7.1% from the S&P 500 as of Tuesday, its first...

Canadian auto workers pick Ford as potential strike target

Sep. 8, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The union that represents Canadian auto workers has picked Ford as a potential strike target in contract talks this year. The Unifor union's contracts with all three Detroit automakers expires at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 21. Unifor President Jerry Dias says at a news conference Tuesday that the...

This photo provided by Fiat Chrysler shows the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe.  Fiat Chrysler on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, unveiled the first of what it says will be many Jeeps powered by batteries. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the brand's first vehicle that can travel on electricity in the U.S. The gas-electric hybrid SUV can go 25 miles on battery power before a 2-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine takes over. (Fiat Chrysler via AP)

Jeep reveals hybrid Wrangler, 1st US battery-powered vehicle

Sep. 3, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand is starting to offer gas-electric hybrid and eventually full electric powertrains across its lineup. The company rolled out the first of them for the U.S. on Thursday, a plug-in rechargeable Wrangler to go on sale in America, Europe and China early next year. The...