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Magnussen picks up 1st win in Ganassi's sweep at Belle Isle

Jun. 12, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing completed a Saturday sweep at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park and put a pair of former Formula One drivers in victory lane after its win in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar race. Kevin Magnussen started from the pole in a Cadillac and...

Grants go to electric vehicle chargers in 7 Alabama counties

Jun. 12, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Money from a legal settlement will be used to provide funding to add charging stations for electric vehicles at 18 sites in seven Alabama counties. The governor's office says grants totaling $4.1 million will help fund installing of chargers at...

GM to recall some 2021 cars for faulty air bag warning light

Jun. 11, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency approved a request by General Motors to recall four 2021 vehicle makes due to a malfunctioning air bag warning light. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that the cars in question...

Culture of Corruption: ex-UAW leader gets 28-month sentence

Jun. 10, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — He plotted to steal up to $1.5 million in union dues, and the money he diverted was spent on golf clubs, vacation homes, booze and lavish meals, fostering a culture of corruption within the United Auto Workers union. Now former UAW president Gary Jones...

GM delivers affordable luxury with Corvette Stingray

Jun. 10, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — What would you splurge on if you won the lottery? Most people have a dream car or two on their list, but alas, most people never win the lottery. General Motors has unveiled a luxury sports car that is competitive with its more exotic (read: expensive)...

Eying deal, GM softens on tough standards for car pollution

Jun. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The nation's largest automaker said Wednesday it can support greenhouse gas emissions limits that other car manufacturers negotiated with California — if they are achieved mostly by promoting sales of fully electric vehicles. It is a new stance for...

Ferrari taps European chip-maker executive as new CEO

Jun. 09, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Luxury sports carmaker Ferrari has tapped Benedetto Vigna, an Italian executive at Europe’s largest semiconductor chipmaker, as its new CEO, the company announced Wednesday. Vigna, 52, will join Ferrari in September from Geneva-based STMicroelectronics,...

Startup Lordstown Motors warns it may not stay in business

Jun. 08, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Startup commercial electric vehicle maker Lordstown Motors says it may not be in business a year from now as it tries to secure funding to start full production of an electric pickup truck. In a quarterly regulatory filing Tuesday, Lordstown said the $587...

Automakers face a threat to EV sales: Slow charging times

Jun. 07, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If the auto industry is to succeed in its bet that electric vehicles will soon dominate the roads, it will need to overcome a big reason why many people are still avoiding them: fear of running out of juice between Point A and Point B. Automakers have...

No deal: Volvo truck workers striking again in Virginia

Jun. 07, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 workers at a Volvo truck plant in southwest Virginia went back on strike Monday after they overwhelmingly rejected another tentative 6-year agreement over a wide range of concerns, the United Auto Workers said. Meanwhile, it's back to...