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A long row of unsold 2020 pickup trucks sits at a Ram dealership Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Littleton, Colo.  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.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

For first time in 5 years, US gas mileage down, emissions up

Jan. 14, 2021 3:06 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — 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. The mileage decrease comes as Americans continue to buy SUVs and trucks, and shift away from more efficient vehicles. The Environmental Protection...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, attendees wearing masks to protect from the coronavirus look at cars at the Tesla booth during the Auto China 2020 show in Beijing. Tesla Inc. is balking at recalling about 159,000 vehicles with potentially defective touch screens, so U.S. safety regulators are moving to force the company to take action, in news announced Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Tesla balks at touch screen recall, US agency takes action

Jan. 13, 2021 8:20 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Inc. is balking at recalling about 159,000 vehicles with potentially defective touch screens, so U.S. safety regulators are moving to force the company to take action. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday sent a letter to Tesla saying it has tentatively...

FILE - In this April 18, 2020, file photo, tents line a sidewalk on Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. A coalition in California is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multi-national corporations to raise more than $2 billion a year to end homelessness. Supporters say Assembly Bill 71, if approved, would

Proposed corporate tax hike in California would aid homeless

Jan. 13, 2021 6:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California coalition is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multinational corporations to raise more than $2 billion a year to house tens of thousands of homeless people, addressing what has become a worsening problem in the country's most populous state. Supporters say...

This undated photo provided by National Transportation Safety Board, The Orange County Fire Authority battles a fire on a burning vehicle inside a garage in Orange County, Calif.  When firefighters removed the SUV from the garage to assess the fire , they identified the fuel source as the SUV’s high-voltage battery pack.  U.S. safety investigators say electric vehicle fires pose risks to first responders, and manufacturers have inadequate guidelines to keep them safe. (Orange County Sheriff’s Department/National Transportation Safety Board via AP)

NTSB says vehicle battery fires pose risks to 1st responders

Jan. 13, 2021 4:06 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, Electric car ID.3 cars stand at the factory area during a press tour at the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG ,VW, in Zwickau, Germany. Automaker Volkswagen tripled sales of battery-only cars last year as its new electric compact ID.3 came on the market ahead of tough new limits on auto emissions. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

Volkswagen triples electric car sales ahead of climate rules

Jan. 12, 2021 9:22 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's push into electric cars is gathering speed — despite the pandemic. Automaker Volkswagen tripled sales of battery-only cars in 2020 as its new electric compact ID.3 came on the market ahead of tough new European Union limits on auto emissions. And Germany, long a...

A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Asian stocks advanced Tuesday as investors watched for details of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's promised economic stimulus plan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian stocks gain as markets watch for Biden stimulus plan

Jan. 12, 2021 12:02 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Tuesday as investors watched for details of President-elect Joe Biden's promised economic stimulus plan. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong were higher. Seoul declined while Sydney swung between gains and losses. Overnight, Wall Street declined following a string of...

FILE - This Nov. 23, 2020 file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  U.S. stocks are ticking higher on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, despite a sober reminder of how many jobs the pandemic is destroying, as Wall Street keeps focusing more on the economy’s potentially brighter future than its current pain. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Stock market shakes off a slump to reach more record highs

Jan. 8, 2021 5:16 PM EST

Wall Street notched more milestones Friday as the market largely shrugged off another discouraging jobs report amid expectations that the incoming Biden administration will pump more aid into the pandemic-ravaged economy. The S&P 500 rose 0.5%, its second straight record high, after bouncing back from a...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, the company logo appears on an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo.  The U.S. government’s auto safety agency has rejected a request to investigate unintended acceleration in Tesla electric vehicles, saying the acceleration was caused by drivers pushing the wrong pedal.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

US safety agency rejects petition to recall Tesla vehicles

Jan. 8, 2021 2:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety agency has rejected a request to investigate unintended acceleration in Tesla electric vehicles, saying the acceleration was caused by drivers pushing the wrong pedal. Brian Sparks of California, petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety...

This image provided by General Motors shows the new company logo.  General Motors is changing its corporate logo and starting an electric vehicle marketing campaign as it tries to refurbish its image from a maker of gas-powered pickups and SUVs to a clean vehicle company. The 112-year-old Detroit automaker says, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, the campaign will show GM’s progressive company vision as it promises to roll out 30 new battery-powered vehicles globally by the end of 2025. (General Motors via AP)

New campaign, and logo, for GM in a bid to electrify image

Jan. 8, 2021 1:43 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is changing its corporate logo and launching an electric vehicle marketing campaign to reshape its image as clean vehicle company, rather than a builder of gas-powered pickups and SUVs. The 112-year-old Detroit automaker has promised to roll out 30 new battery-powered...

In this undated handout image provided by Mercedes-Benz, a new MBUX Hyperscreen is pictured. The new electric sedan from Mercedes will replace the conventional dashboard with a screen that extends almost the width of the car. (Mercedes-Benz via AP)

New Mercedes screen to stretch nearly full width of car

Jan. 7, 2021 2:15 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a key interior component of its upcoming electric luxury sedan: a large, curved screen that sweeps across almost the entire width of the car in the place of a conventional dashboard. The company's CEO says its not just a selling point for...