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Security guards wearing masks and armed with restrainers stand guard at the entrance to the Auto China 2020 show in Beijing, China on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The auto show, the first major in-person sales event for any industry since the coronavirus pandemic began, opens Saturday in a sign the ruling Communist Party is confident China has contained the disease. Still, automakers face intensive anti-virus controls including quarantines for visitors from abroad and curbs on crowd sizes at an event that usually is packed shoulder-to-shoulder with spectators. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China opens auto show under anti-disease controls

Sep. 26, 2020 5:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Ford, Nissan and BMW unveiled electric models with more range for China on Saturday as the Beijing auto show opened under anti-virus controls that included holding news conferences by international video link. Automakers are looking to China, the first major economy to start recovering from...

Police investigating 2 kidnapping attempts in Hutchinson

Sep. 25, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating two separate reports of attempted child abductions in Hutchinson in recent days. “The Hutchinson Police Department is committed to the safety and well-being of our citizens and would like to inform the public of recent reports taken by...

US probes Mercedes vans for possible unwanted acceleration

Sep. 25, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating speed sensor problems with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size vans that could cause unwanted acceleration. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 160,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans from the 2011 through 2018...

Visitors wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus look at a Tesla vehicle on display at the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Auto executives are flying in early to wait out a coronavirus quarantine ahead of the Beijing auto show, the year's biggest sales event for a global industry that is struggling with tumbling sales and layoffs. Organizers say they will impose intensive anti-disease controls on crowds and monitor visitors and employees for signs of infection. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

China auto show forging ahead under anti-virus controls

Sep. 24, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The first event for the CEO of Swedish electric car brand Polestar at this month’s Beijing auto show: A two-week quarantine in a hotel. The auto show, the first major in-person sales event for any industry since the coronavirus pandemic began, opens Saturday in a sign the ruling...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020 file photo, a VW ID.4 stands in front of the Frauenkirche on the occasion of a Volkswagen vehicle presentation on the Neumarkt in Dresden, Germany. Germany's Volkswagen is unveiling the ID.4, the battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step forward in its campaign to make electric cars a mass-market choice. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP, File)

New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive

Sep. 23, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is unveiling a battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step forward in its campaign to make electric cars a mass-market choice. The ID.4 combines the battery drive...

This photo provided by Porsche shows its first all-electric production car, the 2020 Taycan, charging up at a public charging station. Its official range according to the EPA is 203 miles on a single charge, but in Edmunds' testing the Taycan showed it's capable of going over 100 additional miles. (Courtesy of Porsche Cars North America via AP)

Edmunds: Why electric vehicle ranges vary from EPA estimate

Sep. 23, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

You’ve probably heard the phrase “your mileage may vary” with regard to how your real-world fuel economy compares to the EPA estimate. The adage refers to gasoline-powered vehicles, but the same applies to electric vehicles. Edmunds has found, however, that the variance can be even greater...

Detroit auto show changes dates, moves to September of 2021

Sep. 21, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's big auto show is changing dates once again. The show will now is scheduled to take place from Sept. 28 through Oct. 9 next year. Organizers had moved the show from January to June in order to take advantage of better weather and outdoor activities, including autonomous vehicle...

Ohio guidelines discourage traditional trick-or-treating

Sep. 18, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Traditional trick-or-treating should be avoided this year and haunted houses and hayrides should be canceled, the Ohio Department of Health said Friday as it released a series of non-binding recommendations. Communities should consider alternatives such as drive-through events with...

Missing North Carolina man's body found in Virginia

Sep. 17, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with murder after authorities in southside Virginia found the body of a North Carolina man who went missing over the weekend after he tried to sell his Range Rover Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, say they are investigating the disappearance of William...

This photo provided by Honda shows the Accord, which has a long history of excellence as a family sedan. It's under mounting pressure from the all-new Kia K5, though. Can this new upstart unseat the established veteran? (Courtesy of Honda North America via AP)

Edmunds compares new Kia K5 against Honda Accord

Sep. 16, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

The current generation Honda Accord has been a class leader since it was introduced in 2018. It has garnered an Edmunds Top Rated award for the last two years, meaning it outranked all other midsize sedans. But there is a new challenger for the title: the all-new 2021 Kia K5. The K5 replaces Kia’s Optima...