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New US tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, batteries and solar cells could raise consumer prices

May. 14, 2024 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — New tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles and batteries, solar cells, medical equipment and other goods are intended to protect U.S. jobs and manufacturers. They could raise prices on certain specific items, experts say, though a broad inflationary impact is unlikely in the short...

Small, well-built Chinese EV called the Seagull poses a big threat to the US auto industry

May. 13, 2024 16:21 PM EDT

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A tiny, low-priced electric car called the Seagull has American automakers and politicians trembling. The car, launched last year by Chinese automaker BYD, sells for around $12,000 in China, but drives well and is put together with craftsmanship that rivals...

The United Auto Workers faces a key test in the South with upcoming vote at Alabama Mercedes plant

May. 11, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — After 20 years at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Alabama, Brett Garrard said he is “not falling for the lies anymore” and will vote for a union. The company has repeatedly promised to improve pay and conditions, but Garrard said those promises have not...

Chevrolet Malibu heads for the junkyard as GM shifts focus to electric vehicles

May. 09, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Chevrolet Malibu, the last midsize car made by a Detroit automaker, is heading for the junkyard. General Motors confirmed Thursday that it will stop making the car introduced in 1964 as the company focuses more on electric vehicles. The midsize...

Feds have 'significant safety concerns' about Ford fuel leak recall and demand answers about the fix

May. 09, 2024 07:25 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Federal investigators say they have “significant safety concerns” about a Ford SUV recall repair that doesn't fix gasoline leaks that can cause engine fires. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is demanding volumes of information from the...

Elimination of Tesla's charging department raises worries as EVs from other automakers join network

May. 01, 2024 21:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Elon Musk's move to lay off the department responsible for Tesla's electric vehicle chargers has touched off worries in the auto industry that EVs from other automakers will have trouble joining Tesla's network. Several leaders of Tesla's Supercharger team posted...

Ford's 1Q net income falls 24% as combustion engine unit sees sales and revenue decline

Apr. 24, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s first-quarter net income fell 24% from a year ago as the company's combustion engine vehicle unit saw revenue and sales decline. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker said Wednesday it made $1.33 billion from January through March, compared with $1.76...