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Competitors chip away at Tesla's US electric vehicle share

Nov. 29, 2022 14:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — New electric vehicle models from multiple automakers are starting to chip away at Tesla's dominance of the U.S. EV market, according to national vehicle registration data. But numbers collected by S&P Global Mobility show that Tesla still controlled about 65% of...

Toyota shows new Prius hybrid with more power, range, style

Nov. 16, 2022 22:52 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The new Toyota gas-electric Prius hybrid not only comes with more power, acceleration and driving range. It’s also more stylish, scrapping the rather stodgy angular body for a sleekly futuristic look. Simon Humphries, senior general manager of Global Toyota design...

Consumer Reports survey: Hybrids are most reliable vehicles

Nov. 15, 2022 12:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Gas-electric hybrids were the most dependable vehicles sold in the U.S. in the past year, while big pickup trucks and fully electric automobiles performed the worst in Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey. Hybrids generally are tried-and-true designs with few...

Ford quality chief retires as CEO tries to boost reliability

Nov. 02, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s top quality executive is retiring as the company continues to struggle with high warranty claims and reliability issues. Stuart Rowley, chief transformation and quality officer, is leaving after 32 years with the company. He'll be replaced by Jim...

$6 million awarded in asbestos lawsuit against Ford, others

Nov. 01, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis jury has ruled that Ford Motor Co. and other companies must pay $6 million to a Missouri family over claims that a woman's death was caused by exposure to asbestos, including from dust generated during brake repairs. Linda Behling of Springfield died of...

Ford offers grants for infrastructure around TN factory

Nov. 01, 2022 06:16 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it is giving $1 million to help West Tennessee communities improve infrastructure as they prepare for the automaker's electric truck and battery factory. Capital grants from the Ford Motor Co. Fund are...

Auto prices finally begin to creep down from inflated highs

Oct. 27, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — All summer long, Aleen Hudson kept looking for a new minivan or SUV for her growing passenger shuttle service. She had a good credit rating and enough cash for a down payment. Yet dealerships in the Detroit area didn't have any suitable vehicles. Or they'd demand she...

Ford disbands Argo AI autonomous vehicle unit, posts loss

Oct. 26, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford said Wednesday that it is disbanding Argo AI, an autonomous vehicle company that it co-owns with Volkswagen. Executives said they don't see a path to profitability on fully autonomous vehicles, and will now focus on partially automated driver-assist systems,...

BMW investing $1.7B in S Carolina as automaker shifts to EVs

Oct. 19, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

GREER, S.C. (AP) — BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby. The German automaker’s announcement Wednesday reflects its...

Japan's Sony, Honda jointly making EVs for 2026 US delivery

Oct. 13, 2022 01:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A new electric car company that brings together two big names in Japanese business, Honda and Sony, officially kicked off Thursday. The electric vehicle from Sony Honda Mobility Inc. will go on sale in 2025, with deliveries coming first in the U.S. in early 2026, and...