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Biden orders US investigation of national security risks posed by Chinese-made 'smart cars'

Feb. 29, 2024 14:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing potential national security risks, the Biden administration says it will investigate Chinese-made “smart cars” that can gather sensitive information about Americans driving them. The probe could lead to new regulations aimed at preventing China from...

Ford electric vehicle owners can now charge on Tesla's network, but they'll need an adapter first

Feb. 29, 2024 08:16 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Owners of Ford electric vehicles can now use much of Tesla's charging network in the U.S. and Canada, but there's a hitch. They'll need to get an adapter that Ford will provide for free, although the company won't start shipping those until the end of March. ...

Long-stalled Geneva motor show revs again as Renault, MG, BYD electrics roll onto its smaller stage

Feb. 27, 2024 00:02 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The century-old Geneva motor show is back in action for the first time in five years, and organizers are desperately trying to rev up its fortunes. The show skidded off track in 2020 — canceled at the last minute because of the coronavirus outbreak — and had been...

Edmunds: Five things you need to know before buying a used EV

Feb. 21, 2024 07:56 AM EST

Buying any car is complicated. Want to make it even more complicated? Consider buying a used electric vehicle. There are good reasons to consider a used electric vehicle. Perhaps you want an EV as an additional household vehicle — for your teenager who just started to drive,...

Ford CEO says company will rethink where it builds vehicles after last year's autoworkers strike

Feb. 15, 2024 17:40 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Last fall's contentious United Auto Workers' strike changed Ford's relationship with the union to the point where it will “think carefully” about where it builds future vehicles, Ford's top executive said Thursday. CEO Jim Farley told the Wolfe Research Global...

Waymo issues recall after 2 of its vehicles strike the same pickup truck

Feb. 15, 2024 08:19 AM EST

Waymo is issuing a recall for the first time due to a software concern after two of its self-driving vehicles hit the same pickup truck that was being towed. Waymo, which is owned by Google parent Alphabet, said that the recall potentially involves 444 autonomous vehicles. ...

Mobileye CEO Shashua expects more autonomous vehicles on the road in 2 years as tech moves ahead

Feb. 12, 2024 11:15 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Six years ago, automakers and tech companies thought they were on the cusp of putting thousands of self-driving robotaxis on the street to carry passengers without a human driver. Then an Uber autonomous test vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, multiple...

Postal Service, once chided for slow adoption of EVs, announces plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Feb. 06, 2024 21:46 PM EST

The U.S. Postal Service announced sweeping plans Tuesday to reduce greenhouse emissions by diverting more parcels from air to ground transportation, boosting the number of electric vehicles, cutting waste sent to landfills and making delivery routes more efficient. Postmaster General...

Ford posts $523 million 4Q net loss on accounting charge for pensions but beats analyst estimates

Feb. 06, 2024 20:10 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday reported that it swung to a net loss in the fourth quarter due to a large accounting charge on pension plans and the effects of a six-week strike at multiple factories by the United Auto Workers union. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker...

Toyota to invest $1.3B at Georgetown, Kentucky, factory to build battery packs and new electric SUV

Feb. 06, 2024 13:00 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Toyota says it will invest $1.3 billion at its huge factory complex in Georgetown, Kentucky, in part so it can build an all-new three-row electric SUV to be sold in the U.S. The company says the money will help with future electric vehicle production,...