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In this photo released by Nissan Motor Co., Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida speaks during a shareholders meeting in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, June 29, 2020. Uchida told shareholders he is giving up half his pay after the Japanese automaker sank into the red amid plunging sales and plant closures in Spain and Indonesia. Uchida apologized for the poor results and promised a recovery by 2023, driven by cost cuts and new models showcasing electric-car and automated-driving technology. (Nissan Motor Co. via AP)

Nissan officials face angry shareholders on red ink, scandal

Jun. 29, 2020 5:50 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida told shareholders Monday he is giving up half his pay after the Japanese automaker sank into the red amid plunging sales and plant closures in Spain and Indonesia. Uchida apologized for the poor results and promised a recovery by 2023, driven by cost cuts...

Perks for electric vehicle owners set to expire in Hawaii

Jun. 27, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Drivers will no longer receive certain benefits for driving electric vehicles in Hawaii under a law set to expire at the end of the month. The Hawaii Department of Transportation has reminded electric vehicle owners that they will now be charged a fee for parking at most state and county...

FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif.  Amazon said Friday, June 26, 2020,  that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which envisions a future where people will request a ride on their phones and a car will drive up without a driver.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Amazon looks to self-driving future by acquiring Zoox

Jun. 26, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Friday that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which is developing an autonomous vehicle for a ride-hailing service that people would request on their phones. Seattle-based Amazon did not disclose how much it is paying for Zoox, which was founded six years ago...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, trucks travel along a loading dock at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. The California Air Resources Board is scheduled to vote Thursday, June 25, 2020, on new first-in-the-nation rules to require a certain percentage of work truck sales each year must be electric vehicles. When the rule is fully implemented by 2035, the board estimates it will result in at least 20% of all delivery vans and work trucks on the road will be electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

California approves 1st-in-US electric truck sales rule

Jun. 25, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators approved new rules on Thursday that would force automakers to sell more electric work trucks and delivery vans, a first-of-its-kind rule aimed at helping the nation’s most populous state clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality. The rules require a...

'SK innovation' plans $940 million expansion in Georgia

Jun. 25, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — A battery company plans a $940 million expansion of a manufacturing plant in Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp's office said Thursday. Kemp’s office says in a news release that the expansion by the company “SK innovation” in Jackson County will create 600 jobs. SK...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the launch of the electric Endurance pickup truck at Lordstown Motors Corporation, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Lordstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Pence says US economy bouncing back despite troubling signs

Jun. 25, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the nation’s economy is rebounding well from the coronavirus pandemic despite a surge in cases that is threatening the recovery. Pence, taking part in the unveiling of a new electric pickup truck that will be built by a start-up...

Toyota recalls gas-electric hybrids for engine stall problem

Jun. 24, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 752,000 gas-electric hybrid vehicles worldwide because the engines can lose power and stall. The recall covers certain 2013 to 2015 Prius and 2014 to 2017 Prius v hybrids. The company says in a statement that the hybrids are designed to go into a fail-safe mode if...

Pence to reveal electric truck at former GM plant in Ohio

Jun. 23, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence heads to Ohio on Thursday for the unveiling of a new all-electric pickup truck built by the startup that took over the General Motors assembly plant shuttered last year. The Republican vice president plans remarks after the reveal of the Endurance...

Mercedes, NVIDIA to develop new automated driving system

Jun. 23, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Four days after shelving an autonomous vehicle agreement with BMW, Mercedes has announced a deal to work with chip and software maker NVIDIA. The companies said Tuesday that the two will create a computing and artificial intelligence system for automated driving. It will be rolled out...

Nevada to consider mandate on more electric car offerings

Jun. 22, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will consider adopting new regulations to require a larger percentage of cars sold in the state be electric, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday. Sisolak's "Clean Cars Nevada" initiative would mandate that 6-8% of vehicles automobile dealers offer for sale be electric by...