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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, a motorist drives into the sunrise in Kansas City, Mo. At a board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a big industry trade association, recognized that change is coming. Alliance CEO John Bozzella said automakers are committed to working with the Biden administration, which will renew the fight against climate change and likely will undo pollution and gas mileage rollbacks made by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Automakers prep for stronger mileage standards under Biden

Dec. 3, 2020 8:59 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Now that it's clear Joe Biden soon will be president, the fight over automobile pollution and fuel efficiency standards is likely to peter out, and U.S. consumers should see a broader selection of electric and efficient vehicles. But just how wide those choices will be and when they will...

Hyundai affiliate plans $240M transmission plant in Georgia

Dec. 1, 2020 6:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A South Korean auto parts supplier will invest more than $240 million to build a transmission factory in western Georgia with plans to hire 678 workers. Hyundai Transys announced plans Tuesday for the new factory in West Point, adjoining an existing Hyundai Transys factory and a Kia Motors...

Auto parts maker plans expansion in Tennessee with 260 jobs

Nov. 30, 2020 5:01 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish auto parts manufacturer is investing $94.7 million in an expansion of its Tennessee operations that is expected to create 260 new jobs over five years. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development says the project that will expand two plants marks...

FILE- This combination of file photos shows the logo of Kia Motors during an unveiling ceremony on Dec. 13, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea, top, and Hyundai logo on the side of a showroom on April 15, 2018, in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., bottom.  Hyundai and Kia will spend $137 million on fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million U.S. vehicles with engines that can fail. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the penalties Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.  (AP Photo, File)

Hyundai, Kia fined for delaying US engine failure recalls

Nov. 27, 2020 1:31 PM EST

Hyundai and Kia must pay $137 million in fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that can fail. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the penalties on Friday. They resolve a three-year government probe into the...

FILE - This Friday, May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The move announced Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will cost the automaker an estimated $1.2 billion.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags

Nov. 23, 2020 5:13 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The announcement came Monday after the U.S. government told the automaker it had to recall 6 million of the vehicles domestically. GM says it will not...

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa.  On Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they equal those powered by gasoline within five years.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

GM: New batteries cut electric car costs, increase range

Nov. 19, 2020 5:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they equal those powered by gasoline within five years. The technology also will increase the range per charge to as much as 450 miles. The company’s product development...

Car parts distributor to create 250-job Tennessee facility

Nov. 18, 2020 4:00 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A company that distributes automotive and industrial parts plans to invest $50 million in a new Tennessee facility with 250 jobs. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development says Atlanta-based Genuine Parts Co. expects the new distribution center in Lebanon to...

Company plans closing 100-worker northeastern Indiana plant

Nov. 14, 2020 9:40 AM EST

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — The owner of a northeastern Indiana auto parts factory is planning to shut it down, a move that will cost about 100 jobs. Eaton Corp. has notified state officials that it intends to begin layoffs at the Auburn factory in February and completely close in May the factory that makes...

The Chevrolet logo is displayed at a Chevrolet dealership Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Englewood, Colo.  General Motors says it will recall nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

GM recalling nearly 69K Bolt electric cars due to fire risk

Nov. 13, 2020 4:23 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them. The company said Friday that it doesn't know yet what's causing the fires, but engineers are working to figure it out. Two people have suffered smoke...

Company pleads guilty to charge related to worker death

Nov. 9, 2020 4:02 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ala. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered an auto parts manufacturer to pay $1.5 million after admitting violating federal safety standards before a worker was crushed to death by a robotic machine. The Department of Justice announced the company pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor criminal charge of...