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Driver who hit car show crowd guilty of reckless driving

Oct. 18, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The driver of a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show in Boise has been found guilty of reckless driving. An Ada County jury on Wednesday found 50-year-old Roy L. Drennon of the Boise suburb of Eagle guilty after a one-day trial. Police say Drennon was...

The Latest: White House: More talks with Saudi crown prince

Oct. 10, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who went missing after visiting his country's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The White House says that White House National security adviser John Bolton and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have spoken to...

Tesla's autopilot is better than you, statistically

Oct. 5, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When it's machine versus man, it's more likely you'll be exchanging insurance information with man, according to data released by the electric-car maker Tesla. In the first quarterly report on the safety of its autonomous vehicles, Tesla said it recorded one accident for every 3.34 million...

UK car sales slump after introduction of new emission tests

Oct. 4, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Industry figures show that car sales in Britain slumped by a fifth in September after the introduction of new emission tests. The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders said Thursday that new vehicle registrations, including fleet and business sales, fell by an annual 20.5 percent to...

Hot metal: Electrics, SUVs and supercars mingle in Paris

Oct. 3, 2018 9:14 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A wildly expensive supercar from Bugatti. A one-seater retro Ferrari with a giant engine. And, notwithstanding the buzz over electrics, a big, seven-seat luxury Mercedes-Benz SUV with a powerful internal combustion engine. Those are among the new models getting the most attention at this...

The Latest: BMW getting ready for 'worse options' in Brexit

Oct. 2, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the Paris auto show (all times local): 1:25 p.m. BMW says its Mini and Rolls Royce factories in the U.K. will halt production for maintenance during the Brexit period next year to avoid any supply repercussions from the country's withdrawal from the European Union. There will be...

Climate goals mean Europe will overtake US in electric cars

Oct. 2, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — European carmakers are rolling out electric vehicles like the ones on view this week at the Paris Motor Show to burnish their reputations as technology leaders and to compete with Tesla. But also because EU regulations don't leave them much choice. New emission standards mean Europe will soon...

Paris auto show highlights electric SUVs yet diesel lives on

Oct. 1, 2018 4:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Diesel is in the doghouse. There's a global fight over trade. Brexit is looming. Tighter vehicle emissions rules are on the way. Those are among the challenges facing auto executives as they gather this week at the Paris Motor Show to unveil new vehicles and talk about the industry's future. A...

Paris Auto show highlights electric SUVs yet diesel lives on

Sep. 30, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Diesel is in the doghouse. There's a global fight over trade. Brexit is looming. Tighter vehicle emissions rules are on the way. Those are among the challenges facing auto executives as they gather this week at the Paris Motor Show to unveil new vehicles and talk about the industry's future. A...

Sales drop could be sign of peril for American muscle cars

Sep. 4, 2018 9:12 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Sales of new American muscle cars are falling, raising questions in Detroit and elsewhere about whether a nostalgic, high-horsepower cruising culture that dates to before the 1950s is in peril. Part of the drop can be blamed on the shift from cars to SUVs that began more than a decade ago,...