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FILE - In this May 18, 2020, file photo, traffic moves along the M6 motorway near Birmingham, England. Britain will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030, a decade earlier than its previous commitment, the prime minister said Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Boris Johnson made the pledge as part of plans for a

UK to ban gasoline car sales by 2030 as part of green plan

Nov. 17, 2020 6:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030, a decade earlier than its previous commitment, the prime minister said Tuesday. Boris Johnson made the pledge as part of plans for a “green industrial revolution” that he claims could create up to 250,000 jobs in...

FILE - In this Monday, April 20, 2020 file photo, cars are lined up at a Volkswagen car dealer in Essen, Germany. German automaker Volkswagen says it returned to profit in the third quarter thanks to cost discipline and a rebound in global sales markets led by China after the lifting of the severe restrictions on activity in the early phase of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Volkswagen returns to profit as global auto markets recover

Oct. 29, 2020 6:05 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen said Thursday it returned to profit in the third quarter thanks to cost discipline and a rebound in global sales markets led by China after the lifting of the severe restrictions on activity in the early phase of the pandemic. After-tax profit was 2.75...

FILE - This Feb. 14, 2019 file photo shows the Chrysler logo at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 confirmed progress toward their full merger to create the globe’s fourth-largest carmaker, with completion expected by the end of March 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)

Fiat Chrysler posts record Q3 profit ahead of PSA merger

Oct. 28, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday reported record third-quarter earnings as production returned to nearly pre-pandemic levels. The Italian-American automaker, which is finalizing its full merger with French rival PSA Peugeot, reported a net profit in the three months ending Sept. 30 of 1.2 billion...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec.18, 2019 file photo, he logo of the French car maker Peugeot is pictured in Paris. Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 confirmed progress toward their full merger to create the globe’s fourth-largest carmaker, with completion expected by the end of March 2021.  (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)

Carmakers FCA and PSA confirm progress toward full merger

Oct. 28, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot on Wednesday confirmed progress toward their full merger to create the globe’s fourth-largest carmaker, with completion expected by the end of March 2021. The merger of the Italian-American car company with its French rival, agreed last year, is aimed at...

FILE - This March 18, 2020 photo shows a Tesla charging station for automobiles in Port Huron, Mich.  Tesla charged through a summertime auto industry sales slump in the U.S. to post stronger-than-expected net earnings for the third quarter. The electric car and solar panel maker says Wednesday, Oct. 21,  that it made $874 million, or 27 cents per share, for its fifth-straight profitable quarter.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Tesla posts net profit for fifth straight quarter

Oct. 21, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla charged through a summertime auto industry sales slump in the U.S. to post stronger-than-expected net earnings for the third quarter. The electric car and solar panel maker said Wednesday that it made $331 million, or 27 cents per share, for its fifth-straight profitable quarter....

FILE - In this Monday, May 20, 2019 file photo, cars pas by a speed limit traffic sign at the 'Leipziger Strasse' in Berlin, Germany. Campaigners in Berlin are launching a drive to collect signatures for a vote on making the heart of the German capital largely car free. Backers of the plan said Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 that banning most cars from the city center would improve quality of life, improve road safety and help Germany achieve its climate goals. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)

Campaigners seek vote to make Berlin center largely car-free

Oct. 21, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Campaigners in Berlin are launching a drive to collect signatures for a vote on making the heart of the German capital largely car-free. Backers of the plan said Wednesday that banning most cars from the city center would improve quality of life, improve road safety and help Germany achieve...

Protesters add a bicycle to a burning metro station during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. Thousands of enraged students and workers staged rallies across Indonesia on Thursday in opposition to a new law they say will cripple labor rights and harm the environment. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Jakarta cleans up after violent anti-labor law protests

Oct. 9, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities in Indonesia’s capital on Saturday were cleaning up burned-out cars, government offices and bus shelters that were set ablaze by protesters enraged over a new law they say will cripple labor rights and harm the environment. Protests in many Indonesian cities...

DELETES REFERENCE TO SOLANO COUNTY - California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at Sierra Orchards walnut farm in Winters, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to protect nearly a third of California’s land and coastal waters in his latest effort to fight climate change that he has blamed for recent record-breaking wildfires. (Renée C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)

California governor calls for protecting 30% of state land

Oct. 7, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to protect nearly a third of California’s land and coastal waters in his latest effort to fight climate change that he has blamed for recent record-breaking wildfires. He directed state agencies to pursue actions that will use...

Israeli protesters wave flags and chant slogans during a demonstration against a proposed measure to curtail public demonstrations during the current nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, in front of the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.  (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israelis jam Jerusalem streets over bill to curb protests

Sep. 29, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israeli motorists protested in Jerusalem on Tuesday against a proposed measure to curtail public demonstrations during the current nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. A large convoy of cars clogged the streets surrounding the Knesset, Israel's parliament, and...

EPA ridicules California's proposed ban of new gas cars

Sep. 29, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Monday ridiculed California Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, saying the proposal raises “significant questions of legality.” Last week, Newsom signed an executive...