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Small, well-built Chinese EV called the Seagull poses a big threat to the US auto industry

May. 13, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A tiny, low-priced electric car called the Seagull has American automakers and politicians trembling. The car, launched last year by Chinese automaker BYD, sells for around $12,000 in China, but drives well and is put together with craftsmanship that rivals...

Small, well-built Chinese EV called the Seagull poses a big threat to the US auto industry

May. 13, 2024 16:21 PM EDT

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A tiny, low-priced electric car called the Seagull has American automakers and politicians trembling. The car, launched last year by Chinese automaker BYD, sells for around $12,000 in China, but drives well and is put together with craftsmanship that rivals...

The United Auto Workers faces a key test in the South with upcoming vote at Alabama Mercedes plant

May. 11, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — After 20 years at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Alabama, Brett Garrard said he is “not falling for the lies anymore” and will vote for a union. The company has repeatedly promised to improve pay and conditions, but Garrard said those promises have not...

Chevrolet Malibu heads for the junkyard as GM shifts focus to electric vehicles

May. 09, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Chevrolet Malibu, the last midsize car made by a Detroit automaker, is heading for the junkyard. General Motors confirmed Thursday that it will stop making the car introduced in 1964 as the company focuses more on electric vehicles. The midsize...

Chevrolet denies participation in Team Penske's IndyCar cheating scandal

May. 03, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

Chevrolet denied on Friday any knowledge of the IndyCar cheating scandal within Team Penske and said it hired an independent law firm to investigate whether General Motors employees were involved. General Motors President Mark Reuss said the manufacturer respects the “decision and...

Elimination of Tesla's charging department raises worries as EVs from other automakers join network

May. 01, 2024 21:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Elon Musk's move to lay off the department responsible for Tesla's electric vehicle chargers has touched off worries in the auto industry that EVs from other automakers will have trouble joining Tesla's network. Several leaders of Tesla's Supercharger team posted...

Tractor-trailers with no one aboard? The future is near for self-driving trucks on US roads

Apr. 29, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — On a three-lane test track along the Monongahela River, an 18-wheel tractor-trailer rounded a curve. No one was on board. A quarter-mile ahead, the truck's sensors spotted a trash can blocking one lane and a tire in another. In less than a second, it signaled,...

Novartis, Danaher rise; Nucor, Cadence Design Systems fall, Tuesday, 4/23/2024

Apr. 23, 2024 16:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Tuesday: Novartis AG, up $2.16 to $97.28. The drugmaker beat Wall Street's first-quarter earnings and revenue forecasts. Danaher Corp., up $17.03 to $253.11. ...

General Motors reports strong first-quarter profits as prices help offset small US sales dip

Apr. 23, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Despite a small dip in U.S. vehicle sales, General Motors' first-quarter net income rose more than 25% on strong deliveries of pickup trucks and other higher-profit vehicles. The automaker said that while its average sales price per vehicle was down slightly from...