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Volkswagen revamps its approach in China in bid to overtake upstart EV makers

Apr. 24, 2024 05:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — As auto giant Volkswagen AG races to catch up with upstart Chinese competitors, it has drivers like 26-year-old Ren Yiling in mind. She is young and wants to play video games in her car. The digital features of her Zeekr 001, a European-designed electric car from...

Driver of electric Ford SUV was using automated system before fatal Texas crash, investigators say

Apr. 11, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The driver of a Ford electric SUV involved in a February fatal crash in Texas was using the company's partially automated driving system before the wreck, federal investigators said Thursday. Data from the 2022 Mustang Mach E SUV showed that Ford's “Blue Cruise”...

Agency probes Philadelphia fatal crash involving Ford that may have been running on automated system

Apr. 10, 2024 17:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a March crash near Philadelphia that killed two people and involved a Ford electric vehicle that may have been operating on a partially automated driving system. A Mustang Mach E sport utility vehicle hit two...

Cruise to restart data collection via manual driving as it looks to resume driverless operations

Apr. 09, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

General Motors' Cruise subsidiary will be restarting its manual driving to create maps and gather road information in select cities as the robotaxi service looks to resume driverless operations six months after a gruesome collision. Cruise said Tuesday that the resumption of...

New Mexico electric vehicle mandates to remain in place as auto dealers fight the new rules

Apr. 05, 2024 15:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mandates for auto dealers to provide an increasing number of electric vehicles for sale across New Mexico will remain in place as state regulators on Friday denied an effort to derail implementation of the new rules pending a legal challenge. Members of the...

Ford to delay production of new electric pickup and large SUV as US EV sales growth slows

Apr. 05, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — With U.S. electric vehicle sales starting to slow, Ford Motor Co. says it will delay rolling out new electric pickup trucks and a new large electric SUV as it adds gas-electric hybrids to its model lineup. The Dearborn, Michigan, company said Thursday that a much...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 02, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: March 30 The Washington Post on the Israel-Gaza war As the war in Gaza grinds on into its sixth month, cracks are showing in the once unequivocally united front between Israel and the...

EPA sets strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses in bid to fight climate change

Mar. 29, 2024 13:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday set strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, buses and other large vehicles, an action that officials said will help clean up some of the nation's largest sources of planet-warming greenhouse gases. The new...

China's latest EV is a 'connected' car from smart phone and electronics maker Xiaomi

Mar. 28, 2024 11:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Xiaomi, a well-known maker of smart consumer electronics in China, is joining the country's booming but crowded market for electric cars with a sporty high-tech sedan. The tech company began accepting orders in China via an app on Thursday night, after founder Lei...

Federal EV charging stations are key to Biden's climate agenda, yet only 4 states have them

Mar. 28, 2024 11:22 AM EDT

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — Within 24 hours of buying his red Ford Mustang Mach-E, Liam Sawyer set off on a camping trip. Sawyer, who bought the electric SUV “because I think the technology is cool and the range is just long enough,” searched ahead of time for convenient charging...