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Edmunds: Ford Bronco versus Jeep Wrangler

Dec. 02, 2021 07:39 AM EST

After a 25-year hiatus, the Ford Bronco is back. This new 2021 Bronco SUV pays homage to its predecessors via boxy proportions, round headlights and short overhangs while introducing the latest in convenience and technology features. It’s generated plenty of excitement and serves as an...

With supply short, Ford dips toe into computer chip business

Nov. 18, 2021 12:09 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is in talks with a computer chip maker to shore up its semiconductor supplies and avoid a repeat of this year's auto factory shutdowns caused by semiconductor shortages. Few details of the nonbinding agreement with GlobalFoundaries Inc....

Glitchy features dent electric SUV reliability, survey finds

Nov. 18, 2021 11:00 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Electric SUVs generally are among the least reliable vehicles on the road, but it's not because of the batteries or electric motors that power them. Instead, it's because of glitch-prone electronics including climate controls and power equipment, the...

Tennessee governor signs new limits on COVID-19 restrictions

Nov. 12, 2021 22:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a wide-reaching bill Friday strictly limiting what governments and businesses can require to address the COVID-19 pandemic, while industry groups push for changes, local officials ask a court what happens to school mask orders, and...

Rivian rockets past GM to become 2nd most valuable carmaker

Nov. 11, 2021 11:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rivian Automotive, a company that has delivered about 150 electric pickup trucks mostly to employees, has surpassed General Motors to become the nation's second most valuable automaker. The California company's market valuation exceeded Ford's in its...

Electric truck maker Rivian zooms to $86B market value

Nov. 10, 2021 16:50 PM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Shares of Rivian Automotive jumped in their debut Wednesday, rising as much as 53% as investors look for the next big winner in the electric vehicle market. The closing price of $100.73 gave Rivian a market value of about $85.9 billion,...

Tennessee governor plans to sign bill to limit COVID rules

Nov. 10, 2021 16:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday he plans to sign a wide-reaching bill strictly limiting what governments and companies can require to address the COVID-19 pandemic, despite opposition from prominent business interests. The Republican told...

Efforts to cut car, plane and ship emissions get small boost

Nov. 10, 2021 15:06 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Several countries and companies announced plans Wednesday to stop selling cars that run on gasoline or diesel over the next two decades, as part of efforts to clamp down on a significant source of planet-warming emissions. But the impact of the...

Tennessee business groups want COVID overhaul changes in '22

Nov. 08, 2021 17:44 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee business leaders unhappy with recent efforts by the Republican-led Legislature to unravel COVID-19 prevention requirements hope to convince lawmakers to revisit some changes when they reconvene in January. Two prominent business groups...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden hypes $1T bill impact on electric cars

Nov. 07, 2021 15:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boasting about his $1 trillion infrastructure package, President Joe Biden overstated its reach by claiming it would result in 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations and meet his pledge to nudge half of U.S. drivers into EVs by decade’s end. The...