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BP invests in tech to charge cars as quickly as filling fuel tank

BP invests in tech to charge cars as quickly as filling fuel tank

BP agreed to invest $20 million in a developer of ultrafast charging for batteries, a technology the oil company believes is key for accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles.
Fear of autonomous cars rises after high-profile fatalities, AAA survey finds

Fear of autonomous cars rises after high-profile fatalities, AAA survey finds

Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted following high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they are too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle.
BMW, Toyota, Ford at odds with S. Africa over production boost plan

BMW, Toyota, Ford at odds with S. Africa over production boost plan

BMW, Toyota and Ford are at odds with South Africa over its plans for them to more than double output and double their workforces in return for tax breaks.
China cuts car import duty to 15% in boost for foreign automakers

China cuts car import duty to 15% in boost for foreign automakers

China will cut the import duty on passenger cars to 15 percent from the current 25 percent, in a boost to foreign automakers, just as the immediate threat of a trade war with the United States
U.S. Senate panel delays vote to approve NHTSA chief

U.S. Senate panel delays vote to approve NHTSA chief

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee delayed a vote on President Trump's nominee to be the top auto safety regulator in the face of opposition among Democrats over planned changes to vehicle emissions
Automakers to White House: Climate change is real

Automakers to White House: Climate change is real

Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real."
Intel Mobileye car ignores red light in self-driving test

Intel Mobileye car ignores red light in self-driving test

Mobileye, the Intel-owned maker of driver-assistance systems, has joined the race to create a fully driverless car with a fleet of prototype vehicles that navigate Jerusalem without the use of lasers
Trump signs congressional resolution overturning auto lending rule

Trump signs congressional resolution overturning auto lending rule

President Donald Trump signed into law a congressional resolution overhauling a rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that aimed to bar discrimination in auto lending.
At least 18 Jeep vehicles damaged in fire in Toledo

At least 18 Jeep vehicles damaged in fire in Toledo

A fire broke out in a parking lot near the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Toledo Assembly Complex this morning, damaging a number of Jeep vehicles.
In Illinois, Tesla-like dreams for an EV startup, former Mitsubishi factory

In Illinois, Tesla-like dreams for an EV startup, former Mitsubishi factory

Startup Rivian Automotive, steered by a 35-year-old MIT grad, paid $16 million for a mothballed car factory and its equipment in Illinois with bold plans to produce EVs.
Tesla Model 3 braking, controls draw rebuke in Consumer Reports tests

Tesla Model 3 braking, controls draw rebuke in Consumer Reports tests

Consumer Reports won't recommend Tesla's compact Model 3 because of the electric car's long stopping distances and difficult-to-use controls.
Toyota plans to roll into China's EV market in GAC vehicle

Toyota plans to roll into China's EV market in GAC vehicle

Toyota is taking an unprecedented route to meet China's stringent green car quotas: Its showrooms will sell an EV without the Japanese company's triple-oval logo and instead will feature the label of
Threat of cobalt supply crunch could hinder EV growth

Threat of cobalt supply crunch could hinder EV growth

A burgeoning risk of a supply crunch in cobalt -- a key battery metal that has more than tripled in price in two years -- poses one of the biggest threats to forecasts for rising electric vehicle
Tesla shareholders urged to remove Musk from chairman's role

Tesla shareholders urged to remove Musk from chairman's role

The largest proxy advisory firm is recommending that investors reject two of Tesla's board members, while also supporting a proposal to split the role of chairman and CEO.
At $78,000, Tesla moves mass-market Model 3 beyond masses

At $78,000, Tesla moves mass-market Model 3 beyond masses

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled specifications for a faster and more powerful version of the Model 3 in tweets over the weekend. It will cost $78,000, more than double the $35,000 base-model starting
The Brexit bottleneck: How freight could get stuck at the border

The Brexit bottleneck: How freight could get stuck at the border

Zeebrugge port calls itself the world's biggest hub for shipments of new cars. The threat of delays at Zeebrugge for freight shipped to and from Britain highlights the economic risks of Brexit.
Hyundai group succumbs to pressure, scraps $8.8 billion revamp

Hyundai group succumbs to pressure, scraps $8.8 billion revamp

Hyundai Motor Group has shelved a restructuring plan that would have given the son of its aging chairman more control of the conglomerate.
GM motorsports czar Jim Campbell says weekends spent at the nation's speedways are flat-out fun

GM motorsports czar Jim Campbell says weekends spent at the nation's speedways are flat-out fun

On race days, Jim Campbell is an ambassador for GM to its teams, drivers, sponsors and racing league officials. He's there to make sure things are operating as smoothly as possible and if there is a
Magna spending $300 million for research, development over three years

Magna spending $300 million for research, development over three years

Magna will roll an extra $300 million into randd over the next three years as it deepens its interest in electrification and autonomous technology.

Automotive News wins Azbee awards

Automotive News won several national Azbee journalism awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors for work published in 2017.