States Aim to Shield Calif.’s Emission Rules

September 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

The District of Columbia, Los Angeles, New York City and 23 states hope to block federal regulators from stripping California of its power to set emission limits for cars.

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Semi-Finalists Chosen for N. American Vehicle Awards

September 20, 2019 at 3:26 PM

Fifty North American journalists have chosen semi-finalists for the North American car, truck and utility vehicles of the year.


UPS Using Geo-Fenced Hybrid Trucks in U.K.

September 20, 2019 at 2:43 PM

United Parcel Services Inc. has launched a fleet of extended-range hybrid delivery trucks in the U.K. that automatically switch to all-electric mode when operating in cities and other clean air zones.


Toyota Tests Factory Fuel Cell Generator

September 20, 2019 at 1:41 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has begun testing a fuel cell-based electrical generator to help power its Honsha manufacturing plant in Toyota City, Japan.


Tesla Targets Porsche Taycan’s ’Ring Record

September 20, 2019 at 10:08 AM

CEO Elon Musk claims the three-motor version of Tesla Inc.’s latest Model S will outrun a Porsche Taycan on Germany’s Nurburgring track.


Mercedes Partners with Electric Scooter Company

September 20, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Early next year Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit and Micro Scooter Ltd. will begin offering an electric scooter to be co-branded by both companies.

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Mazda Developing RX-9 Sports Car?

September 20, 2019 at 2:15 AM

A recent patent application by Mazda Motor Corp. suggests the company could be readying a successor to its RX-8 sports cars.


Germany Ponders CO2 Emission Fees

September 20, 2019 at 1:34 AM

Germany is mulling a plan to levy a carbon tax of about €30 ($33) per metric ton of carbon dioxide emitted by the transportation and housing sectors.


FCA to Test Vehicle-to-Grid Tech in Italy

September 20, 2019 at 1:13 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to test electric vehicle-to-grid connectivity in Italy next year with a fleet of at least 500 electric cars.


UAW Strike Idles GM’s Oshawa Plant in Canada

September 20, 2019 at 12:43 AM

General Motors Co. is suspending all assembly operations at its factory in Oshawa, Ontario, today because of the United Auto Workers union’s nationwide strike in the U.S.


Lime Ends Car-Sharing Program

September 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Neutron Holdings Inc. is pulling the plug on its LimePod car-sharing service, which it launched last November in Seattle.


Daimler to Focus on Electric Powertrains

September 19, 2019 at 7:47 PM

Daimler AG will concentrate future powertrain efforts on all-electric systems, development chief Markus Schaefer tells Auto Motor und Sport.