Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Poll: Most Americans Aren’t Sold on EV for Next Vehicle

WASHINGTON — Many Americans aren’t yet sold on going electric for their next cars, a new poll shows, with high prices and too few charging stations the main deterrents.

April 11, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Plans Shanghai Factory for Power Storage, Reports Say

BEIJING — Electric car maker Tesla Inc. plans to build a factory in Shanghai to produce power-storage devices for sale worldwide, state media reported April 9.

April 10, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

GM Cruise Recalls 300 Robotaxis After Crash

DETROIT — General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit has recalled 300 robotaxis to update software after one of them rear-ended a municipal bus in San Francisco.

April 7, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

New Ram EV Pickup Rev Can Go Up to 500 Miles on a Charge

DETROIT — An electric Ram pickup truck with up to 500 miles of range per charge is among the new vehicles being introduced April 5 at the New York International Auto Show.

April 5, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Passes Ford in Q1 EV Sales, Still Trails Tesla

DETROIT — General Motors rode strong first-quarter sales of the Chevrolet Bolt to bump crosstown rival Ford out of second place in the U.S. electric vehicle sales race.

April 4, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

BNSF Train Derailment in Minnesota Prompts Evacuations

A train hauling ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire in Minnesota early March 30, and nearby residents were ordered to evacuate their homes, authorities said.

March 30, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Opens Investigation Into Tesla Seat Belts Coming Loose

DETROIT — U.S. highway safety regulators have opened yet another investigation into problems with Teslas, this time tied to complaints that the seat belts may not hold people in a crash.

March 28, 2023

Cruise Weighs Expanding Self-Driving Car Tests

DETROIT — General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit on March 20 asked California for permission to test the cars across the entire state.

March 21, 2023
Business, Private

More Amazon Layoffs: 9,000 on Top of the 18,000 in January

NEW YORK — Amazon plans to eliminate 9,000 more jobs in the next few weeks, CEO Andy Jassy said in a memo to staff on March 20.

March 20, 2023
Business, Equipment, Safety

Honda Recalls 500,000 Vehicles Over Seat Belt Issue

DETROIT — Honda is recalling a half-million vehicles, including some Accord, Odyssey and Insight models, in the U.S. and Canada because the front seat belts may not latch properly.

March 15, 2023