Automobiles

February 18, 2019 - 11:42 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales fell for an eighth month in January, extending a painful decline for the biggest global market. An industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, says purchases of sedans, SUVs and minivans fell 15 percent from a year earlier to just over 2...
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February 15, 2019 - 4:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government is leading an ambitious effort to develop ways to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production. The Energy Department announced a $15-billion,...
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February 02, 2019 - 11:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say around 800 people have demonstrated in the southwestern city of Stuttgart against a new ban on driving older diesel cars. Stuttgart, a German auto industry center, on Jan. 1 became the first major German city to introduce a large-scale ban on driving older diesel...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, Jerry Seinfeld performs at Stand Up For Heroes, presented by the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Seinfeld was sued Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, by a company claiming it bought the comedian's 1958 Porsche for $1.5 million only to discover it was a fake. Fica Frio Limited's lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court against a comic known for his love of vintage cars. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 8:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Seinfeld was sued Friday by a company claiming it bought the comedian's 1958 Porsche for $1.5 million only to discover it was a fake. Fica Frio Limited's lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court against a comic known for his love of vintage cars. Seinfeld mixes his...
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Alex Zanardi makes his way back to his garage after driving during a practice session for the IMSA 24 hour race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 25, 2019 - 8:58 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Someone has to throw the first party of the year and IMSA has built its Rolex 24 at Daytona into a bucket-list event on a calendar full of motorsports elite races. There's a Corvette Corral just inside the fourth turn and the Ferris wheel lifts fans 150 feet above Daytona...
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FILE- In this Jan. 14, 2018, file photo Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett prepares to address the media at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A new version of the Ford Explorer big SUV will be shown off at the auto show starting Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, and it will have an optional hybrid power system. It is Ford’s first hybrid SUV in six years, and the company also has plans for a fully electric SUV based on the Mustang sometime next year. Seven battery-powered vehicles are planned for the U.S. by 2022, even a hybrid pickup truck. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
January 14, 2019 - 3:46 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Automakers have promised to start selling hordes of electric cars in the next few years, but only two will be unveiled at the big Detroit auto show that kicks off this week — and those aren't even ready for production. Meanwhile, there will be plenty of SUVs and high-horsepower...
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Fiat Chrysler's new CEO, Mike Manley, is interviewed, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Manley says major job cuts or an alliance with other automakers are not in the plans for Italian-American automaker. Manley took over for the late Sergio Marchionne last year. Three years ago, Marchionne was shopping for a partner and said the industry needed to consolidate to better share huge capital investment costs. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 14, 2019 - 2:30 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Major job cuts or an alliance with other automakers are not in the plans for Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler, the company's new CEO says. Mike Manley, who took over for the late Sergio Marchionne last year, said the company downsized its workforce significantly during the...
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Reid Bigland, head of the Ram brand, stands before media and in front of the Ram 1500 pickup truck, after it was awarded the 2019 North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Detroit, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
January 14, 2019 - 11:05 am
DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai scored two out of three wins on Monday in the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards, as the Detroit auto show's press previews officially got underway. The Hyundai Genesis G70 and Hyundai Kona took the car and utility awards, respectively,...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Prada men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Jan.13, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
January 13, 2019 - 4:29 pm
MILAN (AP) — Nowhere is the transition in the fashion world more evident than during the menswear preview shows in Milan taking place on the second of three days Sunday. Only in Milan does three days make for a Fashion Week; the Paris menswear calendar claims a full six days. Designers cite a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Ford Motor Co., President, Global Markets Jim Farley, left, and President and CEO Jim Hackett stand next to the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer during its unveiling, in Detroit. SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit's auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda. The most popular vehicle of the bunch is the Ford Explorer, revealed ahead of the show Wednesday night at Ford Field, the home of the National Football League's Detroit Lions. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
January 13, 2019 - 10:52 am
DETROIT (AP) — SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit's auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda. Press days for the show begin Monday, although there are a couple of unveils set for before the show starts The most popular...
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