Automobile manufacturing

Volkswagen Group Chief Digital Officer Johann Jungwirth sits inside a Volkswagen Sedric, a self-driving concept pod, while introducing the vehicle ahead of the Auto China 2018 at the Volkswagen Future Center Asia office in Beijing, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Auto China 2018, the global industry's biggest sales event, will start on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 24, 2018 - 9:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Volkswagen and Nissan have unveiled electric cars designed for China at a Beijing auto show that highlights the growing importance of Chinese buyers for a technology seen as a key part of the global industry's future. General Motors displayed five all-electric models Wednesday...
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FILE- In this May 9, 2017, file photo, a package from Amazon Prime is loaded for delivery in New York. Last year, the online retailer introduced a system for letting people delivering packages into customers’ homes. Now, it’s their cars. GM says more than 7 million owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles are eligible for Amazon’s new Amazon Key In-car delivery service. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 24, 2018 - 8:54 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon's latest perk ... free delivery to your car. The Seattle company said Tuesday that it has begun delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles. The delivery service works when cars are parked in publicly accessible areas...
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April 23, 2018 - 7:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court has said the federal government can't delay plans to more than double penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided on Monday with a lawsuit brought last year by California, Maryland, New York,...
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April 23, 2018 - 3:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — General Motors says it has reached a tentative agreement with its South Korean labor union to a set of measures to cut costs and allocate new car models to existing GM Korea factories. The agreement Monday between GM and its union steers the American carmaker away from...
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April 21, 2018 - 10:37 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows...
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FILE - The Feb. 15, 2018 file photo shows a Porsche logo on a 2018 718 Cayman automobile on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. German police searched offices of Porsche on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)
April 18, 2018 - 5:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors have carried out raids at 10 locations in southern Germany in an investigation of current and former managers at automaker Porsche, a unit of Volkswagen, over the company's diesel emissions scandal. Stuttgart prosecutors said Wednesday's raids, in the southern states of...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, visitors to the stands of GM brands Chevrolet and Buick seat near a section promoting electric power during Auto Shanghai 2017 show at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China. China has announced plans to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years, ending restrictions that have strained relations with Washington and other trading partners. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 17, 2018 - 8:56 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced plans Tuesday to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years, ending restrictions that helped to fuel its trade dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump as it promotes electric car development. The change would scrap rules that require global automakers...
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Herbert Diess, right, new CEO of Volkswagen , and Hans Dieter Poetsch, left, chairman of the board of directors of the Volkswagen stock company, address the media during a press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 13, 2018 - 8:34 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's new CEO said Friday that the automaker must "significantly step up the pace" as it pushes into electric and self-driving vehicle technologies and shakes up its culture in the wake of a scandal over diesel emissions. Herbert Diess said a new management...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo provided by KTVU, emergency personnel work at the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif. Federal safety investigators have booted electric car maker Tesla Inc. from the group investigating a fatal crash in California that involved an SUV operating with the company's Autopilot system. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday, April 12, it removed Tesla as a party to the investigation after the company prematurely made information public. (KTVU via AP, File)
April 12, 2018 - 6:16 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Federal safety investigators have booted electric car maker Tesla Inc. from the group investigating a fatal crash in California that involved an SUV operating with the company's Autopilot system. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday it removed Tesla as a party to...
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Andreas Renschler, right, a board member at Volkswagen AG and CEO of Volkswagen Truck & Bus, and Hino Motors President and Chief Executive Yoshio Shimo, left, pose for the media during a press conference in Tokyo, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Hino Motors, Toyota Motor Corp.'s group truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany agreed Thursday to work together in a partnership on technologies like hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity. (Katsuya Miyagawa/Kyodo News via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 6:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Hino Motors, Toyota Motor Corp.'s group truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany agreed Thursday to work together on technologies such as hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity. Under the deal, the companies will maintain independence but...
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