Automotive technology

This photo provided by Tesla shows the front of the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation. (Tesla via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 2:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon...
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In this Nov. 9, 2017, photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters as he encourages support for Republican tax reform legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House and Senate tax overhaul plans are broadly similar, but crucial differences create headaches for Republican leaders determined to keep myriad interest groups and factions of the GOP satisfied.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 10, 2017 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate tax overhaul plans are broadly similar, but crucial differences are creating headaches for Republican leaders determined to keep myriad interest groups and factions of the GOP satisfied. And then there's the ambitious timetable they've set of finishing in time...
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Cars and trucks queue on the highway A5 in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. The World Climate Conference with 25 000 people participating starts on Monday in Bonn, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 08, 2017 - 4:57 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The European Commission said Wednesday it wants to cut emissions of carbon dioxide from cars by 30 percent by 2030 and boost the use of electric vehicles by making them cheaper and easier to charge. The proposal stops short of imposing fixed quotas for emission-free vehicles and is...
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November 08, 2017 - 3:43 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Florida transit official has been chosen as the new chief executive officer of the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Katharine Kelleman has been serving as CEO of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority in Tampa. She has a five-year contract with a base salary of $230...
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November 08, 2017 - 6:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is launching a venture with a Chinese partner to develop electric vehicles for sale in China, the biggest market for the technology. The announcement Wednesday of the $750 million venture with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. adds to rising investment by global automakers in...
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November 03, 2017 - 4:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — Top German automakers and Ford say their joint European electric car recharging network will open its first charging stations this year in Germany, Austria and Norway. BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group have equal shares in the venture, Ionity, plans for which were first...
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Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci bows before his presentation during the media preview of the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 25, 2017 - 1:00 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci bowed deeply for several seconds in a Japanese-style apology Wednesday, expressing his remorse for widespread illegal inspections at the automaker. "I would like to take this opportunity to express a sincere apology for our recent...
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October 18, 2017 - 4:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is opening its first electric vehicle recharging points at three gas stations in Britain, part of the oil giant's efforts to respond to a global push toward zero-emission vehicles. Three charging stations are opening Wednesday at locations in London, Surrey and Derby...
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October 17, 2017 - 6:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model Tuesday, adding to competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla. The hybrid Polestar 1 promises a range of 150 kilometers (95 miles) on a charge,...
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October 10, 2017 - 4:49 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Uber is offering its customers the option to ride in one of 50 new Tesla electric-powered vehicles in Dubai, where large gas-guzzling sedans and luxury sports cars dominate the emirate's six-lane highways. The U.S.-based ride-hailing app launched the UberONE...
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