Automobile manufacturing

April 15, 2019 - 12:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal lawmakers say they'll approve badly needed funding for Washington's transit system, but only if it avoids buying new rail cars from China. The Washington Post reported Saturday that U.S. Senators from Virginia and Maryland proposed the idea in new legislation. It reflects...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the German car manufacturer 'Volkswagen', arrives for a questioning at an investigation committee of the German federal parliament in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
April 15, 2019 - 9:42 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud and other offenses in connection with the company's massive, multi-year effort to cheat on diesel emissions testing. Prosecutors said Monday that Winterkorn knew about the...
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Presidential hopeful, Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses a crowd during a campaign rally, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh stop was part of a weekend tour of Midwest battleground states, including Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 14, 2019 - 9:06 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday accused President Donald Trump of betraying the working people who put him in office and challenged him to deny federal contracts to General Motors until the company reopens shuttered plants. "The biggest lie was that he was going to stand up for...
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April 14, 2019 - 6:04 pm
Volkswagen is planning to release a fully-electric SUV in China which could compete with Tesla's Model X. The German automaker said Sunday the ID. ROOMZZ will be unveiled at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show and will be available in 2021. Volkswagen says the zero-emission vehicle can go approximately...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, a visitor takes a closer look at the Sylphy Zero Emission during the start of the Auto China 2018 in Beijing, China. The 2019 Shanghai auto show highlights the global industry's race to transform electric cars into a profitable product Chinese drivers want to buy as Beijing winds down multibillion-dollar subsidies that made this country the biggest market for the technology. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 14, 2019 - 1:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — This year's Shanghai auto show highlights the global industry's race to make electric cars Chinese drivers want to buy as Beijing winds down subsidies that promoted sales. Communist leaders are shifting the burden to automakers by imposing mandatory sales targets for electrics,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 file photo, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety filed a petition, Friday, April 12, 2019 with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate automatic emergency braking on some Nissan Rogue SUVs, alleging the safety feature makes the vehicles brake when there’s no emergency. The group says about 675,000 Rogues from 2017 and 2018 should be recalled. Nissan says it has taken “field actions” to tell customers of a software update that improves performance of the automated braking system. The government says it will evaluate the petition. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 13, 2019 - 12:59 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. auto safety group wants the government to investigate automatic emergency braking on some Nissan Rogue SUVs, alleging that the safety feature makes the vehicles brake even when there's no emergency. The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety filed a petition with the National...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, a staff member walks past an auto transport loaded with new vehicles in the parking lot for a local automaker in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. The China Association of Auto Manufacturers, reported Friday, April 12, 2019, that sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the industry's biggest global market fell 6.9 percent in March from a year earlier. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
April 12, 2019 - 5:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales fell again in March but the contraction in the biggest global market was smaller than in recent months, an industry group reported Friday. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the industry's biggest global market fell 6.9% from a year earlier to just over 2...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Carole Ghosn, wife of Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, walks to a car waiting at the entrance of Tokyo Detention Center, where her husband is detained in Tokyo. Carole Ghosn will be questioned Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Japanese prosecutors in a Tokyo court. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
April 11, 2019 - 2:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — The wife of Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn was being questioned by prosecutors in a Tokyo court Thursday, after her husband was taken into custody on financial misconduct allegations. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Carole Ghosn is not a...
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In this image made from video released by Carlos Ghosn via his lawyer Tuesday, April 9, 2019, former Nissan chairman Ghosn speaks on camera in Tokyo. Ghosn, who was arrested in Japan on financial misconduct charges, gets his say in a video shown by his legal team. (Carlos Ghosn via AP)
April 09, 2019 - 5:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn maintained his innocence in a video released by his legal team Tuesday and accused some executives at the Japanese automaker of a "conspiracy" that led to his arrest on financial misconduct allegations. "The first message is that I'm innocent,"...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, second right, attends the launch of Ford EcoSport production during a visit to Ford Sollers at a plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, in the Russia's region of Tatarstan, about 700 kilometers (450 miles) east of Moscow, Russia. Ford said Wednesday March 27, 2019, that it will close three factories in Russia, causing heavy job losses, as it closes this vehicle assembly plants in Naberezhnye Chelny and pulls out of passenger vehicle manufacturing in the country. (Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)
April 08, 2019 - 12:56 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Ford workers in Russia have started work-to-rule action over plans to close a plant. Mikhail Sergeyev, head of a trade union which represents around a third of the St. Petersburg plant's 900-strong workforce, has told The Associated Press on Monday the work-to-rule...
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