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October 5, 2022, 8:32 PM

Ford offers $80 million to fight global authoritarianism

The Ford Foundation will commit $80 million over the next five years to work that strengthens nonprofits fighting against authoritarian regimes
October 5, 2022, 8:32 PM
Ford offers $80 million to fight global authoritarianism
October 4, 2022, 4:37 PM

Next Gen car safety concerns

NASCAR drivers warn about possible safety concerns with the Next Gen car after some drivers experienced injuries while operating.
October 4, 2022, 4:37 PM
Next Gen car safety concerns
October 3, 2022, 10:04 PM

US auto sales fell slightly in 3Q, even with September gains

U.S. new vehicle sales fell slightly in the third quarter, even with improvement in September
October 3, 2022, 10:04 PM
US auto sales to fall a bit in 3Q, even with September gains
October 3, 2022, 3:47 PM

Why the all-new Corvette Z06 is breaking barriers

Chevy says the track-focused Z06 has the highest horsepower, naturally aspirated V8 to hit the market, ever.
October 3, 2022, 3:47 PM
The new Corvette is doing something even its engineers thought was impossible
September 27, 2022, 7:19 PM

Ford to invest $700M, add 500 jobs at Louisville truck plant

Ford will invest $700 million mainly at its Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, creating about 500 new jobs over the next four years
September 27, 2022, 7:19 PM
Ford to invest $700M, add 500 jobs at Louisville truck plant
September 23, 2022, 8:18 PM

GM spending $760M to convert Toledo factory to make EV parts

General Motors says it will spend $760 million to renovate its transmission factory in Toledo, Ohio, so it can build drive lines for electric vehicles
September 23, 2022, 8:18 PM
September 22, 2022, 5:57 PM

Ford shuffles management, seeks new global supply chain head

Ford is restructuring its vehicle development and supply chain operations, shuffling multiple executives just days after announcing that it would build up to 45,000 vehicles with parts missing due to shortages
September 22, 2022, 5:57 PM
September 22, 2022, 2:50 PM

Thieves key on hack that leaves Hyundai, Kia cars vulnerable

Some Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs are missing a “key” anti-theft device, and thieves know
September 22, 2022, 2:50 PM
September 20, 2022, 10:48 PM

NTSB wants all new vehicles to check drivers for alcohol use

Blood alcohol monitoring systems could stop an intoxicated person from driving.
September 20, 2022, 10:48 PM
September 19, 2022, 1:47 PM

Volkswagen sets Porsche IPO at up to 9.4 billion euros

Volkswagen has set the price range for the multibillion-euro sale of a minority stake in luxury brand Porsche
September 19, 2022, 1:47 PM
Volkswagen sets Porsche IPO at up to 9.4 billion euros
September 17, 2022, 2:28 PM

What are voters in Michigan saying about EVs and economy

With just 52 days until c Michigan voters spoke to ABC News about the big issues that could determine how they cast their ballots.
September 17, 2022, 2:28 PM
What are voters in Michigan saying about EVs and economy
September 15, 2022, 6:16 PM

GM plans $491M Indiana plant upgrade to help support EVs

General Motors says it will spend $491 million to expand and upgrade an Indiana metal stamping plant for production of steel and aluminum stamped parts for “future vehicles,” including electric vehicles
September 15, 2022, 6:16 PM
September 15, 2022, 1:23 PM

Detroit Auto Show looks down the road

President Joe Biden slipped into the driver’s seat, vowing to shift his push for electric vehicles into high gear. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt shows us.
September 15, 2022, 1:23 PM
Detroit Auto Show looks down the road
September 15, 2022, 4:46 AM

A less-glitzy Detroit auto show returns after 3-year absence

When it came time to showcase its electric Chevrolet Equinox SUV to the public this year, General Motors decided against doing so at the big Detroit auto show, as it typically would have done in the past
September 15, 2022, 4:46 AM
A less-glitzy Detroit auto show returns after 3-year absence
September 14, 2022, 10:00 PM

Biden touts electric vehicle investments at Detroit auto show

The president tested out new plug-in Jeeps and a gas-powered bright orange Corvette at the auto show.
September 14, 2022, 10:00 PM
Biden touts electric vehicle investments at Detroit auto show
1 month ago

UAW workers go on strike at Stellantis plant in Indiana

United Auto Workers union members have gone on strike at the Stellantis casting plant in Indiana
1 month ago
1 month ago

Jeep unveils its 1st electric SUVs for North America, Europe

Jeep will start selling two fully electric SUVs in North America and another one in Europe over the next two years
1 month ago
Jeep unveils its 1st electric SUVs for North America, Europe
1 month ago

17 states weigh adopting California's electric car mandate

Seventeen states that tie their vehicle emission standards to rules established in California must decide whether to follow that state’s strict new rules
1 month ago
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Ford recalls pickups, cars to fix cloudy rear camera lens

Ford is recalling more than 277,000 pickup trucks and cars in the U.S. because the rear view camera lens can get cloudy and reduce visibility for the driver
1 month ago
Ford recalls pickups, cars to fix cloudy rear camera lens
1 month ago

Equity is goal, not mandate, in California electric car rule

Discounted prices, car-share programs and more public chargers are among the ways California will try to make electric cars easier to buy and drive
1 month ago
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States banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles

Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he's confident more states would follow California's new zero-emission vehicle standards.
1 month ago
States banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles
1 month ago

States banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles

Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he's confident more states would follow California's new zero-emission vehicle standards.
1 month ago
States banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles
1 month ago

California votes to ban gas-powered car sales by 2035

The new directive will require California to double the number of zero-emission vehicles on the road in under four years and outright ban the sale of gasoline-only cars by 2035.
1 month ago
California votes to ban gas-powered car sales by 2035
1 month ago

Newsom discusses California's plan to ban gas cars

Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke with ABC News' Matt Gutman about Thursday's historic vote by California regulators to prohibit the sale of new, gas powered vehicles by 2035.
1 month ago
Newsom discusses California's plan to ban gas cars
1 month ago

Newsom touts California's historic vote to ban sale of new gas engine cars by 2035

The governor spoke with ABC News' Matt Gutman following the move by state regulators to ban the sale of gas powered vehicles.
1 month ago
Newsom says ban on gas car sales will transform US
1 month ago

California moves forward with plan to ban gas cars

A California board set to vote on a measure Thursday banning sale of gasoline powered cars by 2035 and it will also require 35% of new vehicles sold in the state to have zero emissions.
1 month ago
California moves forward with plan to ban gas cars
1 month ago

Chinese province plans ban on sale of gasoline cars

Hainan island in the South China Sea says it will become China’s first region to ban sales of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars to curb climate-changing carbon emissions
1 month ago
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Gas-powered muscle cars drive into the sunset, turn electric

Thundering gas-powered muscle cars will be closing in on their final Saturday-night cruises in the coming years
2 months ago
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Traffic deaths for 1st quarter of 2022 highest in 20 years, NHTSA says

Traffic deaths for the first quarter of this year were the highest since 2002, according to early estimates from the NHTSA.
2 months ago
Traffic deaths for 1st quarter of 2022 highest in 20 years, NHTSA says
2 months ago

Viral social media trend blamed for sparking spike in car thefts

The national trend started after a now-viral video showed how to steal a Hyundai or Kia using a screwdriver and USB charging cable.
2 months ago
Viral social media trend blamed for sparking spike in car thefts
2 months ago

GM recalls 484K big SUVs to fix problem third-row seat belts

General Motors is recalling more than 484,000 large SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem that can cause the third-row seat belts to malfunction
2 months ago
GM recalls 484K big SUVs to fix problem third-row seat belts
2 months ago

Sensors, 4D imaging, flashing lights: How automakers are trying to prevent hot car deaths

Automakers are working on advanced technology to prevent pediatric and pet heatstroke.
2 months ago
Children are dying in hot cars. Here's what automakers are doing to try to stop it
2 months ago

US agency probes Tesla crashes that killed 2 motorcyclists

Two Teslas collided with motorcycles on freeways in the darkness last month.
2 months ago
US agency probes Tesla crashes that killed 2 motorcyclists
2 months ago

Florida death could be 20th in US caused by Takata air bags

The death toll from the exploding air bag inflators has risen to 28 worldwide.
2 months ago
Takata air bag claims another driver's life, 19th US death
2 months ago

Ferrari earnings up 22% on surging deliveries to Americas

Luxury Italian automaker Ferrari is raising its forecast for the year after reporting a 22% increase in second-quarter earnings as sales in the Americas surged
2 months ago
Ferrari earnings up 22% on surging deliveries to Americas
2 months ago

Nissan's profits plunge on COVID lockdown, chips crunch

Japanese automaker Nissan says its profit in the last quarter plunged to less than half of what it was a year earlier, as the COVID-19 lockdown in China and a global semiconductor shortage slammed production
2 months ago
Nissan's profits plunge on COVID lockdown, chips crunch
2 months ago

Volkswagen CEO, facing series of setbacks, will step down

Herbert Diess, the Volkswagen CEO whose image had been tarnished in the fallout from the German automaker’s emissions-cheating scandal, is stepping down
2 months ago
Volkswagen CEO will step down by Sept. 1
2 months ago

Hyundai exec vows to improve company's safety track record

Clogged oil ports, electrical shorts and leaks of brake fluid are only some of the safety problems that have caused multiple fires and forced Hyundai and Kia to recall millions of vehicles in the past seven years
2 months ago
Hyundai exec vows to improve company's safety track record
3 months ago

Automakers look to the South to build electric vehicle batteries

Mercedes-Benz just opened a new $1B battery plant in Alabama, which the company says will employ thousands of workers in the state.
3 months ago
The biggest beneficiary of EVs? Southern states
3 months ago

All-electric racing is back in the Big Apple

A total of 22 world-class drivers are taking it to the streets of Brooklyn for the 2022 New York City E-Prix.
3 months ago
All-electric racing is back in the Big Apple
3 months ago

Ford recalling 100K SUVs and trucks due to fire risks

The company is recalling some of its 2020-2022 Ford Escapes, 2021-2022 Lincoln Corsairs and 2022 Mavericks equipped with 2.5-liter hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrains.
3 months ago
Ford recalls over 100,000 vehicles over fire risks in engine
3 months ago

GM, partners to build 500 electric vehicle charging stations

The network would put charging plugs at 50-mile intervals along U.S. highways.
3 months ago
GM, partners to build 500 electric vehicle charging stations
3 months ago

Auto manufacturers adapting to keep car batteries cool as temperatures rise

Rising heat makes car batteries more vulnerable to wear, and engineering experts say car companies are working to protect those cells.
3 months ago
Auto manufacturers adapting to keep car batteries cool as temperatures rise
3 months ago

Risk of car battery failure rises as temperatures increase

A battery is more prone to wear if the car’s internal temperature reaches above 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
3 months ago
Risk of car battery failure rises as temperatures increase
3 months ago

Park outdoors: Ford expands recall for possible engine fires

It comes after a series of engine fires that can happen even with ignitions off.
3 months ago
Park outdoors: Ford expands recall for possible engine fires
3 months ago

24 Hours of Lemons aims to bring auto racing, and a sense of humor, to the masses

A different kind of auto race takes place just outside the small town of Millville, New Jersey: the 24 Hours of Lemons.
3 months ago
24 Hours of Lemons aims to bring auto racing, and a sense of humor, to the masses
3 months ago

Formula 1 car flips into tire barrier during British Grand Prix

A multi-car collision during the first lap sent Zhou Guanyu's car flying off the track upside-down flipping over the catch fence and landing close to the spectator stands. Guanyu was extracted safely.
3 months ago
Formula 1 car flips into tire barrier during British Grand Prix
3 months ago

Chip shortage keeps driving up auto prices, cutting sales

U.S. new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry
3 months ago
Chip shortage keeps driving up auto prices, cutting sales
3 months ago

Chip shortage leaves 95K GM vehicles unfinished in storage

The chip shortage has vexed automakers across the globe since 2020.
3 months ago
Chip shortage leaves 95K GM vehicles incomplete in storage
3 months ago

Volvo to build $1.25 billion electric car plant in Slovakia

The plant is expected to produce some 250,000 electric cars a year.
3 months ago
Volvo to build $1.25 billion electric car plant in Slovakia