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  • SHANGHAI— In a story April 22, The Associated Press reported that General Motors Co. expects annual sales of electric vehicles to reach 150,000 by 2020 and possibly surpass 500,000 by 2025.

  • This Ford Mustang is displayed during the Vienna Autoshow, as part of Vienna Holiday Fair. The Vienna Autoshow will be held January 12-15, on January 11, 2017 in Vienna, Austria.

    "The legacy of Mustang continues to grow, and in places it never reached before,” said Mark Schaller, Ford Mustang marketing manager.

  • FRANKFURT, April 24- Germany is against European Commission plans to overhaul a vehicle emissions testing scheme, Sueddeutsche Zeitung said, citing European Council documents submitted by Germany. The newspaper reported Germany has rejected an EU Commission proposal to change the way the vehicle testing authorities are funded and managed, citing...

  • DETROIT, April 24- U.S. auto parts maker Flex-N-Gate will build a plant in Detroit in what local officials described on Monday as the first new investment by an automotive supplier in decades for Motor City, the cradle and former beating heart of the car industry. "This is the largest automotive supplier investment in Detroit in more than 20 years," Mayor Mike Duggan...

  • PARIS, April 24- French prosecutors have opened a formal investigation into suspected diesel emissions test-cheating by carmaker PSA Group, a court official said on Monday. Paris- based PSA in February became the fourth carmaker to be referred to prosecutors by France's DGCCRF consumer fraud watchdog over suspected diesel test manipulation in the wake of...

  • Tesla is adopting a risky assembly line strategy for the Model 3

    Tesla is making a big bet on the Model 3, issuing aggressive production deadlines and volume goals.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs' attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims. An attorney representing hundreds of plaintiffs who are suing the company said it exposes GM to around...

  • April 24- Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company's cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co's market value. Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them. "He's pushing the envelope to see how much time and cost he can take out of the process," said Ron Harbour, a manufacturing consultant at Oliver Wyman.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- Apple Inc outlined a plan to train operators of self-driving cars in documents submitted to California regulators earlier this month, the latest clues to the company's autonomous vehicle technology aspirations. Apple was granted a permit to test self-driving cars on April 14 by the California Department of Motor Vehicles but the...

  • DETROIT, April 21- A federal judge in Detroit on Friday sentenced Volkswagen AG to three years' probation and independent oversight for the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal as part of a $4.3 billion settlement announced in January. District Judge Sean Cox said in approving the settlement that required the automaker to make significant reforms.

  • DETROIT, April 21- A federal judge in Detroit on Friday sentenced Volkswagen AG to three years' probation and independent oversight for the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal as part of a $4.3 billion settlement announced in January. District Judge Sean Cox said in approving the settlement that requires the automaker to make significant reforms.

  • DETROIT, April 21- A federal judge in Detroit on Friday sentenced Volkswagen AG to three years' probation over the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal as part of a $4.3 billion settlement announced in January. District Judge Sean Cox said in approving the settlement that requires the automaker to make significant reforms. He also formally approved a...

  • DETROIT, April 21- A federal judge in Detroit on Friday sentenced Volkswagen AG to three years' probation over the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal as part of a $4.3 billion settlement announced in January. District Judge Sean Cox said in approving the settlement that requires the automaker to make significant reforms. In total, VW has agreed to...

  • SHANGHAI— General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the rollout of alternative vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry. GM will start production of a pure-electric model in China within two years, Matt Tsien, president of GM China,...

  • DETROIT— A judge on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests, blessing a deal negotiated by the government for a "massive fraud" orchestrated by the German automaker. District Judge Sean Cox stuck to the plea deal during the sentencing hearing, six weeks after VW pleaded guilty to...

  • DETROIT— Tesla Inc. is recalling 53,000 Model S sedans and Model X SUVs worldwide because their parking brakes may get stuck and prevent the vehicles from moving. The recall affects vehicles built between February and October 2016. Tesla says less than 5 percent of the vehicles it's recalling may be affected, but it wants to inspect them all to make sure.

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- U.S. officials are reviewing Venezuela's seizure of General Motors Co's assets in the country, U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Thursday. The seizure comes amid a deepening economic crisis in leftist-led Venezuela that has already roiled many U.S. companies. Total auto production in Venezuela fell to a historic low of...

  • April 20- Tesla Inc said on Thursday it would recall 53,000 of its Model S and Model X cars globally to fix a parking brake issue. Shares of the U.S. luxury electric car maker were down nearly 1 percent at $302.77 in afternoon trading, following its biggest ever recall. Tesla, led by entrepreneur Elon Musk, had said last year it would recall 2,700 Model X sport utility...

  • April 20- Tesla Inc said on Thursday it will recall 53,000 of its Model S and Model X cars globally for a parking brake issue, according to a statement on its website. Shares of the U.S. luxury electric car maker dropped 1.3 percent to $301.50 in afternoon trading. Tesla had said last year it would recall 2,700 Model X sport utility vehicles in the United States due to a...

  • Shares of the U.S. luxury electric car maker dropped 1.3 percent to $301.50 in afternoon trading.