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  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Aug 23- Tesla Motors Inc crowned itself the maker of the world's fastest production car on Tuesday, saying a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2-1/ 2 seconds. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company will offer a larger upgraded battery pack for performance versions of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 23- Luxury automaker Lamborghini expects to at least double production to 7,000 vehicles a year by 2019 once it rolls out a new SUV, but it will not lose its focus on making sports cars, Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali said Tuesday. "We will push like hell to" sell 3,500 or more of the SUVs, Domenicali said in an interview, adding interest in it is...

  • Best Buy Co., up $6.43 to $39.23. Zoe's Kitchen Inc., down $6.41 to $30.84. Tableau Software Inc., up $7.35 to $62.22.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday the company will offer a larger upgraded battery pack for performance versions of its Model S and X vehicles that will extend range and allow for super fast acceleration. Musk said that if the weather is not too hot, a driver could travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles without...

  • Aug 23- Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc will launch a 100 kilowatt hour battery for its Model S and Model X cars, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday.

  • DETROIT— Tesla Motors says a new version of the Model S electric car is the quickest production car in the world from zero to 60 miles per hour. The LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder with gas engines were faster, but they were million-dollar specialty cars that can no longer be bought new, CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday. The Model S P100D starts at $134,500, while the...

  • Aug 23- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the company planned to make a product announcement later in the day, sending the company's share price higher. "Tesla product announcement at noon California time today," Musk tweeted. The Silicon Valley electric car manufacturer declined to offer details before the announcement, but its...

  • Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania sued Volkswagen over excess diesel emissions related to its use of cheating software while the state of Washington has filed a notice of penalty against Volkswagen. VW spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan said the automaker "is committed to reaching a fair and efficient resolution of remaining federal and state...

  • Mobileye's U.S.-listed shares were up 8.3 percent at $50.42 in mid-day trading, while Delphi's shares rose 3.2 percent to $67.15. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did not respond immediately to a request for comment. Ride services giant Uber Technologies Inc last week said it had acquired self-driving truck startup Otto and planned...

  • Aug 23- Volkswagen AG and several U.S. states that sued the German automaker seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for state law violations agreed to hold settlement talks, the automaker said in a court filing Tuesday. Volkswagen has been sued over excess diesel emissions related to its use of "defeat devices" by Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and...

  • Aug 23- Lamborghini Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali said on Tuesday the luxury automaker expects to at least double production to 7,000 vehicles a year by 2019 once it rolls out a new SUV. About 30 percent of its dealers and sales are in the United States, its largest market. Lamborghini sold a record 3,245 vehicles worldwide in 2015, including just...

  • Mobileye, a key supplier of vision-based sensing systems, and Delphi, a provider of automotive safety systems, said they plan to begin testing a jointly developed turn-key system for self-driving cars early next year. The Mobileye/ Delphi alliance is the latest in a series of partnerships aimed at speeding deployment of automated driving systems.

  • Aug 23- Auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH said claims it was a knowing participant in Volkswagen's decade-long scheme to evade U.S. anti-pollution laws were "wild and unfounded." In a filing in U.S. District Court in San Francisco late on Monday, Bosch responded to attorneys who are suing Volkswagen AG on behalf of U.S. owners of the polluting VW diesel vehicles, who...

  • Automakers and technology firms are striking new alliances to commercialize self-driving cars after being caught off guard by Silicon Valley companies such as Alphabet Inc, Tesla Motors Inc and Apple Inc, which have invested millions of dollars in the technology. Delphi and Mobileye said they will demonstrate their autonomous driving system in urban and...

  • DETROIT— Auto parts and electronics company Delphi Automotive is joining with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years. Delphi and Mobileye plan to build a complete autonomous driving platform that they will sell to automakers worldwide. Delphi already has taken an autonomous Audi on a...

  • Auto accident

    For the second year in a row, the number of people killed in traffic fatalities increased substantially from January through June.

  • *All-night talks between VW, suppliers near resolution- source. *Six plants, 28,000 workers affected by supplier row. BERLIN, Aug 23- Volkswagen and two of its car parts suppliers appeared to be edging towards a resolution of a contract dispute that has hit output at more than half of its German plants.

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a July report that automakers have the technology to meet aggressive mandates to hike fuel efficiency, but improvements will not be as great as the Obama administration once forecast because buyers are switching to pickup trucks and SUVs.

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a 1,200- page report in July that automakers have the technology to meet aggressive mandates to hike fuel efficiency, but fleet-wide improvement will not be as great as the Obama administration once forecast because buyers are switching to pickup...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 22- U.S. regulators late on Monday denied a request by major automakers to extend the comment period on a key environmental analysis to determine whether government fuel efficiency requirements are feasible through 2025.. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a 1,200- page...