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  • RIVERSIDE, Calif.— The Latest on California's car-emission standards:. California air regulators have voted to keep the state's tougher car-emissions standards through 2025 and further expand the market for zero-emission vehicles in the years ahead. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama administration also recently came out in...

  • RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 24- California on Friday approved vehicle pollution targets that the Trump administration last week put on hold, setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators that could be expensive for automakers and a headache for consumers.

  • A tweet-happy Elon Musk is giving out a lot of info about the Model 3

    The Tesla CEO and founder sent a series of tweets out about the upcoming model 3 sedan.

  • CARACAS, March 24- A Venezuelan auto assembly plant, MMC, hopes to restart output of Hyundai Motor Co vehicles by 2018 after a five-year halt due to a lack of dollars from the government to import parts, a company executive said in an interview. MMC, which assembles and sells Hyundai and Mitsubishi Motors Corp vehicles in Venezuela, plans to sell imported autos in the...

  • DETROIT, March 24- U.S. auto sales in March will increase almost 1.9 percent from a year earlier, even as consumer discounts continue to remain at record levels, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday. President Donald Trump will press ahead with plans for a "border tax" on imported vehicles, LMC and J.D. Power said they were maintaining...

  • *More electric cars sold in China than rest of world combined. BEIJING, March 24- Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co Ltd has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes-Benz's use of the "EQ" name for a line of green-energy vehicles, throwing up a potential road block for the Daimler AG unit in the world's largest electric car market.

  • DETROIT, March 23- When U.S. If Europe and China continue to toughen their emissions standards, "the U.S. might become an outlier," American Axle President Mike Simonte told Reuters on Thursday. Despite what the EPA may want, California and nine other states in the Zero Emission Vehicle program eight in the northeast, plus Oregon are expected to move ahead on Friday...

  • A March 14 letter from Nissan executive Scott Becker to the United Auto Workers union declines to address demands presented after a March 4 pro-union rally. Among other things, the union had demanded that Nissan discuss a neutrality agreement with the UAW covering an employee vote on union representation. Nissan's management opposes unionization in Canton,...

  • BEIJING, March 23- Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co Ltd has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes-Benz's use of the "EQ" name for a line of green-energy vehicles, throwing up a potential road block for the Daimler AG unit in the world's largest electric car market. A Chery spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday that the...

  • DETROIT, March 22- The cost to implement tough fuel-efficiency standards for cars imposed by the Obama administration for the first half of the next decade could be up to 40 percent lower than previously estimated using existing conventional technologies, according to a report from a nonprofit group released on Wednesday. Instead of an average cost of $875...

  • FOREST CITY, Iowa _ Winnebago Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $15.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 45 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $342.5 million.

  • BEIJING, March 22- China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd posted its biggest profit growth in eight years on Wednesday, as improved product design and engineering following its 2010 purchase of Sweden's Volvo helped propel it to record sales. Geely, which also owns the maker of London's black cabs, has already forecast a 31 percent jump in sales for the current...

  • The source said the Paris prosecutor had opened the investigation on March 15, after the finance ministry's DGCCRF consumer affairs and anti-fraud body had referred the case to the courts. The French test programme, overseen by a commission set up by Environment Minister Segolene Royale, has so far led to four carmakers- Volkswagen, Renault, Fiat Chrysler and...

  • PARIS, March 21- A French prosecutor has opened an investigation into Fiat Chrysler over allegations that the carmaker cheated in diesel emission tests, a judicial source said on Tuesday. A Fiat spokesman said the company took note of the investigation and reiterated that its diesel vehicles fully comply with emission regulations, as confirmed by the Italian...

  • PARIS, March 21- A French prosecutor has opened an investigation into Fiat Chrysler over allegations that the carmaker cheated in diesel emission tests, a judicial source said on Tuesday. The source said the Paris prosecutor had opened the investigation on March 15, after the finance ministry's DGCCRF consumer affairs and anti-fraud body had referred the...

  • March 21- Polaris Industries Inc is recalling about 19,200 all-terrain vehicles due to fire hazard and risk of injury, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. Polaris will recall all model year 2015 and 2016 Sportsman 850 and 1000 all-terrain vehicles, the U.S. consumer-safety regulator said. The right side panel heat shield in the ATVs can...

  • BMW Group and rival Mercedes have both forecast that demand for electric and hybrid cars will rise to 15-25 percent of sales by 2025, forcing them to overhaul their production lines and vehicle platforms to accommodate mass production techniques. "The fully electric drivetrain will be integrated into our core brands," CEO Harald Krueger told a news...

  • *Porsche SE eyes 2.1- 3.1 bln euro net profit in 2017. STUTTGART, Germany, March 21- Porsche SE, the majority shareholder in Volkswagen, expects its profits to jump this year as the world's biggest carmaker presses on with a revamp of its business following a diesel emissions scandal. Porsche SE, which represents VW's founding Porsche and Piech families and controls...

  • *BMW preparing to make electric cars in China. MUNICH, March 21- German carmaker BMW plans to ramp up production of profitable sport-utility vehicles to boost earnings this year and help fund the rollout of a mass production system for electric cars, it said on Tuesday. Even local production in China is being readied to make batteries and electric powertrains, BMW...