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Toyota, Panasonic Announce Venture for Green Auto Batteries

Toyota, Panasonic Announce Venture for Green Auto Batteries

By Yuri Kageyama | Jan 22
Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming.

Edmunds: Top Picks for Fuel-Efficient All-Wheel Drives

Edmunds: Top Picks for Fuel-Efficient All-Wheel Drives

By Mark Takahashi | Jan 19
Some new 2019 vehicles offer shoppers a way to get both all-wheel drive and great fuel economy.

On the Road to Make An Affordable Car, Tesla Cuts Jobs

On the Road to Make An Affordable Car, Tesla Cuts Jobs

Jan 18
Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford.

Volkswagen Says It Will Pay Indian Fine Even As It Appeals

Volkswagen Says It Will Pay Indian Fine Even As It Appeals

Jan 18
Volkswagen Group says that it will pay a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India for installing software that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices, though it is still appealing the order.

Hyundai, Kia Recall Vehicles Due to Increased Fire Risk

Hyundai, Kia Recall Vehicles Due to Increased Fire Risk

By Tom Krisher | Jan 17
Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires.

No-Shows for Auto Shows? Detroit and Others Aim to Retool

No-Shows for Auto Shows? Detroit and Others Aim to Retool

By Jeff Keroub and Tom Krisher | Jan 17
After traversing Cobo Center's massive exhibition space and ticking off the automakers, you'll notice what's not there: Namely BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi or Mazda.

VW, Ford Team Up on Pickups, May Cooperate on Electrics

VW, Ford Team Up on Pickups, May Cooperate on Electrics

By David McHugh | Jan 16
Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will together develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups while exploring broader cooperation on battery-powered and autonomous vehicles.

Detroit Show Has SUVs, Horsepower, but Electric Cars Are Few

Detroit Show Has SUVs, Horsepower, but Electric Cars Are Few

By Tom Krisher | Jan 14
Automakers have promised to start selling hordes of electric cars in the next few years, but only two will be unveiled at the big Detroit auto show that kicks off this week — and those aren't even ready for production.

All-Female Team Out to Prove Women Racers Aren't A Gimmick

All-Female Team Out to Prove Women Racers Aren't A Gimmick

By Jenna Fryer | Jan 14
Every racing series in the world is full of wealthy enthusiasts with ideas that sound too good to be true. Expensive promises to fund life-changing opportunities are usually broken before cars even make it to the track.

Ford Revamps Explorer SUV for 1st Time Since 2011 Model Year

Ford Revamps Explorer SUV for 1st Time Since 2011 Model Year

Jan 11
Ford's aging Explorer big SUV is getting a major revamp as it faces growing competition in the market for family haulers with three rows of seats.

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