Automobile manufacturing

January 07, 2019 - 7:30 am
LONDON (AP) — New vehicle sales in the U.K. fell in 2018 by their biggest rate since the global financial crisis a decade ago due to a weaker economy and a raft of regulatory changes, an industry lobby group said Monday. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said the new car market was...
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Residents walk past a Tesla store in Beijing, China, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said Monday on twitter that the automaker is breaking ground for a Shanghai factory and will start production of its Model 3 by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 07, 2019 - 5:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Inc. broke ground Monday for a factory in Shanghai, its first outside the United States. CEO Elon Musk said Monday on Twitter that the company will start production in China of its Model 3 and a planned crossover by the end of the year. Tesla announced plans in July to build...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, then Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. A Japanese news report says former Nissan chairman Ghosn will be detained at least through Jan. 11, 2019. Ghosn, who led Nissan Motor Co. for two decades saving the Japanese automaker from near bankruptcy, was arrested Nov. 19, 2018, on suspicion of falsifying financial reports.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
January 06, 2019 - 10:59 am
PARIS (AP) — The son of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn said in an interview published Sunday that people will be surprised when his father, detained since Nov. 19 for allegedly falsifying financial reports, recounts his version of events to a Tokyo court on Tuesday. Anthony Ghosn, 24, told...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2010 file photo, auto worker Brenda Hedland takes a picture of the first Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan to come off the assembly line at a ceremony inside the GM factory in Lordstown, Ohio. Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. rose slightly in 2018, defying predictions and highlighting a strong economy. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
January 03, 2019 - 7:32 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. rose slightly in 2018, defying predictions and highlighting a strong economy. Automakers reported an increase of 0.3 percent over a year ago to 17.27 million vehicles. The increase came despite rising interest rates, a volatile stock market, and...
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January 03, 2019 - 1:37 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories. The union filed a federal lawsuit in Cleveland alleging that GM has temporary workers at its...
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FILE- In this July 6, 2018, file photo, a prospective customer confer with sales associate as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. On Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, the federal credit for Tesla buyers dropped from $7,500 to $3,750. It will gradually be phased out this year. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 02, 2019 - 9:48 am
DETROIT (AP) — Shares of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. tumbled Wednesday morning after the company cut vehicle prices by $2,000 and announced fourth-quarter sales figures that fell short of Wall Street estimates. The company said in a statement before the markets opened that it...
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South Korean Transport Ministry officials and members of investigative panel on BMW engine bow during a press conference as damaged gears of a BMW which engine had caught fire are displayed at the government complex in Seoul, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. South Korea says it will fine BMW 11.2 billion won ($9.9 million) and file a criminal complaint against the company with state prosecutors over an allegedly botched response to dozens of engine fires reported in the country. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 23, 2018 - 10:51 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Monday it will fine BMW 11.2 billion won ($9.9 million) and file a criminal complaint against the company with state prosecutors over an allegedly botched response to dozens of engine fires reported in the country. South Korea's Transport Ministry its...
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Motonari Otsuru, right, defense lawyer of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, rides a taxi as he leaves Tokyo Detention Center, where Ghosn and another former executive Greg Kelly, are being detained, in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Japanese prosecutors added a new allegation of breach of trust against Ghosn on Friday, dashing his hopes for posting bail. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 21, 2018 - 9:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. former chairman Carlos Ghosn, charged with financial improprieties and detained in Tokyo for more than a month, has also been accused of a breach of trust that caused a multimillion-dollar financial loss for Nissan. Speculation that he could leave on bail surged on...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaking during Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons in London, Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, but it remains unclear whether lawmakers will approve the divorce agreement negotiated with the bloc.(Mark Duffy/UK Parliament via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 11:44 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Britain's main lobby group for the automotive industry has warned of a "catastrophe" if the country crashes out of the European Union without a deal. In a statement, the Society of Motor...
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An autonomous vehicle called an R1 created to deliver groceries is displayed outside a Fry's grocery store, which is owned by Kroger Co., in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. The fully autonomous vehicle is set begin piloting public roads Tuesday with no back up driver, though it will be monitored by humans in another automobile. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)
December 18, 2018 - 9:02 pm
The nation's largest grocery chain stepped into the driverless delivery market Tuesday, bringing milk, eggs and other items to a customer's home in a vehicle with nobody at the wheel. Although limited to delivering within about a mile (1.5 kilometers) of one Arizona supermarket owned by Kroger Co...
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