California considers the electric-car requirement for ride shares

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Uber may be on the brink of another battle with California lawmakers. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday stated that he was thinking about instituting a requirement that would enforce ride-share services to use electric vehicles. “We have the power to regulate car share,” stated Garcetti in his interview with the Financial Times. “We can […]

Two men arrested for stealing thousands of dollars in car rims, tires in DC

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Two men from Washington, D.C., have been charged with counts of burglary, theft, and destruction of property because they stole rims and tires from auto dealerships located in Howard County since August, police stated Tuesday. Dominic Marcel Fowler, 35, of Half Street SW, and Donovan Keith Braxton, 34, of E Street SE, are currently being held without bond […]

68 car thefts in St. Paul last week; 38 because of open ignition

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St. Paul Police have replied, as usual, to another increase in car thefts this winter.  Public Information Officer Steve Linders stated 68 cars were stolen last week alone — with 38 of those cases because of the people leaving their cars running, unattended and unlocked. “It’s across the city,” Linders stated. “East Side. North End. […]

Italian, French unions say FCA-Peugeot deal only benefits shareholders

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A planned merger between Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA is only going to benefit shareholders, two of the biggest Italian and French unions stated on Thursday, criticising a decision to invite labour groups in the decision. “The decision by FCA and PSA to start negotiations to merge the two groups without any involvement of […]

General Motors recalls 638,000 U.S. SUVs

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General Motors is recalling an estimated 638,000 U.S. sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks as a wheel-speed sensor could fail and cause unintended braking, it stated Thursday. The recall concerns 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and Yukon and 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles geared up with a 5.3-liter engine, a 3.08-ratio rear […]

UAW union president takes leave of absence under cloud of a federal investigation

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The president of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, who has been connected to an ongoing corruption investigation by U.S. federal officials, has taken a leave of absence, the union stated on Saturday in a statement. Gary Jones’ leave of absence, that follows a vote by the executive board, will be effective starting from Sunday, the […]

GAC respects merger plan between Fiat and PSA

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Fiat Chrysler’s Chinese partner Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) stated it respected the firm’s decision to merge with Peugeot parent company PSA and would look to deepen its collaboration with the automaker. A spokeswoman made the comments to Reuters through text message on Thursday, following FCA and PSA statement that they would join forces through a […]

China’s auto market could decline by about 8% this year

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Auto sales in China may slip to 26 million this year, a fall of around 8%, a senior industry executive cautioned, as the world’s largest auto market braces for a second year of contraction amid declining economic growth and tougher vehicle emissions standards. The recent prediction, by Fu Bingfeng, executive vice chairman of the China […]

GM, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota thanked by Trump on California emissions fight

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U.S. President Donald Trump has thanked General Motors, Toyota Motor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and other significant automakers for “standing with” his efforts to block California from setting its own vehicle emissions regulations for cars and trucks. “California has treated the Auto Industry very poorly for many years, harming Workers and Consumers,” Trump tweeted. The automakers’ […]