Trump administration won’t turn over auto import investigation report

Donald Trump

The Trump administration is snubbing Congress by rejecting to turn over a report detailing a probe into national security risks possibly posed by imported vehicles and auto parts, citing pending international negotiations and executive branch deliberations. Congress added a provision in a spending bill earlier month demanding the White House turn over the long-secret government […]

United Airlines increases profit on more revenue, cheaper fuel

United Airlines

United Airlines reported Tuesday that higher revenue and cheaper fuel helped increase its fourth-quarter profit by almost 40%, to $641 million. The airline’s forecast of first-quarter earnings has beaten Wall Street expectations. It is kinda unclear sailing for United, however. The financial report came the same day that United shares fell on the fear that […]

Toyota to recall 3.4 million vehicles worldwide due to air bags concerns

Pictures of Toyota Corolla

Toyota Motor stated on Tuesday it is set to recall 3.4 million vehicles worldwide as an electronic defect that can result in air bags not deploying in accidents. The recall, which concerns 2.9 million U.S. vehicles, covers 2011-2019 Corolla, 2011-2013 Matrix, 2012-2018 Avalon and 2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid vehicles and is connected to a reported fatal […]

Hyundai, Kia backs electric van startup Arrival Ltd with $110 million investment

Arrival Ltd

South Korea’s Hyundai Group is backing a UK electric vehicle startup that plans to start selling battery-powered delivery vans in 2021, the companies stated last week. Hyundai Motor and sister firm Kia Motors are making an investment of 100 million euros ($110 million) in Arrival Ltd. Founded in 2015 and based in London, Arrival has […]

Volkswagen settlement in North Dakota also funds charging stations

Williston, North Dakota

Ten North Dakota communities will use part of a settlement with German automaker Volkswagen for constructing electric vehicle charging stations. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality will send $2.7 million to the regional governments and businesses for clean vehicle projects, consisting of 17 charging stations throughout the state. All but one are fast chargers […]

Volkswagen to create its first innovation hub in North America

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To create the first innovation hub of the company, Volkswagen is partnering with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for developing new technology in North America, officials stated on Friday. Initial work at the hub in Knoxville will consist of research opportunities for UT doctoral students and will concentrate on electric […]

European automakers build out charging network for electric cars

ionity

European automakers’ network of highway charging stations for battery-powered vehicles is transforming ahead of an expected increase in electric car sales as the automakers strive to meet new emission limits. Ionity, the joint venture created among automakers to create the network, stated Thursday it has finished over 200 stations and expects to have 400 working […]

Paul Walker’s Personal Car Collection brings over $2.3 million in auction

Paul Walker

Paul Walker, the late Hollywood actor, was an avid automobile aficionado and racer himself — a passion shared with his father and grandfather, who once raced factory cars for Ford Motor. The actor co-owned the now-shuttered race car shop Always Evolving located in Valencia, California, and it inspired a new generation of gearheads before his […]