Volkswagen asks U.S. appeals court to reconsider ruling on emissions updates

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German automaker Volkswagen owned U.S. subsidiary on Thursday asked the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling which stated that two counties could seek financial penalties for excess diesel emissions that might cost the automaker billions of dollars. The 3-0 ruling in June said Utah’s Salt Lake County and Florida’s Hillsborough County […]

General Motors is not a target in UAW corruption probe, says US Attorney’s office

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US automaker General Motors is not a target in the Justice Department’s probe into corruption within the United Auto Workers union, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit stated on Friday. GM said earlier Friday that media reports claiming that GM might be a focus of a newer front in the years long criminal investigation being carried […]

General Motors ignition switch settlement wins U.S. court approval

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General Motors on Thursday won preliminary American court approval of a $120 million settlement with vehicle owners who said faulty ignition switches caused their vehicles to lose value. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan granted approval at a hearing which was conducted by phone. The accord would resolve the last major piece of litigation […]

Mad City Sales breaches DMV regulations, can’t sell cars for 45 days

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A car dealership in Madison has been forced to shut down for more than a month for breaching several DMV rules and practices. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles stated that Mad City Sales, Inc. identified breaches of DMV processes and proscribed business practices. According to the agency, they suspended Mad City […]

Indiana Senate endorses ban on motorists using handheld phones

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A proposal that would prohibit motorists from using handheld cellphones on Indiana roads seems to be on its way to becoming law. The Indiana Senate voted 43-4 Tuesday in support of the bill that supporters say is intended at making roadways safer by combating distracted driving. House members endorsed previous month a similar version of the bill that would […]

Indiana House endorses ban on motorists from using handheld cellphones

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The Indiana House endorsed a proposal last week on Wednesday which would prohibit drivers from using handheld cellphones. Supporters of the proposal say it is aimed at combating distracted driving. House members voted 86-10 in support of the bill that only allows cellphone use with hands-free or voice-operated technology, unless there is an emergency. The bill would expand […]

Chicago authorizes traffic congestion tax on ride-hailing services


A proposal to fight traffic congestion in Chicago by boosting taxes on certain ride-hailing trips won city council approval on Tuesday as the city and ride providers alleged each other of penalizing low-income passengers. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan boosts the city’s tax on single-passenger trips and decreases the tax on shared rides while imposing new […]

Auto industry lines up against potential U.S. tariffs

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The U.S. auto industry prompted President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, following the U.S. Commerce Department action to send a confidential report to the White House late on Sunday with its recommendations for how to move forward. Some trade organizations also criticized the Commerce […]

Automakers cautions U.S. tariffs will undermine new NAFTA deal


U.S. automakers and parts suppliers on Thursday cautioned that President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs and threatened vehicle tariffs would undermine the advantages of the new deal to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, resulting in widespread job losses. At a wide-ranging hearing prior the U.S. International Trade Commission, labor representatives stated the […]

General Motors wants Trump administration to support national electric vehicle program

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General Motors stated on Friday it wants the Trump administration to support a nationwide program to increase the sale of zero emission vehicles such as electric cars, even as the government has proposed ending California’s ability to need more clean vehicles. GM states a nationwide program modeled on California’s effort could bring 7 million electric […]