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The Senate passed legislation to avert a crippling U.S. rail strike on an 80 to 15 vote and sent the measure to President Joe Biden for his signature ahead of next week’s strike deadline. The vote came a day after the House approved the measure on a 290-137 bipartisan vote. The bill would impose a
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Editor’s note: Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their vehicles meet all National Highway Traffic Safety Administration safety standards and must certify the compliance of their vehicles. An earlier version of this story misstated how the certification process is executed. Lordstown Motors Corp. made first deliveries on its initial batch of 500 electric pickups for
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Honda Motor Co. revealed plans to expand its Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver-assistance technology to include hands-off features on all U.S. models by 2030. Honda says the technology reflects its vision to cut global traffic fatalities involving Honda autos and motorcycles in half in the same timeframe on its way to eliminating the fatalities
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Lordstown Motors Corp. made first deliveries on its initial batch of 500 electric pickups for commercial fleet customers. The Lordstown, Ohio, EV startup on Tuesday said it began to move its Endurance pickup after receiving homologation certification from the U.S. government. The Department of Transportation must provide certification a vehicle meets U.S. codes before a
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Kathy Winter, a senior executive who previously worked in the autonomous vehicle technology divisions of Intel, Motorola and Delphi, will become the new COO at May Mobility. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based developer of autonomous ride-hail vehicles and shuttles said Winter will focus on putting May Mobility’s plans for self-driving shuttles and ride-hailing vehicles into action.
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HAI PHONG, Vietnam – Vietnamese EV maker VinFast said on Friday it had shipped its first batch of 999 cars to the United States, capping a five-year bid to develop an auto production hub in the Southeast Asian country for North American and European markets. The first cars are expected to be handed over to
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Getty Images Manufacturing has resumed at the former Renault factory in Russia, which shut after the invasion of Ukraine and was later taken over by the government. Truck-maker Kamaz said the first cars would go on sale next month. It is reviving the Soviet-era Moskvich brand although the car’s design has been updated. Renault’s departure
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Tech startups in the automotive industry and mobility space are phenomenal at innovating but terrible at scaling up their operations, Quin Garcia, co-founder and managing director of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Autotech Ventures, said Friday at the Automotive News Congress in Los Angeles. During a wide-ranging discussion about venture capital-backed startups partnering with established
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Warehouse and distribution giant Prologis sees autonomous trucking as the future of logistics. The San Francisco-based company is in the early stages of organizing its business to serve shippers and motor carriers that plan to add electric and autonomous big rigs to their fleets, said Henrik Holland, global head of mobility at Prologis. Holland outlined
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Buick’s next electric vehicle to be sold in China will be a crossover. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published photos of the Buick Electra E5 online this week as part of a public comment period. The Electra E5 will be produced and marketed in China by General Motors’ joint venture with Chinese
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As consumers purchase tens of millions of electric vehicles over the coming decade, a huge question looms over governments and the auto industry: Can the power grid keep up with significantly increased demand? “If you simultaneously plug all of those vehicles in, it is going to break the grid,” said Robert Stocker, an energy consulting
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Getty Images By Noor Nanji Business reporter, BBC News Electric cars will no longer be exempt from vehicle excise duty from April 2025, the chancellor has said. Announcing the change as part of his Autumn Statement, Jeremy Hunt said the move was designed to make the motoring tax system “fairer”. The RAC motoring group said
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WASHINGTON — Two fatal crashes, both involving Tesla Model 3 sedans with driver-assist technology, were reported during the Sept. 16 to Oct. 15 period, according to federal data released Tuesday. Both crash deaths happened in California, though many of the details are redacted or considered confidential, NHTSA data shows. Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assist system has been
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