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Tesla to Enter Trucking Business with New Electric Semi

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Nov 20, 2017

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs - and, more recently, solar panels - Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: Big trucks.

Merkel Rival Schulz Calls for Electric Car Quotas in Europe

Aug 11, 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel's main rival in Germany's upcoming election is calling for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars.

AP Source: 2nd VW Employee Arrested Over Emissions Scheme

By Tom Krisher | Jan 12, 2017

The Volkswagen executive who once was in charge of complying with U.S. emissions regulations has been arrested in connection with the company's emissions-cheating scandal, a person briefed on the matter said Monday.

Ford Fusion Energi is More Fuel Efficient, Cheaper for 2017

By Ann M. Job | Jan 7, 2017

Ford managed to make its plug-in Fusion Energi gasoline-electric hybrid more fuel efficient for 2017, even while lowering the base price.

France Gives Boost to Electric Vehicles Amid Pollution Peaks

Dec 12, 2016

The French government has announced an anti-pollution plan, including a financial boost to buy electric vehicles, as Paris and other cities in the country are emerging from a particularly severe episode of air pollution.

U.S. Designates 25,000 Miles of Electric Car-Friendly Highways

By Josh Lederman | Nov 12, 2016

The Obama administration is designating roughly 25,000 miles of U.S. highways as "electric vehicle charging corridors" where drivers will never be more than 50 miles from the closest charging station.

Anger Still Flares After Judge OKs Volkswagen Emissions Deal

By Sudhin Thanawala and Tom Krishna | Oct 28, 2016

A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired.

Car Owners Slam VW Emissions Deal

By Sudhin Thanawala | Oct 20, 2016

Several angry Volkswagen owners told a federal judge on Tuesday that a $10 billion settlement does not adequately compensate them for the automaker's emissions cheating scandal.

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