Cars & Transportation
Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee
TOKYO (AP) Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday asked for his release on bail from a two-month detention in Japan, promising he will report to prosecutors daily and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet.
Jan 20 8:10PM AP

China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending
BEIJING (AP) Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans.
Jan 20 12:35AM AP

On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs
Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford.
Jan 18 4:16PM AP

Union holds two-hour warning strike at Audi plant in Hungary
GYOR, Hungary (AP) Some 4,000 workers held a warning strike at Audi's manufacturing plant in Hungary, demanding higher wages and other benefits from the German carmaker.
Jan 18 1:59PM AP

Volkswagen says it will pay Indian fine even as it appeals
NEW DELHI (AP) Volkswagen Group said Friday that it will pay a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India for installing software on vehicles that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices, though it is still appealing the order.
Jan 18 12:26PM AP

Mitsubishi board considers new allegations against Ghosn
TOKYO (AP) Mitsubishi Motors held a board meeting Friday to examine the latest allegations of unreported compensation against Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and forged the alliance between the Japanese automakers.
Jan 18 7:10AM AP

China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending
BEIJING (AP) Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans.
Jan 18 4:20AM AP

Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case
DETROIT (AP) A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted four Audi engineering managers from Germany in a widening diesel emissions cheating scandal.
Jan 18 12:08AM AP

Nissan to cut up to 700 contract workers in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Nissan Motor Co. announced Thursday that it's cutting up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slowing sales for vans and Titan pickup trucks that it makes there.
Jan 17 6:39PM AP

Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to increased fire risk
DETROIT (AP) Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from improper repairs during previous recalls for engine failures.
Jan 16 10:28PM AP

Vintage Cars With Electric-Heart Transplants
Aston Martin and Jaguar are retrofitting classic vehicles. We'd hate for them all to just wind up gathering dust in museums, an Aston executive said.
Jan 10 6:45PM NYTimes

U.S. Announces Settlement With Fiat Chrysler Over Emissions
The accord in lawsuits over false readings on diesel vehicles could cost nearly $800 million, including penalties, fixes, warranties and compensation.
Jan 10 6:17PM NYTimes

Everything You Thought You Knew About Driving on Snow Was Wrong
The biggest problem is speed, and not knowing it will take much longer to stop, experts say.
Jan 10 2:00PM NYTimes

Carlos Ghosn, Former Nissan Chairman, Will Appear in Court
A hearing set for Jan. 8 would be the first time the embattled auto industry executive has appeared in public since his arrest in November.
Jan 4 10:55AM NYTimes

Major Automakers Bullish on U.S. Market Despite Rising Interest Rates
Major automakers on Thursday shrugged off declines in U.S. new vehicle sales in December and said they were bullish about 2019 even as economists warned that rising interest rates will discourage consumers from buying cars in the year ahead.
Jan 3 5:49PM NYTimes

Wielding Rocks and Knives, Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars
Some residents have responded to Waymo's autonomous vehicle project by slashing tires, pelting vans with rocks and even drawing a gun on a vehicle.
Dec 31 11:54PM NYTimes