More Auto Industry Articles

  • US auto sales surprise with strength in June

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales grew at the fastest pace in eight years in June, surprising the industry and setting it up for a strong second half of the year. Sales rose 1.2 percent over last June to 1.4 million cars and trucks, according to Autodata Corp. GM, Toyota, Hyundai and Nissan all...

  • Georgia lawsuit still causing trouble for GM

    DETROIT (AP) — For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by Brooke Melton's family has caused major migraines for General Motors. Litigation over the 29-year-old nurse's death was settled by GM last October. But not before it laid bare how the company allowed millions of small cars to stay on the...

  • New recalls and questions about auto parts safety

    DETROIT (AP) — The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry. GM's safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles in North America to its...

  • GM recalls 8.2 million cars for ignition switches

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its huge list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total number of recalls this year to over 28...

  • Automakers, union leaders push for new bridge

    DETROIT (AP) — A number of major automakers and union leaders are asking President Barack Obama to help move along plans for a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The Economic Alliance for Michigan says representatives of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler along with the United...

  • Harley helps put electric motorcycles in spotlight

    PRINCETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — When Maggie McNally-Bradshaw and husband Curt hop on their electric motorcycles and twist the throttles, they get a rush like no other. Or maybe a WHOOSH! "There is that sense of being at the beginning of something new, and part of our future as far as ecology," said...

  • Light sentences affirmed in GM trade secrets case

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed the convictions and light sentences of a Detroit-area couple found guilty of stealing thousands of pages of hybrid technology from General Motors. The court said Friday that Detroit federal Judge Marianne Battani gave a "thorough, informed,...

  • Carmakers to build $1.4 billion Mexico plant

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Automakers Daimler and Renault-Nissan say they will build a $1.36 billion plant to manufacture Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz brand compact vehicles. The companies announced Friday that construction on the plant would begin in 2015 in the northern state of Aguascalientes. They...

  • Web sites can take some hassle out of car-buying

    DETROIT (AP) — Want to take some of the stress and mystery out of the car-buying process? Get on the Internet. Auto Web sites — once filled mostly with reviews and advice — are getting more sophisticated, connecting potential buyers with dealers and offering instant price guarantees. Some...

  • General Motors adding solar power to plants

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — General Motors Co. says it's boosting solar power at its plants. The Detroit automaker said Tuesday that it's adding three acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities: an engine plant in Flint and processing center in nearby Swartz Creek. The ground-mounted solar...

  • Large majority of car manufacturing now in right-to-work states

    Even before Michigan passed a right-to-work law in 2012, US car manufacturing was drifting south to places like Tennessee that had long had the law.

  • VIDEO: Lawmakers unhappy with General Motors' progress

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra stepped in front of a House congressional committee Wednesday to offer a status report on the company's handling of a recall that is responsible for at least 13 deaths.

  • Automakers want feds to regulate your maps app

    Every time you hear of a proposed federal regulation making headway, ask yourself, "which politically connected industry stands to benefit from this rule?" When it comes to efforts to regulate GPS apps on your iPhone or Android, the answer is appears to be the automakers. The New York Times...



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