Automotive Technology

BMW ramps up investment in China to meet electric demand

Oct 11, 2018

German automaker BMW says it is taking a majority stake in its China joint venture and investing 3 billion euros in future production there as it prepares to meet increased demand for electric vehicles

European officials seek tougher emissions rules for cars

Oct 10, 2018

European Union officials are working on tougher auto emissions standards aimed at fighting global warming _ but which the industry cautions could hurt workers and consumers

Strong economic signs lift US stocks; bond prices drop

Oct 3, 2018

Encouraging signs on hiring and growth in the service sector send companies, banks and technology stocks higher and bond prices sharply lower

General Motors will partner with Honda in the "large-scale" development of autonomous vehicles

Oct 3, 2018

General Motors will partner with Honda in the "large-scale" development of autonomous vehicles

The Latest: BMW getting ready for 'worse options' in Brexit

Oct 2, 2018

BMW says its Mini and Rolls Royce factories in the U.K. will halt production for maintenance during the Brexit period next year to avoid any supply repercussions from the country's withdrawal from the European Union.

Climate goals mean Europe will overtake US in electric cars

Oct 2, 2018

European carmakers are rolling out electric cars like the ones on view this week at the Paris Auto Show because of Tesla _ but also because of EU regulations aimed at combatting climate change that analysts say don't leave them all that much choice.

Markets Right Now: Stocks are mostly lower at midday

Oct 2, 2018

Stocks are mostly lower in midday trading on Wall Street as retailers and car companies lose ground but technology companies edge higher.

Company penalized for disabling vehicles' emissions controls

Sep 24, 2018

A Florida company will spend more than $6 million in penalties and repair costs for selling computer software that disables automotive emissions controls

Germany's Porsche says it won't produce new diesel models

Sep 23, 2018

Porsche's chief executive says the sports car maker won't produce any new diesel models in the wake of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal

Germany to have 1 million electric cars by 2022

Sep 19, 2018

Germans are beginning to embrace electric cars, with experts predicting the country will have a million hybrid or battery-electric vehicles on the road by 2022

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