- Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects Updated: May-22-15 1:16 pm
TOKYO - Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.
- Tennessee restarting rebates for electric vehicles Updated: May-22-15 12:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is restarting a rebate program for electric car buyers.
- Bill allowing 3 Tesla car stores clears Connecticut House Updated: May-21-15 8:52 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that would allow car-maker Tesla Motors to sell its electric vehicles directly to Connecticut consumers, but in a limited fashion, passed the state House of Representatives on Thursday.
- Spark electric car's price sparks a sales run Updated: May-20-15 12:07 pm
It took a price cut to generate a run on Chevrolet's 2015 Spark EV, with savvy car buyers realizing the lower price and federal electric vehicle tax credit can make for a super deal.
- Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax Updated: May-20-15 2:19 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive.
- CEO: Nissan will be ready with autonomous driving by 2020 Updated: May-18-15 2:47 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan Motor Co. will have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology by 2020 but whether people will be able to drive them on roads is up to government regulators, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said Monday.
- Bismarck hosting summit featuring autonomous vehicles Updated: May-18-15 2:04 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Flying machines without pilots and driverless road vehicles are slated to be featured at an event in Bismarck.
- Toyota, Mazda announce 'long-term partnership' in technology Updated: May-13-15 7:19 am
TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp. and Japanese rival Mazda are expanding their partnership to a long-term one focusing on technologies in the areas of safety and fuel efficiency.
- Self-driving cars can't avoid accidents on California roads Updated: May-12-15 4:37 am
LOS ANGELES - The self-driving cars that Google Inc. has been testing on California's roads and highways were involved in 11 minor accidents over the past six years, according to the tech giant.
- Things to know about accidents involving self-driving cars Updated: May-11-15 5:26 pm
LOS ANGELES - A small fleet of self-driving cars is maneuvering through traffic in California using an array of sensors and computing power. Drivers are required to be along for the ride, but much of the time, they keep their hands off the steering wheel and brake and gas pedals.
- Tesla to build its first supercharging station in Norfolk Updated: May-11-15 10:26 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - Tesla Motors has plans to build its first supercharging station in southeastern Virginia.
- Berea police keeping the peace with all-electric motorcycle Updated: May-07-15 3:34 am
BEREA, Kentucky - Police in one central Kentucky town are keeping the peace with a new all-electric, virtually silent motorcycle.
- The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels Updated: May-06-15 6:10 pm
LAS VEGAS - Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig's driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin. No hands on the steering wheel, no feet on the pedals.
- GM cuts 2016 Volt plug-in hybrid car price by almost $1,200 Updated: May-03-15 12:58 pm
DETROIT - General Motors is knocking nearly $1,200 off the price of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car.
- Indianapolis officials question city's electric car program Updated: May-01-15 3:19 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Questions about cost and a heavily redacted contract are plaguing Indianapolis' plan to rent more than 400 electric cars for city employees.
- Iowa group looks to Moline's heavy use of alternative fuels Updated: Apr-30-15 1:14 pm
MOLINE, Illinois - Moline's use of alternative fuels to power its city fleet has caught attention across the border in Iowa.
- Japanese PM seeks tech innovation in Silicon Valley visit Updated: Apr-30-15 1:05 am
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans a swing through Silicon Valley on Thursday, speaking with Stanford University experts about innovation, building relationships with tech firms and investors, and - as head of one of the world's leading car producing nations - popping in on electric carmaker Tesla Motors.
- New law aims to boost electric vehicle charging stations Updated: Apr-26-15 8:28 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A new state law is designed to help increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations in Maine.