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    Volkswagen subsidiary to pay nearly $49M in SEC fraud case

    The SEC claims the finance unit sold bonds at a time when senior Volkswagen executives knew that more than 500,000 of their vehicles in the United States “grossly exceeded legal vehicle emissions limits.”

    By Haley Cawthon • April 11, 2024
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    Cruise to resume mapping for robotaxis in Phoenix

    It’s the first deployment of the company’s vehicles on public roads since California regulators suspended its permits last fall.

    By April 11, 2024
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    What employers need to know about union organizing in 2024

    The game has completely changed in the wake of the Cemex decision, attorneys from Cozen O’Connor said in a March 21 webinar.

    By Emilie Shumway • April 5, 2024
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    After months of conflict, Stellantis strikes emissions deal with California

    The automaker will follow the state’s emissions standards, even if the federal government or judicial action bars the state from enforcing them.

    By Kalena Thomhave • April 4, 2024
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    Traffic deaths declined in 2023, but distracted driving remains a danger

    The proliferation of infotainment screens in new vehicles adds potential distraction, safety experts say.

    By Dan Zukowski • April 2, 2024
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    Trucking interests blast EPA’s heavy-duty truck emissions rule

    Groups representing carriers and retailers expressed concern about the fallout from the regulations for model years 2027 through 2032.

    By Colin Campbell • April 1, 2024
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    Auto industry disruptions now ‘controllable’ but still a challenge: AlixPartners

    “Although disruptions like the chip shortage may be behind the auto industry, that certainly doesn’t mean life is getting any easier,” said AlixPartners' Mark Wakefield.

    By Kalena Thomhave • April 1, 2024
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    EPA unveils strictest heavy-duty truck emissions standards to date

    New requirements will make compliance with federal rules 40% more stringent for some trucks.

    By David Taube • April 1, 2024
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    Tesla to offer US customers a free 1-month trial of Full Self Driving

    Boosting FSD subscriptions could help the automaker generate revenue and overcome dwindling operating margins.

    By March 27, 2024
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    VW plant in Tennessee to hold UAW vote in April

    It’s the first nonunion auto plant to hold a United Auto Workers election since the union won major concessions from the Detroit Three automakers last fall, according to the UAW.

    By March 25, 2024
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    EPA softens vehicle emissions standards in win for automakers

    The final rule steadily tightens the requirements, giving automakers more time to ramp up EV sales.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Automakers score victory as Energy Department weakens EV mileage rule

    The final regulation means vehicle manufacturers will be able to sell more gas-engine vehicles through 2030.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Fisker to halt production, raise $150M with future in doubt

    The potential cash infusion and production stoppage could help the EV startup stay afloat as it seeks a partnership with a major automaker.

    By March 18, 2024
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    Ford settles US tariff dodging allegations for $365M

    The fine ends a long-running allegation that the automaker skirted a 25% 'chicken tax' on cargo vans assembled in Turkey.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Alliance for Automotive Innovation names new safety, technology lobbyist

    Sarah Puro previously held senior roles at the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and the House Committee on Appropriations.

    By March 11, 2024
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    The White House wants to know more about Tesla’s charging standard

    As more automakers switch to the EV maker's North American Charging Standard, regulators want to know how it will impact standards for public chargers.

    By March 11, 2024
  • Scout Motors held ground breaking ceremony on its $2 billion EV plant in Blythewood, South Carolina.
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    Scout Motors breaks ground on $2B EV plant after environmental delays

    The automotive company plans to finish its South Carolina facility in 2026 after pausing construction in the fall of 2023.

    By Sebastian Obando • March 6, 2024
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    SEC charges Lordstown Motors with misleading investors on sales outlook

    The defunct EV startup allegedly made false or misleading statements about pre-orders, parts access and delivery timelines, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    By Jim Tyson • March 5, 2024
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    Biden administration scrutinizes China’s links to connected vehicle supply chains

    The Commerce Department is exploring whether to regulate transactions with China-linked firms supplying automakers with goods, technology or services for their connected cars.

    By Edwin Lopez • Feb. 29, 2024
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    Panasonic Energy fortifies battery supply chain with new graphite deal

    Nouveau Monde Graphite is also growing its capacity as more battery companies and automakers secure additional suppliers for their North American supply chains.

    By Kate Magill • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Mercedes-Benz delays EV goal amid slowing demand

    Low-cost EV sales are growing faster than more expensive luxury models, a company executive said.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    LG Energy Solution, WesCEF expand lithium supply deal

    The partnership will supply the battery maker's North American manufacturing sites and produce more IRA-compliant vehicles.

    By Kate Magill • Feb. 22, 2024
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    Fisker stock is at risk of delisting

    The EV startup has six months to boost its share price above $1 per share to stay on the New York Stock Exchange.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
  • Construction workers build the “Signature Bridge,” replacing and improving a busy highway intersection at I-95 and I-395 on March 17, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
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    Infrastructure law may increase transportation’s GHG emissions as states spend more on highways

    The White House is also expected to delay the transition to EVs in a revision to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed emissions regulation.

    By Dan Zukowski • Feb. 20, 2024
  • A light gray Chevrolet Bolt EV parked outside at a charging station at a Chevrolet dealer in Colma, California.
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    Dealers reimbursed $135M for clean vehicle tax credits since Jan. 1

    The Clean Vehicle Tax Credit offers consumers the option of a point-of-sale discount of $7,500 for the purchase of qualifying vehicles.

    By Feb. 16, 2024