Taiwan supercar, the Miss R, taunts Tesla 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese manufacturer XING Mobility announced plans for its electric supercar, Miss R, on Wednesday, which basically claims to be the best in the busi...

Nissan decries incremental change, seeks dramatic jumps

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Aiming to get an edge on its rivals in an intensely competitive industry, Japanese automaker Nissan says it's attempting to foster a corporate culture that will produce manufact...

How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline — 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that. But how seriously can suc...

Former contract workers key in Mississippi Nissan union vote

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A bid by workers at Mississippi's Nissan Motor Co. plant for United Auto Workers representation could turn on a key voting bloc — 1,500 workers who are Nissan employees today, but...

Panel approves bill to boost testing of self-driving cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House subcommittee has approved legislation designed to allow automakers to increase the testing of self-driving cars on U.S. roads. Lawmakers say self-driving ca...

Deported Mexican migrants offered jobs _ in bullet-proofing

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Deported Mexican migrants may take heart — or not — from getting job offers in one booming area of their home country's economy: the auto bullet-proofing industry. ...

Taiwan companies to benefit from auto industry LED demand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese LED manufacturers are set to benefit from the global automotive industry’s demand for LED lighting, according to a report by LEDinside, Trendforce’s LED i...

Toyota to invest in UK plant despite Brexit uncertainty

LONDON (AP) — Toyota says it will invest 240 million pounds ($294 million) in the U.K. despite the economic uncertainty surrounding the country's departure from the European Union. T...

Trump to take on fuel standards, hold Nashville rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking a break from trying to sell the embattled Republican health care bill, President Donald Trump is hitting the road to pay homage to a predecessor and take his first step toward...

PSA Group's chief tells Opel, Vauxhall: 'We're here to help'

GENEVA (AP) — The top executive of France's PSA Group has a message for the two European divisions of General Motors that it's agreed to buy: "We're here to help." CEO Carlos Tavares...

Nissan faces safety fine in Mississippi as union rally looms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal workplace safety agency wants to fine Nissan Motor Co. more than $21,000, saying the company's Mississippi plant should have better trained a maintenance worker who los...

Boeing vote tells next chapter in Southern unionization

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant are deciding Wednesday on whether they want to unionize, writing the next chapter in efforts to organize ...

Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045. ...

Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045. ...

Toyota stock dips after Trump tweet on planned Mexico plant

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is a "good corporate citizen" and intends to work with President-elect Donald Trump to help make America strong, the Japanese automaker's president, Akio Toyoda, says. ...