Energy stocks swing with economic signals, Mideast tensions

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy stocks have gone along with oil prices on a wild ride this quarter. Oil prices steadily rose through April and then sank as the trade war between the U.S. and ...

Volkswagen to take stake in battery cell maker Northvolt

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen says it is taking a stake in Swedish battery cell producer Northvolt AB and plans a joint factory in Germany ahead of increased production of electric vehicles nex...

Taiwan’s ITRI strikes electric vehicle deal in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工研院) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thai company Panus Assembly to develop electric vehicles in the late...

No-say Nissan had tech that drove Fiat Chrysler-Renault idea

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan wasn't consulted on the proposed merger between its alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler, but the Japanese automaker's reluctance to go along may have helped bring about the ...

Automakers urge California, US to restart mileage talks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Major automobile manufacturers urged the Trump administration and California on Thursday to restart negotiations over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a lengthy legal bat...

Fiat Chrysler-Renault deal collapsed over Nissan role

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's surprise decision to withdraw a merger offer with French carmaker Renault stunned the industry, collapsing Thursday on fundamental differences over when Renault's long-tim...

Joe Biden's $5T climate plan: Net zero emissions by 2050

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the U.S. to net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050. Biden's...

French government cautious on Fiat-Chrysler-Renault hookup

PARIS (AP) — France's government is sounding a note of caution about a possible alliance between French automaker Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Both companies are in talks a...

Vegas tourism board backs $49M Elon Musk transit system

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention...

Insider Q&A: Velodyne advocates for safer self-driving cars

DETROIT (AP) — Self-driving Tesla electric vehicles could be on the road sometime next year under CEO Elon Musk's vision to bring financial success to his upstart company. But critic...

Q&A: Is there a way out of the US-China trade fight?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have been trading punches over trade for months. And the slugfest has only intensified this month. Claiming that the Chinese had reneged...

Green concerns and incentives drive demand for e-motorbikes in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Environmental awareness and government incentives are driving production of electric motorcycles in Taiwan, which reached a record high of 91,000 in 2018, posting year-on-...

China's auto sales fall 17.7% in April, extending slump

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank 17.7% in April from a year earlier, extending a slump amid trade tension with Washington and an economic slowdown. An industry group, the China...

Honda confirms UK car factory closure in 2021

Honda confirmed on Monday that it would close its Swindon car factory in 2021, with some 3,500 workers expected to lose their jobs. "It is with a heavy heart that today we confirm the closure of...

Questions loom for Nissan with former chairman Ghosn gone

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan is seeing sales and profits tumble, as its once revered former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, awaits trial on charges of financial misconduct. Nissan Motor Co. says it i...