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AP FACT CHECK: Biden takes half-steps on electric vehicles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to show benefits from his policies, President Joe Biden is overstating the number of electric vehicle charging stations that would be built with his infrastructure law and clai...

US urges Canada to use federal powers to end bridge blockade

TORONTO (AP) — The Biden administration urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government Thursday to use its federal powers to end the truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country’s COVID-19 res...

COVID blockade in Canada shuts down Ford plant

TORONTO (AP) — Truck blockades of Canada's capital and U.S. border crossings, including the economically vital bridge to Detroit, forced the shutdown of a Ford plant Wednesday as the company warned th...

GM to spend nearly $7B on EV, battery plants in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — General Motors is making the largest investment in company history in its home state of Michigan, announcing plans to spend nearly $7 billion to convert a factory to make electri...

GM to spend $6.5B, add 4,000 jobs at Michigan EV factories

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — General Motors is poised to announce next week major electric-vehicle investments in Michigan, with plans to spend $6.5 billion and create up to 4,000 new jobs at two plants. ...

NTSB chief to fed agency: Stop using misleading statistics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With traffic fatalities spiking higher, the nation’s top safety investigator says a widely cited government statistic that 94% of serious crashes are solely due to driver error is mi...

Tesla inks deal to get key battery component outside China

LONDON (AP) — Tesla is turning to Mozambique for a key component in its electric car batteries in what analysts believe is a first-of-its-kind deal designed to reduce its dependence on China for graph...

Biden's highway safety pick vows to reduce US traffic deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to run the nation’s highway safety agency pledged Thursday to attack a crisis of fatal car crashes by implementing safety rules to deter impaired driving w...

Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Toyota announced on Monday that it plans to build a $1.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant near Greensboro, North Carolina, that will employ at least 1,750 people and help me...

What’s the status of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the US?

What’s the status of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the U.S.? It's on hold indefinitely because of legal challenges, but employers can still require the shots. To ...

Biden pushes electric vehicle chargers as energy costs spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is highlighting billions of dollars in his giant bipartisan infrastructure deal to pay for the installation of electric vehicle chargers across the country, an in...

Tesla driver killed in fiery crash hit 90 mph, report says

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Tesla driver who died with a passenger in a fiery September crash near Miami accelerated to 90 mph (145 kph) in the seconds before he lost control and smashed into tre...

Congress mandates new car technology to stop drunken driving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has created a new requirement for automakers: Find a high-tech way to keep drunken people from driving cars. It’s one of the mandates along with a burst of...

AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

WASHINGTON (AP) — As traffic fatalities spike in the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal agency in charge of auto safety is struggling with a growing backlog of safety rules ordered by Congress that are ye...

AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

WASHINGTON (AP) — After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time. ...