DETROIT — The dollars-and-cents counter on the gas pump seems to be spinning faster these days with U.S. prices hitting another record high on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — Continuing its push to dramatically boost sales of electric vehicles, the Biden administration on Monday announced $3.1 billion in funding to U.S. companies that make and recycle lithium-ion batteries.
DETROIT — Two years after the pandemic tore through the economy, America’s auto market looks something like this: Prices are drastically up. Supply is drastically down. And gasoline costs drastically more.
Automakers and dealers are worried about affordability as supply-chain woes keep inventory levels low and customers are hit with increased inflation, high gas prices and climbing interest rates.
DETROIT — New vehicles sold in the U.S. will have to average at least 40 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2026, up from about 28 mpg, under new federal rules unveiled Friday that undo a rollback of standards enacted under President Donald Trump.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will propose a new $2,500 rebate for the purchase of an electric vehicle and charging equipment during her State of the State address Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge of the plans.
2021 was an unusual year for the automotive industry. While customer demand for new cars rebounded from the economic uncertainty of 2020, automakers found themselves unable to meet that demand because of semiconductor chip shortages and supply chain problems. So what should car shoppers expe…
LANSING (contributed) — The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is encouraging consumers to be on the lookout for scammers who may try to exploit the recent announcement that Michigan drivers will be receiving refunds from the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Associati…
PITTSFIELD TWP. — The competition among U.S. automakers for a still-small pool of consumers seeking electric vehicles is quickly intensifying.
DETROIT — On the assembly floor of General Motors’ newly opened Factory Zero electric vehicle plant, President Joe Biden on Wednesday took a victory lap on passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill and pitched the importance of further spending to accelerate EV adoption.
Sky-high transaction prices and near nonexistent discounts for new and used cars — due to scarce vehicle stock — will be the new normal for the next couple of years.
As John Young sat inside the Morning Star Cafe, enjoying a late breakfast Thursday, dozens of people walked by and gave admiring looks to Young’s vehicle parked in front of the restaurant along Washington Avenue.
LANSING — The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor.
DETROIT (AP) — When it comes to rugged vehicles that go off the road, over rocks and into the mud to experience nature, Jeep for years has cornered the U.S. market.
DETROIT — Major U.S. automakers are planning to reopen North American factories within two weeks, potentially putting thousands of workers back on the assembly line as part of a gradual return to normality.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's three automakers have agreed to close all of their factories due to worker fears about the coronavirus, two people briefed on the matter said Wednesday.
DETROIT — General Motors decision to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don’t produce adequate returns on investments raised dismay Monday from officials concerned over job losses.
The new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) may benefit some local manufacturers, but the unknowns at this time outweigh the knowns.
LANSING — Michigan on Wednesday agreed to revise decade-long tax breaks for General Motors in exchange for the company’s commitment to spend at least $3.5 billion more over 10 years, including to build electric pickup trucks in Detroit.
DETROIT — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter.
DETROIT — They were the suburban vehicle of choice in the 1990s and early 2000s, but ever since, minivans appeared to be riding the slow lane to extinction.
The auto insurance reform that was recently signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will bring significant changes, including choices in personal injury protection coverage amounts and banning insurance companies from using non-driving factors to set rates.
LANSING — The Republican-led Michigan House early Thursday approved a plan to reduce the state's high auto insurance premiums, moving to no longer require that drivers buy unlimited medical benefits through their car insurer to cover crash injuries.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you'll get an almost universal an…
DETROIT — It's hard to imagine a better way for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to celebrate Jeep 4X4 Day than by selling a bunch of 2020 Jeep Gladiators.
DETROIT (AP) — Members of the public got the chance Friday to take a free ride in a self-driving vehicle as part of an effort to clear up confusion about the technology.
DETROIT — Few of the hundreds of UAW members gathered this month at Detroit’s Cobo Center knew the painful truth. Rory Gamble, one of their leaders, had buried his granddaughter weeks earlier.
DETROIT (AP) — The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it doesn't get its way in upcoming contract talks.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of workers at four General Motors plants slated to close this year are facing a painful choice: Take the company's offer to work at another factory — possibly hundreds of miles away — even if that means leaving behind their families, their homes and everything th…
Automobile infotainment systems have evolved in recent years from simple stereo head units to massive touchscreen centerpieces responsible for all sorts of in-car activities. Infotainment systems can manage climate control, navigation and even seat adjustments. That's on top of providing dis…
DETROIT — Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The sting from a major restructuring at General Motors and its planned closings of five North American factories in the coming months is putting thousands of jobs at auto parts suppliers at stake, as well.
PITTSBURGH — In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you'll get an almost universal answer: Not anyt…
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit will once again give car lovers reasons to brave the crowds and the cold, such as a chance to see the 2020 Ford Shelby GT 500 in the steel flesh.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Workers who sued General Motors after nooses and racist graffiti were found at its largest U.S. transmission plant nearly two years ago are still facing racial harassment, their attorney said Thursday.
DETROIT — At first glance, this year's edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings.
DETROIT — Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.
DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to rewrite rules that limit pollution from heavy trucks but that the EPA says slow the economy.
In the summertime, Mark DenUyl of Marysville loads thousands of pounds of busted-up concrete into his trailer and hauls it behind his Ford F-350 pickup, which is filled with construction equipment while driving over pothole-filled roads for weeks at a time in temperatures exceeding 90 degrees.
DETROIT — As General Motors reported a healthy $2.5 billion third-quarter profit, the Detroit automaker ramped up its cost-cutting efforts by offering buyouts to 18,000 white-collar workers.