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Two die in driverless Tesla incident. Where are the regulators?

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It’s a 21st century riddle: A car crashes, killing both occupants — but not the driver.

Good luck finding a cheap rental car. A shortage is driving up prices

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It’s not only tourists finding themselves out of luck amid a shortage of rental cars in vacation hot spots like Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii.

Why stricter fuel-economy standards could have unintended consequences

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Federal regulators directed by President Joe Biden to re-evaluate national fuel economy rules and encourage the transition to electric vehicles are expected to raise the standards — though it's unclear just how high.

Government, consumers want lower EV prices, but automakers still pricing high

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Government officials and consumers want to see cheaper electric vehicles, but automakers are launching expensive options as they work to make these types of vehicles affordable down the road.

Korean battery companies reach deal to avoid import ban, clear way for electric Ford...

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In a victory for Ford Motor Co.'s bid to ramp up production of electric vehicles, the automaker's battery supplier reached a settlement Saturday in a trade-dispute case with a rival company.

All-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E goes to sleep and won’t wake up, Ford confirms

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Early models of the all-electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E have a battery issue that may leave owners struggling to start their vehicles despite its being fully charged, according to a technical service bulletin that Ford sent to federal regulators.

Auto review: Infiniti QX55 brings back X-appeal to the SUV

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Japanese luxury brands are going back to the future to find their mojo.

Hummer EVs to influence GMC’s future buying process

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Consumers looking to buy the new GMC Hummer EV pickup or SUV will be doing it online with minimal dealer involvement, directly from General Motors, for at least the next two years.

Ford dealer: Cars are the new version of toilet paper panic

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Despite only a slight increase in overall sales so far this year, it's a new day in paradise, some Ford Motor Co. dealers said Thursday.

GM reports first-quarter sales gain, record prices despite tight inventory

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General Motors reported Thursday its first-quarter new car sales inched up 4% in the United States on demand for full-size and midsized pickups and SUVs.

Chip shortage forces Ford to build trucks without computers

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A global semiconductor shortage and a February winter storm have combined to force Ford to build F-150 pickup trucks without some computers.

Auto review: The 2021 Kia Sorento is one you’ll remember

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Cars can be like that too: so boring, humdrum and unmemorable that driving them is as thrilling as buying a new box of dryer softener sheets.

Lawsuits filed against auto insurers over rates in pandemic

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Class action lawsuits were filed in Nevada against 10 major auto insurance companies, contending that the companies charged excessive insurance premiums during the pandemic by failing to account for a drop in driving and crashes.

New or used? Either way, price hikes squeeze US auto buyers

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The viral pandemic has triggered a cascade of price hikes throughout America's auto industry — a surge that has made both new and used vehicles unaffordable for many.

2021 Porsche Taycan RWD erases most differences between electric and gasoline vehicles

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It’s time to stop talking about electric cars like they’re odd and radically different, a new kind of transportation.

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