The 2017 model fleet fell 1-1/2 miles per gallon short of the 33.8 mpg standard based on yearly performance without including credits, NHTSA reported.
Latitude 66 Cobalt, an Australian-Finnish company, announced on Wednesday it had given Finnish authorities reservation notices in northeastern Finland.
General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative deal on Wednesday for a new four-year labor deal, moving closer to ending a costly month-long strike that shut down GM’s most profitable factories in a test of wills over the future of U.S. auto industry jobs.
- UAW, GM leaders have a deal to end strike, now workers will decide (Reuters: Oct 16, 2019 at 6:47 PM)
Volvo just announced its first electric car ever as it plans to stop making conventional gas-powered cars within 5 years
The XC40 Recharge is Volvo’s first fully-electric car, and the first car to appear in the automaker’s “Recharge” car line.
It’s been aging well, though, and is coming off its best sales quarter ever, when it topped the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro on the muscle car charts.
The boss of Volvo has said that Sir James Dyson should “go back to making vacuum cleaners” following the British inventor’s aborted attempt to build an electric car.
U.S. retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, suggesting that manufacturing-led weakness could be spreading to the broader economy, keeping the door open for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again later this month.
- Weak U.S. retail sales cast pall over slowing economy (Reuters: Oct 16, 2019 at 5:16 PM)
Volvo unveiled its first fully electric model on Wednesday as it aims to put 1 million electrified cars on the road by 2025.
Three Asian metropolises – Tokyo, Beijing and Singapore – are the world’s leading environmentally-friendly commuting cities, a report to be released by data insight company Kantar on Thursday says.
- Asian metropolises top list of world’s greenest commuter cities (Reuters: Oct 16, 2019 at 2:51 PM)
… Automotive Research has estimated the strike, which is in its fifth week, has cost GM about $450m per week. Much of GM’s North American operations have ground to a halt amid the walkout, with more than…