Michigan governor signs bill allowing self-driving cars on public roads

UPDATED: 12/9/16 11:36 am ET - adds signing

Automakers and tech companies will be able to develop, test and sell autonomous vehicles in Michigan, per legislation Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law today.

VW's lost, destroyed phones justify more scrutiny, FTC says

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to further question VW Group's U.S. officials about whether evidence including mobile phones was destroyed

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Tesla recalls 7,000 charging adapters after 2 overheat

Tesla Motors Inc. said it is voluntarily recalling about 7,000 adapters for electric-vehicle charging after two reports of overheating that resulted in melted plastic on the plugs. The rarely used item is no longer sold through the company’s online store.

Can Lucid succeed where others have failed?

Lucid Motors' luxury EV prototype feels like an entirely viable product. But the car and the company are venturing into an automotive landscape littered with startups that promised to be the real thing.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid output begins in Ontario

FCA launched output of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the auto industry's first hybrid minivan. Sales of the plug-in hybrid minivan, priced from $35,590 after a federal tax credit, are expected to average about 8,500 a year through 2020, IHS Markit estimates, or a tiny slice of the overall minivan market.

COMMENTARY: Morry Markowitz
There's room on the road for all ZEVs

Given the challenges we face progressing toward a cleaner transportation future, pitting fuel cell vehicles against battery electric vehicles is detrimental to advancing all zero emission vehicles and meeting greenhouse gas reduction goals.

JLR plans to power into plug-ins

Up to half of Jaguar Land Rover's lineup will be hybrids or electric vehicles by 2020, but none will be self-driving, says the British brands' CEO.

Hyundai readies 'green' vehicle push

Hyundai Motor America plans to release 14 new alternative-fuel models in the U.S. by 2020 to meet looming CAFE and ZEV targets, CEO Dave Zuchowski says.

Changing math for EVs?

Federal incentives for vehicles such as the battery-powered Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Bolt — which are as much as $7,500 — could be cut or eliminated to help make good on Donald Trump's campaign pledge to reduce federal spending, says AutoPacific analyst Dave Sullivan.

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