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Automakers question Calif. zero-emission mandate as feds reassess mpg rules

Automakers are again challenging California's zero-emission vehicle mandate, saying it undermines the goal of a single national standard for fuel economy.


California bill to banish fossil-fuel cars by 2040 in the works

A California lawmaker wants to put the state alongside China, France and the U.K. and have its legislature consider a ban on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.

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UPDATED: 12/12/17 4:59 pm ET - corrected
Aptiv preps new tech center in Boston

Aptiv, formerly Delphi Automotive, will open a technology center in Boston next year to expand engineering efforts and advance autonomous-vehicle programs.

UPDATED: 12/12/17 3:06 pm ET - adds details
Tesla wins largest Semi truck preorder yet, from PepsiCo

PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions.

GM-Lyft relationship? It's complicated

General Motors has reaped financial benefits and learnings from its $500 million investment in the ride-hailing company Lyft; however, the long-term parameters of the relationship between the two remain uncertain.

UPDATED: 12/7/17 11:37 am ET - adds confirmation
Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla electric trucks

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch said it has reserved 40 of Tesla's all-electric semi trucks as it seeks to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions. The trucks are scheduled to be in production by 2019.

Recall process still waiting for repair

Three years after massive recalls engulfed the auto industry, the process for finding vehicle owners and completing the necessary repairs remains disjointed at best, with few reforms to protect the public when the next major vehicle safety crisis hits.

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