The United States is moving forward on its bilateral trade deal with Mexico that has implications for the auto industry even if Canada is left out because negotiators can't resolve their sharp differences over dairy and a dispute resolution system, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said.
Spy photos of the next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe undergoing road tests in Milford, Mich., show the large SUV with an independent rear suspension, a notable engineering change from its traditional live axle design.
California will hold a hearing this week on offering a $4,500 subsidy for each electric vehicle sold in the state, up from the current $2,500, even as customers from Tesla and GM face the loss of even bigger federal credits. State regulators will also look at heftier subsidies for fast-charging facilities for EVs and hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles.
A Tesla employee testified that he was summoned into a meeting last year in which Elon Musk told him that UAW representation would leave him voiceless, but that the automaker would let workers have it if their safety concerns weren't addressed.
The National Transportation Safety Board proposed a three-pronged approach to combat pedestrian fatalities, which have soared. The board called for NHTSA to establish guidelines for improvements to vehicle design, such as better headlight standards and pedestrian-detection systems.