Fake charity was tied to UAW-FCA scam, prosecutors say

Federal prosecutors seized $292,000 funds they allege were laundered through a fake hospice center in connection to corruption scandal by UAW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executives.

GM Canada prepares to idle transmission plant if CAMI strike continues, union says

GM Canada has warned about 300 workers who make Chevy Equinox transmissions in Ontario they will be laid off soon if the automaker and Unifor can't reach a new contract at the nearby CAMI plant.


China said to mull relaxing restrictions on foreign EV makers

China may allow foreign automakers to set up wholly owned EV businesses in its free-trade zones, Bloomberg reported. A relaxation of the country's joint venture rule would give companies such as Tesla the opportunity to set up fully owned manufacturing operations in China.

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NRDC calls for investments leading to 100 mpg fleet

The Natural Resources Defense Council's clean-energy plan says climate-change goals can be met through energy efficiency and renewable fuels at much lower cost than predicted.

Ford explores strategic alliance with India's Mahindra

Ford Motor Co. and Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. are exploring forming a strategic alliance as the U.S. automaker tries to gain a foothold in a country that's set to become the world's third-biggest car market.

Chinese seek keys to U.S.

A number of other Chinese brands with global ambitions made their presence felt at Frankfurt, including Future Mobility Corp., a startup created by veterans of BMW's electric-vehicle program.

Obituary

Lee Grey, who worked for Ford Motor Co. for three decades, died Aug. 29. He was 97.

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