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Wildfires near Los Angeles have effectively shut down, though not destroyed, many dealerships in the area. It also forced a shutdown of one of the busiest freeways in the nation, the 405.
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.
Toyota said it will build a renewable fuel-cell power-generation plant, plus a hydrogen fueling station, to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach in California.
A self-driving Chevy Bolt drove more than two miles in San Francisco in its media debut, but double-parked cars and traffic cones tripped up the computer driver, and a taco truck stumped the machine.
Toyota, which has made a big bet on hydrogen-powered cars, looks more isolated as industry rivals double down on plug-in EVs as the dominant technology in the emerging post-fossil fuel era.
Ride-hailing firm Lyft has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, taking it one step further in the race with several other companies to bring self-driving cars to the masses.
Tesla said it would fight a class-action lawsuit filed against it earlier this week claiming the electric automaker's California production plant was a "hotbed for racist behavior."
Tesla's semi truck being unveiled Thursday is a major part of CEO Elon Musk's master plan in which he vowed to expand the company's lineup to "cover the major forms of terrestrial transport."
General Motors plans to share its "vision for an autonomous future" during an investor event on Nov. 30 in San Francisco.
The California dealership group will pay $1.4 million for violating a 2014 FTC order that prohibited it from false advertising of financing terms.
Tesla's plan to make half a million cars next year became all-the-more ambitious after the sluggish start the company got off to with its most important electric vehicle yet, the Model 3 sedan.
The California Air Resources Board is building a vehicle emissions test lab, with a third of the money coming from penalties that VW is paying because of its diesel-cheating scandal.
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