California passes toughest greenhouse gas emission curbsThu, 25, Aug 2016
California is poised to make the nation's strictest carbon emission controls even tougher, with a bill to cut greenhouse-gas discharges to 40 percent less than 1990 levels by 2030 now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Cadillac debuts Escala concept, a preview of new design direction coming 'soon'Thu, 18, Aug 2016
Cadillac did something unusual Thursday night: It used the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to debut a concept that might actually reach production.
Tesla owner in Autopilot crash won't sue, but car insurer mightFri, 19, Aug 2016
A Texas man said the Autopilot mode on his Tesla Model S sent him off the road and into a guardrail, bloodying his nose and shaking his confidence in the technology. He doesn’t plan to sue the electric-car maker, but his insurance company might.
Mercedes unveils Maybach concept car that harks back to classic aero coupesThu, 18, Aug 2016
Mercedes revealed a Maybach branded two-plus-two concept that is heavily influenced by the “aero coupes” of yesteryear but with a modern electric engine and high-tech interior.
California lawmaker to withdraw zero emissions vehicle billThu, 18, Aug 2016
A California lawmaker said she will withdraw a bill that would have required 15 percent of new car sales be zero emission vehicles by 2025 due to opposition from automakers, the oil industry and labor.
Detroit competition for talent ramps up in Silicon ValleyWed, 17, Aug 2016
For the first time in America's industrial history, the center for automotive technology is drifting away from Detroit. Ford, aiming to put fully autonomous vehicles into the economy by 2021, announced that it's doubling the size of its office in Silicon Valley to 260 people and investing in four companies that are key to building self-driving cars.
Ford to make autonomous cars for ride-hailing, ride-sharing by 2021Tue, 16, Aug 2016
Ford today said it plans to introduce an autonomous vehicle by 2021 for use in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service. Ford said the vehicle would be “specifically designed for commercial mobility services” and built in high volumes.
California lawmaker to float zero-emissions vehicle billFri, 12, Aug 2016
A California lawmaker plans to introduce a bill this week requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke says the legislation is needed to ensure that California's current zero emissions vehicle target is met with actual vehicles and not just clean car credits, which environmentalists claim have flooded the market.
Tesla opens flagship store in San Francisco's 'Auto Row' ahead of Model 3Wed, 10, Aug 2016
Tesla marked the opening of its largest North American sales, service and delivery center in San Francisco, a key market from which the EV maker will introduce its Model 3 sedan late next year.
Musk criticizes California board over emission credits standardsThu, 04, Aug 2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk hammered the California Air Resources Board over its emission credits program, saying the standards need to be raised. It was a rare public tirade against an agency that has done more than any other state in the U.S. to promote the adoption of electric vehicles.
Test for Tesla: Luring suppliers to Calif.Mon, 01, Aug 2016
Suppliers want to do business with EV-maker Tesla - but that doesn't necessarily mean manufacturing in California.