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May 18, 2024 at 3:48 PM

UAW loses Alabama vote to expand

Thousands of Mercedes Benz workers in Alabama voted against joining the union.
May 18, 2024 at 3:48 PM
VIDEO: UAW loses Alabama vote to expand
May 18, 2024 at 3:13 PM

Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama vote 'no' to joining union

Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama vote against joining UAW, a blow to the union's expansion in the South.
May 18, 2024 at 3:13 PM
Mercedes employees Austin Brooks, David Johnston and Jacob Ryan attend a rally in Tuscaloosa, AL, May 5, 2024.
May 16, 2024 at 2:22 PM
FILE - Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Anthony Walsh sets out steering wheel locks at an anti-crime event in Washington on Nov. 7, 2023. A physical lock that attaches to the steering wheel can act as a visible deterrent to car thieves. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, File)
May 14, 2024 at 6:09 PM

Biden announces new China tariffs on electric vehicles, solar, chips and more

Biden announced new tariffs on $18 billion worth of Chinese imports, including a sharp hike on electric vehicles, to help protect his administration's investments.
May 14, 2024 at 6:09 PM
President Joe Biden announces increased tariffs to promote American investments and jobs in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 14, 2024 in Washington, DC.
May 14, 2024 at 5:33 PM

Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama are voting to join the UAW. Here's what's at stake.

Vote comes a month after the UAW unionized its first auto plant in the South.
May 14, 2024 at 5:33 PM
United Auto Workers union supporters attended a May 4, 2024 rally in Birmingham, Ala.
May 14, 2024 at 2:59 PM

Why electric vehicles are causing motion sickness in drivers, passengers

Some EVs have an eco mode that's set up to make the throttle less sensitive.
May 14, 2024 at 2:59 PM
The lack of sound in electric vehicles as well as strong regenerative braking can cause motion sickness in some drivers and passengers, experts say.
May 13, 2024 at 8:30 PM

Chinese EV dubbed the Seagull poses a big threat to the US auto industry

A tiny, low-priced electric vehicle called the Seagull has American automakers and politicians trembling
May 13, 2024 at 8:30 PM
A Seagull electric vehicle from Chinese automaker BYD for test driving is parked outside a showroom in Beijing, Wednesday, April 10, 2024. The tiny, low-priced electric vehicle called the Seagull has American automakers and politicians trembling. The car, launched last year by Chinese automaker BYD, sells for around $12,000 in China. But it drives well and is put together with craftsmanship that rivals U.S.-made electric vehicles that cost three times as much. Tariffs on imported Chinese vehicles probably will keep the Seagull away from America’s shores for now.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 9, 2024 at 4:58 PM

Chevrolet Malibu heads for the junkyard as GM shifts focus to electric vehicles

The Chevrolet Malibu, the last midsize car made by a Detroit automaker, is heading for the junkyard
May 9, 2024 at 4:58 PM
FILE - A 1965 Chevrolet Malibu is displayed at the company's booth during Guangzhou 2013 Auto Show in China's southern city of Guangzhou, Nov. 21, 2013. The Malibu, the last midsize car made by a Detroit automaker, is heading for the junkyard. General Motors confirmed Thursday, May 9, 2024, that it will stop making the car introduced in 1964 as the company focuses more on electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
May 9, 2024 at 12:25 PM

Feds have 'significant safety concerns' about Ford fuel leak recall and demand answers about the fix

Federal investigators say they have “significant safety concerns” about a Ford SUV recall repair that doesn’t fix gasoline leaks that can cause engine fires
May 9, 2024 at 12:25 PM
FILE - A Ford sign is shown at a dealership in Springfield, Pa., Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Ford is recalling nearly 243,000 Maverick small pickup trucks in the U.S. because the tail lights may not illuminate. The company says a computer can falsely detect too much current on one or both of the lights, causing them to stay dark while the trucks are moving. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 8, 2024 at 1:14 PM

Edmunds: Trade or sell your car? What's best might surprise you

With used car prices dropping, it’s crucial to know the best way to maximize your return when you part ways with your current car
May 8, 2024 at 1:14 PM
FILE - This photo provided by the Associated Press shows a salesperson shows an unsold 2024 Cooper SE electric hardtop to a prospective buyer as the vehicle sits on display on the showroom floor of a Mini dealership, Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 3, 2024 at 6:17 PM

Police, cancer researchers team up to track stolen vehicles

Police in Portland, Oregon, are arresting more suspected car thieves and reducing the number of vehicles stolen, thanks to a partnership with cancer researchers.
May 3, 2024 at 6:17 PM
A stolen car is recovered in Portland.
1 month ago

Volkswagen workers in Tennessee have voted to join UAW, union says

4,326 workers at the Volkswagen facility were eligible to vote.
1 month ago
Employees are seen outside the entrance to a Volkswagen automobile assembly plant in Chattanooga, TN, March 20, 2024.
1 month ago

Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, vote to join UAW

Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted overwhelmingly to join the United Auto Workers. ABC News' Morgan Norwood reports.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, vote to join UAW
1 month ago

Tennessee Volkswagen workers vote to join union

Workers at Volkswagen in Tennessee are giving a thumbs up to join the United Autoworkers which marks the first non-union factory in the South to organize.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Tennessee Volkswagen workers vote to join union
1 month ago

Why the UAW vote at Volkswagen is significant for workers across US

Roughly 4,000 voters at a Volkswagen facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, begin casting their union ballots today.
1 month ago
 United Auto Workers members strike the General Motors Lansing Delta Assembly Plant in Lansing, MI, Sept. 29, 2023 in Lansing, Michigan.
1 month ago

This automaker has an answer to electric sports cars

"There's going to come a point where physics gets in the way," according to McLaren engineer Sandy Holford.
1 month ago
The McLaren 750S delivers 740 horsepower from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine.
2 months ago

New reports warns of rise in online used car scams

The Better Business Bureau says scammers are turning to new tactics to trick buyers, especially for those looking to buy classic cars.
2 months ago
VIDEO: New reports warns of rise in online used car scams
2 months ago

Kia’s design chief talks about the brand's design philosophy

Karim Habib, head of Kia Global Design, says design is an important factor for customers.
2 months ago
Karim Habid, head of Kia Global Design, says design is an important factor for customers.
2 months ago

New York City transit officials approve $15 commuter toll

New York City's Metro Transit Authority has approved a first-in-the-nation congestion fee for drivers traveling into the heart of Manhattan.
2 months ago
Vehicles in Jersey City, N.J., approach the Holland Tunnel into New York City, July 26, 2023.
2 months ago

Chrysler recalling 280,000 vehicles

Chrysler is recalling more than 280,000 cars over an airbag issue and Donald Trump's social media platform may be going public.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Chrysler recalling 280,000 vehicles
2 months ago

Meet your new virtual assistant: The AI in your car

Mercedes-Benz says its new virtual assistant transforms the "car-driver relationship."
2 months ago
Automakers are increasingly incorporating advanced AI systems in new vehicles. 
2 months ago

Modern female crash dummies can improve safety for women, experts say

Experts believe developing a more modern female crash dummy can save the lives of women in car crashes.
2 months ago
In this March 29, 2018, file photo, a crash test model is displayed inside a 2018 Toyota Camry on the floor of the New York Auto Show in New York.
2 months ago

New EPA vehicle standards would cut US emissions, ramp up pressure for more EVs

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new vehicle emissions standards Wednesday that will push the U.S. auto industry to make more electric cars and trucks.
2 months ago
Employees work on the R1S model electric vehicles on the pilot production line at Rivian's headquarters in Irvine, Calif., July 5, 2023.
2 months ago

EPA announces new vehicle emissions standards

The new vehicle emissions standards puts pressure the industry to make more electric vehicles.
2 months ago
EPA announces new vehicle emissions standards
2 months ago

Rivian's new low-cost SUV could take sales away from Tesla

Our vehicles "shift mindsets in terms of what's possible in an electric vehicle," said CEO RJ Scaringe.
2 months ago
Electric carmaker Rivian unveiled its new midsize SUV, the R2, on March 7, 2024.
2 months ago

Rivian CEO says company is changing mindsets on electric vehicles

In the interview with ABC News, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe said the company’s vehicles “shift mindsets in terms of what’s possible in an electric vehicle.”
2 months ago
In the interview with ABC News, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe said the company’s vehicles “shift mindsets in terms of what’s possible in an electric vehicle.”
3 months ago

Waymo approved to expand robotaxi service to LA

Waymo has been approved to expand its driverless taxi service to Los Angeles while concerns mount over self-driving cars and vehicle safety.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Waymo approved to expand robotaxi service to LA
3 months ago

How these 2 events are trying to save car culture in the US

Two major car events are taking place the same weekend in Florida.
3 months ago
The Amelia is widely viewed as the East Coast’s premier concours event. Every year it takes place at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island.
3 months ago

GM engineer sets example for fellow minorities

"Do not let obstacles be roadblocks," said Dom Lester, a chief engineer at General Motors.
3 months ago
Dom Lester, chief engineer for performance variants, parts and motorsports engineering at General Motors, stands next to the Silverado HD ZR2 Bison.
3 months ago

2 Black GM workers share their experiences in the automotive industry

"Do not let obstacles be roadblocks," said GM chief engineer Dom Lester.
3 months ago
"Do not let obstacles be roadblocks," said GM chief engineer Dom Lester.
3 months ago

Why 2024 may be the best year to buy a new car or truck

More automakers are offering deep discounts to move inventory.
3 months ago
In this Nov. 25, 2022, file photo, Bronco sports-utility vehicles sit outside a Ford dealership in Denver.
3 months ago

Experts weigh in on why there are so many car recalls

The near-daily headlines warning of a recall amount to more than an eye-catching coincidence.
3 months ago
The near-daily headlines warning of a recall amount to more than an eye-catching coincidence.
3 months ago

What to know about Parent PLUS loan forgiveness

ABC News' Alexis Christoforous reports on options to pay Parent PLUS loans and electric vehicle tax breaks in today's "Ask Alexis."
3 months ago
VIDEO: What to know about Parent PLUS loan forgiveness
4 months ago

Toyota warns 50,000 drivers to stop driving over airbag issue

Models include the 2003-2004 Corolla, Corolla Matrix and 2004-2005 Rav 4, with Toyota citing an issue with the age of the airbags that could cause injury or death to drivers and passengers.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Toyota warns 50,000 drivers to stop driving over airbag issue
4 months ago

Car insurance rates have soared 36% since 2020. Here’s why.

The rate increases coincided with a jump in the price of cars and auto repairs.
4 months ago
In this Oct. 12, 2023, file photo, a worker changes a tire at a Goodyear auto service location in Albany, New York.
4 months ago

'Political nonsense' about electric vehicles will 'die down,' energy secretary says

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm sat down with ABC News to discuss Americans' concerns over electric vehicles.
4 months ago
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm addresses Americans' concerns about owning an electric vehicle in an interview with ABC News.
4 months ago

US energy secretary on how to get more Americans excited about EVs

Sec. Jennifer Granholm says falling prices on EVs will help boost sales.
4 months ago
Sec. Jennifer Granholm says falling prices on EVs will help boost sales.
4 months ago

Ford, Kia recall vehicles

Ford is recalling nearly 2 million Explorers from 2011 to 2019, while Kia is recalling 101,000 vehicles for similar problems with roof molding.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Ford, Kia recall vehicles
4 months ago

Ford cuts back on EV truck production

The automaker claimed that lower sales of its F-150 Lightning have slowed and it will move 1,400 workers to gas engine vehicles.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Ford cuts back on EV truck production
4 months ago

What to know about a proposed Wisconsin tax on electric vehicle chargers

The number of electric vehicles registered in Wisconsin has exploded in recent years.
4 months ago
The number of electric vehicles registered in Wisconsin has exploded in recent years.
4 months ago

Why Wisconsin may start taxing EV chargers

The measure aims to expand Wisconsin's network of EV charging stations.
4 months ago
A electric car recharges its batteries at a charging station, July 28, 2023.
4 months ago

DOT announces $623M for EV charging infrastructure

The grants will support 47 projects in 22 states and Puerto Rico.
4 months ago
A view of a Charge Point EV charging station, July 28, 2023, in San Anselmo, Calif.
5 months ago

Automotive tech trends in the new year

ABC News’ Danny New explains how your car could soon change color on demand or even buy your food.
5 months ago
VIDEO:  Automotive tech trends in the new year
5 months ago

Here's why electric vehicle sales are slowing, experts say

EV sales slowed down in 2023. Will the trend reverse this year?
5 months ago
A Tesla Model Y electric vehicle stands in the reception hall of the Tesla Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg, Dec. 18, 2023.
5 months ago

Manual mania, Cybertruck's arrival: 5 shockers in the auto industry

The trends that shook up the automotive industry in 2023.
5 months ago
Tesla's new Cybertruck on display at a Tesla store in San Diego, California, Dec. 9, 2023.
5 months ago

Honda and Toyota recall nearly 4 million vehicles combined

The recall involves 2017 to 2020 Hondas and Acura models and 15 different Toyota models from 2020 and 2021.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Honda and Toyota recall nearly 4 million vehicles combined
5 months ago

Tesla recalls 2 million vehicles over autopilot safety issue, government agency says

Tesla will release a software update for the cars.
5 months ago
An unsold 2023 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits outside a Tesla dealership June 18, 2023, in Littleton, Colo.
5 months ago

Tesla to recall more than 2 million cars

The recall is due to an issue with the Autopilot feature and comes after a two-year investigation by the NHTSA into a series of crashes.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Tesla to recall more than 2 million cars
5 months ago

Big engines sell out as automakers discontinue them

Powerful, gas-guzzling engines are now scorned by an industry that's quickly replacing them with four cylinders or electric motors.
5 months ago
2023 marks the final model year for the Audi R8 and its naturally aspirated V10 engine.
5 months ago

How car buyers can protect themselves against odometer scams

New data shows there are 2.1 million cars on American roads with odometers that have been rolled back, up 14% from a year ago, according to Carfax.
5 months ago
VIDEO: How car buyers can protect themselves against odometer scams
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