Tag: Automobiles

Elon Musk Announces Tesla Factory for Berlin

BERLIN — Elon Musk announced on Tuesday night that Tesla, the electric carmaker, would open a new plant close to the German capital that would make batteries, powertrains and vehicles, starting with the company’s newest model, a compact sport utility vehicle called the Model Y. Mr. Musk, made the announcement on a Berlin stage after […]

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5 Global Trends Shaping Our Climate Future

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles are spreading far more quickly around the world than many experts had predicted. But this rapid growth in clean energy isn’t yet fast enough to slash humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions and […]

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Trump May Punt on Auto Tariffs as European Carmakers Propose Plan

FRANKFURT — The Trump administration, in a move that could forestall potentially devastating tariffs on foreign automobiles, is in discussions with European carmakers about increasing their investment and employment in the United States. The talks come ahead of a Wednesday deadline for President Trump to decide whether to make good on his threat to impose […]

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What India Looks Like When the Air Turns to Poison

NEW DELHI — Air pollution in India’s capital climbed to poisonous extremes over the weekend and into Monday, blanketing streets in an opaque haze, delaying flights and prompting fights between politicians over who was to blame. ImageA farmer burning crop stubble in Punjab on Saturday.Credit…Raminder Pal Singh/EPA, via Shutterstock Every winter, farmers in northern India […]

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Gary Jones, U.A.W. President, to Take a Leave of Absence

Gary Jones, the president of the United Automobile Workers union, which is under investigation over allegations of financial wrongdoing, is taking a leave of absence, the union said in a statement on Saturday. The union said Mr. Jones sought the leave of absence after a vote by its executive board. The statement did not elaborate […]

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Fiat Chrysler and PSA, Maker of Peugeot, to Merge

Fiat Chrysler and PSA of France announced on Thursday that they plan to merge, a combination that would create one of the world’s largest carmakers. The announcement came after a round of board meetings on Wednesday. The two automakers will team up as the car industry confronts a range of challenging technological issues, including the […]

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White House Pressed Car Makers to Join Its Fight Over California Emissions Rules

WASHINGTON — Monday’s surprise move by General Motors, Toyota and other auto giants to back President Trump in his fight with California over pollution rules came after days of White House pressure to support one of the administration’s biggest efforts to weaken climate regulations. Previously, many automakers had indicated to California that they would not […]

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Toyota’s Support of Trump Emissions Rules Shocks Californians

Toyota usually has a soft spot for California. The automaker has promoted its Prius hybrid in ads as “redesigned, CA style,” and shown its sedans weaving through verdant Golden State scenery as a Beach Boys song plays. But the good vibrations between Californians and Toyota may be receding this week after the automaker sided against […]

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General Motors Sides With Trump in Emissions Battle, Splitting the Industry

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and other auto giants said they were intervening on the side of the Trump administration on Monday in an escalating battle with California over fuel economy standards for automobiles. Their decision pits them squarely against […]

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G.M. Workers Appear Set to Approve Contract and End Strike

The United Auto Workers union appears set to approve a new contract with General Motors and put an end to the strike that has idled tens of thousands of workers for almost six weeks. Workers at several large G.M. plants have approved the tentative contract by considerable margins, raising expectations that it will be ratified […]

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Chuck Schumer: A Bold Plan for Clean Cars

Scientists tell us that to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change, the world needs to be carbon neutral — to have net-zero carbon dioxide emissions — by midcentury. At the moment, we are not remotely on track to meet that target. We need to act urgently and ambitiously, which will require building diverse […]

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Carlos Ghosn Wants to See Prosecutors’ Files. Nissan Says No.

TOKYO — In the year since the Japanese authorities arrested Carlos Ghosn, the fallen Nissan boss, prosecutors have seized laptops, hard drives and reams of files from the automaker and its executives as they build their case against him. Now, Mr. Ghosn’s defense attorneys want access to that information as they look for evidence that […]

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Tesla Reports Profit for Quarter, Sending Shares Soaring

Tesla surprised Wall Street on Wednesday by reporting $143 million in net income in the third quarter as cost reductions more than offset a slight decline in revenue. The electric-car maker said it had earnings of $1.86 per share on an adjusted basis. Revenue was $6.3 billion in the quarter. Analysts had expected a loss […]

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G.M. Workers Begin to Size Up the Deal Their Union Is Selling

The tentative contract hammered out by the United Automobile Workers and General Motors won’t please all of the union’s members, but it is sure to get strong support at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The factory, which employs 700 U.A.W. members, is scheduled to close in January. But under the contract, G.M. has promised to spend […]

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Union Says G.M. Strike Will Go On Until Workers Vote on Deal

DETROIT — Leaders of union locals voted Thursday to approve a tentative contract agreement with General Motors, but said a strike against the automaker would continue until workers voted to ratify the deal. After a lengthy meeting in Detroit, the group said voting by the 49,000 members of the United Automobile Workers at G.M. plants […]

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G.M. Deal Saves One Plant, Union Says, but 3 Others Stay Shut

DETROIT — General Motors has agreed to continue production at a Detroit plant it had planned to shut down, but will not resume operations at three others recently idled, the United Automobile Workers union said Thursday in announcing the terms of a tentative contract agreement. The details were released as leaders of the union’s G.M. […]

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