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California to Spend $768M on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

California to Spend $768M on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

By Christopher Weber | Jun 4
California utilities will invest nearly $768 million to expand a network of charging stations and build other infrastructure for electric vehicles as the state moves toward a goal of 5 million zero-emission cars on the roads by 2030.

Waymo's Self-Driving Car Service to Include 62,000 Minivans

Waymo's Self-Driving Car Service to Include 62,000 Minivans

Jun 3
A self-driving car service that Google spinoff Waymo plans to launch later this year in Arizona will include up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans.

Consumer Reports Recommends 'Buy' for Tesla Model 3

Consumer Reports Recommends 'Buy' for Tesla Model 3

By Tom Krisher | Jun 1
A wireless update of antilock braking software improved the stopping distance of Tesla's electric Model 3, prompting Consumer Reports to reverse course and give the car its "Recommended Buy" rating.

Edmunds Compares Subaru Outback and Buick Regal TourX

Edmunds Compares Subaru Outback and Buick Regal TourX

By Will Kaufman | May 30
Essentially a wagon with extra ground clearance and a capable all-wheel-drive system, the Outback is a model alternative to an SUV.

Fiat Chrysler Warns 4.8M Owners: Don't Use the Cruise

Fiat Chrysler Warns 4.8M Owners: Don't Use the Cruise

By Tom Krisher | May 27
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. because in rare but terrifying circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control.

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Sped Up Before Crashing

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Sped Up Before Crashing

By Julian Hattem | May 26
A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured.

Feds: Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake

Feds: Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake

By Tom Krisher | May 25
The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled.

Consumer Reports Raises Concerns Over Tesla Model 3 Braking

Consumer Reports Raises Concerns Over Tesla Model 3 Braking

May 22
Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports.

Toyota Chief Hopes to Help Japan Automakers Keep Tech Edge

Toyota Chief Hopes to Help Japan Automakers Keep Tech Edge

By Yuri Kageyama | May 21
Toyota Motor Corp. chief Akio Toyoda, tapped to head the Japanese auto industry association, promised Friday to lead a push among manufacturers to keep a competitive edge in emerging technologies.

AP FACT CHECK: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

AP FACT CHECK: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

By Tom Krisher | May 19
For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week.

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