Automobile manufacturing

May 03, 2019 - 9:46 am
MILAN (AP) — Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Friday reported a 47% drop in profits for the first quarter of the year due largely to changes in production, but expressed confidence that new models will help the U.S.-Italian company meet full-year profit targets. Net profits fell to 508 million...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo Volkswagen cars are lifted inside a delivery tower of the company in Wolfsburg, Germany. German automaker Volkswagen saw operating profit slip in the first quarter 2019 as the company set aside 1 billion euros for legal issues but reaffirmed its profit goals for the year and saw better profits at its core brand. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
May 02, 2019 - 4:40 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen saw its profit slip in the first quarter as the company set aside 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for legal risks related to its 2015 diesel scandal. The company nevertheless showed that it was holding its own against the headwinds buffeting the...
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FILE- This Jan. 16, 2019, photo shows a Cadillac ATS V in Detroit. General Motors Co. reports financial results Tuesday, April 30. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 30, 2019 - 8:04 am
Americans paid more for some General Motors vehicles in the first quarter, but overall sales declined and the automaker's results fell short of expectations. GM delivered more than 665,000 vehicles in the U.S. with the highest average prices for any first quarter in its history. Sales of the...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limousine is seen at a railway station in Vladivostok, Russia. German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the North. (AP Photo/Alexander Khitrov, File)
April 26, 2019 - 7:00 am
TOKYO (AP) — German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the North. Kim has raised eyebrows by using Daimler-branded stretch limousines at several very high-profile summits...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 24, 2016 file photo Dieter Zetsche, CEO of the Daimler AG speaks next to the new Mercedes Benz E-Class Long Wheelbase during the world premiere ahead of the Auto China 2016 exhibition in Beijing, China. German carmaker Daimler endured a weak start to the year, echoing troubles at other major manufacturers, as sales in the big Chinese market stuttered (AP Photo/Andy Wong, file)
April 26, 2019 - 6:01 am
LONDON (AP) — German carmaker Daimler endured a weak start to the year, echoing trouble at other major manufacturers, as a global economic slowdown weighed on sales, particularly in the big Chinese market. The company said Friday that vehicle sales fell 4% to 773,800 units, with demand for its...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2019, file photo the Tesla Model Y is unveiled at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Tesla, Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, April 24. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 24, 2019 - 6:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk had prepped Wall Street for a first quarter loss but analysts were still stunned by its size: $702.1 million, among the company's worst quarters in the past two years. The net loss was more than double what analysts had predicted as Tesla's sales slumped 31...
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April 24, 2019 - 7:17 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is sinking a half-billion dollars into electric vehicle startup Rivian in a deal that has the companies working together on a new generation of Ford vehicles based on Rivian underpinnings. Ford will become a minority partner in Rivian, which is based outside of Detroit and...
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In this Jan. 9, 2019, photo, a man walks past the logo at global headquarters of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Nissan has lowered its profit forecast for the fiscal year through March as the Japanese automaker, contends with slowing sales and the fallout from the loss of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. Nissan Motor Co. said Wednesday, April 24, 2019 it expects to post a 319 billion yen profit ($2.9 billion) for the fiscal year, marking a 22 percent drop from its earlier 410 billion yen ($3.7 billion) profit forecast earlier. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 24, 2019 - 2:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan cut its profit forecast for the fiscal year through March on Wednesday to reflect slowing sales, higher costs and the fallout from a criminal investigation of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. Nissan Motor Co. expects to post a 319 billion yen ($2.9 billion) profit for the...
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This undated combination of photos shows clockwise from top left the logos for Toyota, Honda, Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi and Hyundai. U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe, which was revealed Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (AP Photos)
April 23, 2019 - 4:46 pm
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles equipped with bags that may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia,...
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FILE- This Oct. 3, 2018, file photo shows a Tesla emblem at the Auto show in Paris. Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors Monday, April 22, 2019, at the company’s Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
April 22, 2019 - 7:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic taxis to compete against Uber and other ride-hailing services. The vision sketched out Monday...
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