Sonari Glinton appears in the following:
Friday, July 07, 2017
President Trump meets with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit. Also, an update on Robert Mueller's Russia probe, and a look at electric carmaker Tesla's new lower-priced car.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
With a pledge to move on from the internal combustion engine, Volvo announced Wednesday that it's going all electric. The company says all the vehicles it makes will be electric or hybrid starting in 2019. The development comes as Tesla prepares to sell its first mass market electric car later this month.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Diesel vehicles have caused more than their fair share of drama in the last few years. They have cost Volkswagen billions in fines and judgments. Chrysler is defending itself against allegations of cheating on emissions, and several other companies are still under investigation. But diesel manages to hang on.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Hackett's job description: Prepare Ford for a future of self-driving cars and keep things profitable by selling trucks. While Hackett has a unique set of skills, that's still an extremely tall order.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Ford has just come off two straight years of record earnings. Its F-150 trucks are the best selling vehicles in America. But none of this was enough to save CEO Mark Fields' job. The career Ford executive has been replaced by a relative newcomer, Jim Hackett. One reason for the move: Ford's stock price tumbled nearly 40 percent in the three years Fields was at the helm.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Ford Motor Company is expected to announce its CEO Mark Fields is leaving, to be replaced by Jim Hackett, who runs the company's work on autonomous vehicles.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Ford Motor Company is reducing it workforce. The move comes as General Motors fends off activist investors, Volkswagen plans layoffs, and Toyota predicts a second year of losses. NPR takes a look at why this is happening when car makers just came off of two record years.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
After two record sales years, investors are worrying about the health of the auto industry, especially as automakers are looking toward the future.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Most consumers test drive only one vehicle before they buy. But with so much new technology and features in today's cars and trucks, a thorough test drive is more important than ever.
Friday, April 28, 2017
The destruction from the 1992 Los Angeles riots resulted in more than $1 billion in damaged property and city leaders began to rebuild as the city was still in flames. But the project to fix the city, Rebuild LA, ultimately failed to do just that — rebuild.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
A car design school confronts the challenge of getting people to overcome their misgivings about driverless cars. Many Americans are not comfortable with self-driving cars, despite the fact that the industry is spending billions on the new technology.
Friday, April 14, 2017
With autonomous cars looming, the New York auto show may be one of the last chances for automakers to show off some cars with muscle. One model sports 840 horsepower. Who needs that much?
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Ford has launched a version of its Fusion hybrid that the LAPD is interested in. Previously, police departments have snubbed hybrids on the grounds they lack the juice needed to chase down bad guys.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Trump administration said it would review tail pipe emissions and fuel standards. But the state of California is doing more to curb emissions from cars.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
President Trump announced he is reopening review of car fuel efficiency standards at a rally Wednesday in Michigan. But his claims that the standards are hurting the auto industry's bottom line come at a time when carmakers are enjoying record profits.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The White House has announced it's moving to undo EPA/DOT fuel economy standards, but it will face challenges. It turns out, people like cars that get good mileage.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
President Trump promised to roll back fuel economy rules put in place by the Obama administration. It could take years to play out. What's at stake in the near term: the future of the electric car.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
The popular video messaging service Snapchat went public Thursday under the name Snap Inc. It's the largest tech IPO since Alibaba in 2014. But Snap faces big obstacles, including how to broaden its audience, boost advertising sales and fend off competitors.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
For the first time in 25 years, Ford Motor Company is offering a vehicle without a CD player. The company will replace the CD player with streaming audio and video.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The leader of the United Auto Workers is encouraging people to buy cars built in the U.S. The slogan "Buy American" has a controversial history going back to the Great Depression.