Sonari Glinton

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Former Volkswagen CEO Indicted Over Emissions Testing Scandal

Friday, May 04, 2018

A U.S. grand jury has charged Martin Winterkorn, VW's former CEO and five other ex-executives on felony charges of conspiracy. In 2015, VW admitted installing cheat devices in its diesel vehicles.


Tesla Is Burning Through Cash At An Even Greater Rate Than Expected

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Tesla is predicting it will start generating cash in the second half of the year when it scales up production and delivery of its mass market Model 3.


Ford To Ditch Cars In North America, Focus On Trucks And SUVs

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Its pioneered the American auto industry with the mass market Model T. Now Ford is gutting its lineup of cars in the North America, saying it will sell only two models in 2020 as it focuses on trucks and SUVs.


After Diesel Scandal, VW Turns To New Leadership And Electric Cars

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The German auto giant has a new top management and a new focus. The diesel scandal helped drive VW toward investing in electric cars, but other major automakers are betting on a plug-in future too.


3 Things You Didn't Know About LA

Monday, April 23, 2018

Los Angeles - it's not what you think.


On LA's Sunset Strip, A New Golden Age Of Billboards

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Traditional advertising is on the decline, but billboards targeting Hollywood's elite are shining. Tech and entertainment companies have boosted spending to keep their brands in conspicuous places.


3 Problems With Selling A Car In China

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

For U.S. and other automakers, selling a car in China has always been difficult. But this week, China announced some moves that could pave the way for new sales for some manufacturers.


China Says It Will Follow Through With Promises To Open Up Its Auto Market

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

China says it will take steps to make good on promises to open up to foreign automakers. In coming years, it will relax barriers for firms like Tesla, Volkswagen and GM seeking a foothold in China.


German Chickens, Pickup Trucks, And De-Escalating The U.S.-China Trade War

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The U.S. has been pushing China to lower its high 25 percent tariff on imported cars, but most countries zealously protect their domestic auto markets — including the United States itself.


Auto Industry Healthy Enough To Withstand Next Downturn, Analysts Say

Thursday, March 01, 2018

U.S. auto sales are expected to decline for the second year in a row. But analysts say the industry is relatively healthy as consumers flock to higher-profit SUVs and trucks.


Automakers Say Trump's Anti-NAFTA Push Could Upend Their Industry

Monday, February 26, 2018

As the administration seeks to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement, the industry is watching the talks closely. Automakers say changes could drive up costs, making them less competitive.


German Automakers Tested Emissions On Live Subjects

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The automakers acknowledged they used a research institute whose tests exposed monkeys and people to toxic diesel fumes. This follows various emissions cheating scandals, most notably involving VW.


What's New At The Detroit Auto Show

Friday, January 26, 2018

New cars on display at the Detroit auto show are full of fancy new technology. But it doesn't have anything to do with automation or self-driving.


Toyota Announces Makeover Of Its Flagship Car

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Toyota is investing in a major makeover of its Avalon sedan. It's an interesting choice because Americans are bypassing sedans in favor of SUVs. And while the Avalon is reliable, its styling is considered stodgy, at best.


Established Automakers Announce Bold Moves In Electrification

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tesla has grabbed headlines for innovating electric cars and driverless technology. Companies such Toyota, GM and Mercedes may not have the trendy cache of Tesla, but they do have deep pockets.


New Wave Of Electric 2-Wheelers Hits U.S. City Streets

Friday, December 29, 2017

As battery technology improves and cities get denser, some West Coast companies are targeting millennial and Gen X consumers by producing cheaper and greener mopeds, scooters and e-bikes.


California's New Climate Plan Uses Incentives To Cut Vehicle Emissions

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Seeking to cut greenhouse gas emissions dramatically by 2030, regulators approved a plan that offers incentives for truck and bus fleets to go green and for utilities to use more renewable energy.


What This Picture Of Beyoncé Tells Us About How Generation Z Connects

Monday, December 04, 2017

Why talk when you can say it with an emoji or a GIF? "Instead of me telling someone how good I look, I can just send them a picture of Beyoncé in a queen's outfit," Youth Radio's Robert Fisher says.


Tesla Going At 'Warp Speed,' But Lags In Race To Produce Mass Market Electric Cars

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Model 3 is supposed to take Tesla mainstream and bring it to profitability. But CEO Elon Musk's company has missed production goals, and analysts wonder whether he's spreading himself too thin.


Has The Black Friday Madness Been Tamed?

Friday, November 24, 2017

NPR's Sonari Glinton has been out observing the state of retail sales in Los Angeles on Black Friday. He tells NPR's Elise Hu what he's discovered in the huge after Thanksgiving sales.