Sonari Glinton

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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.


Retailers Prepare For Holiday Shopping

Friday, November 24, 2017

We take a look at what this year's Black Friday sales indicate about the direction of the economy.


How Black Friday Has Evolved Throughout The Years

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Years ago, retailers had an unofficial agreement: Black Friday would be the start of the shopping season. Then some stores started opening their doors and offering sales on Thanksgiving Day. That created some conflicts between consumerism and turkey consumption and now the pendulum is swinging back again.


Some Black Americans Turn To Informal Economy In The Face Of Discrimination

Friday, October 27, 2017

More than half of black Americans say they've experienced racial discrimination in hiring, promotions and pay, according to a new poll. For some, the answer is to become their own boss.


How Trump Uses Talk Of Patriotism To His Advantage

Thursday, October 12, 2017

President Trump has repeatedly criticized NFL players for protesting during the National Anthem, saying they show "disrespect for country." A decade ago, at a golf course of his, Trump got into a very similar fight over the American flag.


Touch Screens Are Distracting Drivers. What Are Carmakers Doing To Help?

Monday, October 09, 2017

The touch screen systems in new vehicles are distracting, increasing the risk of accidents. That's according to a new study from the University of Utah. Researchers say all 30 systems they tested cause some level of driver distraction. A prominent safety advocate says automakers can make their systems safer by preventing drivers from using certain features when the car is moving.


Rental Firms' Disaster Readiness May Help Usher The Age Of Self-Driving Cars

Monday, September 25, 2017

With more than 1 million autos damaged in recent hurricanes, rental firms have had to move cars quickly into affected areas. That involves tech tools and data, keys to a future of autonomous fleets.


As Millennials Get Older, Many Are Buying SUVs To Drive To Their Suburban Homes

Friday, September 15, 2017

Having put off buying cars and becoming homeowners, America's largest demographic is starting to make big-ticket purchases.


Here's What Happens To All Those Flooded Cars After A Hurricane

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Hurricane Harvey damaged about 1 million vehicles, many beyond repair. We look at what happens with all those damaged cars.


So You Want To Buy An Electric Car? It Requires Some Planning

Monday, September 04, 2017

With new models aimed at the mass market going on sale this fall, Americans will hear a lot more about electric cars. Here's what you should know if you're on the market for one.


Jeep: Why This American Icon Could Soon Be Part Of A Chinese Company

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Chinese company Great Wall Motor has expressed interest in acquiring the Jeep brand from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Sales of Jeep and other U.S. brands have been growing in China.


Wealthy Collectors Show Off Their Cars Along Pebble Beach Golf Course

Monday, August 21, 2017

Some of the most expensive cars in the world are displayed and auctioned off at a week of car shows in Monterrey, California. It's a beauty contest for cars. We travel there to see what it's like.


PHOTOS: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Showcases Most Exotic, Rare, Expensive Cars

Sunday, August 20, 2017

This year's Concours features 204 of the best cars that have ever been made. The 67th annual event caps off a week of intensive, obsessive car love in Monterey Peninsula, Calif.


First Customers Get Tesla Model 3 Electric Cars

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The vehicles are comparatively affordable at $35,000. Tesla says it can't build them fast enough to meet the demand.


U.K. Bans Gas And Diesel Cars Starting 2040: Electric Cars Are The Future

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Promoting a future of electric cars, the U.K. will ban sales of new gas and diesel vehicles by 2040. Many European politicians and regulators see electric autos as critical for reducing air pollution.