Sonari Glinton appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Los Angeles - it's not what you think.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.