GM advising some Bolt EV owners to park 50 feet away from other cars in case of fire

The Vermont State Police released this photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV that caught fire on July 1, 2021 in the driveway of state Rep. Timothy Briglin, a Democrat. Vermont State Police DETROIT – General Motors is advising some Chevrolet Bolt owners to not park their electric cars within 50 feet of other vehicles … Read more

Walmart to test self-driving cars in multiple cities with Ford and Argo AI

Ford Motor plans to launch its self-driving vehicle businesses in 2022 with vehicles based on its Escape Hybrid crossover. Ford Walmart is expanding its self-driving vehicle program to include Ford Motor and Argo AI, an autonomous car start-up backed by the automaker. The companies said Wednesday that the collaboration will use Ford Escape hybrids with … Read more

China’s EV sector is poised for ‘inevitable’ consolidation, says Bain consultant

The electric vehicle sector is seeing its “most exciting moment” now — and consolidation in the sector cannot be avoided, says Bain & Company’s Helen Liu. “I would say that consolidation is an inevitable trend in this industry,” Liu, partner at the consultancy firm, told CNBC’s “Capital Connection” on Tuesday. She cited reasons such as … Read more

Boeing delivers 22 jets in August; 737 Max ‘white tails’ nearly gone

A Boeing 737 MAX sits outside the hangar during a media tour of the Boeing 737 MAX at the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington. Matt Mills | Reuters Boeing said on Tuesday it handed over 22 airplanes to buyers in August as revived domestic travel fuels 737 Max deliveries, and received orders for seven 787s … Read more

Kansas City Southern picks Canadian Pacific’s $31 billion bid for railroad

Kansas City Southern (KSC) Railway locomotives idle on a fuel pad before pulling freight trains from Knoche Yard in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S., on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Kansas City Southern has decided that a $31 billion bid from Canadian Pacific is the best of two offers on … Read more

Looking to vacation for less? Here are the most, and least, affordable destinations in the U.S.

A tourist boat passes cowboy statues along Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Canal. Western heritage is a big draw in Oklahoma’s capital. Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau Ready to head out on vacation after the long pandemic-era drought — but not looking to go broke in the process? Online airport parking platform ParkSleepFly has ranked the … Read more

Ford Motor Chair Bill Ford on automaker’s stock rally, SPACs and investors

DETROIT – After a decade of mediocrity, shares of Ford Motor are up by nearly 50% so far this year and on pace for their best annual performance since 2009. Investors like the new turnaround plan from CEO Jim Farley called Ford+ that aims to better position the automaker to build electric and autonomous vehicles … Read more

American Airlines pilots’ union plan airport pickets as labor tension over fatigue, overscheduling heats up

Pilots talk as they look at the tail of an American Airlines aircraft. Mike Stone | Reuters The labor union that represents American Airlines‘ pilots said Tuesday that it is making plans to picket at the carrier’s major hubs this fall to protest overscheduling, fatigue and a lack of hotels for crews over the summer. … Read more

Ford poaches top tech executive Doug Field who helped lead Apple’s top-secret car project

Ford Motor Co. displays a new 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck at the Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan, September 17, 2020. Rebecca Cook | Reuters DETROIT – Ford Motor said Tuesday it hired former Tesla and Apple executive Doug Field to lead its emerging technology efforts, a key focus for the automaker under its new … Read more

Warren Buffett-backed electric carmaker BYD sees August sales surge more than 300%

BYD’s Han electric car, pictured here at the 2021 Shanghai auto show, is one of the most popular new energy vehicles in China. Evelyn Cheng | CNBC GUANGZHOU, China — BYD sold 61,409 new energy vehicles in August, more than four times the amount sold a year ago, as demand for electric cars continues to … Read more