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Show highlights a Smart ForTwo for cops on up to an 8-wheel Acros

Daimler will take a fleet of vehicles to the General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference in Frankfurt, from a Smart ForTwo to an Arocs 8-wheeled truck.

Ruling on diesel bans in German cities could hurt demand for the vehicles

Ruling on diesel bans in German cities could hurt demand for the vehicles

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Daimler says it's fully cooperating with investigators.

"The documents available to Bild have obviously selectively been released in order to harm Daimler and its 290,000 employees," said a spokesperson for Daimler.

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The amount they'd pay in lieu of gas taxes would be tops in the nation

Maine bill L.D. 1806 proposes charging hybrid drivers an annual fee of $150, and EV drivers $200 to help make up for infrastructure repair fund shortfalls.

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The president again takes credit for unrelated automotive manufacturing moves.

It's the latest example of the president wading awkwardly into the global automotive industry.

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And here's how NHTSA might justify a decision to lower mpg goals

The Trump administration might lower fuel economy targets as soon as 2021. Automakers desperately want concessions, spending $49 million on lobbying in 2017.

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Launch of the first experimental satellites is scheduled for Saturday

Launch of the first experimental satellites is scheduled for Saturday

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In the crossover craze, can a convertible crossover be far behind?

Audi files a patent application for a convertible SUV with retractable B- and C-pillars, and lots of luggage space.

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Agreement will keep Takata afloat to make replacement inflators

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0.08 limit is no biggie for a serious drinker, he actually argues in court

0.08 limit is no biggie for a serious drinker, he actually argues in court

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But will customers accept higher fuel prices?

General Motors' VP of global propulsion systems said drivers would get around three-percent better fuel economy using engines designed to run on premium.

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Waymo gets a 0.34 percent stake in Uber.

The settlement now allows Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to put another scandal behind the company.

Authoritarian leader tries to show he's tough by destroying perfectly good cars he could have just sold.

He could have just sold them. How dumb is that?

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It says diesel plaintiff lawyer's` "inflammatory" comments could prejudice jury

It says diesel plaintiff lawyer's "inflammatory" comments could prejudice jury

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HR-V-based SUV with the same name doubled Acura sales in China when it was introduced

Honda reapplies to trademark the name CDX in the US, but still no word on if or when we'll get an Acura CDX.

The study took place, but it wasn’t quite what reports are making it out to be.

The notion that VW was exposing humans to diesel tailpipe emissions makes for a great headline with powerful historical connotations, but it's simply not true based on the information we have right now.

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Every ICE office can search five years of data for a particular plate or put one on a "hot list"

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency signs a deal with Vigilant Solutions for access to a massive license plate tracking database.

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Industry officials say Trump trade officials may be coming around on rules of origin.

Automakers say NAFTA collapse would cost them $10B a year and eliminate 50,000 U.S. auto parts jobs

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"Safety is not a zero-sum game."

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says AV competition "should not be a zero-sum game."

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Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales was caught doing 102 miles per hour on the A11 motorway near the carmaker's Hethel HQ.