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3rd-grader schools EPA

A 9-year-old Washingtonian impressed the audience at a recent U.S. EPA hearing with a heart-warming plea to keep the Obama-era standards on greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy intact.

Honda EV hops back in time

Honda made waves last week at the Frankfurt auto show by unveiling an electric car that at first glance appears to be a 1970s Volkswagen Rabbit.


In Frankfurt, electric parade looking a lot like 2009

The run-up to this week's Frankfurt auto show has been all about electric vehicles — and not just new EVs but new EV strategies. It feels like the 2009 Frankfurt show.

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Takedown of Tesla not worth a tweet?

A former hedge fund manager calls Tesla "the loudest canary in Wall Street's coal mine." He argues that its shares have been artificially propped up by its CEO's enthusiasm and suspect accounting.

A loyal employee saves the Planet

Planet Ford in Spring, Texas, rented three pumps to help drain its water retention pond. The gasoline-powered pumps had to be refueled every 2-1/2 hours. In walked a Loyal employee.

European castoffs thrive in China

China's appetite for European brands and SUVs is turning out to be the perfect recipe for Borgward, the revived German automaker backed by Beiqi Foton Motor Co.

COMMENTARY: Sharon Silke Carty
Volvo, take the wheel

News Editor Sharon Silke Carty was amazed at her driving skill while at the wheel of a 2018 Volvo XC60. But who was really in control?

UPDATED: 8/30/17 9:57 am -- corrected
Model A rat rod gets Simcoe revved up

General Motors design chief Mike Simcoe last week took a fancy to veteran GM sculptor Todd Storrs' 1929 Ford Model A rat rod.

3-wheel dream needs cash

It remains unclear whether Elio Motors will ever get its three-wheel vehicle to market, but one thing is certain: The startup needs more cash.

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