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Mark Zuckerberg: "Creative Labs is basically unbundling the big blue app"

Mark Zuckerberg: "Creative Labs is basically unbundling the big blue app"

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 16 (UPI) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees new initiative Creative Labs as a way to create new apps, detaching existing functionalities than can become stand-alone apps.
Ananth Baliga
GM ignition recall prompts investigations, Tesla sales

GM ignition recall prompts investigations, Tesla sales

Recalls are a fact of life in the automobile business.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
New York car dealers press for ban on Tesla's direct sales

New York car dealers press for ban on Tesla's direct sales

ALBANY, N.Y., March 14 (UPI) -- New York auto dealers want the state to ban the direct sale of Tesla all-electric cars to shoppers.

Ariz., Nev., N.M., Texas finalists for Tesla battery-making plant

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. said Wednesday the four finalists for its new battery pack manufacturing plant are Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.

Charge 'sharing' by electric cars could ease strain on power grid

BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- While electric vehicles are good in terms of reduced oil consumption and air pollution they may strain an aging U.S. electrical infrastructure, researchers say.
Chicago Auto Show, Tesla's cross country trek

Chicago Auto Show, Tesla's cross country trek

The Chicago Auto Show is known as a "consumers" show, and this year it's good to be in the market for a new vehicle.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Britain announces plan to become world leader in electric cars

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Britain announced a program, backed by major vehicle manufacturers, with a goal of making the country a world leader in electric cars.
Increased electric car usage will not reduce greenhouse emissions

Increased electric car usage will not reduce greenhouse emissions

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Despite attempts to increase the use of electric cars, new research suggests that even if there was a sharp increase in such vehicles by 2050, these efforts would not significantly bring down emissions.
Ananth Baliga
Corvette Stingray, Silverado pickup earn top honors

Corvette Stingray, Silverado pickup earn top honors

Trucks made as much news as cars at the Detroit auto show -- but no automaker made more news than General Motors.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Tesla breaking into Chinese market

BEIJING, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Rising demand for luxury cars in China could provide a profitable environment for electric car maker Tesla, the head of a Chinese trade group said.
Fast-chargers may boost plug-in electrics, LA Auto Show

Fast-chargers may boost plug-in electrics, LA Auto Show

Range anxiety and the extra cost of battery technology remain among the biggest obstacles to wider adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Tesla Fires spark U.S. investigation; shares extinguish slightly

Tesla Fires spark U.S. investigation; shares extinguish slightly

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Tesla is under investigation after three electric Model S fires in a five-week span, bringing the new-age automaker into increased skepticism from the government, and from investors.
Sonali Basak
Self-healing electrodes promise better batteries for phones, cars

Self-healing electrodes promise better batteries for phones, cars

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A self-healing battery electrode could bring a new generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices, U.S. researchers say.
Eight U.S. states in agreement to promote zero-emission vehicles

Eight U.S. states in agreement to promote zero-emission vehicles

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The governors of eight U.S. states say they'll use their states' tax and budget powers in an effort to put 3.3 million zero-emissions cars on the road by 2025.

Electric vehicles seen as future racetrack competitors

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Already noted for saving gasoline and having zero emissions, electric cars have a new goal, a U.S. expert says -- success on the world's racetracks.

California's new Bay Bridge opens with fanfare

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- California's new Bay Bridge opened one day earlier than announced after 11 years of construction -- more than twice as long as anticipated, officials said.
AutoOutlook: NHTSA investigates Jeep fires

AutoOutlook: NHTSA investigates Jeep fires

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is investigating reports of three major fires in Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles.
PAT NASON, United Press International

U.S. trade deficit slowing growth, destroying jobs

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Commerce Department is expected Tuesday to report the June deficit on international trade in goods and services was $43 billion.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Obama stirs passions but makes income inequality worse

Obama stirs passions but makes income inequality worse

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 31 (UPI) -- Slow economic growth and increasing inequality are ripping the social fabric of the United States -- vanquishing the dreams of working families, saddling the young with onerous student debt and frustrating retirement plans.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Nissan gives Datsun brand a Go, best cheap cars

Nissan gives Datsun brand a Go, best cheap cars

Nissan is giving the Datsun brand a Go in India.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Study: Electric cars no greener than gasoline vehicles

Study: Electric cars no greener than gasoline vehicles

BERKELEY, Calif., July 1 (UPI) -- Electric cars, despite their supposed green credentials, are among the environmentally dirtiest transportation options, a U.S. researcher suggests.
British team cracks 200 mph in electric car, sets record

British team cracks 200 mph in electric car, sets record

ELVINGTON, England, June 25 (UPI) -- A British team says it's pushed its lightweight electric powered car to a speed of 204.2 mph, a new world record for such a vehicle.
Electric car maker Tesla debuts quick battery swap system

Electric car maker Tesla debuts quick battery swap system

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- Tesla Motors has introduced a system is says will allow a swap of a car's battery pack in less time than it takes to fill up a traditional car's gas tank.

Obama appeasement of China, Japan wrecking recovery

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to report the April deficit on U.S. international trade in goods and services was $41.2 billion.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Car salesman pays $32,400 for lunch with Obama in SoCal

LOS ANGELES, June 1 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles car salesman says he dipped into his retirement savings to pay for a place at the table with President Barack Obama at a fundraiser next week.
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