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  • EU fines 4 German car makers $1B over emission collusion

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union handed down $1 billion in fines to four major German car manufacturers Thursday, saying they colluded to limit the development and rollout of car emission-control systems.
  • Amtrak plan to replace dozens of aging trains: cost $7.3B

    DETROIT (AP) — Amtrak plans to spend $7.3 billion to replace 83 passenger trains, some nearly a half-century old, though much of the funding must still be approved by Congress.
  • Edmunds: Consider leasing when new car prices soar

    New and used car prices remain high as a global semiconductor chip shortage, combined with increased consumer demand, has caused a shortage of vehicles on dealer lots. The situation is expected to last many months, making it hard on people who are in need of a car today.
  • Edmunds: Five fuel-efficient used car picks under $25,000

    The price of gasoline is up more than a dollar on average in the last 12 months, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Used car prices are also up nearly 25%, partly due to a lack of inventory on the used market. This combination might make you more inclined to seek out a fuel-efficient vehicle for your next purchase.
  • Ford's big bet: Fans of F-150 pickup will embrace electric

    PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — On the outside, the electric version of Ford's F-150 pickup looks much like its wildly popular gas-powered version. Yet the resemblance is deceiving. With its new battery-powered truck, Ford is making a costly bet that buyers will embrace a vehicle that would help transform how the world drives.
  • Edmunds: Best crossover SUVs for towing

    RV and trailer sales greatly increased this summer as consumers sought out vacations while remaining socially distant during the pandemic. But what's the best vehicle to tow them?
  • Edmunds: Top picks for road trip vehicles with maximum range

    Many Americans are wary of flying because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Driving is one alternative to minimize your exposure to large crowds and still get an opportunity to see some sights this summer. You can also further reduce your social contact on a road trip by driving a vehicle with an exceptionally long range.
  • Edmunds: What is the best size truck for your lifestyle?

    Today, people use their trucks for everything from taking the kids to school to hauling concrete. Notably, 78% of full-size trucks sold in 2019 were in the versatile crew-cab configuration, according to Edmunds data. There are also more pickup models on sale than ever before.
  • New SUVs and electric vehicles highlight L.A. Auto Show

    New electric vehicles, several new small SUVs, a redesigned compact car, a plug-in version of Toyota’s top-selling vehicle and a futuristic electric station wagon concept car from Volkswagen are among the new models on display this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
  • Should you snap up a post-scandal Volkswagen diesel?

    As outrage over the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal fades, the refurbished diesel vehicles are trickling back into the marketplace, and bargain hunters may want to snap them up.

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