Buses, Delivery Vans and Garbage Trucks Are the Electric Vehicles Next Door

Wheels Low-speed torque and whisper-quiet operation make electric vehicles an attractive alternative for commercial uses, and the incognito answer to Teslas and Bolts. A 60-foot electric bus used by the Antelope Valley Transit Authority in Los Angeles County. The agency is aiming to deploy an all-electric fleet by the end of the year.CreditRozette Rago for The New York Times As American car buyers cautiously dip their toes into the world of electric vehicles, pondering issues such as cost, charging times and driving range, big businesses and some government agencies are…

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested in Germany

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been arrested in Germany as part of an investigation into emissions cheating. Munich prosecutors said in a statement Monday that Stadler had been detained because of concerns over potential evidence tampering. Nicolai Laude, a spokesperson for Audi’s parent company Volkswagen, confirmed that Stadler had been arrested, but he declined to comment on the investigation. He said the company’s supervisory board would discuss the matter on Monday. “The principle of the presumption of innocence continues to apply to Mr. Stadler,” he added in a statement. Shares…

Open Thread: Let’s Talk About the World Cup

Also, Dries Van Noten giving up his independence, Bottega Veneta’s designer churn, and what to wear when an injury means you are stuck in sneakers all the time. Nigeria’s zigzag jerseys are already a global sensationCreditMatt Dunham/Associated Press Hello and happy World Cup! Thank goodness there is another sporting event full of style moments to distract us. For a while I was wondering how we would top Serena Williams’s cat suit at the French Open and the Thom Browne shorts suits the Cleveland Cavaliers wore to the NBA finals. But…

Elon Musk has the last laugh as Tesla stock pops 40% from its low

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was a bit of a jerk to some analysts during the company’s latest earnings conference call. But it seems like all is forgiven. Wall Street still loves Musk’s electric car company. Shares of Tesla (TSLA) rose as much as 6% Tuesday after KeyBanc analyst Brad Erickson said in a report that he expects Tesla to deliver 30,000 Model 3 cars in the second quarter, and nearly 120,000 for the full year. Erickson previously said he expected deliveries of 20,000 Model 3s this quarter and about 100,000…

U.S. May Auto Sales Rise Slightly Despite Higher Fuel Prices

Honda Motor Co reported a 3.1-percent year-to-year increase in May sales, to 153,069. Toyota Motor Corp said sales dipped 1.3 percent to 215,321, while Nissan Motor Co was down 4.1 percent to 131,832. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate in May was estimated at 16.8 million by RBC Capital Markets. U.S. auto sales have been bumpy this year – down in February, up in March, down again in April – as consumers continue to shift away from sedans into trucks and SUVs, which are generally more expensive and generate higher…

E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules

Automakers have long described that possibility as the worst-case outcome for them, forcing them to manufacture cars that meet two separate sets of standards. Opponents of the proposed Trump rule say they hope that possibility will persuade the administration to walk back the proposal before it is finalized. In recent weeks, automakers and officials from California have held numerous meetings with Trump administration officials, both in Sacramento and in Washington, in an effort to broker a deal on a new proposal that would avoid the legal clash and the prospect…

The Rich History of the Rallye des Princesses

Du Gast and van Zuylen were early pioneers of women in motorsport, but in the first half of the 20th century many women competed with, and defeated, men on track, in hill climbs, in rallies and at world-record attempts for speed and distance. It was only after World War II that women’s participation in motorsport declined. [READ MORE: Women on the Allure of Driving the Rallye des Princesses] It was this rich history that inspired Viviane Zaniroli, executive director of Zaniroli Classic Events, to start the Rallye des Princesses, an…

Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million vehicles that could get stuck in cruise control

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles over an issue that could prevent drivers from turning off cruise control. Only one incident related to the malfunction has been reported to Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), and there are no reported injuries. The issue can be triggered when a driver taps on the gas pedal while cruise control is activated, the company said, potentially causing a short circuit. Related: Why the auto tariffs would be bad for America When that happens, the vehicle can become locked in cruise control. The typical methods for…

Which countries have the most to lose?

The possibility of a new US tax on imports of cars and auto parts is a threat to the global auto industry. But some have more to lose than others. Aside from American drivers, who would have to pay more for new vehicles, many big automakers would suffer dearly if the US follows through on a threat to impose tariffs on imported cars, SUVs, vans, light trucks and automotive parts. The Wall Street Journal reported President Donald Trump could seek tariffs of as much as 25% on auto imports. Mexico…