Automobile

Hyundai investigating child labour in its US supply chain
A Reuters investigative report in July documented children, including a 12-year-old, working at a Hyundai-controlled metal stamping plant in rural Luverne, Alabama
Toyota launches second hybrid vehicle in India
Green investors have criticised the world's largest carmaker by sales for slowness in moving its product line-up to all-electric, battery-electric vehicles (BEVs)
Tesla faces US criminal probe
The US Department of Justice launched the previously undisclosed probe last year following more than a dozen crashes, some of them fatal
Kia recalling older US Sportage vehicle for fire risks
The company will recall 71,000 2008-2009 model-year Sportage vehicles and is advising owners to park outside until repairs are completed
Automakers to double spending on EVs, batteries
Automakers have forecast plans to build 54 million battery electric vehicles in 2030, representing more than 50% of total vehicle production
'Please send us more chips' Canadian lawmaker says in Taiwan
'We've got parking lots full of cars, finished product cars, that sit in the parking lot, can't be sold, because we don't have semiconductors,' lawmaker Chris Lewis said
Chinese 'flying car' makes first public flight in Dubai
The 90-minute test flight in Dubai is described by its manufacturer as an important base for the next generation of flying cars
Porsche becomes Europe’s most valuable carmaker
It takes pole position, overtaking former parent Volkswagen
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