New Electrics, New Laws, and Other Car News This Week

Revolutions aren’t slow, and they don’t usually involve booths, swag, and lawmakers up late in Sacramento arguing policy. But we saw stages set for two huge shifts this week: One was in Frankfurt, where automakers gathered to show off their latest and greatest concept...

The Fight Over Fuel-Economy Rules Is Getting Messy

Legal wrangling among the federal government, the state of California, and four automakers who—oddly—are asking for more stringent regulations got even more knotty this month, when the Department of Justice reportedly launched an antitrust probe into companies that...

In California, Gig Workers Are About to Become Employees

A bill passed by California lawmakers Wednesday could put guardrails on the gig economy, and its reliance on “independent contractors.” The legislation, Assembly Bill 5, may reshape the way some of the state’s marquee companies—including Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash—as...