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Nikola Responds to Criticisms of Fraud

Following a scathing report from Hindenburg Research that called Nikola a fraudulent company largely dependent upon the blind excitement surrounding electric vehicles, the accused has finally issued a response. On Monday, Nikola released a bulleted letter suggesting the report was the act of an opportunistic short seller that was attempting to take advantage of the […] The post Nikola Responds to Criticisms of Fraud appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Wall Street, Electric Vehicles, Investigations, Share Price, Autos, SEC, Stocks, Securities And Exchange Commission, Investors, Reports, Nikola, News Blog, Automotive startups, Studies & Reports, EV startups, Nikola One


Scathing Report Accuses Nikola of Fraud

While we’ve suspected that electric vehicle startups and green tech, in general, is probably a little overvalued, we’ve never accused anyone of outright fraud. Burgeoning automakers have a tendency to over promise and under deliver. Throughout history, this has occasionally gotten them into serious trouble. But it’s also how the game is played, especially when […] The post Scathing Report Accuses Nikola of Fraud appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Wall Street, Electric Vehicles, Investigations, Share Price, Autos, Stocks, Investors, Reports, Nikola, News Blog, Automotive startups, Studies & Reports, EV startups, Nikola TRE, Nikola One


Gwinnett Police Investigating Viral Videos Showing Teen Being Abused by Dad & Stepmom

The viral videos showing a teen girl being “disciplined” by her father and stepmother in a garage after she allegedly ran away from home have sparked an investigation from the Gwinnett County Police Department. In the Instagram Live video that went viral last weekend, a 14-year-old girl named Trinity can be seen being slapped and pushed around by her father and stepmother in a garage during an intense line of questioning that lasted for nearly 40 minutes. At one point, Trinity escapes for a brie...
Tags: Crime, News, Instagram, Georgia, Investigations, Jazz, Child Abuse, Trinity, Allstate, Anderson, Cps, Gwinnett County, Naomi, Deb Antney, Clayton County Georgia, Gwinnett County Police Department


Trump Says He’s OK With Potential Probe Into DeJoy’s Alleged Campaign Finance Scheme

President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would support a potential investigation into allegations that embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy used to push former staff at his old firm to donate to Republican candidates while he was CEO. During a press briefing at the White House, Trump told reporters that he doesn’t “know too much” about the scandal but asserted that DeJoy is a “very respected man.” “Sure,” Trump replied with a shrug when a reporter asked if he would support an investi...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Fbi, Gop, Investigations, Donald Trump, Investigation, Trump, U S Postal Service, White House Trump, Cristina Cabrera, DeJoy, Louis DeJoy, Monty Hagler, New Breed Logistics DeJoy


Honda on Hook for $84.2 Million to Settle State-level Airbag Probe

Honda Motor Co. has agreed to pay $84.2 million to settle an investigation conducted by American states regarding its use of the famously defective Takata airbags — units linked to numerous deaths and hundreds of injuries. Honda recalled about 12.9 million vehicles (some of them Acura models) equipped with inflation devices that ran the risk […] The post Honda on Hook for $84.2 Million to Settle State-level Airbag Probe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Recalls, Investigations, Autos, Takata, Honda, Suits, Litigation, Acura, Honda Motor Co, News Blog, Hot Legal Action, Airbag recall


Center for Auto Safety Asks Nissan to Brake Check Itself

Advanced driving aids have been slighted once again. This time, the Center for Auto Safety is asking Nissan to issue a safety recall on several models it believes have received too many customer complaints about their automatic emergency braking systems. It also claims the manufacturer is already aware of the situation, after filing an public-information […] The post Center for Auto Safety Asks Nissan to Brake Check Itself appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Recalls, Investigations, Autos, Nissan, Nhtsa, Center for Auto Safety, Rouge, News Blog, Sentra, Automatic Braking, Safety Systems, Advanced Driving Aids, Rouge Sport, Auto Safety Asks Nissan


Gas War: Inspector General to Investigate Fuel Rollback

Following requests from Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) for a formal investigation into whether the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicle Rules proposed by the Trump administration violates the Clean Air Act (or some currently undetermined regulatory requirement that might stop it from coming to fruition), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General said it will […] The post Gas War: Inspector General to Investigate Fuel Rollback appeared first on The Truth About Ca...
Tags: Government, Investigations, Autos, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Emissions, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Dot, Trump, Tom Carper, News Blog, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Gas War, Fuel Rollback


Probing Continues at Volkswagen, Continental

German prosecutors have incorporated Continental into a probe aimed at determining whether Volkswagen Group cheated on emissions testing. While confessing to the crime in the United States years earlier is a fairly good indication of corporate guilt, Germany wants to make extra sure VW was in the wrong and has branched out its investigation to include […] The post Probing Continues at Volkswagen, Continental appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, United States, Vw, Investigations, Autos, Volkswagen, Diesel, Emissions, Continental, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Probes, Criminal Probes, Volkswagen Continental


Enter Night: Feds Probe Kia Over Sudden Headlight Failure

Having both forward driving lights illuminated after dark is a key element of road safety; one most automakers nailed long ago, at least until their vehicles start really getting on in years. Even then, a new bulb should be all a driver ever needs to keep the path ahead well lit. Not so for some […] The post Enter Night: Feds Probe Kia Over Sudden Headlight Failure appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Investigations, Autos, Kia, Nhtsa, Kia Sorento, Sorento, News Blog, Headlights


NASCAR Noose Scandal Ends Abruptly

Over the weekend, NASCAR incurred what was assumed to be a racist incident after a member of outspoken Richard Petty Motorsports driver Bubba Wallace’s team claimed someone had hung a noose in Wallace’s garage. Earlier in the month, the diver released a new livery on his No. 43 Chevrolet promoting Black Lives Matter, saying he and his […] The post NASCAR Noose Scandal Ends Abruptly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investigations, Autos, Chevrolet, Scandals, Nascar, Motorsport, Wallace, Richard Petty Motorsports, Richard Petty, Bubba Wallace, News Blog, Steve Phelps, No. 43, Trackside


Tesla Investigated Over Touchscreen Failure Complaints

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it has launched an investigation into Tesla’s Model S. Frequent complaints have arisen of the vehicle’s media control unit going on the fritz and knocking out the vehicle’s touchscreen. We’ve seen several outlets minimize the issue by suggesting gaps in Tesla’s Autopilot should be seen as more […] The post Tesla Investigated Over Touchscreen Failure Complaints appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Investigations, Autos, Model S, Touchscreen, Tesla Motors, Nhtsa, MCU, EMMC, News Blog, Modern Tech


Gas War: Senator Asks EPA Watchdog to Investigate New Fuel Efficiency Rules

Every time we think the United States’ fueling fracas had concluded, something new emerges to remind us that we’re utter morons. Despite the Trump administration finally wrapping up the fuel rollback of Obama-era emission standards on March 31st, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) has sent another letter asking Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General Sean O’Donnell to look into the new […] The post Gas War: Senator Asks EPA Watchdog to Investigate New Fuel Efficiency Rules appeared first on The...
Tags: Obama, Government, Green, United States, Editorials, Investigations, Autos, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Fuel Economy, Trump, Nhtsa, Sean O Donnell, Tom Carper, News Blog


Flynn Moves To Dismiss Mueller Case, Alleging ‘Outrageous’ Prosecutorial Wrongdoing

Michael Flynn accused prosecutors of withholding and manipulating evidence in a Wednesday motion to dismiss his case, marking the latest move in the onetime National Security Adviser’s turn from government cooperator to conspiratorial agitator. Alleging “outrageous misconduct,” Flynn is trying to convince a federal judge to throw his case out “in the interests of justice” due to allegedly overwhelming prosecutorial wrongdoing. Flynn is making the request after withdrawing his guilty plea in t...
Tags: News, White House, Fbi, Investigations, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Brady, Sidney Powell, Flynn, Sullivan, Mueller, DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency, Michael Flynn, Robert Mueller


Ford Agrees to Pay Out Over Faulty DSP6 Transmissions

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit with almost 2 million owners and former owners of Focus and Fiesta models equipped with the now infamous six-speed dual-clutch PowerShift transmission. Internally referenced as the DSP6, the unit was a known problem prior to installation. Last year’s scathing report in the Detroit Free Press showed its […] The post Ford Agrees to Pay Out Over Faulty DSP6 Transmissions appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fusion, Industry, Ford, Investigations, Autos, Focus, Ford Motor Co, Detroit Free Press, Fiesta, News Blog, Dual-clutch Transmissions, PowerShift, Hot Legal Action, 6DCT250, DSP6, Getrag


Tesla Blames Short Sellers for Recall Petition, Says No Problem Exists

Following confirmation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will look into a petition calling on the agency to formally investigate 500,000 Tesla vehicles over reports of unintended acceleration, the automaker took to the internet to defend itself. On Monday, Tesla issued a blog post to say the allegations against it are wrong. It […] The post Tesla Blames Short Sellers for Recall Petition, Says No Problem Exists appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Tesla, Recalls, Editorials, Investigations, Autos, Tesla Motors, Nhtsa, Petitions, Short Sellers, News Blog, Tesla Inc


Defeat Device Suspicions Lead to Mitsubishi Probe

Mitsubishi is under investigation by German prosecutors for the suspected use of illegal defeat devices on diesel engines. As usual, the probe was kicked off by a series of raids — practically a cliche at this point. Germany has certainly ran with the concept after U.S. regulators faulted Volkswagen for using illegal defeat devices to cheat diesel emission […] The post Defeat Device Suspicions Lead to Mitsubishi Probe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Investigations, Autos, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Diesel, Raids, Dieselgate, Defeat Devices, Mitsubishi Motors, News Blog


NHTSA Upgrades Probe Into GM Windshield Wipers

Maintaining a clear view of the road ahead through a vehicle’s windshield is a fundamental part of road safety, and things can go downhill fast if a vehicle’s wipers crap out at an inopportune time. Since 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has paid growing attention to the wipers on two GM models: the […] The post NHTSA Upgrades Probe Into GM Windshield Wipers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, General Motors, Investigations, Gm, Autos, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chevrolet Equinox, News Blog, Windshield Wipers, GMC Terrain, GM Windshield Wipers


House Dems May Dither, But New Yorkers Do Not Play!

Let's count up the pending investigations of all the little Trumpers in Trumpland.
Tags: Law, Government, Investigations, Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, Elizabeth Dye


The Feds Are Looking for More R. Kelly Sex Tapes With Underage Girls

R. Kelly is currently being investigated for sex trafficking among other crimes in the state of Illinois, and it sounds like he’s going to have a helluva fight on his hands in court if state prosecutors have their way.TMZ reports that federal investigators in Illinois are looking for more sex tapes that allegedly show the troubled singer with underage girls to help build a solid case against him.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois i...
Tags: New York, Celebs, Crime, Office, Investigations, Pop Culture, Jazz, Sexual Abuse, Sex Tapes, Illinois, R. Kelly, Kelly, Eastern District, The Feds, Steven Greenberg


As Justice Department Launches Ford Probe, Automaker Surprises Investors

That headline was unavoidable, by the way. On the same day Ford Motor Company released a better than expected first-quarter earnings report, it also revealed the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into its emissions certification process — a probe that could see fuel economy ratings rolled back. Wall Street seemed much more interested […] The post As Justice Department Launches Ford Probe, Automaker Surprises Investors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Investigations, Autos, Earnings, Law And Order, Doj, Justice Department, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, High Finance, Justice Department Launches Ford


Federal Probe Covers 12.3 Million Vehicles; Airbags May Not Deploy in a Crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into a slew of late-model vehicles equipped with airbags that may not protect occupants in the event of a crash. The vehicles, built by American, Japanese, and Korean automakers, were all manufactured between 2010 and 2019. According to the NHTSA, the faulty airbags may be […] The post Federal Probe Covers 12.3 Million Vehicles; Airbags May Not Deploy in a Crash appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Airbags, Investigations, Autos, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, Federal Investigations


EU Charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen With Emissions Collusion

It might have taken two years of investigative raids and Daimler acting as a whistleblower, but Germany’s Big Three automakers finally stand accused by the European Union of collusion. On Friday, the European Commission claimed that Volkswagen Group, BMW and Daimler broke antitrust rules by acting together to delay the introduction of two emission cleaning systems […] The post EU Charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen With Emissions Collusion appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Eu, European Union, Vw, Investigations, European Commission, Autos, Bmw, Raids, Daimler, Cartels, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Volkswagen Group BMW, Automotive Cartel


Former White House Counsel Calls Robert Mueller ‘an American Hero’

Ty Cobb joined the Trump White House legal team in 2017 and left after 10 months
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Investigations, Courts, Trump White House, Ty Cobb, Robert Mueller, Former White House, Onetime, Mueller probe


Fiat Chrysler, JLR, Renault, Nissan, PSA Under Possible Antitrust Investigation

The European Commission is said to be investigating several automotive companies over possible antitrust violations relating to the sale of auto parts. According to Germany’s Der Spiegel, Renault, Nissan, PSA, Jaguar Land Rover and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have all been placed under government scrutiny for possible price fixing. The report claims the manufacturers may have colluded to […] The post Fiat Chrysler, JLR, Renault, Nissan, PSA Under Possible Antitrust Investigation appeared first on ...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Eu, Psa, Investigations, European Commission, Autos, Fiat, Jaguar Land Rover, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Renault, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Probes


Hyundai Raided in South Korea Over Theta II Engine Recall

In 2017, United States safety regulators opened a formal investigation into the recall of roughly 1.7 million vehicles built by Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate, Kia Motor Corp, after being tipped off by a former employee. The informant claimed the automaker wasn’t handling the issue properly. That same year, South Korean civic group YMCA filed […] The post Hyundai Raided in South Korea Over Theta II Engine Recall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Safety, Industry, United States, Recalls, Investigations, Autos, Automotive Industry, Hyundai, Kia, Nhtsa, YMCA, Hyundai Motor Co, News Blog, Probes, Kia Motor Corp




Chris Brown Reportedly Under Investigation for Allegedly Raping Woman in France

Chris Brown has reportedly been accused of rape by a woman in France.According to the French tabloid Closer, Breezy is under investigation in France for allegedly raping a woman earlier this month.The unidentified 24-year-old woman reportedly filed a complaint with the police claiming that Brown invited her to his hotel room along with another woman at Le Mandarin Oriental after meeting him at a nightclub the night of January 15th or 16th.However, in her testimony, she claimed that she ended up ...
Tags: Celebs, Crime, Sexual Assault, France, Rape, Investigations, Pop Culture, Jazz, Chris Brown, Rape Allegations, Chris, Reports, Brown, Le Mandarin Oriental


Ghosn Investigation Leads Top Nissan Exec to Bolt

Nissan’s chief performance officer, José Muñoz, has resigned from the company amid an broadened investigation into former chairman Carlos Ghosn’s alleged financial misconduct. Muñoz, 54, who also headed up Nissan’s Chinese business, previous had his hand on the tiller of the company’s North American operations. Muñoz’s sudden departure, which comes just days after the exec […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: People, Investigations, Autos, Law And Order, Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, Munoz, Jose Munoz, News Blog, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Ghosn Investigation Leads Top Nissan


Government Shutdown Could Also Impact the FTC's Facebook Investigation: Report

The partial government shutdown now certain to stretch through into the new year will have sweeping effects, from stalling important scientific research to vast economic impacts. But according to the Washington Post, the partial shutdown could also affect an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Washington Post, Social Media, Investigations, Ftc, U S Federal Trade Commission, Facebooks Year From Hell


Ford’s Police Interceptor Utility off the Hook As Brake Investigation Wraps Up

While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s probe into reports of exhaust gasses leaking into the cabin of certain Ford Explorers continues, the company doesn’t have to worry about the brakes on its law enforcement variants anymore. After launching an investigation into front brake hose failures — at the request of the Sacramento Police Department […] The post Ford’s Police Interceptor Utility off the Hook As Brake Investigation Wraps Up appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Police, Quality, Law Enforcement, Ford, Investigations, Autos, Sacramento Police Department, SUVs, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, Ford Police Interceptor Utility, Ford Explorers