Ford to invest $500M in electric vehicle startup Rivian

Business 04/24/19, 08:50

Ford is sinking a half-billion dollars into electric vehicle startup Rivian in a deal that has the companies working together on a new Ford electric vehicle based on Rivian underpinnings.Ford Motor Co. will become a minority partner in Rivian, which is based outside of Detroit and recently rolled out a ...

Electric car makers woo Chinese buyers with range, features

Tech 04/15/19, 20:18

Automakers are showcasing electric SUVs and sedans with more driving range and luxury features at the Shanghai auto show, trying to appeal to Chinese buyers in their biggest market as Beijing slashes subsidies that have propelled demand. Communist leaders wanting China to lead in electric vehicles have imposed sales targets. That ...

Insider Q&A: Head of EVgo aims to clean up transportation

Business 03/31/19, 12:05

Cathy Zoi has been promoting clean energy in the power sector for decades, holding leadership posts in both business and government.Then in 2016, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation exceeded the power sector for the first time, and Zoi pivoted to accelerate the transportation sector's transition to clean energy.Zoi, 57, serves ...

Maine governor adds boost to major power line project

Business 02/21/19, 14:10

Gov. Janet Mills is throwing her support behind a 145-mile transmission line across western Maine to supply Canadian hydropower to electricity consumers in Massachusetts, citing economic and environmental benefits under a sweetened proposal by Central Maine Power.The $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect will reduce reliance on fossil fuels, ...

AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 percent

Business 02/07/19, 15:12

Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found.The study of five electric vehicles by AAA also found that high temperatures can cut into battery range, but not nearly as much as the cold. ...

Volkswagen to build electric vehicles at Tennessee plant

U.S. 01/14/19, 14:28

German automaker Volkswagen said Monday its factory in Tennessee will be the focus of an $800 million investment in the company's manufacturing of electric vehicles in North America, a sign of a growing push into the electric car market by European companies. Volkswagen made a couple of announcements that it will ...

Detroit show has SUVs, horsepower, but electric cars are few

Business 01/14/19, 09:23

Automakers have promised to start selling hordes of electric cars in the next few years, but only two will be unveiled at the big Detroit auto show that kicks off this week — and those aren't even ready for production. Meanwhile, there will be plenty of SUVs and high-horsepower sports cars ...

Ford and Cadillac SUVs, Toyota sports car star at auto show

Business 01/13/19, 00:19

SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit's auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda. Press days for the show begin Monday, although there are a couple of unveils set for before the show starts The most popular ...

GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

Politics 12/09/18, 09:17

General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers.Preserving the $7,500 tax incentive for buyers is crucial for GM as ...

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US

Business 10/17/18, 01:39

Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions.Tesla, based on Palo Alto, California, announced plans for the Shanghai factory in July after the Chinese government ...

Mount Vernon Christian School holds electric car rally

Enviroment 09/30/18, 03:36

MOUNT VERNON — Matt Moreno has been driving electric vehicles since 2007.His first was a Ford Ranger EV, a battery-powered truck that was built from 1998 to 2002.His latest is a 2013 Tesla Model S P85 that can go 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.“It’s quick, responsive and ...

Tesla’s challenges extend beyond CEO’s uncertain future

U.S. 09/29/18, 15:07

Elon Musk's murky future as Tesla Motors' CEO amid a securities fraud lawsuit isn't the only cloud hanging over the electric car maker.The company was on shaky financial ground even before government regulators set out to remove Musk, a blow that has increased the pressure on Tesla to prove it ...

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