Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

GOP House Leaders Investigate Ford Battery Agreement

WASHINGTON — Republican congressional leaders sent a letter to Ford CEO Jim Farley claiming documents show hundreds of jobs at a planned battery plant will go to employees of a Chinese firm.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
July 24, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Michigan Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Limit EPA Emission Rules

U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) has introduced a bill that would bar the EPA from finalizing strong new emission standards that would push the auto industry toward EVs.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
July 10, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Here’s Why Leasing an EV Is About to Become More Popular

WASHINGTON — Electric vehicle leases are likely to surge beginning April 18, experts say, as new federal restrictions on EV tax credits come into effect.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
April 7, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Yellen to Speak at Ford Electric Vehicle Center

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will deliver an economic speech Sept. 8 at Ford Motor Co.’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
September 7, 2022
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Buttigieg, Canadian Official Discuss Takeaways From Bridge Shutdown

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra discussed February’s seven-day blockage of the Ambassador Bridge during a supply chain meeting May 24 in Washington, Alghabra said.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
May 25, 2022
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

USPS Doubles EV Order From Oshkosh

The U.S. Postal Service announced March 24 it ordered more than 10,000 new electric delivery trucks, up from the 5,000 the agency had initially planned to purchase.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
March 24, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Democrats Unveil New EV Tax Credit Proposal

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Washington want to include a significant new incentive to buy electric vehicles in their $3.5 trillion social spending bill, according to a new plan revealed by the House Ways and Means Committee.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
September 13, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

NTSB’s Homendy Expected to Be a Tesla Watchdog

Federal regulators last month officially opened an investigation into crashes involving Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system. Jennifer Homendy, the new leader of the government’s transportation safety watchdog, hopes that’s just the beginning.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
September 7, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Bill to Boost EV Tax Credits to $12,500 Passes Senate Panel

WASHINGTON — Legislation that would raise consumer tax credits for electric vehicles to $12,500 for the next five years passed a Senate committee May 26.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
May 28, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Bill Would Create National EV Charging Network in Five Years

WASHINGTON — Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) is reintroducing the EV Freedom Act, which seeks to build a nationwide electric vehicle charging network within five years.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
May 5, 2021