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Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Audi Takes On Tesla’s Model Y With Entry-Priced Electric SUV

Audi Q4 e-tron concept The Audi Q4 e-tron concept SUV is unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 5, 2019. (Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg)

Audi’s new Q4 e-tron will go head-to-head with Tesla Inc. in the fast-growing market of compact crossover SUVs to help parent Volkswagen AG narrow its electric-car sales gap with the world leader.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Skyrocketing Metal Prices Threaten to Hinder EV Affordability

processed lithium An employee holds processed lithium at a Talison Lithium Ltd. facility in Greenbushes, Australia. (Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg)

A surge in demand for electric vehicles is sending the price of raw materials soaring, threatening to slow the push toward making cheaper batteries that are key to more widespread adoption.

Annie Lee | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EV Shift Becomes Life-or-Death Risk for Automakers

Electric vehicle charging points in Braintree, U.K. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News) Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

The shift to electric vehicles won’t happen like the flip of a light switch.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EV-Battery Rivals Prod Biden With Rare Trade Veto in Balance

The Ford F-150 The Ford F-150. SK Innovation Co., Ford’s battery supplier for its upcoming electric F-150 pickup truck, SK Innovation, faces a 10-year U.S. import ban on its Korean-made batteries and components after April 11. (Ford Motor Co.)

Two of the world’s largest electric-vehicle battery-makers have hired top Washington insiders to hold near-daily meetings with the Biden administration in a battle that could affect the electrification plans of Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG.

April 7, 2021
Business, Fuel

GM to Build Electric Pickup at Detroit Plant

A sign outside the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News) A sign outside GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is about to enter the electric-pickup battle, announcing April 6 that it will build a battery-powered Chevrolet Silverado model at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Deliveries Smash Expectations on Reception in China

A customer sits inside a Tesla Model Y vehicle at the automaker's showroom in Shanghai. A customer sits inside a Tesla Model Y vehicle at the automaker's showroom in Shanghai. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. delivered more cars than expected in the first quarter, a strong start to a year in which CEO Elon Musk will be scaling global operations and building two more factories.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

EV Stocks Climbing Back on Biden’s ‘Green Tidal Wave’

A Tesla Inc. Model S electric vehicle A Tesla Inc. Model S electric vehicle. (Angel Garcia/Bloomberg News)

Electric vehicle stocks, which were hit hard this year as investors shifted out of growth industries, are getting a boost as President Joe Biden mounts a major push to accelerate the adoption of battery-powered cars, and Chinese peers report strong March sales.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

‘Chargers Everywhere’: Biden Maps $174 Billion Path for EV Boom

A Tesla vehicle charges at a charging station in San Mateo, Calif., in September 2020. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) A Tesla vehicle charges at a charging station in San Mateo, Calif., in September 2020. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. auto industry sees President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package as accelerating a global shift toward electric vehicles, thanks to the $174 billion proposed for charging stations, planned consumer rebates for American-made EVs and a pledge to electrify the government’s fleet.

Keith Laing and Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Senate Legislation Targets EV Charging Stations

Zero Emissions trucks at the Port of Los Angeles Zero Emissions trucks at the Port of Los Angeles (Port of Los Angeles via YouTube)

The Securing America’s Clean Fuels Infrastructure Act, recently introduced by a bipartisan group of senators, would aim to boost investments, including extending current tax incentives for projects through 2029.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Frito-Lay Replaces All Diesel Vehicles at Facility With Cleaner Tech

Frito-Lay Modesto Frito-Lay via YouTube

Frito-Lay has largely completed the transformation of a snack food facility in California to use zero-emission and near-zero-emission technologies for production and transportation.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
March 24, 2021

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