electric vehicle

Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Michigan Governor Signs Orders to Advance Mobility

Gretchen Whitmer Whitmer via Al Goldis/Associated Press

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive orders Feb. 25 to create a council on future mobility and electrification, establish the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and to appoint a chief mobility officer.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
February 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Trump Budget Targets Loan Program That Could Help Lordstown Plant

The former GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2019. The former GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2019. (Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration’s budget proposal scraps a loan program that could help an upstart electric vehicle company’s plans to reuse the now-closed General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio.

Tom Krisher and John Seewer | Associated Press
February 11, 2020
Government, Technology, Fuel

Ocasio-Cortez Announces Bill for National Network of EV Chargers

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez testifies on Capitol Hill on Feb. 5. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez testifies on Capitol Hill on Feb. 5. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

The Democratic congresswoman who pushed the Green New Deal to prominence aims to build a national network of high-speed chargers for electric cars under legislation unveiled on Feb. 6.

Ari Natter and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2020
Business, Technology

Tesla Exceeds Expectations in Blowout Quarter

Tesla Model Y Tesla's Model Y electric vehicle. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. delivered a second straight quarter of blowout earnings and speedy execution, extending an unprecedented surge for its heavily shorted stock.

Dana Hull and Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2020
Business, Technology

UPS Orders 10,000 Electric Delivery Vehicles

Arrival's Generation 2 electric vehicle. Arrival's Generation 2 electric vehicle. (Arrival)

UPS has ordered 10,000 electric delivery vehicles from electric vehicle maker Arrival, in what it calls a move to accelerate fleet electrification.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 30, 2020
Business, Technology

China’s Karma Automotive Plans to Enter Electric Truck, SUV Fray

Karma Automotive (Karma Automotive)

The pickup truck market that has gone years without an electric entrant may have another competitor join the fray: Karma Automotive, the Chinese-owned carmaker once known as Fisker.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2020
Business, Technology

Companies Explore Using Old Electric Car Batteries to Cut Costs

Daniel Crowley and Valentin Muenzel, co-founders of Relectrify, stand beside their battery energy storage unit in Australia on Jan. 17. Daniel Crowley and Valentin Muenzel, co-founders of Relectrify, stand beside their battery energy storage unit during a demonstration in Australia on Jan. 17. (James Bugg/Bloomberg News)

As major players jostle for market share in large-scale power storage, American Electric Power and Nissan Motor Co. are testing new technology that reuses old electric vehicle batteries to slash costs.

David Stringer | Bloomberg News
January 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Fiat Chrysler in Talks With Foxconn to Develop Electric Cars

Fiat logo on vehicle Bob Edme/Associated Press

MILAN — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Jan. 17.

January 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

European Carmakers Grow Charging Network for Electrics

An Ionity E super fast charging park in Altenburg, Germany An Ionity E super fast charging park, with a Volkswagen e-Golf at one of the stations, in Altenburg, Germany, on July 19, 2019. (Martin Schutt/dpa via Associated Press)

FRANKFURT, Germany — European automakers’ network of highway charging stations for battery-powered vehicles is taking shape ahead of an expected surge in electric car sales as manufacturers strive to meet new emission limits.

David McHugh | Associated Press
January 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Turkish Leader Unveils Prototypes of Electric Car

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan poses with electric car Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan poses with a prototype of a domestically produced electric car in Gebze, Turkey, on Dec. 27, 2019. (Presidential Press Service via Associated Press)

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Dec. 27 unveiled prototypes of a domestically produced electric car, putting him closer to fulfilling a long-held dream of building Turkey’s first “national” automobile.

December 27, 2019

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