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Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Boosts Investment in Solid-State Battery Maker

Ford Motor Co. headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. (Dreamstime/TNS) Ford Motor Co. headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. (Dreamstime/Tribune Content Agency)

Ford Motor Co. announced May 3 it is increasing its investment in a producer of solid-state batteries, yet another move in the automaker’s push to establish a sustainable supply of the components needed to power a coming wave of electric vehicles.

Jordyn Grzelewski | The Detroit News
May 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

EV-Charging Industry Is Doing Everything Except Showing a Profit

EV charging spot David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

President Joe Biden’s plan to wean U.S. drivers off fossil fuels requires massive investment in public charging stations to power the electric-car revolution. So far, none of the companies that deploy the equipment has figured out how to make a profit.

David R. Baker | Bloomberg News
April 30, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Carper Urges Tough US Rules Barring Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

Tesla charging Tesla electric vehicles charge at the Tesla Supercharger station in Fremont, Calif. (Nina Riggio/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — A top Senate Democrat is urging U.S. anti-pollution standards that would follow a deal brokered by California with five automakers and then set targets to end sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, a goal that reaches further than President Joe Biden’s climate plan.

Hope Yen and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 30, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Biden Releases Money in Push to Modernize US Electric Grid

Power lines are seen in Houston in February. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press) Power lines are seen in Houston in February. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)

The federal government said April 27 it was making more than $8 billion available to build and improve the nation’s transmission lines as part of its efforts to improve America’s aging electric grid and meet President Joe Biden’s ambitious clean-energy goals.

Cathy Bussewitz | Associated Press
April 28, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

N.Y. Bill Orders All-Electric Truck Sales by 2045

Vehicles on I-90 in New York Traffic flows on I-90 in New York. (Mike Groll/Associated Press)

ALBANY, N.Y. — The state Senate on April 26 passed a bill that would essentially mandate that all new passenger cars sold in the state run on electric power by 2035 and trucks and other heavy duty vehicles run on electricity by 2045.

Rick Karlin | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
April 27, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Unpaid Taxes Another Troubling Sign for Lordstown Motors

Then-Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the launch of the electric Endurance pickup truck at Lordstown Motors Then-Vice President Mike Pence helps Lordstown Motors celebrate the launch of its Endurance electric pickup truck in June of 2020. (Tony Dejak/Associated Press)

CLEVELAND — The failure of Lordstown Motors, an Ohio-based electric truck startup, to pay $570,000 in real estate taxes due in early March is yet another troubling sign for a company that has been barraged by bad news this year.

Mark Gillispie | Associated Press
April 27, 2021
Government, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Secretary Pete Buttigieg Unveils New Alternative Fuel Corridor Designations

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg DOT chief Pete Buttigieg, speaking at Union Station in Washington, acknowledged that the transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. (C-SPAN via YouTube)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a new round of Alternative Fuel Corridor designations as part of the Biden administration’s push to advance electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Sen. Tom Carper Says USPS Should Buy More Electric Vehicles

A USPS truck sits at a facility in Elkridge, Md., in August 2020. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News) A USPS truck sits at a facility in Elkridge, Md., in August 2020. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service should include more electric vehicles in its new fleet than it first envisioned when it awarded a $6 billion contract to Oshkosh Corp., a U.S. senator told nominees to the service’s board.

Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
April 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Stellantis CEO Vows to Accelerate Carmaker’s Electric Shift

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares is seen during a news conference in France in February 2020. (Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg News) Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares is seen during a news conference in France in February 2020. (Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg News)

Stellantis NV CEO Carlos Tavares pledged to speed up the company’s electric shift, vowing that cars with a battery will account for more than a third of its European sales by mid-decade.

Tara Patel | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2021
Business, Technology

EV Maker Polestar Raises $550 Million From New Investors

Polestar staff cleans a concept car at the Beijing Auto Show. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images) Polestar staff cleans a concept car at the Beijing Auto Show. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

Polestar, the electric carmaker controlled by Volvo Car AB and its owner Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., has raised $550 million from new investors to help fund its growth.

Peter Vercoe | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2021

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