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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
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Volkswagen Raises Forecast for Electric Car Production

Volkswagen logo Jens Meyer/Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany — Automaker Volkswagen is accelerating its move into battery-powered cars, saying it will reach its goal of 1 million electric cars per year two years earlier than planned.

David McHugh | Associated Press
December 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Rust Belt Region Banks on Becoming Hub for Electric Vehicles

Rust Belt Snow covers the perimeter of the General Motors plant in Lordstown. (John Minchillo/Associated Press)

The day Youngstown’s steel mills began shutting down 40 years ago remains fresh in the minds of those who live in the blue-collar corner of Ohio. Community leaders don’t want the recent closing of General Motors’ massive assembly plant to leave that same lingering gloom.

John Seewer | Associated Press
December 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Germany Edges Out Norway as Europe’s Biggest Electric Car Market

 Renault ZOE model A participant inspects a Renault Zoe model at COP22 village in Marrakech, Morocco, on Nov. 8, 2016. (Mosa'ab Elshamy/Associated Press)

Germany has pulled ahead of Norway for sales of all-electric cars since the start of the year, putting Europe’s biggest auto market in position to become the regional leader on an annual basis for the first time.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
December 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM to Build $2.3 Billion Battery Plant in Lordstown, Ohio

General Motors CEO Mary Barra General Motors CEO Mary Barra. The new plant will not be at the site of the closed Chevrolet Cruze compact factory. That plant was sold to an electric pickup-truck startup called Lordstown Motors Corp. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

General Motors Co. and its battery partner, South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd., will jointly invest $2.3 billion in a new electric vehicle battery plant to be built in Lordstown, Ohio, the same city where the automaker controversially idled and then sold a 53-year-old compact-car factory.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
December 5, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Cuts Electric Car Rebates, Drops Luxury Models

Tesla at dealership in Colorado Car buyers wanting to purchase a high-end Tesla costing more than $60,000 will no longer be eligible for CARB's rebate program. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

California’s rebate program to coax more drivers to buy electric vehicles just got less generous, especially for those looking to spend on a luxury model.

Dustin Gardiner | San Francisco Chronicle
December 4, 2019

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