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Amazon Says Its Carbon Emissions Fell in 2023

Amazon.com Inc. says its carbon emissions fell for a second straight year in 2023 as the company cut spending on new warehouses and cloud-computing data centers.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Report Finds Opportunities, Obstacles for Electric Vehicles

The trucking industry is seeing more opportunities to deploy electric vehicles despite obstacles that still must be overcome, according to a July 9 report by NACFE and RMI.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Driverless Car Hits Person Crossing Against Light in China

BEIJING — A driverless ride-hailing car in China hit a pedestrian, and people on social media are taking the carmaker’s side because the person was reportedly crossing against the light.

July 9, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Entek Poised to Get $1.2 Billion US Loan

The Biden administration is poised to lend $1.2 billion to Entek Lithium Separators to help expand the U.S. supply chain for lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles.

July 9, 2024
Government, Technology, Safety

Congressional Republicans Target EPA Rule

Senior congressional Republicans recently called on the Biden administration to abandon an emissions rule EPA  issued earlier this year specific to the freight sector.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 8, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

TSMC Hits $1 Trillion in Market Value on Relentless AI Rally

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. briefly surpassed $1 trillion in market capitalization after Morgan Stanley joined a list of brokers boosting price targets on the chipmaker.

July 8, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

GM to Forfeit Emissions Credits in Settlement With EPA

General Motors has agreed to settle allegations that nearly 6 million of its pickups and sport utility vehicles released more emissions than the company reported.

July 3, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ford F-Series Pickup Sales Fall

Ford Motor Co.’s F-Series pickup truck sales dropped in the second quarter as the automaker slowly rolls out a redesign of its top-selling model to avoid quality problems and recalls.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
July 3, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Chinese Firms Eye Morocco to Cash In on US EV Subsidies

TANGIERS, Morocco — After the U.S. passed subsidies designed to boost domestic EV production and cut into Beijing’s supply chain dominance, Chinese manufacturers began investing in Morocco.

Sam Metz | Associated Press
July 3, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Stellantis Invests Additional $55M in Electric Air Taxi

Stellantis has invested an additional $55 million in the electric air taxi company Archer Aviation following a successful test flight and other major milestones.

Luke Ramseth | The Detroit News
July 2, 2024