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Nissan investing in electric vehicles, battery development

Nov. 29, 2021 03:34 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan said Monday it is investing 2 trillion yen ($17.6 billion) over the next five years and developing a cheaper, more powerful battery to boost its electric vehicle lineup. The Japanese automaker's chief executive, Makoto Uchida, said 15 new electric...

Children's Wisconsin treating 7 victims from parade crash

Nov. 28, 2021 16:34 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven patients injured in last weekend's Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee are still being treated at Children's Wisconsin after a ninth patient was released Sunday, hospital officials said. The facility originally received 16 patients after...

Massachusetts lawmakers weigh new regulations for autocycles

Nov. 28, 2021 08:28 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Proposed regulations of autocycles will be on the schedule when Massachusetts state lawmakers hold a virtual public hearing Tuesday. An autocycle is a three-wheeled motor vehicle that meets federal safety standards for a motorcycle. Unlike motorcycles,...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Nov. 24, 2021 13:14 PM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. November 22, 2021. Editorial: Electric Vehicles And Yankton Tourism Tourism is a vital component of the Yankton area economy, and it’s about more than simply having the lake area and all those camping pads at its...

Group seeks unionization at Giti Tire's South Carolina plant

Nov. 23, 2021 12:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A coalition including state representatives, pastors and union leaders is asking a tire manufacturer to improve conditions at its South Carolina production facilities, including allowing workers to unionize. Tuesday, a group describing itself as...

GM exploring electric boats, buys 25% stake in engine maker

Nov. 22, 2021 12:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is testing the water in electric boating by buying a 25% stake in a Seattle company that makes battery-powered outboard motors. The Detroit automaker said Monday that it bought the stake in Pure Watercraft for a venture that it says will...

Lt. gov. puts 2 on new board overseeing Ford plant site

Nov. 22, 2021 04:02 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Lt. Gov. Randy McNally has selected two people for a new government panel that oversees the site where Ford plans to establish a massive electric vehicle and battery complex. McNally's office says former Department of Mental Health and...

Vietnamese workers at Chinese factory in Serbia cry for help

Nov. 20, 2021 03:00 AM EST

ZRENJANIN, Serbia (AP) — They are shivering in barracks without heat, going hungry and have no money. They say their passports have been taken by their Chinese employer and that they are now stuck in a grim plainland in Serbia with no help from local authorities. These...

Nearly half a ton of meth found inside truck at border

Nov. 18, 2021 21:14 PM EST

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — A truck driver was arrested after border officers discovered nearly half a ton of methamphetamine hidden inside a tractor-trailer that entered San Diego County from Mexico, authorities said. A search was ordered after officers grew suspicious...

California to expand emissions testing with new $419M center

Nov. 18, 2021 19:05 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California on Thursday dedicated a new $419 million research facility that will allow state air quality regulators to expand emissions testing for heavy duty vehicles like trucks, buses and bulldozers. The center in the city of Riverside will...