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This photo provided by General Motors shows the Cadillac Lyriq. General Motors' Cadillac brand is the latest to roll out an electric vehicle with the promise of taking sales from market leader Tesla. Executives say the Lyriq midsize SUV will have a range of over 300 miles per charge as well as technology and features to pull buyers from Tesla.  (GM via AP)

Tennessee factory to become GM's 3rd electric vehicle plant

Oct. 20, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to spend $2 billion to convert its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant into a third U.S. site to build future electric vehicles. The Detroit automaker also says it will spend another $153 million to upgrade five Michigan factories for future vehicles. The company will...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Cruise AV, General Motor's autonomous electric Bolt EV is displayed in Detroit. General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year. CEO Dan Ammann says that the Cruise got a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 to let the cars travel on their own.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM to run robot cars in San Francisco without human backups

Oct. 15, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said in a statement that the company got a permit Thursday from California's Department of Motor Vehicles to let the cars...

Lung Association cites health benefits of electric vehicles

Oct. 15, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After being in the groove of driving around in an electric vehicle, Ronald Kaltenbaugh tried driving his last gas car, which had been passed to his daughter. But all he could taste and smell were the fumes. Kaltenbaugh, president of the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater...

This Nov. 15, 2012 photo shows the remnants of an oceanfront building in Sea Bright N.J. that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. On Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, New Jersey officials released a report committing the state to try to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2050 to help fight climate change and rising sea levels. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Electric cars, homes and shops: NJ's clean energy future?

Oct. 15, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY,N.J. (AP) — Gasoline-powered vehicles would become a thing of the past, and nine out of every 10 buildings in New Jersey would be heated and cooled by electricity instead of natural gas or oil, under an ambitious plan laid out Thursday by the state's environmental regulators. It is an effort...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo, a tunnel boring machine sits at the bottom of a construction site during a media tour at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Elon Musk's Boring Company, nearing completion of a short underground motorway for electric cars at the expanded Las Vegas Convention Center, wants to widen its scope to build a people mover tunnel system generally beneath the Las Vegas Strip. A presentation Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, to tourism officials showed it would go from downtown Las Vegas, beneath the resort corridor to newly opened Allegiant Stadium. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Elon Musk firm proposing 'Vegas Loop' tunnel people mover

Oct. 14, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A company nearing completion of a short underground motorway for electric cars at the expanded Las Vegas Convention Center wants to widen its scope and build a people mover tunnel system beneath the Las Vegas Strip. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s tunneling operator, called The...

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong Province, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. President Xi Jinping promised Wednesday new steps to back development of China's biggest tech center, Shenzhen, amid a feud with Washington that has disrupted access to U.S. technology and is fueling ambitions to create Chinese providers. (Zhang Ling/Xinhua via AP)

China's Xi promises changes to promote tech center Shenzhen

Oct. 14, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping on Wednesday promised new steps to promote development of China's biggest tech center, Shenzhen, amid a feud with Washington that has disrupted access to U.S. technology and is fueling ambitions to create Chinese suppliers. In a speech marking the 40th anniversary of the...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020 file photo a 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is displayed at the 2020 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle can catch fire. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers nearly 78,000 Bolts made by General Motors from the 2017 through 2020 model years. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

US investigates fire reports in Chevy Bolt electric vehicles

Oct. 13, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle can catch fire. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers nearly 78,000 Bolts made by General Motors from the 2017 through 2020 model years. The agency...

FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, a Waymo logo is displayed on the door of a car at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif.  Waymo is allowing the general public to hitch a ride in its driverless autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. It's expanding a service it had been quietly offering to a select group of riders for the past year.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Waymo removing backup drivers from its autonomous vehicles

Oct. 8, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Waymo is allowing the general public to hitch a ride in its driverless autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, expanding a service it had been quietly offering to a select group of riders for the past year. The service launches to the general public Thursday. The vehicles, which will have no...

Doug Kalitta, Tommy Johnson win at NHRA Midwest Nationals

Oct. 4, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Doug Kalitta won the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals on Sunday at World Wide Technology Raceway to move within two points of Top Fuel leader Steve Torrence. Kalitta won for the fourth time at the St. Louis-area track, beating Torrence in the final round with a 3.690-second...

Josef Newgarden takes the checkered flag to win the IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

IndyCar extends deal with manufacturers, delays new engine

Oct. 3, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The IndyCar Series will continue running the same engines each of the next two seasons. It also will be working with the same two engine manufacturers, Chevrolet and Honda, into the foreseeable future. IndyCar President Jay Frye announced Saturday the three parties agreed to delay the...