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Mercedes, Stellantis to work with US firm on new batteries

Nov. 30, 2021 09:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Automakers Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis announced agreements with U.S. company Factorial Energy on Tuesday to help develop solid-state battery technology that they hope could make electric cars more attractive to a mass market. Mercedes-Benz, part of...

Alabama starting new push to promote electric vehicles

Nov. 29, 2021 17:03 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The state announced a campaign Monday to promote electric vehicles that includes adding more charging stations that are available to motorists across Alabama. Coordinated by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the Drive...

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...

Many environmentalists back Biden's move to tap oil reserve

Nov. 24, 2021 05:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and climate activists generally supported President Joe Biden's decision to release a record 50 million barrels of oil from America's strategic reserve, even as the move appeared to contradict his long-term vision of combating climate change. ...

InvestigateWest: Airport debate example of united activists

Nov. 22, 2021 15:06 PM EST

When Seattle’s first commercial airport opened in 1928, Georgetown had been a vibrant community for more than half a century. “We were here before the airport was. They forget that,” says Rosario-Maria Medina, a community activist in the South Seattle neighborhood...

New Hampshire getting more than $8.3M to support tourism

Nov. 21, 2021 12:33 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more than $8.3 million to support marketing, workforce and other projects to boost business and travel in the state. The funding was allocated through the American Rescue Plan. The state's congressional delegation announced...

Glitchy features dent electric SUV reliability, survey finds

Nov. 18, 2021 11:00 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Electric SUVs generally are among the least reliable vehicles on the road, but it's not because of the batteries or electric motors that power them. Instead, it's because of glitch-prone electronics including climate controls and power equipment, the...

Electric vehicles get spotlight at Los Angeles Auto Show

Nov. 17, 2021 20:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Battery-powered vehicles will get top billing at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens this week after a year's hiatus due to the novel coronavirus. Subaru, which has seen strong sales growth in the U.S. during the past decade, will unveil its first...

Biden administration launches series on Arctic energy

Nov. 17, 2021 18:47 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Members of the Biden administration on Wednesday launched a series of events aimed at exploring the Arctic's potential to act as a “living laboratory of clean energy innovation.” Officials participating in the online event, billed as...

Biden pushes electric vehicle chargers as energy costs spike

Nov. 17, 2021 17:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden punched the accelerator on a battery-powered Hummer on Wednesday, causing the wheels to squeal and the truck to jet forward as he tried in his own way to drive the country toward an electric vehicle future. The engine was quiet as the...