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Royals tour US green tech incubator, meet at-risk youth

Dec. 01, 2022 20:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Prince and Princess of Wales on Thursday heard about solar-powered autonomous boats and low-carbon cement at a green technology startup incubator in suburban Boston before learning how a nonprofit gives young people the tools to stay out jail and away from violence. ...

EXPLAINER: US-European differences on climate law persist

Dec. 01, 2022 19:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday tried to allay concerns raised by French President Emmanuel Macron about a clean energy law that benefits electric vehicles and other products made in North America. But the U.S. and Europe remain divided over the landmark law. ...

Edmunds: Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. Hyundai Tucson Plug-in

Nov. 30, 2022 06:45 AM EST

Since its debut for the 2021 model year, the Toyota RAV4 Prime has served as a benchmark for what a small SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain can be. It’s efficient, fast and nearly as practical as a regular RAV4. But now SUV shoppers have another choice to consider: the Hyundai Tucson PHEV. It...

Competitors chip away at Tesla's US electric vehicle share

Nov. 29, 2022 14:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — New electric vehicle models from multiple automakers are starting to chip away at Tesla's dominance of the U.S. EV market, according to national vehicle registration data. But numbers collected by S&P Global Mobility show that Tesla still controlled about 65% of...

$40M Tennessee incentive for battery cathode plant approved

Nov. 28, 2022 17:06 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel on Monday approved a $40 million state economic incentive for a company that plans to invest $3.2 billion to develop a cathode materials plant for electric vehicle batteries. The State Funding Board cast the vote to sign off on the...

Hyundai announces new Georgia plant's $1B parts supplier

Nov. 24, 2022 10:59 AM EST

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (AP) — South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced a second large supplier for its new electric car plant on the Georgia coast. Hyundai Mobis plans to invest nearly $1 billion in a new facility in Bryan County that could employ around 1,500 workers, Georgia Gov....

LG Chem to build $3.2B battery cathode plant in Tennessee

Nov. 21, 2022 19:20 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials on Monday announced plans to invest $3.2 billion to develop a cathode materials plant for electric vehicle batteries. The manufacturing facility will be built in Clarksville and create more than 850 jobs, according to a memorandum of...

Toyota shows new Prius hybrid with more power, range, style

Nov. 16, 2022 22:52 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The new Toyota gas-electric Prius hybrid not only comes with more power, acceleration and driving range. It’s also more stylish, scrapping the rather stodgy angular body for a sleekly futuristic look. Simon Humphries, senior general manager of Global Toyota design...

Consumer Reports survey: Hybrids are most reliable vehicles

Nov. 15, 2022 12:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Gas-electric hybrids were the most dependable vehicles sold in the U.S. in the past year, while big pickup trucks and fully electric automobiles performed the worst in Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey. Hybrids generally are tried-and-true designs with few...

Unmanned, solar-powered US space plane back after 908 days

Nov. 12, 2022 14:49 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An unmanned U.S. military space plane landed early Saturday after spending a record 908 days in orbit for its sixth mission and conducting science experiments. The solar-powered vehicle, which looks like a miniature space shuttle, landed at NASA’s...