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Building construction starts at Ford site in Tennessee

Sep. 23, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Building construction has begun at the future site of a factory where Ford and a South Korean company have joined forces to build electric trucks and batteries in rural west Tennessee, officials said Friday. Ford Motor Co. said it has broken ground on the...

US Sen. Warnock: Electric car tax credit needs 'flexibility'

Sep. 23, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock urged the U.S. Treasury secretary Friday to use “maximum flexibility” in implementing a revised tax credit for Americans buying electric vehicles, a perk that Hyundai stands to lose as the automaker invests billions of dollars to open its first...

Hertz to order up to 175K GM electric vehicles over 5 years

Sep. 20, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

Hertz plans to order up to 175,000 electric vehicles from General Motors over the next five years. The agreement announced Tuesday includes electric vehicle deliveries through 2027 and will include SUVs, pickups and luxury automobiles from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and...

Minnesota governor rolls out plan to fight climate change

Sep. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz on Friday rolled out a framework for fighting climate change that shows his proposed direction on the environment if he wins a second term, a sweeping plan that would slash carbon emissions and speed the switchover to electric vehicles. ...

GM plans $491M Indiana plant upgrade to help support EVs

Sep. 15, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Thursday it will spend $491 million to expand and upgrade an Indiana metal stamping plant for production of steel and aluminum stamped parts for “future vehicles," including electric vehicles. The automaker said it would install two new press...

Money approved for states to build car-charging network

Sep. 14, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it has approved ambitious plans by 34 states and Puerto Rico to create a national electric vehicle charging network as the U.S. begins in earnest its transition away from gas-powered transportation. The plans’ approval...

Tennessee Park of the Year is Nashville's Radnor Lake

Sep. 14, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's Radnor Lake State Park has been named Park of the Year by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. In the past year the park hosted a Junior Ranger Intern Program with 51 youth participants, according to a news release Tuesday....

California governor opposes tax on rich in statewide TV ad

Sep. 12, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants voters to reject a new tax on rich people that would pay for more electric vehicles in the nation's most populous state, warning in a new statewide TV ad that a measure on the ballot this November won't help the environment but is...

US, Mexico to cooperate on semiconductors, electric vehicles

Sep. 12, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico and the United States plan to take advantage of the Biden administration's massive investment in semiconductor production to push the integration of their supply chains and cooperate on expanding the production of electric vehicles through Mexico's nationalized lithium...

Programs hope to improve electric vehicle charging in La

Sep. 11, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alex Katz has been selling electric vehicles at his luxury preowned car dealership, NOLA Motorcars, since 2013. EVs have always been a curiosity, but these days, interest is surging at his Metairie showroom. “When people walk in, anything...