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GM cites improved chip supply in raising financial guidance

Dec. 01, 2021 15:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Citing an improved supply of automotive computer chips, General Motors raised its financial guidance on Wednesday and said it expects to return to a normal production rate by the end of next year. Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson told investors on a...

'Buy now, pay later' catches on just in time for holidays

Dec. 01, 2021 03:09 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Americans shop for the holidays, they will likely see a swarm of offers to get their gifts now but pay for them later in fixed monthly installments. Fueled by several hot Silicon Valley startups as well as a push by the big credit card...

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...

Carmaker Stellantis secures supply of battery-grade lithium

Nov. 29, 2021 06:58 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — The carmaker Stellantis said Monday that it has secured a five-year supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide in Europe to support its plans to convert to 98% electrified vehicles by 2025. Stellantis, the company that combined PSA Peugeot and Fiat...

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...

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...

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...

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...