Latest Electric vehicles News

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks during a campaign stop in Austin, Texas. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, Bloomberg's presidential campaign said they have begun hiring staff in Pennsylvania, a late primary state where his chief competitors for the Democratic Party's nomination have inroads. (Lola Gomez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Michael Bloomberg outlines plans for cleaner buildings, cars

Jan. 17, 2020 6:37 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg would push for all new cars to be electric by 2035 and new buildings to produce zero carbon emissions by 2025 as part of clean energy plans he released this week. Bloomberg's latest climate plans build off his December plan to...

File---Picture taken July 19, 2019 shows the commissioning of an Ionity E super fast charging park,  with VW e-Golf  standing at the charging stations in Altenburg, Germany. (Martin Schutt/dpa via AP)

European carmakers build out charging network for electrics

Jan. 16, 2020 12:29 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European automakers' network of highway charging stations for battery-powered vehicles is taking shape ahead of an expected surge in electric car sales as manufacturers strive to meet new emission limits. Ionity, the joint venture created among automakers to build the network,...

This undated photo provided by Porsche shows the 2020 Taycan. The Taycan is Porsche's first EV, and it's a multitalented one. You can use it just like a regular luxury sedan thanks to its four doors and two trunks, or you can drive it like a sports car and enjoy its rapid acceleration and hunkered-down handling. (Porsche Cars North America via AP)

Edmunds: Five noteworthy electric vehicles to buy in 2020

Jan. 15, 2020 6:00 AM EST

Your options for a new electric vehicle in 2020 are more diverse than ever. There will be an EV for nearly every vehicle type. But increased choice also makes it harder to choose. Edmunds has selected five top EVs that you'll want to consider. These vehicles have a range of at least 200 miles — which...

In this Nov. 24, 2019, photo, a saleswoman talks about a Tesla Model 3 car at a Tesla showroom in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. Tesla's Shanghai factory delivered its first cars to customers Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, and chief executive Elon Musk said the electric automaker plans to set up a design center in China to create a model for worldwide sales. (Chinatopix via AP)

Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3 to customers

Jan. 7, 2020 11:09 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla's Shanghai factory delivered its first cars to customers Monday and chief executive Elon Musk said the electric automaker plans to set up a design center in China to create a model for worldwide sales. Musk presided at a ceremony where a half-dozen buyers wearing red Tesla T shirts...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan poses with a prototype of a domestically produced electric car, in Gebze, Turkey, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Turkey's president has unveiled prototypes of what he hopes will be the country's first domestically produced car. In a ceremony on Friday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan showcased the SUV and sedan models of the electric automobile, known for now as TOGG after the Turkish consortium that plans to produce the vehicles. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkish leader unveils prototypes of 1st domestic car

Dec. 27, 2019 11:59 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday unveiled prototypes of a domestically produced electric car, putting him closer to fulfilling a long-held dream of building Turkey's first "national" automobile. Erdogan showcased the SUV and sedan models of the car, known for now as...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2012 file picture a worker fixes a sign at a Volkswagen Golf car during a press tour in Zwickau, central Germany. Automaker Volkswagen is raising the bar for its plunge into battery powered cars, saying it will reach its goal of 1 million e-autos per year two years earlier than planned. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer,File)

Volkswagen raises forecast for electric car production

Dec. 27, 2019 10:34 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen is accelerating its move into battery-powered cars, saying it will reach its goal of 1 million electric cars per year two years earlier than planned. Friday's announcement came as European automakers are under pressure to meet lower emissions limits aimed at...

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Rust Belt region banks on becoming hub for electric vehicles

Dec. 25, 2019 12:15 PM EST

The day Youngstown's steel mills began shutting down 40 years ago remains fresh in the minds of those who live in the blue-collar corner of Ohio. Community leaders don’t want the recent closing of General Motors' massive assembly plant to leave that same lingering gloom. The region is embarking on an...

Oregonians to see increased cost for car registrations

Dec. 22, 2019 10:02 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians will have to pay $18 to $110 more per year to register their vehicles come Jan. 1 as the state implements a new tiered fee structure with higher rates for vehicles with better gas mileage. The change will add the most front-end cost to owners of fuel-efficient hybrids and...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2016, file photo, traffic crawls eastbound on Interstate 84 in Sturbridge, Mass., after an overnight accident involving two tractor-trailers on the Massachusetts Turnpike. An alliance of Northeast and mid-Atlantic states are working on a pact aimed at lowering carbon emissions from cars, trucks and other means of transportation. A draft version of the agreement, known as the Transportation and Climate Initiative, was released Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

Multi-state pact could curb transportation carbon emissions

Dec. 17, 2019 6:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Carbon emissions from cars, trucks and other means of transportation would drop while gas prices would jump under a multi-state draft climate proposal released Tuesday. The proposal — known as the Transportation and Climate Initiative — is aimed at reducing pollutants...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a United Auto Workers assemblyman works on a 2018 Ford F-150 truck being assembled at the Ford Rouge assembly plant, in Dearborn, Mich. Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, that it is adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area and investing $1.45 billion to build new pickup trucks, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles. At the Dearborn truck plant $700 million will be invested. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Ford to add 3,000 jobs in the Detroit area, invest $1.45B

Dec. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area and investing $1.45 billion to build new pickup trucks, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles. The company said Tuesday that about $750 million will go the Michigan Assembly Plant in the Detroit suburb of Wayne,...