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Battery material company to add 290 jobs in Tennessee

Jun. 23, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A company that develops materials for lithium-ion batteries for electric cars and other uses is planning another $160 million investment expected to create 290 more jobs in Tennessee. The state Department of Economic and Community Development...

Deals on most budget bills take shape Minnesota Legislature

Jun. 22, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature moved forward on several major budget bills Tuesday after leaders broke a standoff on environment funding that could have shut down state parks before the Independence Day holiday weekend. The House Ways and Means committee...

Electric vehicle company picks Oklahoma for assembly plant

Jun. 17, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Los Angeles-based electric vehicle company Canoo announced Thursday it has selected Pryor, Oklahoma, for its U.S. manufacturing facility, which is expected to employ 2,000 people. The company plans to build its factory on a 400-acre campus at the...

Spain hopes to jumpstart electric car industry with EU funds

Jun. 16, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Daniel Sánchez is one of the luckier electric car owners in Spain. With a free recharging station less than a kilometer from his home just north of Barcelona, he can keep his Tesla ready to roll. “I cannot imagine stopping at a gas station...

Volvo to boost electric vehicle production in South Carolina

Jun. 16, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Volvo Cars will invest $118 million into its plant in Ridgeville to build Polestar 3 electric vehicles with its affiliate, Polestar Cars, company officials announced Wednesday. The Ridgefield plant now produces the Volvo S60 luxury sedan for U.S....

Startup Lordstown Motors says production still on track

Jun. 15, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Startup electric truck maker Lordstown Motors said Tuesday that it's still on track to begin production this fall despite a management shakeup this week and a warning just days earlier that it may not be in business a year from now. Angela Strand,...

Grants go to electric vehicle chargers in 7 Alabama counties

Jun. 12, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Money from a legal settlement will be used to provide funding to add charging stations for electric vehicles at 18 sites in seven Alabama counties. The governor's office says grants totaling $4.1 million will help fund installing of chargers at...

SCDOT: Road money drops without higher electric car fees

Jun. 12, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The woman in charge of South Carolina roads is warning lawmakers that the growth in electric vehicles will mean a drop in how much the state has to spend on roads unless they make some changes. Electric cars don't pay the gas tax because they don't...

Energy Secretary says US wants 'responsible' lithium mining

Jun. 10, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said the Biden administration wants to see lithium needed for electric cars to be mined “in a responsible way" that respects the environment and Native American tribes. Granholm said during a visit to...

Yellowstone National Park unveils automated electric cars

Jun. 10, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Park officials have launched the first tests of electric vehicles in Yellowstone National Park that are capable of operating without drivers. The park on Wednesday launched a $360,000 public experiment into the potential future of visitor...