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China has more weapons in US tariff war - but do they work?

May. 23, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Looking for ways to hit back at Washington as a tariff fight escalates, President Xi Jinping and his economy czar visited a Chinese factory that processes rare earths - exotic minerals used in electric cars, mobile phones and other technology. Rare earths are "an important strategic...

Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs

May. 22, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals including World War II and the collapse of communism. Now the city's 90,000 people are plunging headlong into another era of change: top employer Volkswagen's total shift into...

Can you own an electric car without a home charger?

May. 15, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

A popular selling point for electric vehicles is the notion that you never have to stop for gas. Your "gas station" is in your garage — simply plug in your vehicle to charge it overnight. But what if you live in an apartment? Or park somewhere without a plug? How practical is it to own an electric vehicle...

Escalation in Trump tariffs looms over US-China trade talks

May. 9, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators met Thursday just hours before the United States was set to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the world's two biggest economies. China has threatened to retaliate if President Donald Trump goes ahead with the tariff...

Musk doubles down on investment as Tesla raises capital goal

May. 3, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is more than doubling the stock he will buy in a new public offering in an apparent bid to earn investors' confidence as he tries to turn around his struggling electric car company. Musk raised his latest investment from $10 million to $25 million on Friday as Tesla...

UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, electric cars

May. 2, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. should eliminate almost all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that advises the British government on climate change recommended Thursday. A report...

Democrat-controlled statehouses endorsing clean energy

Apr. 27, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Soon after taking office, Maine's Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced renovation plans for the governor's mansion. She wanted to add solar panels. The move was seen as a rebuke to her predecessor, Republican Gov. Paul LePage, whose administration put a moratorium on new wind...

Elon Musk and SEC settle dispute over Telsa CEO's tweets

Apr. 26, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elon Musk and U.S. securities regulators have settled their dispute over the Tesla CEO's tweets, with Musk agreeing to having his future communications regarding the electric-car maker pre-approved by a company-employed expert. The Securities and Exchange Commission and Musk reached the...

Tesla posts surprisingly large 1Q loss as sales slump 31%

Apr. 24, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk had prepped Wall Street for a first quarter loss but analysts were still stunned by its size: $702.1 million, among the company's worst quarters in the past two years. The net loss was more than double what analysts had predicted as Tesla's sales slumped 31% for the...

Tesla posts Q1 net loss of more than $700 million as sales of its electric cars slump and demand appears to be waning

Apr. 24, 2019 5:24 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla posts Q1 net loss of more than $700 million as sales of its electric cars slump and demand appears to be waning.