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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...

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...

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...

Electric vehicles get spotlight at Los Angeles Auto Show

Nov. 17, 2021 20:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Battery-powered vehicles will get top billing at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens this week after a year's hiatus due to the novel coronavirus. Subaru, which has seen strong sales growth in the U.S. during the past decade, will unveil its first...

Biden pushes electric vehicle chargers as energy costs spike

Nov. 17, 2021 17:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden punched the accelerator on a battery-powered Hummer on Wednesday, causing the wheels to squeal and the truck to jet forward as he tried in his own way to drive the country toward an electric vehicle future. The engine was quiet as the...

Musk sells more shares than he needs to pay current tax bill

Nov. 17, 2021 16:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Elon Musk is selling more Tesla shares than he needs to pay current tax obligations, and experts say he's either converting part of his fortune from stock to cash, or he's saving for bigger tax bills that will come due next year. As of early Wednesday,...

New Mexico governor thanks oil and gas, cheers hydrogen plan

Nov. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor is seeking legislation to help jump-start hydrogen production from natural gas in her state, a process that generates harmful greenhouse gases but could one day be harnessed to provide environmental benefits. Gov....

Electric vehicle maker to move headquarters to Arkansas

Nov. 16, 2021 08:10 AM EST

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The electric vehicle company Canoo has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to northwest Arkansas and create more than 500 new jobs. The company said Monday that its headquarters will move from California to Bentonville — which is also...