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Trump uses false claim about Chinese auto plants in Mexico to call for UAW president to be fired

Jul. 19, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Donald Trump made a pitch for votes from key swing state autoworkers during his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination, using false claims to call on them to fire their union president. On Thursday night in Milwaukee, Trump said the United Auto...

Germany's chancellor praises lithium deal with Serbia that could reduce Europe's dependency on China

Jul. 19, 2024 11:50 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz praised a tentative deal between Serbia and the European Union signed on Friday that paves the way for the disputed excavation of lithium, a mega project that could reduce Europe's dependency on China but one that has been fiercely criticized...

Green agendas clash in Nevada as company grows rare plant to help it survive effects of a mine

Jul. 18, 2024 14:37 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A botanist gently strokes the pollen of endangered wildflowers with a paintbrush as she tries to reenact nature inside a small greenhouse in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada. It's part of a lithium mining company's grand experiment intended to help keep an...

Ford to start making F-Series Super Duty pickups at plant in Canada to keep up with demand

Jul. 18, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford plans to start making its F-Series Super Duty pickups at a plant in Ontario, Canada beginning in 2026 in order to keep up with customer demand for the vehicle. The automaker said Thursday that it plans to invest about $3 billion to expand Super Duty production....

Money from Washington's landmark climate law will help tribes face rising seas, climate change

Jul. 17, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Tens of millions of dollars raised by a landmark climate law in Washington state will go to Native American tribes that are at risk from climate change and rising sea levels to help them move to higher ground, install solar panels, buy electric vehicles and restore wetlands, Gov....

German leader to visit Serbia seeking lithium for his country's car industry

Jul. 17, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will visit Serbia later this week to discuss a tentative deal with the Balkan country for the controversial excavation of lithium, a critical substance in making batteries for electric vehicles, officials from both states confirmed Wednesday....

China's Communist Party charts technology- and security-focused development for reviving the economy

Jul. 17, 2024 07:28 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — In a year of major elections that will determine the destinies of many countries, China’s ruling Communist Party is holding closed, top-level meetings in Beijing to set strategies for reviving its slowing economy. State media likened the meetings that end Thursday...

California needs a million EV charging stations — but that’s ‘unlikely’ and ‘unrealistic’

Jul. 16, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

California will have to build public charging stations at an unprecedented — and some experts say unrealistic — pace to meet the needs of the 7 million electric cars expected on its roads in less than seven years. The sheer scale of the buildout has alarmed many experts and...

Indonesia's massive metals build-out is felling the forest for batteries

Jul. 15, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

LELILEF SAWAI, Indonesia (AP) — On a steep trek up to his forest farm on the Indonesian island of Halmahera, Librek Loha let out a cry of dismay. “Aduuuuh,” he said, his voice trailing off. “Landslides, again. They happen all the time now.” The mudslide...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to confirm delay in Aug. 8 robotaxi unveil event to make design change

Jul. 15, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday appeared to confirm a report that the company's much-ballyhooed event to unveil a robotaxi will be delayed beyond its scheduled Aug. 8 date. Musk didn't give a new date for the event, but in a posting on X, the social media site he owns,...