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Biden hosts Macron amid friction over US climate law

Dec. 01, 2022 00:35 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron are celebrating the longstanding U.S.-French relationship — but these are friends with differences. The French president is using his visit to Washington to sharply criticize aspects of the U.S. president’s signature...

Edmunds: Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. Hyundai Tucson Plug-in

Nov. 30, 2022 06:45 AM EST

Since its debut for the 2021 model year, the Toyota RAV4 Prime has served as a benchmark for what a small SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain can be. It’s efficient, fast and nearly as practical as a regular RAV4. But now SUV shoppers have another choice to consider: the Hyundai Tucson PHEV. It...

Competitors chip away at Tesla's US electric vehicle share

Nov. 29, 2022 14:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — New electric vehicle models from multiple automakers are starting to chip away at Tesla's dominance of the U.S. EV market, according to national vehicle registration data. But numbers collected by S&P Global Mobility show that Tesla still controlled about 65% of...

$40M Tennessee incentive for battery cathode plant approved

Nov. 28, 2022 17:06 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel on Monday approved a $40 million state economic incentive for a company that plans to invest $3.2 billion to develop a cathode materials plant for electric vehicle batteries. The State Funding Board cast the vote to sign off on the...

Hyundai announces new Georgia plant's $1B parts supplier

Nov. 24, 2022 10:59 AM EST

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (AP) — South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced a second large supplier for its new electric car plant on the Georgia coast. Hyundai Mobis plans to invest nearly $1 billion in a new facility in Bryan County that could employ around 1,500 workers, Georgia Gov....

Ford recalls over 634K SUVs due to fuel leaks and fire risk

Nov. 24, 2022 10:18 AM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is recalling over 634,000 SUVs worldwide because a cracked fuel injector can spill fuel or leak vapors onto a hot engine and cause fires. The recall covers Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs from the 2020 through 2023 model years. All have 1.5-liter,...

Researchers: AI in connected cars eased rush hour congestion

Nov. 23, 2022 03:19 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As millions of people travel the interstates this Thanksgiving, many will encounter patches of traffic at a standstill for no apparent reason — no construction or accident. Researchers say the problem is you. Human drivers just don't do a good job of...

LG Chem to build $3.2B battery cathode plant in Tennessee

Nov. 21, 2022 19:20 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials on Monday announced plans to invest $3.2 billion to develop a cathode materials plant for electric vehicle batteries. The manufacturing facility will be built in Clarksville and create more than 850 jobs, according to a memorandum of...

Toyota shows new Prius hybrid with more power, range, style

Nov. 16, 2022 22:52 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The new Toyota gas-electric Prius hybrid not only comes with more power, acceleration and driving range. It’s also more stylish, scrapping the rather stodgy angular body for a sleekly futuristic look. Simon Humphries, senior general manager of Global Toyota design...

Energy Department awards $74M for battery recycling, reuse

Nov. 16, 2022 13:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department on Wednesday awarded nearly $74 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law for 10 projects to advance recycling and reuse of batteries for electric vehicles and other purposes. The funding will go to academic and commercial applicants in...