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FILE - This Wednesday, March 18, 2020, file photo, shows a Tesla charging station for automobiles in Port Huron, Mich. Tesla's sales of its increasingly popular electric cars got off to a fast start in the year, even though the company had to slam the brakes along with other major automakers in March 2020 because of worldwide efforts to contain the worst pandemic in a century. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Tesla's 1Q car sales surged before pandemic shut things down

Apr. 2, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Tesla's sales of its increasingly popular electric cars got off to fast start this year, even though the company had to slam the brakes along with other major automakers last month because of worldwide efforts to contain the worst pandemic in a century. The Palo Alto, California,...

Toyota, China's BYD announced electric car venture

Apr. 2, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Toyota Motor Co. and Chinese electric automaker BYD Co. announced a partnership Thursday to develop battery-powered vehicles, adding to a flurry of industry tie-ups to share soaring development costs. Automakers are spending billions of dollars to create low-cost models that appeal to...

FILE - This Dec. 12, 2018, file photo shows traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. The Trump administration is rolling back tough Obama-era mileage standards and gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts to slow climate change. The administration released its relaxed mileage rules Tuesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push

Mar. 31, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's rollback of mileage standards Tuesday marks a win for Americans who like their SUVs and pickup trucks, but the government's own estimates show big costs, too — more Americans dying from air pollution, more climate-damaging tailpipe exhaust and more...

Tesla factory could be shut under California health order

Mar. 18, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The Tesla factory that employs thousands of people could be forced to close after Alameda County on Tuesday night declared it a “nonessential business" under the county's shelter-in-place order. Seven Bay Area counties have ordered nearly 7 million residents to shelter in...

A worker completes an electric car ID.3 body at the assembly line during a press tour at the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, eastern Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Volkswagen are completely converting the plant in Zwickau from 100 percent combustion engine to 100 percent electric. Around 100,000 electric models are to be produced in Zwickau as early as next year. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Volkswagen to close Europe plants for two weeks

Mar. 17, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said Tuesday it would close most of its European plants for two weeks due to uncertainty about demand for cars and supplies of parts amid the virus outbreak and said it wasn't possible to give a reliable outlook for this year's profits. The company said, however, that...

Ethanol and electric vehicle advocates merging on fuel plan

Mar. 14, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After years of fighting their own policy battles, ethanol and electric vehicle advocates are tentatively banding together against a shared enemy: fossil fuels. More than two dozen organizations have been meeting for nearly two years in Minnesota to work on a...

Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton of Britain arrives during the first day of the pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Mercedes bids for green as Hamilton eyes Schumacher records

Mar. 9, 2020 1:18 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Although synonymous with winning in Formula One, Mercedes has wider concerns than Lewis Hamilton’s chances of matching and breaking records. Among them the future of the planet. Hamilton and his Mercedes team have taken steps to reduce their impact on the environment. ...

FILE - This June 1, 2019, file photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity, shows the rare desert wildflower Tiehm's buckwheat in the Silver Peak Range about 120 miles southeast of Reno, Nev. An Australian mining company says its pursuit of a huge lithium deposit in Nevada is critical to accelerating the manufacture of electric vehicles and reducing greenhouse gases. Opponents argue the mine can't be built without causing the extinction of the only native population of the rare desert wildflower known to exist in the world. (Patrick Donnelly/Center for Biological Diversity via AP, File)

Who's greener? Mine fight pits electric cars against flower

Mar. 7, 2020 12:27 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The rare Tiehm's buckwheat stands less than a foot tall (30 centimeters) in Nevada's rocky high desert, its thin, leafless stems adorned with tiny yellow flowers in spring. To the Australian company that wants to mine lithium beneath the federal land where it grows, the perennial herb is...

PUC approves $500K for electric vehicle charging incentives

Feb. 26, 2020 1:00 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission has approved a pair of pilot projects that would provide $500,000 in incentives toward 120 electric vehicle charging stations across the state. Commission Chairman Philip Bartlett tells the Bangor Daily News that there were four bidders. The...

Utah leaders back bill increasing electric charging stations

Feb. 25, 2020 9:54 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Residents in Utah could see an increase in charging stations for electric cars after state leaders have announced their support backing the idea. A bill introduced Monday would encourage up to $50 million of investment by utility company Rocky Mountain Power in more charging stations...