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New Zealand to help pay for cleaner cars to reduce emissions

May. 15, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government said Monday it will help pay for lower-income families to scrap their old gas guzzlers and replace them with cleaner hybrid or electric cars as part of a sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The government said it...

Nissan mulling third auto plant in the US to meet EV demand

May. 13, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan is considering adding a new auto plant in the U.S. to keep up with growing demand for electric vehicles, a top executive at the Japanese automaker said Friday. “It may not be a surprise that we go for a third plant,” Chief Operating Officer Ashwani...

Sources: Hyundai to announce $7B, 8,500-job electric vehicle plant in Georgia during Joe Biden visit to South Korea

May. 12, 2022 16:59 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Sources: Hyundai to announce $7B, 8,500-job electric vehicle plant in Georgia during Joe Biden visit to South Korea.

United Rental orders more than 500 EVs from Ford

May. 10, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The world’s largest equipment rental company will buy 500 Ford F-150 Lightning electric trucks and 30 of the automaker's E-Transit electric vans. United Rental expects 120 of the trucks and all 30 of the vans to be delivered and deployed this year as part of its...

New Mexico regulators adopt clean car rule

May. 06, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have adopted more stringent motor vehicle emissions standards as part of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s push against climate change. The rule was adopted Thursday by the state Environmental Improvement Board following a joint public...

Georgia sets $1.5B in aid for electric vehicle maker Rivian

May. 02, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Georgia and local governments will give Rivian Automotive $1.5 billion of incentives to build a 7,500-job, $5 billion electric vehicle plant east of Atlanta, according to documents the company and state signed Monday. Georgia Economic Development...

Energy chief Granholm touts $3B plan to boost EV batteries

May. 02, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Continuing its push to dramatically boost sales of electric vehicles, the Biden administration on Monday announced $3.1 billion in funding to U.S. companies that make and recycle lithium-ion batteries. The investments from last year's $1 trillion infrastructure...

Bill imposes road maintenance fee on EV and hybrid owners

May. 02, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana owners of electric or hybrid vehicles would be charged an annual state road usage fee under legislation that cleared the House Transportation Committee on Monday. The Advertiser reports that the bill's supporters argued that the bill is needed...

Stellantis pours billions more into Canada, electric

May. 02, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Automaker Stellantis said Monday it will invest $3.6 billion Canadian dollars ($2.8 billion) to upgrade two Canadian assembly plants and expand a research center as it accelerates its long-term electrification strategy. Combined with its March announcement of a...

Musk sells $4B in Tesla shares, presumably for Twitter deal

Apr. 28, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Elon Musk has sold 4.4 million shares of Tesla stock worth roughly $4 billion, most likely to help fund his purchase of Twitter. Musk reported the sale in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. The shares were sold over the past few days,...