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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...

Toyota's quarterly profit down on COVID parts crunch

May. 11, 2022 04:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota's profit declined 31% in the January-March quarter from the year before, but the Japanese automaker still wrapped up a year of record earnings. Toyota Motor Corp. reported Wednesday a profit of 533.8 billion yen ($4.1 billion) in the last quarter, down from...

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...

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...

GM to offer electrified Corvette as early as next year

Apr. 25, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

General Motors says it will offer an electrified Chevrolet Corvette as early as next year. President Mark Reuss said in a statement on LinkedIn Monday that the automaker will also sell a fully electric Corvette sometime in the future. An electrified vehicle generally...

California plan aims to triple sale of electric cars by 2026

Apr. 14, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California wants electric vehicle sales to triple in the next four years to 35% of all new car purchases, an aggressive target set as part of the goal to phase out the sale of gas-powered cars by the middle of next decade. The California Air Resources...

Electrified! Green Grand Prix No. 18 at Watkins Glen

Apr. 08, 2022 02:52 AM EDT

Bob Gillespie is a bit on edge as he gets set for another Green Grand Prix. The 18th edition of the unique road rally at Watkins Glen International is Friday, and for the first time drivers will be running the famed Boot section, making one lap a mile and four tricky turns longer...

US electric-vehicle tax credits ending for new Toyota buyers

Apr. 06, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota customers soon won't be able to get U.S. federal tax credits for buying electric or hybrid vehicles. The automaker expects that sometime before the end of June it will reach a 200,000-vehicle cap on the credits, Bob Carter, Toyota's head of North American...

Edmunds picks 5 SUVs to help you save at the pump

Apr. 06, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

As of this writing, the national average fuel price is $4.24 per gallon, according to the American Automobile Association. Up 20% from a month ago, gas prices aren’t likely to taper or deflate unless crude oil supply improves or consumer demand softens. Until that happens, costly fill-ups are...

Washington governor signs $17 billion transportation package

Mar. 25, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A nearly $17 billion, 16-year transportation revenue package that will pay for a variety of projects across the state, including building four new hybrid electric ferries, was signed Friday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Inslee split his signing ceremonies...