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Maryland bill would usher in zero-emission transit buses

Mar. 3, 2020 5:34 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland could begin replacing old diesel and hybrid state-operated transit buses with electric and zero-emission ones no earlier than July 2022 if a bill passes the General Assembly, jolting Maryland’s fleet into the future. Gov. Larry Hogan, R, set a goal for...

In this undated photo provided by Dana Incorporated, Jim Kamsickas, Chairman and CEO of Dana Incorporated poses for a photo. Kamsickas spoke with The Associated Press about when electric vehicles will transport us all, how he’s managing the change, the impact of the coronavirus, and the controversy over government fuel economy standards. (Bruce Works/Photo Works, Inc. via AP)

Insider Q&A: Dana Inc. CEO on electric vehicles, coronavirus

Mar. 1, 2020 1:01 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — At auto parts maker Dana Inc., CEO Jim Kamsickas is like everyone else in the business, trying to manage competing needs for spending on electric vehicles of the future while keeping business associated with the internal combustion engine. So far the Toledo, Ohio-based company has taken...

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, traffic sits queued up on Uhuru Highway leading to downtown Nairobi, Kenya. In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa new wheels often mean a used car from Japan or Europe which are affordable to the growing middle class, but environmental activists and others complain that the second-hand vehicles, unable to meet stringent pollution tests elsewhere, are simply being dumped in the world's poorest continent. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)

Used cars keep Africans moving, but dumping concerns remain

Mar. 1, 2020 7:13 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Salesmen whistle at potential buyers of scores of vehicles shining in the afternoon sun. One truck might bring over $20,000 but it's far from the “brand new” ride the salesman touts it to be while attempting to start the engine. The truck is one of tens of thousands of...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 file photo Ola Kaellenius, CEO of the car manufacturer Mercedes, stands next to a 'Vision EQS' car at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, issues fourth-quarter and full year earnings and provides business update at news conference. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

Daimler profits slump as auto industry comes under pressure

Feb. 11, 2020 7:38 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, saw profit slump in 2019 and turned in a loss for the fourth quarter, underlining the pressures on the auto industry from economic headwinds and the need to invest in electric cars to meet tougher European Union limits on greenhouse gases...

Massachusetts Senate approves "net-zero" environmental bills

Jan. 30, 2020 9:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate approved a series of bills Thursday that supporters say will help dramatically reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions over the next few decades. The package of bills envisions transitioning cars, trucks and buses to carbon-free electric power, jump-starting...