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Stellantis, Samsung plan Indiana electric car battery plant

May. 24, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A joint venture between Stellantis and Samsung plans to build an electric vehicle battery factory in Indiana that will employ up to 1,400 workers and become the company’s second such factory in North America. The venture announced Tuesday plans to spend more...

Electric battery maker, coal union announce WVa labor pact

May. 24, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The energy startup SPARKZ said Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the nation's largest coal miners' union on a labor-management agreement for its planned electric battery factory in West Virginia. The company and the United Mine...

Hyundai recalls 239,000 cars for exploding seat belt parts

May. 24, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hyundai is recalling 239,000 cars in the U.S. because the seat belt pretensioners can explode and injure vehicle occupants. Three injuries have been reported, two in the U.S. and one in Singapore. In a letter to the Korean automaker, government regulators said...

Stellantis making Indiana announcement; may be battery plant

May. 23, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Automaker Stellantis has scheduled an announcement for Tuesday in Kokomo, Indiana, for what could be the company's second North American electric vehicle battery factory. The company said it will give an update on the future of its Kokomo operations at an Indiana...

A new Oregon mining boom could be a bust for sage grouse

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

McDermitt, Ore. (AP) — Katie Fite crouched behind some waist-high sagebrush, and her dog Bell nestled in the plant’s cozy cavity to shield from howling winds. It was the first Saturday in April, peak mating season for sage grouse on a remote stretch of the Oregon-Nevada border....

New factory in Moses Lake to bring hundreds of new jobs

May. 04, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A battery materials company has purchased a 600,000-square foot facility in Moses Lake, Washington, to be used to manufacture lithium-ion anode battery materials for the automotive and cell phone industries. Sila, based in Alameda, California, said...

Iran gets opportunity to sell auto parts to Russian carmaker

May. 03, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A member of Iran’s syndicate of car parts manufacturers says Iranian producers have an opportunity to export their wares to a Russian carmaker, state media reported. The late Monday report quoted Hossein Bahrainian as saying “a prominent Russian car maker”...

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...

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...

Biden order to boost mining may not have quick payoff

Apr. 30, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is turning to a Cold War-era law to boost production of lithium and other minerals used to power electric vehicles, but experts say the move by itself is unlikely to ensure the robust domestic mining Biden seeks as he promotes cleaner energy sources. ...