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Spain hopes to jumpstart electric car industry with EU funds

Jun. 16, 2021 05:38 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Daniel Sánchez is one of the luckier electric car owners in Spain. With a free recharging station less than a kilometer from his home just north of Barcelona, he can keep his Tesla ready to roll. “I cannot imagine stopping at a gas station...

Battery recycling firm to expand operations in Nevada

Jun. 15, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A battery recycling company founded by a former executive at Tesla Inc. broke ground on 100 acres (40 hectares) of land at an industrial park near Reno as part of its expansion plan. Redwood Materials, which was founded in Nevada in 2017, is expecting...

US industrial production up 0.8% in May, factory output 0.9%

Jun. 15, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surging output of cars, trucks and auto parts pulled U.S. factory production up 0.9% in May. Adding utilities and mines, overall U.S. industrial production climbed 0.8% in May from April, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday. Auto...

GM, Wabtec to develop hydrogen powered locomotives

Jun. 15, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has signed a deal to develop railroad locomotives powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and battery system. Under a nonbinding agreement with locomotive maker Wabtec Corp., GM batteries and hydrogen technology will be used in locomotives to help...

GM exec: Company to announce more battery plants this week

Jun. 14, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The president of General Motors says his company plans to announce more U.S. battery factories later this week. Mark Reuss gave no details of where the factories would be located or exactly what they would manufacture. He spoke in a weekend interview with...

GM to recall some 2021 cars for faulty air bag warning light

Jun. 11, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency approved a request by General Motors to recall four 2021 vehicle makes due to a malfunctioning air bag warning light. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that the cars in question...

Kentucky plant unveils expansion tied to electric vehicles

May. 27, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

A global auto parts supplier on Thursday announced a $51 million project adding 250 jobs at a rural Kentucky plant in an expansion tied to auto industry plans to ramp up electric vehicle production. The stepped up output at the Firestone Industrial Products plant in...

Ford: Electric vehicles to be 40% of global sales by 2030

May. 26, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford expects 40% of its global sales to be battery-electric vehicles by 2030 as it adds billions to what it's spending to develop them. The automaker said in a presentation for investors Wednesday that it will add about $8 billion to its EV development...

GM now says it will support union at new battery factories

May. 25, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors now says it will support efforts by the United Auto Workers union to organize employees at two U.S. electric vehicle battery factories that it's building in Ohio and Tennessee with a joint-venture partner. The company's statement Tuesday...

Ford CEO: Electric vehicle demand will transform industry

May. 21, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A new electric version of Ford's immensely popular F-150 pickup truck might just be the catalyst that hastens America's transition from gasoline to battery-powered vehicles. Jim Farley, the company's new CEO, calls the introduction of an electric...