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China's auto sales fall 5.8% in October

Nov. 11, 2019 5:53 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales fell 5.8% from a year earlier in October as demand for electric cars plunged, an industry group reported Monday, extending a painful squeeze in the global industry's biggest market. The Chinese auto market is on track to contract for second year, dragged down by weak...

German government extends incentives for electric car buyers

Nov. 4, 2019 6:42 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is supercharging subsidies for electric cars on the day the country's biggest automaker began production of a new all-electric vehicle. Chancellor Angela Merkel's office said officials and industry representatives agreed late Monday to increase by half the existing...

Merkel: 1 million car charging points in Germany by 2030

Nov. 3, 2019 9:57 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she wants to drastically increase the number of charging stations for electric cars in Germany to give consumers more confidence to switch over to electric from internal combustion engines. Speaking in her weekly video podcast, Merkel said she wants...

Automakers side with Trump in legal fight with California

Oct. 29, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and 10 smaller automakers are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards. The companies said Monday they will intervene in a lawsuit filed...

Hamilton and drivers say F1 should be more eco-friendly

Oct. 25, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Formula One is a global series with a large carbon footprint. Teams, drivers and fans fly to 21 races around the world, hauling tons of equipment. The cars use up and discard hundreds of tires during the season. And despite using hybrid engines, the series this year increased the...

Schumer proposes $462 billion car swap - gas for electric

Oct. 24, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is moving Democrats' climate talk to where the rubber meets the road, proposing a $462 billion trade-in program to get millions of Americans out of climate-damaging gas vehicles and into electric or hybrid cars over the next decade. Schumer's rebate...

Eager to leave scandal, Nissan shows off smooth-driving tech

Oct. 23, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — An electric car with smooth four-wheel drive and a virtual friend for the coming age of automated driving are among the technology in development from Nissan. The Japanese automaker, eager to leave behind the scandal over its former star executive Carlos Ghosn, recently invited...

China tempers hopes about US tariff truce

Oct. 15, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A truce in a U.S.-Chinese tariff war and Beijing's promises to open more of its state-dominated economy are raising investor hopes. But Beijing is trying to temper expectations, while companies express frustration over the halting pace of market-opening. The China Daily, an English-language...

UK vacuum maker Dyson scraps electric car project

Oct. 10, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dyson, the British company best known for groundbreaking vacuum cleaners, is scrapping its electric car project because it doesn't make business sense. Billionaire founder James Dyson said in an email to employees Thursday that the project was shut down because the company "simply can no...

Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

Oct. 9, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. The batteries power cellphones, laptops, electric cars and countless other devices of modern life, and could become...