Latest Electric vehicles News

Mercedes rolls out luxury electric car in duel with Tesla

Apr. 15, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG on Thursday unveiled a battery-powered counterpart to its top Mercedes-Benz luxury sedan as German carmakers ramp up their challenge to electric upstart Tesla. The EQS is the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be built on a framework...

EU lacking sufficient electric cars charging infrastructure

Apr. 13, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In line with its ambition to make Europe a greener place, the European Union wants to drastically reduce gas emission from transport by 2050 and promote electric cars. But according to a report from the bloc's external auditor, it is lacking the appropriate charging...

GM's Cruise to operate all-electric driverless cars in Dubai

Apr. 12, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dubai said Monday that U.S. self-driving car company Cruise will become the first to operate autonomous taxis and ride-hailing services in the United Arab Emirates city of more than three million people. It is the first venture outside of the U.S. for...

Biden sees `win' for US in electric vehicle battery deal

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it “a win for American workers and the...

AP source: Electric vehicle battery firms settle trade spat

Apr. 10, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one of them to move ahead with plans to make batteries in Georgia, a person briefed on the matter says. LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation...

Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it. They argue that now is the time to...

Legislation would double electric vehicle registration fees

Apr. 07, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho House committee on Tuesday introduced legislation that would more than double what it costs to register electric vehicles. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 4-3 along party lines with no Democratic support to clear the way for a...

Electric van production planned at former Hummer site

Apr. 03, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana factory that once produced Hummers will be churning out electric vehicles later this year. Electric Last Mile Solutions plans to make light-duty delivery vehicles in Mishawaka in the third quarter, the South Bend Tribune reported. ...

Edmunds puts Tesla's range to the test

Mar. 31, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

Edmunds’ test team recently published the results of its real-world range testing for electric vehicles. Notably, every Tesla the team tested in 2020 came up short of matching the EPA’s range estimate. Almost all other EVs Edmunds tested met or exceeded those estimates. ...

Auto dealers sue Illinois, EV makers over direct sales

Mar. 26, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Automobile Dealers Association has filed a lawsuit against the state and electric truck startup Rivian for selling vehicles directly to consumers. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court also names Lucid Motors, an electric...