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States get final OK to build highway EV charging network

Sep. 27, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attention, potential car buyers: New electric vehicle charging stations are on their way to highway locations near you. All 50 states received final approval Tuesday to begin construction on a first nationwide network of EV charging stations that places one...

Ceremony and controversy await Harris during visit to Asia

Sep. 25, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attending funerals on behalf of the United States is normally a straightforward assignment for a vice president, but Kamala Harris will confront controversy at nearly every turn as she visits Asia for the memorial honoring former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ...

GM spending $760M to convert Toledo factory to make EV parts

Sep. 23, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — General Motors says it will spend $760 million to renovate its transmission factory in Toledo, Ohio, so it can build drive lines for electric vehicles. It's the first GM engine or transmission plant to begin the long transition from internal combustion engines...

Building construction starts at Ford site in Tennessee

Sep. 23, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Building construction has begun at the future site of a factory where Ford and a South Korean company have joined forces to build electric trucks and batteries in rural west Tennessee, officials said Friday. Ford Motor Co. said it has broken ground on the...

US Sen. Warnock: Electric car tax credit needs 'flexibility'

Sep. 23, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock urged the U.S. Treasury secretary Friday to use “maximum flexibility” in implementing a revised tax credit for Americans buying electric vehicles, a perk that Hyundai stands to lose as the automaker invests billions of dollars to open its first...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Sep. 22, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. September 17, 2022. Editorial: Is DHS too big to succeed? Legislators should commission a report on restructuring the sprawling state agency. Minnesota’s Department of Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead will find...

Edmunds: The pros and cons of vehicle touchscreens

Sep. 21, 2022 06:24 AM EDT

There’s no denying the impact that smartphones and tablets have had on modern vehicles. Look into just about any new car and you’ll find a touchscreen and maybe even a bank of capacitive touch buttons that seek to approximate the function of mechanical buttons. The appeal is obvious: A cabin...

Hertz to order up to 175K GM electric vehicles over 5 years

Sep. 20, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

Hertz plans to order up to 175,000 electric vehicles from General Motors over the next five years. The agreement announced Tuesday includes electric vehicle deliveries through 2027 and will include SUVs, pickups and luxury automobiles from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and...

Minnesota governor rolls out plan to fight climate change

Sep. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz on Friday rolled out a framework for fighting climate change that shows his proposed direction on the environment if he wins a second term, a sweeping plan that would slash carbon emissions and speed the switchover to electric vehicles. ...

GM plans $491M Indiana plant upgrade to help support EVs

Sep. 15, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Thursday it will spend $491 million to expand and upgrade an Indiana metal stamping plant for production of steel and aluminum stamped parts for “future vehicles," including electric vehicles. The automaker said it would install two new press...