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Hawaii to convert light-duty vehicles to electric by 2035

May. 10, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii must convert all state-owned light-duty vehicles to fully electric by 2035 under newly passed legislation, state lawmakers said. Democratic state Rep. Nicole Lowen authored the bill, saying it was one of her legislative priorities this year,...

California agency approves warehouse rule for air quality

May. 07, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California air quality regulators on Friday approved a rule that would curb diesel emissions from thousands of trucks that ferry goods from the growing number of massive warehouses in the region run by Amazon and other companies. Areas...

Ruling lets Minnesota move forward with 'clean car' rules

May. 07, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators got a green light Friday to adopt new “clean car” rules without getting approval from the Legislature. A ruling from an administrative law judge allows the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to move forward with its plan...

Baby dies after father killed in barrage of police gunfire

May. 04, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A baby boy taken by his father from the scene of a double homicide in Louisiana died at a hospital on Tuesday, hours after the man was killed by Mississippi law enforcement officers who fired a barrage of bullets at the car, authorities said. The...

Suspect in Louisiana killings dies after Mississippi chase

May. 03, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A man wanted in two killings in Louisiana died during a shootout with police Monday in Mississippi after officers from multiple law enforcement agencies chased his car in the two states. Biloxi Police Chief John Miller told the Sun Herald that...

Carper urges tough US rules barring gas-powered cars by 2035

Apr. 30, 2021 06:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Senate Democrat is urging U.S. anti-pollution standards that would follow a deal brokered by California with five automakers and then set targets to end sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, a goal that reaches farther than President Joe Biden’s climate...

Judge won't release videos of deputies shooting Black man

Apr. 28, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A judge refused Wednesday to release body camera video showing North Carolina deputies shooting and killing a Black man, ruling that making the video public at this stage could jeopardize the investigation into Andrew Brown Jr.'s death. ...

Auto group backs guidelines for partially automated vehicles

Apr. 27, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The trade association representing most major automakers is offering guidelines for manufacturers to advertise partially automated driving systems and to make sure drivers are paying attention while using them. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation says...

Tesla posts $438M 1Q profit on strong electric vehicle sales

Apr. 26, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Charged up by strong sales of its electric cars and SUVs, Tesla on Monday posted its seventh-straight profitable quarter. The company made $438 million in the three-month period that ended March 31, as sales more than doubled the same period last year to...

Electric vehicle sales enjoy boost in areas of Minnesota

Apr. 26, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Joe Sullivan drives a Tesla Model 3 and is one of the growing number of Mankato residents who has an electric vehicle. Sullivan, a member of the the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, said he bought his EV two years ago because it’s practical...