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Germany faces 'gigantic' task meeting energy, climate goals

Jan. 11, 2022 08:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's new climate minister said Tuesday that the country faces a “gigantic” task if it wants to achieve its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring sufficient energy for its energy-hungry industry. Robert Habeck, a member of the...

As spending bill stalls, Biden climate goals remain elusive

Jan. 08, 2022 13:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden faces a steep path to achieve his ambitious goal of slashing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, amid legislative gridlock that has stalled a $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives. Biden’s Build...

New GM electric truck faces competition and skeptical buyers

Jan. 05, 2022 14:57 PM EST

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The competition among U.S. automakers for a still-small pool of consumers seeking electric vehicles is quickly intensifying. General Motors, normally the top-selling U.S. automaker, officially unveiled the Chevrolet Silverado EV Wednesday with a...

Chrysler aims to be all electric by 2028

Jan. 05, 2022 09:36 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Chrysler plans go all electric by 2028, the latest automaker to announce a shift away from gasoline-powered engines under rising pressure to act on climate change. The company said Wednesday that it will launch its first electric vehicle by 2025. Chrysler announced...

Tesla Model 3 recall over rear camera connection

Dec. 30, 2021 10:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla is recalling certain Model 3s because a coaxial cable for its backup camera can become worn and fail to transmit images to the dashboard console. All Model 3s from model years 2017 to 2020 are included in the recall, with as many as 356,309 cars affected,...

New Mexico utility adds electric vehicles to fleet

Dec. 29, 2021 12:52 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric provider received a few more electric vehicles this week and reiterated its commitment Wednesday to building its fleet over the coming years. Public Service Co. of New Mexico announced that it now has 38 electric vehicles...

Rivian praises Georgia's education system, resources, talent

Dec. 16, 2021 18:30 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Rivian Automotive was attracted to Georgia's education system, resources and talent when choosing a site for its $5 billion battery and assembly plant, a company official said Thursday as the project was officially announced. The Irvine, California-based electric...

Sources: Rivian to build $5B electric truck plant in Georgia

Dec. 15, 2021 14:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive will announce Thursday that it's building a $5 billion battery and assembly plant east of Atlanta that's projected to employ 7,500 workers, sources briefed on the decision told The Associated Press. Rivian, based in Irvine,...

Harris unveils plan for electric vehicle charging network

Dec. 13, 2021 18:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration released an ambitious federal strategy Monday to build 500,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the country and bring down the cost of electric cars with the goal of transforming the U.S. auto industry. "The future of...

Inslee unveils climate proposals ahead of budget plan

Dec. 13, 2021 16:51 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced several climate related proposals for the next legislative session, including a plan to offer rebates for new and used electric vehicles, on top of the sales tax exemption that currently exists for such vehicles in the state. ...