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Activists cheer for "Greta!", urge climate action in Madrid

Dec. 6, 2019 4:32 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Activists of all ages and from all corners of the planet demanded concrete action Friday against climate change from leaders and negotiators at a global summit in Madrid. The march was led by dozens of representatives of Latin America's indigenous peoples — a mark of deference after...

Ford recalls big pickups; tailgates can open unexpectedly

Dec. 6, 2019 12:15 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 262,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada because the tailgates can open unexpectedly. The recall covers F-250, F-350 and F-450 trucks from the 2017 through 2019 model years. All the trucks have electric tailgate latch release switches in the...

Local union leaders send Fiat Chrysler contract to members

Dec. 4, 2019 5:41 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Union leaders from Fiat Chrysler factories are sending a new four-year contract to a membership vote. The 47,000 members of the United Auto Workers union at the company will vote on the deal starting Friday. Local leaders assembled on Wednesday in Detroit to go over the pact, which...

California cuts electric-car rebates, drops luxury models

Dec. 4, 2019 4:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's rebate program to entice more drivers to purchase electric vehicles has gotten less generous, especially for residents looking to buy luxury models. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that effective Tuesday, regulators have stopped offering rebates for buyers of...

NYC to replace some delivery trucks with cargo bikes

Dec. 4, 2019 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is aiming to cut traffic congestion and pollution by replacing some delivery trucks with electric-powered cargo bikes. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a six-month pilot program Wednesday to bring about 100 pedal-assisted cargo bikes to the city's most crowded Manhattan streets....

Lucid Motors auto plant expected to create 4K Arizona jobs

Dec. 3, 2019 4:31 PM EST

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has welcomed a new electric auto plant expected to create more than 4,000 jobs in Casa Grande over the next decade, officials said. Ducey, local politicians and state economic development officials attended the Lucid Motors groundbreaking...

Minnesota utility is investing in electric vehicle charging

Dec. 1, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A municipal power utility recently announced one of the largest ever investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Greater Minnesota. The nonprofit Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) plans to install 17 DC (direct current) fast chargers and 68 Level 2 chargers...

Minnesota reducing gas emissions with Volkswagen settlement

Nov. 30, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — How big of a cut to greenhouse gas emissions can $47 million buy? It might be less than you think. State regulators recently announced plans to spend a chunk of cash from a national legal settlement with Volkswagen on a host of projects to make more of the transportation sector run on...

Nissan invests in production to prepare for electric age

Nov. 28, 2019 2:47 AM EST

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan is investing 33 billion yen ($303 million) in its flagship auto plant in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture in a first rollout of a production system geared toward electric vehicles. Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President Hideyuki Sakamoto said Thursday that manufacturing...

Environmental group upset funds spent on diesel vehicles

Nov. 27, 2019 4:09 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An environmental organization is raising concerns about how Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration plans to spend $6 million from a legal settlement with Volkswagen. Lori Brown, executive director of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, questioned Wednesday why...