Latest Electric vehicles News

Valvoline to sell its global products arm to Saudi's Aramco

Aug. 01, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Aramco announced a $2.65 billion agreement on Monday to acquire Valvoline's global products business, which includes motor oils, transmission fluids, coolants and other automotive maintenance products. Valvoline said the transaction will...

Tennessee awards $5.2M for electric vehicle charging network

Jul. 29, 2022 04:09 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has announced the award of $5.2 million in grants to install direct current fast chargers for electric vehicles along interstates and major highways around the state. The grants will fund 32 chargers...

Senate deal should make it easier to buy electric vehicles

Jul. 29, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The surprise deal by Senate Democrats on a slimmed-down bill to support families, boost infrastructure and fight climate change also is likely to jump-start sales of electric vehicles. The measure agreed to by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and holdout Sen. Joe...

Germany to reduce government incentives to buy electric cars

Jul. 27, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government plans to reduce incentive payments for buyers of electric cars and end subsidies for buying plug-in hybrids at the end of this year. The government had announced shortly after taking office in December that, starting in 2023, it would only...

Volkswagen starts US electric vehicle assembly in Tennessee

Jul. 26, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen began production of its first electric vehicle assembled in the United States at a Tennessee plant Tuesday. In a news release, the German automaker said it plans to ramp up production in Chattanooga of the ID.4 electric compact SUV to 7,000 cars...

Hyundai gets $1.8B in aid to build electric cars in Georgia

Jul. 22, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The state of Georgia and local governments are giving $1.8 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to Hyundai Motor Group in exchange for the automaker building its first U.S. plant dedicated to electric vehicles near Savannah, according to the signed agreement disclosed...

Connecticut adds more electric vehicles to rebate program

Jul. 22, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have begun rolling out a wide-ranging new law aimed at reducing vehicle emissions, including adding 10 more electric vehicles that will now be eligible for the state's rebate program. The legislation, which increases funding for the...

Company plans 6,000+ electric vehicle chargers in Florida

Jul. 21, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A New Zealand-based company announced Thursday it plans to install more than 6,000 electric vehicle chargers in Florida over the coming months, mainly at commercial sites, parking lots and other developments. Invisible Urban Charging, based in Auckland,...

Ford touts ample supply deals to hit electric vehicle goals

Jul. 21, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford says it has contracts to deliver enough batteries to produce electric vehicles at a rate of 600,000 globally per year by late in 2023. The company says Thursday that Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. of China will supply new lithium-iron phosphate batteries...

Baidu unveils latest autonomous electric vehicle: Apollo RT6

Jul. 20, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Baidu, a Chinese search engine and artificial intelligence firm, unveiled its latest electric autonomous driving vehicle on Thursday. The Apollo RT6 will be soon be part of Baidu's robotaxi fleet, as China pushes forward with its autonomous driving ambitions. It...