Latest Electric vehicles News

Georgia judge nixes tax break for electric truck firm Rivian

Sep. 30, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge rejected an agreement that would have provided a huge property tax break to Rivian Automotive, clouding the upstart electric truck maker's plans to build a plant east of Atlanta. Morgan County Superior Court Judge Brenda Trammell rejected what is...

Lordstown Motors starts making electric trucks at Ohio plant

Sep. 29, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Commercial electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors says it has slowly started production of its first model, the Endurance pickup. The struggling company says it has built two pickups, with a third to be finished shortly. It plans to ramp up production...

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...

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...

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...

Money approved for states to build car-charging network

Sep. 14, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it has approved ambitious plans by 34 states and Puerto Rico to create a national electric vehicle charging network as the U.S. begins in earnest its transition away from gas-powered transportation. The plans’ approval...

Tennessee Park of the Year is Nashville's Radnor Lake

Sep. 14, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's Radnor Lake State Park has been named Park of the Year by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. In the past year the park hosted a Junior Ranger Intern Program with 51 youth participants, according to a news release Tuesday....