Latest Electric vehicles News

Activists build treehouses to protest Tesla's plans to expand its plant near Berlin

Mar. 01, 2024 07:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Environmental activists are staging a protest in a forest near Berlin against plans to expand the grounds of electric carmaker Tesla's first plant in Europe and are vowing to stay in place for weeks. Between 80 and 100 activists have been camping in the forest since...

Biden orders US investigation of national security risks posed by Chinese-made 'smart cars'

Feb. 29, 2024 14:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing potential national security risks, the Biden administration says it will investigate Chinese-made “smart cars” that can gather sensitive information about Americans driving them. The probe could lead to new regulations aimed at preventing China from...

Ford electric vehicle owners can now charge on Tesla's network, but they'll need an adapter first

Feb. 29, 2024 08:16 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Owners of Ford electric vehicles can now use much of Tesla's charging network in the U.S. and Canada, but there's a hitch. They'll need to get an adapter that Ford will provide for free, although the company won't start shipping those until the end of March. ...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Feb. 29, 2024 07:12 AM EST

Charleston Gazette Mail. February 21, 2024. Editorial: Making auditor beholden to politicians a bad idea A bill that would make West Virginia’s legislative auditor beholden to political leaders is one of the worst ideas the Legislature has come up with while under...

Long-stalled Geneva motor show revs again as Renault, MG, BYD electrics roll onto its smaller stage

Feb. 27, 2024 00:02 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The century-old Geneva motor show is back in action for the first time in five years, and organizers are desperately trying to rev up its fortunes. The show skidded off track in 2020 — canceled at the last minute because of the coronavirus outbreak — and had been...

Tired of diesel fumes, these moms are pushing for electric school buses

Feb. 26, 2024 12:45 PM EST

Areli Sanchez’s daughter, Aida, used to be one of 20 million American kids who ride a diesel bus to school each day. Aida has asthma. When she was little, she complained about the smell and cloud of fumes on her twice-daily trip. “When she would come home from...

Off to Michigan, Haley is staying in the race despite Trump's easy primary win in South Carolina

Feb. 25, 2024 20:15 PM EST

TROY, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley says it's not “the end of our story” despite Donald Trump's easy primary victory in South Carolina, her home state where the onetime governor had long suggested her competitiveness with the former president would show. ...

Electric school buses finally make headway, but hurdles still stand

Feb. 25, 2024 11:05 AM EST

The first electric school buses in the United States began running a decade ago in three school districts in California, providing a ride that was much less noisy, smelly and dirty than the diesel buses kids and parents were used to. Yet despite the availability of the technology...

Taiwan giant chipmaker TSMC opens first plant in Japan as part of key global expansion

Feb. 24, 2024 03:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. opened Saturday in an official ceremony its first semiconductor plant in Japan as part of its ongoing global expansion. “We are deeply grateful for the seamless support provided by you at every step,” TSMC Chairman...

DOE announces conditional $544 million loan for silicon carbide wafer production at Michigan plant

Feb. 22, 2024 17:08 PM EST

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy announced a conditional $544 million loan Thursday that would allow a Michigan semiconductor manufacturing plant to expand to make parts that can bring faster charging times for electric vehicles. The conditional loan for SK...