Electric Vehicles

Geneva show has electrics, sports cars and a VW dune buggy

GENEVA (AP) — Carmakers at the Geneva International Motor Show are unveiling new electric vehicles they hope will transform the industry as well as the high-end sports cars that are a fixture at the show. Volvo Car Group’s Polestar is showing off a battery-powered compact car while Volkswagen is touting the whimsical ID. Buggy electric, … Continue reading Geneva show has electrics, sports cars and a VW dune buggy

PORTLAND, Maine | Maine governor adds boost to major power line project

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Janet Mills is throwing her support behind a 145-mile transmission line across western Maine to supply Canadian hydropower to electricity consumers in Massachusetts, citing economic and environmental benefits under a sweetened proposal by Central Maine Power. The $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect will reduce reliance on fossil fuels, … Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine | Maine governor adds boost to major power line project

The ROY Luxury Apartments in LA will Include On-Demand Electric Vehicles from Envoy Technologies as an Onsite Amenity

LOS ANGELES/ DECEMBER 14, 2018 (STL.News) The ROY Luxury Apartment Homes in West LA has added the latest cutting-edge amenity: onsite electric vehicles (EVs) exclusively for residents use. The REMM Group announced today that residents at the new building will have access to Tesla Model X and Nissan Leaf electric vehicles through the Envoy There … Continue reading The ROY Luxury Apartments in LA will Include On-Demand Electric Vehicles from Envoy Technologies as an Onsite Amenity

WASHINGTON | GM battle government to retain tax credit for electric cars

WASHINGTON — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation’s largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Preserving the $7,500 tax incentive for buyers is crucial for GM as the company … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GM battle government to retain tax credit for electric cars

DETROIT | GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit’s rebound

DETROIT — General Motors’ planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for “putting America on wheels,” but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit’s comeback since its 2014 bankruptcy exit. Experts say a more tech-driven and medical industry economy is moving … Continue reading DETROIT | GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit’s rebound

DETROIT | AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims an auto boom that isn’t

DETROIT — President Donald Trump is calling attention to an auto industry boom that doesn’t exist. In a tweet Thursday slamming General Motors for plans to lay off workers, Trump wrote that auto companies “are pouring into the U.S.” and GM is “very counter” to the rest of the industry. He also wrote that BMW … Continue reading DETROIT | AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims an auto boom that isn’t

DETROIT | GM slashes thousands of jobs in tech shift

DETROIT— Even though unemployment is low, the economy is growing and U.S. auto sales are near historic highs, General Motors is cutting thousands of jobs in a major restructuring aimed at generating cash to spend on innovation. The GM layoffs come amid the backdrop of a trade wars between the U.S., China and Europe that … Continue reading DETROIT | GM slashes thousands of jobs in tech shift

DETROIT | GM to lay off up to 14K workers, close as many as 5 plants

DETROIT — General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles, the automaker announced Monday. The reductions could amount to as much as 8 percent of GM’s … Continue reading DETROIT | GM to lay off up to 14K workers, close as many as 5 plants

PARIS | New electric vehicles are stars of Paris auto show

PARIS — All-electric vehicles with zero local emissions are among the stars of the Paris auto show, rubbing shoulders with the fossil-fuel burning SUVs that many car buyers love. Volkswagen‘s Audi and Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz both on Tuesday showed off battery-powered SUVs for affluent customers. Mercedes also had a new, bigger version of its conventionally … Continue reading PARIS | New electric vehicles are stars of Paris auto show

PARIS | New electrics are stars of Paris auto show

PARIS  — All-electric vehicles with zero local emissions are among the stars of the Paris Motor Show — rubbing shoulders with the fossil-fuel burning SUVs that many car buyers love. Volkswagen‘s Audi and Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz both on Tuesday showed off battery powered SUVs for affluent customers. Mercedes also had a new, bigger version of … Continue reading PARIS | New electrics are stars of Paris auto show

Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s

TOKYO /December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Toyota plans to offer more than 10 purely electric vehicle models in its lineup by the early 2020s, marking the Japanese automaker’s commitment to that growing technology sector. Toyota Motor Corp. now offers no purely electric vehicles, although it leads in hybrid models, which switch between an electric motor … Continue reading Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s