How electric cars sparked GM's exodus from Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

Feb 17, 2020
It's part of a larger strategy to exit unprofitable markets.
A sign is viewed at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly as they announced the closing of multiple facilities including this one on November 26, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
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How Tesla made a U-turn

Jan 29, 2020
Last year seemed a troubled one for Tesla. And now? Its stock has more than doubled since October.
Tesla is now worth more than Ford and GM combined. So what does this mean for the future of electric vehicles?
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Availability of charging stations a stumbling block for electric cars

Jan 9, 2020
Right now, there are 63,000 public charging stations in the country, according to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, compared with 168,000 stations that serve gas.
The new all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Sue Carpenter

Battery prices are crashing. That's good news.

Dec 3, 2019
They've fallen 87% since 2010. That means cheaper electric vehicles.
An electric car charges on a London street.
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Ford's new Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is CEO Jim Hackett's big bet on the future

Nov 17, 2019
The Detroit automaker is gambling that the combination of an SUV body shape, electric drivetrain, and the Mustang badge, will attract buyers.
Ford's Mustang Mach-E GT.
Ford

U.S. automakers seek advantage at Shanghai Auto Show

Apr 18, 2019
American manufacturers are eager to win Chinese customers.
Ford Lincoln unveils a luxury SUV with seven seats at the Shanghai auto show. Other carmakers have pushed new SUVs and electric models to drive sales amid a slowdown in the industry.
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Electric vehicles in the spotlight at Shanghai Auto Show

Apr 18, 2019
Electric cars are drawing attention and Chinese automakers are to the fore.
Chinese automaker BYD, a firm backed by Warren Buffet, unveiled an electric sports car at the Shanghai auto show. It’s not available for sale yet but many live streamers and car bloggers were surprised that this sleek design came from a Chinese automaker.
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Tesla wants to make its cars cheaper by cutting costs

Jan 18, 2019
But how will the innovative, and controversial, company deal with a backlog on deliveries while at the same time shrinking its workforce? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
A Tesla vehicle at a dealership on January 03, 2019 in Miami, Florida.
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General Motors looks to an electric car future

Oct 31, 2018
The largest U.S. automaker has one all-electric vehicle, but plans to develop 20.
A crowd gathers around a 2016 Chevrolet Volt after it was named 2016 Green Car of the Year, at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, November 19, 2015. 
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General Motors looks to an electric car future

Oct 31, 2018
The largest U.S. automaker has one all-electric vehicle, but plans to develop 20.
A crowd gathers around a 2016 Chevrolet Volt after it was named 2016 Green Car of the Year, at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, November 19, 2015. 
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images