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

Volkswagen ramps up its electric vehicle sales plans

Dec 30, 2019
The German automaker gets serious about EVs.
An employee works on a Volkswagen e-Golf electric car on the assembly line inside the Volkswagen AG factory in Dresden, Germany.
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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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Daimler cutting jobs as it prioritizes electric vehicles

Nov 29, 2019
Daimler, the owner of Mercedes-Benz, is cutting at least 10,000 jobs as it aggressively makes a shift toward electric car production. The news comes on the heels of German rival carmaker, Audi, announcing a similar job cut for similar reasons.…
A model poses next to a Mercedes-Benz New A Class at the Seoul Motor Show 2019 at KINTEX on March 28, 2019 in Goyang, South Korea.
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Despite influx of new models, electric car sales expected to remain low

Nov 29, 2019
Flashy new debuts from Ford and others will not lift electric vehicle ownership above 5% by 2025, according to Kelley Blue Book.
Tesla unveiled its Cybertruck at an event in Los Angeles.
Tesla

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

Chinese electric bus maker BYD faces U.S. ban pushed by Senate and competitors

Sep 26, 2019
The Senate version of a federal spending bill would ban Chinese vehicle makers from the U.S. public bus sector on grounds of national and economic security.
A provision in a Senate spending bill aims to ban Chinese companies from the U.S. bus market. Above, a bus in New York City.
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Columbus explores what it means to have "smart" transit

May 20, 2019
The capital of Ohio won $40 million in federal funding for its projects last year.
Smart Columbus Experience Center
City of Columbus

Ford invests $500 million in Rivian EV pickup truck

Apr 24, 2019
Will battery charge pose a challenge?
Rivian Unveils First-Ever Electric Adventure Vehicle Before Its Official Reveal At The LA Auto Show at Griffith Observatory on November 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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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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