California hits the brakes on gas-powered cars

Sep 25, 2020
Insiders say the ban just accelerates the inevitable.
Even with the ban on new sales of gas-powered cars, it will take awhile to get them off the road.
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What will it take for California to meet its new electric vehicle goals?

Sep 24, 2020
One expert says the state may need to improve its electric grid, while manufacturers bring down prices and pick up battery production.
A Tesla charges in Petaluma, California. Moving to an all-electric new-vehicle market could be a challenge for the state.
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Tesla promised a big announcement on batteries. Now its stock is tumbling.

The announcement fell short of what investors were expecting.
The manufacturing plan for these new batteries isn’t done and we won’t see them in Teslas for a few years.
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Electric vehicle makers surge on investor optimism

Jul 15, 2020
Investors believe EVs are closing in on the internal combustion engine in terms of driving range and cost of ownership.
Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta, left, and CEO Makoto Uchida at the digital world premiere of the company's new electric SUV, the Ariya.
Nissan

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. “We seem to be close to an inflection point in terms of demand in production […]
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.
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