As gas taxes dwindle, states seek ways to charge EVs

Sep 12, 2023
With electric vehicles becoming more common, some states, like Texas, are levying flat fees to make up the shortfall.
Some road maintenance is funded by gasoline tax revenue, so the increasing popularity of  electric vehicles may require new ways to bring in cash.
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Will demand for oil slow or remain steady in 2024?

Aug 11, 2023
The International Energy Agency expects demand to grow, but more slowly than this year. OPEC expects it to stay about the same.
As oil demand grows around the world this year, agencies are divided on next year's demand projections.
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Some trucking companies in California are trying EVs, eyeing a state mandate down the road

Aug 8, 2023
In April, the state's Air Resources Board adopted a new mandate that would require companies with fleets of 50 or more trucks to start transitioning to electric vehicles.
Edwin Buenrostro is one of Quality Custom Distribution's first drivers behind the wheel of an electric truck. He delivers to Starbucks locations across Fontana.
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Could electric planes tempt Americans to fly short distances instead of driving?

Jul 26, 2023
Aviation company Surf Air Mobility is developing an electric engine to power planes during short jaunts. But the market is still untested.
Eviation's "Alice", the world's first all-electric commuter airplane, flew its first test flight last September. Companies are eyeing electric planes  to serve passengers taking short flights.
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Who will clean "thousands of tiny toxic waste sites all over our cities"?

Jul 19, 2023
Leaking gasoline storage tanks pose an environmental — and financial — risk to fueling stations across the country.
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Why prices of some EVs are falling

Jul 19, 2023
As companies announce price cuts on their electric vehicles, they hope to encourage more customers to shell out.
EVs still only make up 7% of the U.S. market, and price is a significant factor.
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EV prices are falling, but remain out of reach for many potential buyers

Jul 17, 2023
The industry may need to cut costs to bring down stickier prices.
Ford's F-150 Lightning electric pickup (above) is part of recent price drops in the electric vehicle space.
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Toyota makes push for solid-state battery technology for EVs

Jul 6, 2023
If the carmaker is successful, it could revolutionize the electric vehicle industry and Toyota's place in it.
If successful, the technology will be a gamechanger. But Toyota says they're still a few years out from putting the new battery on the market.
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In the race for electric vehicles, Chinese consumers are in the driver's seat

Jul 3, 2023
U.S. legacy automakers are losing ground to Tesla and Chinese companies like BYD in China, once considered a major new market.
"Tesla is still crushing it in China," says Tu Le, managing director at Sino Auto Insights. But  Chinese automotive giant BYD sold more cars than Tesla in the second quarter.
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White House EV investment push especially benefits one region

Jun 23, 2023
The government is lending $9.2 billion to Ford and a Korean partner to build electric vehicle battery factories in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Battery production is part of the Biden administration’s effort to promote electric vehicle development and manufacturing.
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