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Automakers are in line with Biden for new direction on climate, electric cars

Feb 4, 2021
Where EV sales are now and where they may be headed, under a new administration that is expected to nudge the industry forward.
Electric car chargers on Sept. 23, 2020, in Corte Madera, California.
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More electric vehicles promised, but are fleet owners ready?

Jan 29, 2021
There isn’t a lot of experience or trust on which to base calculations about durability and cost savings for electric vehicles.
Consumers may need more concrete data on the benefits of electric vehicles before they commit.
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GM accelerates plans for zero-emissions vehicles

Jan 29, 2021
The move by the auto giant signals a shift as companies look to meet worldwide climate change goals.
GM plans to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040. Pictured: GM CEO and Chairman Mary Barra speaks at a gathering on GM's electric vehicle technologies on March 4, 2020 in Warren, Michigan.
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Is this the end of the road for the internal combustion engine in the U.K.?

Dec 2, 2020
The nation banned the sale of new fossil-fueled cars starting in 2030. Enthusiasts, and the public, are not sure the electric revolution will be complete by then.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses in an electric taxi. His government has accelerated its plan to move the country to electric transportation.
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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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