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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

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.
Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Rivian

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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Tax credit for GM's electric cars starts to phase out

Mar 28, 2019
On April 1, the credit will drop by 50 percent.
Visitors admire the Chevy Volt at the annual auto engineering exhibition in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on May 19, 2011.
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Rocky past in tow, Fisker promises a new electric SUV

Mar 28, 2019
Industry adviser Chelsea Sexton explains why she's skeptical.
A logo is seen on a Fisker EMotion all-electric vehicle that uses LiDAR technology at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9, 2018.
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Tesla unveils a new SUV, the Model Y

Mar 15, 2019
The Model Y looks a lot like a taller version of the Model 3 sedan.
Tesla Model Y promotional photo
Tesla

Tesla launches $35,000 Model 3 ... finally

Mar 1, 2019
The announcement moves Tesla closer to taking EVs mainstream.
The announcement moves Tesla closer to taking EVs mainstream.
Tesla

VW invests in more charging stations to tackle "range anxiety"

Feb 8, 2019
A Volkswagen subsidiary is pouring half a billion dollars into more charging stations for electric vehicles as sales grow. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Charging plugs sit connected to a Volkswagen e-Golf electric automobile to an electric charging station outside the Volkswagen AG (VW) factory on May 8, 2018 in Dresden, Germany.
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