Chinese firms remain optimistic about U.S. trade

Aug 22, 2018
Despite current tensions, many businesses expect disruption to be short-lived.
An electric concept car by two Chinese companies displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia in June 2018. The U.S. accuses China’s government of aggressively working to undermine America’s high-tech industries through unfair trade practices and industrial policies.
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Tesla's China plant will serve the world's biggest electric car market

Jul 11, 2018
This week, Tesla announced its plans to build a plant in Shanghai amid trade tensions between the U.S. and China
A view of a fully electric Tesla car on an assembly line at the new Tesla Motors car factory in Tilburg, the Netherlands, during the opening and launch of the new factory, on Aug. 22, 2013.
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Norway offers incentives to push its residents to buy electric cars

Mar 21, 2018
Norway says it will stop selling gas and diesel cars altogether by 2025.
Go Ultra Low Nissan LEAF on charge on a London street.
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Artificial demand is driving the electric vehicle market in China

Jan 10, 2018
The cars are roughly the same price of regular autos, but not everyone can drive one.
A man walks past electric cars and tricycles on a sidewalk in Beijing in 2017.
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What's a mechanic to do when electric cars bring less work?

Aug 30, 2017
No more changing our oil. Fewer service needs could mean more competition for what's left.
Matthew Moreno works on a vehicle at a Valvoline Instant Oil Change in Los Angeles.
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Toyota and Mazda team up to open U.S. plant

Aug 4, 2017
Toyota and Mazda are planning to build a $1.6 billion plant in the U.S. in the next few years. Toyota’s worth about 20 times what Mazda is, so it’s unclear what Toyota is getting from the partnership, but the new plant is rumored to produce electric vehicles. Click the audio player above to hear the […]

Do electric vehicles reduce emissions when the electricity comes from coal?

Aug 4, 2017
Each state has its own energy sources to power EVs, making the impact different depending where you are.
The Beacon Solar Farm will provide 250 MW of renewable electricity to Southern California when it's completed this year.
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Volvo says the combustion engine is a thing of the past

Jul 5, 2017
Volvo will launch several electric models in the near future.
English film actor Roger Moore opening the door of his Volvo for Isabelle McMillan in a scene from the television series, "The Saint."
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Electric cars have arrived. But what about electric motorcycles?

Mar 17, 2017
They're fast enough to keep up with gas-powered bikes. But can the charging infrastructure meet demand?
Kai Ryssdal, right, talks with Harlan Flagg, left, of Hollywood Electrics. Flagg says the store is No. 1 dealer of electric motorcycles.
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Tesla still has a ways to go before it takes over the automotive world

May 4, 2016
The electric vehicle manufacturer is set to post its first-quarter results.
The Tesla showroom in Corte Madera, California. The company sold only a little more than 50,000 cars worldwide last year.
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