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17 States Weigh Adopting California’s Electric Car Mandate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seventeen states with vehicle emission standards tied to rules established in California face weighty decisions on whether to follow that state’s strictest-in-the nation new rules that require all new cars, pickups and SUVs to be electric or …

Fire a Growing Risk to Shipping Because of Lithium-ion Batteries, Allianz Says

Fire has always been a peril for shipping, but the advent of lithium-ion batteries has elevated the risk to the point that it now is the most expensive cause of loss for the industry, according to a new bulletin issued …

Calif. Emission-Free Mandate Presents New Risks for Auto Insurers

A state mandate in California that will require all cars sold after 2035 to be emission free presents a formidable challenge for auto insurers to properly price and fully understand the risks presented by electric vehicles. The rule adopted by …

GM CEO Predicts Company Will Surpass Tesla as Electric Vehicle Leader

NEW YORK (AP) — The economy is a bit wobbly, but General Motors CEO Mary Barra isn’t backing off of an audacious prediction: By the middle of this decade, her company will sell more electric vehicles in the U.S. than …

GM, Partners to Build 500 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

DETROIT (AP) — A major automaker, large truck stop chain and an electric vehicle charging company are proposing a network that would put charging plugs at 50-mile intervals along U.S. highways. General Motors, Pilot Travel Centers and EVgo said Thursday …

Toyota, Subaru Shares Drop on “Embarrassing” Recalls of First EVs

TOKYO —Toyota Motor shares slipped after it recalled some of its first mass-made all-electric cars, launched two months ago, because of a risk of wheels coming loose, a setback to its ambitions to electrify its model range. Toyota, the world’s …

GM to Restart Chevy Bolt Factory After Battery Fire Recalls

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will start making Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles again in early April after an eight-month pause due to a series of battery fire recalls. The automaker says Tuesday that battery supplier LG Energy Solution …

Battery Swapping for EVs Is Big in China. Here’s How It Works

A move by the world’s biggest battery manufacturer, China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd., to make a concerted push into EV battery swapping has shone a spotlight on the alternative to charging electric vehicles. Tried and abandoned by EV pioneer …

California Halts Pony.ai’s Driverless Testing Permit After Accident

SAN FRANCISCO–A California regulator on Monday said it has suspended a driverless testing permit for startup technology firm Pony.ai following an accident – the first time it has issued such a suspension. On Oct. 28, a Pony.ai vehicle operating in …

Nissan Investing in Electric Vehicles, Battery Development

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan said Monday it is investing 2 trillion yen ($17.6 billion) over the next five years and developing a cheaper, more powerful battery to boost its electric vehicle lineup. The Japanese automaker’s chief executive, Makoto Uchida, said …