Electric vehicles

November 08, 2017 - 6:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday that it is launching a venture with a Chinese partner to develop electric vehicles for sale in China, the biggest market for the technology. The announcement of the $750 million venture with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. adds to rising investment by...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, photo, workers work at an outdoor food street in Beijing, China. After a brief truce with China to cooperate over North Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump visits Beijing this week amid mounting U.S. trade complaints, with limited prospects for progress on market access, technology policy and other sore points. The strains between the world’s two biggest economies are fueling anxiety among global companies and advocates of free trade that they could retreat into protectionism, dragging down growth. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 08, 2017 - 2:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — After a brief truce with China to cooperate on North Korea, President Donald Trump arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid mounting U.S. trade complaints, with limited prospects for progress on market access, technology policy and other sore points. The strains between the world's two...
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November 03, 2017 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The energy industry has winners and losers in the new House GOP tax bill. Losers are the electric car industry and producers of wind power and other clean energy. Winners include oil and gas and the nuclear power industry, which would see tax breaks preserved. The bill's release...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 photo a car is connected to a charging station for electric vehicles in Hamburg, Germany. Major automakers say their joint European electric car recharging network will open its first stations this year in Germany, Austria and Norway in what the companies hope will be a big step toward mass acceptance of battery-powered cars. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP, File)
November 03, 2017 - 9:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A group of major automakers plans to open hundreds of fast-charging stations for electric cars in Europe in coming years and use a common plug technology in what they hope will be a big step toward mass acceptance of battery-powered vehicles. BMW, Daimler, Ford and the...
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This Tuesday, June 13, 2017, photo, shows the Toyota logo at Mark Miller Toyota in Salt Lake City. Toyota is the top brand in Consumer Reports’ annual vehicle reliability rankings. Toyota Motor Co.’s luxury Lexus brand is second, followed by Kia, Audi and BMW. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 19, 2017 - 2:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Co. is continuing its reign at the top of Consumer Reports' reliability rankings, a reward for its conservative approach to new technology. The Toyota brand came in first in this year's rankings, followed by the company's luxury Lexus brand. It's the fifth year in a row...
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October 18, 2017 - 4:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is opening its first electric vehicle recharging points at three gas stations in Britain, part of the oil giant's efforts to respond to a global push toward zero-emission vehicles. Three charging stations are opening Wednesday at locations in London, Surrey and Derby...
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October 17, 2017 - 6:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model Tuesday, adding to competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla. The hybrid Polestar 1 promises a range of 150 kilometers (95 miles) on a charge,...
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This photo provided by General Motors Co. shows a Chevrolet Bolt, surrounded by nine electric and fuel cell vehicles covered by tarps. On Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, GM announced the company will produce two new electric vehicles on the Bolt underpinnings in the next 18 months and 20 electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by 2023. (Courtesy of General Motors Co. via AP)
October 02, 2017 - 2:37 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Even though gasoline-powered SUVs are what people are buying now, General Motors is betting that electric vehicles will be all the rage in the not-to-distant future. The Detroit automaker is promising two new EVs on Chevrolet Bolt underpinnings in the next 1 ½ years and more than 20...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, a staff member stands next to an e.Cool electric SUV by Chinese automaker Changjiang on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing. China has stepped up pressure on automakers to accelerate development of electric cars by raising the first-year target for a planned system of production quotas but delayed its rollout until 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
September 29, 2017 - 8:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has stepped up pressure on automakers to accelerate development of electric cars by raising the first-year target for a planned system of production quotas but delayed its rollout from next year until 2019. China has the world's most aggressive government plans to promote...
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August 29, 2017 - 1:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — Automakers Renault and Nissan say they plan to develop electric cars with a Chinese state-owned partner. The venture announced Tuesday with Dongfeng Motor Corp. adds to a string of tie-ups between foreign automakers and Chinese partners to create electric vehicles for China, the...
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