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Auto Prices Finally Begin to Creep Down from Inflated Highs

October 27, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

All summer long, Aleen Hudson kept looking for a new minivan or SUV for her growing passenger shuttle service. She had a good credit rating and enough cash for a down payment. Yet dealerships in the Detroit area didn’t have […]


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EU, US Set Up Task Force to Resolve Electric Vehicle Feud

October 26, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. and the European Union have set up a task force tasked with resolving a dispute over electric vehicle batteries that the EU says would discriminate against manufacturers in the 27-nation bloc and break World Trade Organization rules. Under […]


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Hyundai Breaks Ground on $5.5 Billion Electric Car Plant in Georgia

October 25, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A robotic dog delivered a champagne toast and Georgia’s governor and junior U.S. senator shared a brief bipartisan celebration ahead of high-stakes elections as Hyundai Motor Group broke ground Oct. 25 on its first U.S. plant dedicated to making electric […]


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Kodiak Robotics and IKEA partner on autonomous freight delivery

October 19, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Kodiak Robotics, Inc. announced Tuesday it has joined forces with IKEA Supply Chain Operations in piloting autonomous freight deliveries in Texas. The cooperative agreement started in August and includes a Kodiak autonomous heavy-duty truck transporting IKEA products between the IKEA […]


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Making the Electrification Transition

October 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

For some time, there has been quite a change in how the trucking industry views the internal combustion engine juxtaposed with the emergence of electrification. I witnessed that during the reveal of Navistar’s S13 Integrated powertrain in Las Vegas this […]


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Cox Automotive Mobility releases report on electric vehicles

October 6, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Atlanta-based Cox Automotive Mobility recently released a whitepaper on how supply chain disruptions have slowed widespread electric vehicles (EV) growth in the United States. The paper, Supply Chain Challenges Impacting Electric Vehicle Adoption, discusses the status of EV adoption, the […]


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Auto Industry Banks on EV Sales to Rental Fleets

September 30, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Auto sales to rental fleets used to be seen as a sign of failure. With the dawn of the electric vehicle age, that’s changing. In the past, automakers typically took aging or unpopular models, stripped them of many creature comforts […]


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North Carolina will receive $109M for EV charging stations

September 29, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Highway Administration will provide North Carolina with an estimated $109 million over five years through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The majority of the funding will be used for the installation of Level 3 charging infrastructure […]


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EV charging network moves forward in all 50 states

September 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy announced the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have been approved under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. The […]


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Tesla Recalls 1 Million Cars Over Window Problem

September 23, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla was forced to recall more than 1 million electric cars in the United States over windows that could pinch occupants as they’re being rolled up. The automatic windows are supposed to stop if they detect an obstacle as they […]


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Lithium Resumes Gains to Add Pressure on Automakers

September 19, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

After Elon Musk complained that lithium — the ubiquitous raw material needed in electric vehicle batteries — was trading at insane levels, and China’s authorities in March pushed key industry players to act, prices briefly began to cool. Now, they’re […]


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US, Mexico to Cooperate on Semiconductors, Electric Vehicles

September 13, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Mexico and the United States plan to take advantage of the Biden administration’s massive investment in semiconductor production to push the integration of their supply chains and cooperate on expanding the production of electric vehicles through Mexico’s nationalized lithium industry, […]


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Tesla Weighs New Lithium Refinery in Texas

September 9, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. is plotting a potential lithium refinery on the gulf coast of Texas, a move that would bolster the company’s battery production efforts and further expand its footprint in the state. The electric car maker has told officials that […]


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Mercedes, Rivian Partner on Electric Vans in Cost-Saving Bid

September 8, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Mercedes-Benz AG and Rivian Automotive Inc. plan to jointly manufacture electric vans in Europe as both companies try to share the rising costs of churning out battery-powered vehicles. Mercedes and Rivian aim to invest in and operate a new assembly […]


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Toyota Invests in EV Battery Production in US, Japan

August 31, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Toyota is investing $5.6 billion in Japan and the U.S. to boost production of batteries for electric vehicles, the Japanese automaker said Aug. 31. Production is set to start between 2024 and 2026. In Japan, $3 billion will go into […]


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California Poised to Phase Out Sales of New Gas Cars

August 25, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

California is poised to set a 2035 deadline for all new cars, trucks and SUVs sold in the state to be powered by electricity or hydrogen, an ambitious step that will reshape the U.S. car market by speeding the transition […]


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Battery Giants, Hyundai Concerned by US Moves on China Supplies

August 12, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

South Korea’s biggest electric car batterymakers and Hyundai Motor Co. have expressed concern over new U.S. legislation aimed at boosting domestic production of EVs and reducing the use of Chinese materials, moves they say could hurt their competitiveness. Korean trade […]


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Automakers Blitz Congress to Fix an EV Tax Credit They Can’t Use

August 3, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Automakers including Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. are making a last-ditch lobbying push to change Democrats’ proposed new spending bill over concern that they stand to lose out from strict new limits on electric vehicle […]


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DOE Lends $2.5 Billion to GM Venture for EV Batteries

July 26, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — A joint venture between General Motors and South Korean battery company LG Energy Solution is set to receive a $2.5 billion loan from the Energy Department to build battery cell factories for electric vehicles in three states. The […]


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Hyundai Gets $1.8 Billion in Aid to Build EVs in Georgia

July 22, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The state of Georgia and local governments are giving $1.8 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to Hyundai Motor Group in exchange for the automaker building its first U.S. plant dedicated to electric vehicles near Savannah, according to the […]