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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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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 […]


Impact & Regulations

Former DC Transportation Director Gabe Klein to lead Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

September 22, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Departments of Energy and Transportation announced Gabe Klein, former head of the Washington D.C. Department of Transportation, will take the helm of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. Klein, who also served as Commissioner of the Chicago […]


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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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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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Ford Secures Batteries to Build 600,000 EVs a Year by 2023

July 21, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Ford Motor Co. has secured enough battery supply to build more than half a million electric vehicles annually by late next year, a quantum leap above the 27,140 battery-powered cars it sold in the U.S. last year. The automaker has […]


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USPS to Boost Purchases of Electric Vehicles

July 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Postal Service plans to substantially increase the number of electric-powered vehicles it’s buying to replace its fleet of aging delivery trucks, officials said July 20. The Postal Service anticipates boosting electric vehicles from 20% to 50% in its […]


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Tesla’s Chinese Battery Maker Scopes Out Sites in Mexico

July 18, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd., the world’s biggest maker of batteries for electric vehicles, is considering at least two locations in Mexico for a manufacturing plant to potentially supply Tesla Inc. and Ford Motor Co. The battery manufacturer is […]


Impact & Regulations

AAA study: Gas prices cause more Americans to consider electric vehicles

July 15, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

A new consumer survey from AAA has found that nearly 25 percent of Americans would be likely to buy an electric vehicle as their next car, and they’re citing gas prices as the reason why. The survey, conducted in February […]


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Effect of EVs on gas cars

June 16, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

According to a recent Bloomberg article, electric vehicles are taking off even faster than expected and “are eating into the transportation system and taking bigger bites every year.” Soon, it predicted, the number of gas cars globally will start to […]


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Automakers Seek Lifting of EV Tax Credit Cap

June 13, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Major automakers are asking Congress to lift the cap on how many people would be offered tax credits if they buy a hybrid or fully electric vehicles. In a letter to leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives on […]


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Hacker Finds Way to Unlock Tesla Models, Start Cars

May 18, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. customers might love the carmakers’ nifty keyless entry system, but one cybersecurity researcher has demonstrated how the same technology could allow thieves to drive off with certain models of the electric vehicles. A hack effective on the Tesla […]


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Ford Sales Tops Again; Poised to Outsell GM’s EVs

December 3, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Ford Motor Co. claimed it was the best-selling automaker in the U.S. for the third consecutive month in November, a streak it hasn’t achieved since 1974, as it reported a 5.9% year-over-year sales boost for the month. The Dearborn, Mich., […]


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State DOTs Explore Roadway Charging to Support Electric-Powered Vehicles

November 30, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Magnetic concrete that charges electric vehicles as they drive over it could be coming to an Indiana roadway in the next few years. In a project specifically aimed at helping the trucking industry transition to electric vehicles, the Indiana Department […]


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Electric Vehicles Rank Low in Consumer Reports Reliability Study

November 18, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

When it comes to reliable cars, the newest and latest aren’t always best. Electric vehicles fare poorly in the latest reliability study from Consumer Reports, with Tesla Inc. and its battery-powered lineup finishing second to last for the second straight […]


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Tesla Expects Delivery Record, Beating Supply Chain Turmoil

October 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. is expected to report record deliveries of roughly 224,000 vehicles in the most recent quarter, another milestone for CEO Elon Musk and his trailblazing electric-car brand. Deliveries are one of the most closely watched metrics at Tesla: They […]


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GM to invest $1B to build electric vehicles in Mexico

April 30, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

General Motors (NYSE: GM) announced Thursday it will invest $1 billion in a manufacturing complex in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, that will build electric vehicles by 2023. “This investment will serve to prepare the complex for an expansion in the assembly […]


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Sen. Tom Carper Says USPS Should Buy More Electric Vehicles

April 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Postal Service should include more electric vehicles in its new fleet than it first envisioned when it awarded a $6 billion contract to Oshkosh Corp., a U.S. senator told nominees to the service’s board. “The Postal Service has […]


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Democrats Push $25 Billion to Electrify School Buses

April 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Democratic lawmakers are unveiling legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the nation’s fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, aiming at a component of President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan to improve children’s health. […]


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Ford to Go All Electric in Europe by 2030

February 17, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Ford announced a major push into electric vehicles in Europe, vowing to convert its entire passenger car lineup on the continent to electrics by 2030. Ford will spend $1 billion to revamp its factory in Cologne, Germany, and make it […]