- Engineering students compete for hybrid, electric car titles Updated: May-01-16 2:26 pm
LOUDON, New Hampshire - Dartmouth College is launching its 10th annual Formula Hybrid Competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
- Volkswagen CEO apologized in person to Obama over scandal Updated: Apr-28-16 11:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen's CEO says he apologized in person to U.S. President Barack Obama for the carmaker's emissions scandal, in which it rigged its cars to cheat on diesel engine pollution tests.
- Germany to subsidize electric cars to help own auto industry Updated: Apr-27-16 9:13 am
BERLIN - Germany's auto industry risks being overtaken by foreign competitors unless it receives greater domestic support, the country's economy minister said Wednesday, announcing a 1 billion euro ($1.13 billion) plan to subsidize electric cars that are seen as the technology of the future.
- City council considers charging stations on public property Updated: Apr-25-16 8:06 am
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Council is considering whether to let residents install electric vehicle charging stations next to curbs. It's a move that would be a boon for drivers of such vehicles who live in homes without off-street parking.
- Correction: China-Electric Car Dreams story Updated: Apr-21-16 2:22 am
SHENZHEN, China - SHENZHEN, China - In an article April 20 about electric vehicle manufacturer BYD Co.'s plans for the U.S. market, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of the company's vice president for the United States. His name is Micheal, not Michael.
- West Virginia State University plans Earth Day activities Updated: Apr-18-16 3:54 am
INSTITUTE, West Virginia - West Virginia State University has a full day of activities planned for its Earth Day celebration on April 25.
- Arizona utility changing vehicle fleet to electric plug-ins Updated: Apr-16-16 11:21 am
PHOENIX - Arizona's largest electric utility is converting its vehicle fleet to electric plug-in models.
- Precious metal: Is Nevada on the verge of a lithium rush? Updated: Apr-16-16 11:01 am
LAS VEGAS - About five years ago, prospectors rushed to Nevada seeking a key component of the batteries that power the modern economy, one reliant on cellphones and laptops.
- California hands out $70.5 million in job tax credits Updated: Apr-14-16 9:21 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A California economic development board handed out $70.5 million in tax credits on Thursday for private companies promising to create jobs in the state, including $12.7 million for electric car-maker Faraday Future, which broke ground a day earlier on a new manufacturing facility in neighboring Nevada.
- Electric car firm Faraday aims to start Nevada plant by 2018 Updated: Apr-13-16 7:14 pm
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Upstart electric car company Faraday Future hopes to have its first vehicles rolling off the assembly line in 2018, a company executive said Wednesday, as officials marked the start of construction on a planned $1 billion Las Vegas-area production plant.
- Demand for the new Tesla is wild, but limited to tech fans Updated: Apr-12-16 5:44 pm
DETROIT - Demand for Tesla's new Model 3 has been eye-popping, with consumers pre-ordering about $13.7 billion worth of the electric sedans nearly two years before they go on sale.
- Panel approves more charging stations for electric vehicles Updated: Apr-12-16 3:53 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky officials have approved a proposal to increase the number of public charging stations for electric vehicles.
- In race to improve batteries, nanotechnology provides hope Updated: Apr-04-16 11:21 am
PRAGUE - In the global race to create more efficient and long-lasting batteries, some are betting on nanotechnology - the use of minuscule parts - as the most likely to yield a breakthrough.
- Orders for lower-price Tesla continue to climb Updated: Apr-03-16 1:48 pm
NEW YORK - Demand for Tesla Motors' new lower-priced electric car continued to climb over the weekend with pre-orders rising to 253,000.