A Frustrating Hassle Holding Electric Cars Back: Broken Chargers

Owners of battery-powered cars sometimes struggle to refuel on longer trips because public chargers don’t work or malfunction while cars are plugged in.

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Can the F-150 Lightning Make Everyone Want a Truck That Plugs In?

Welcome to Commerce, Ga., the Battery Belt.

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The Climate Bill’s “Greenflation” Will Be Worth It

Getting off fossil fuels can bring price stability and significant savings, but consumers may also face “greenflation.”

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Ditching Fossil Fuels

The climate bill will make cleaner energy cheaper for everyone.

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For Electric Vehicle Makers, Winners and Losers in Climate Bill

Carmakers may need several years to revamp their supply chains to meet new rules, but the legislation is still seen as a win for electric vehicles.

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The Climate Bill Isn’t Perfect, but It’s Still a Major Victory

There may be better ways to slow global warming, but this legislation is a big step forward.

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Electric Cars Are Too Costly for Many, Even With Aid in Climate Bill

Battery-powered vehicles are considered essential to the fight against climate change, but most models are aimed at the affluent.

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Can Inflation Reduction Save the Planet?

This bill just might catalyze a crucial energy transition.

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How Joe Manchin Shaped the Climate Change Bill

Along the way to the $369 billion package, the West Virginia senator secured an array of concessions for his state and for the fossil fuel industry.

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Climate Bill ‘Transformative’ for Auto and Energy Industries

The Senate’s proposal aims to accelerate electric car sales and promote domestic battery manufacturing at China’s expense.

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Seven Key Provisions in the Climate Deal

The $369 billion climate and tax bill would affect every aspect of U.S. energy production, with incentives for producers and consumers to move away from fossil fuels.

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Surprise Deal Would Be Most Ambitious Climate Action Undertaken by U.S.

The announcement Wednesday of an agreement in the Senate almost instantly reset the role of the United States in the global effort to fight climate change.

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Climate Change Is Not Negotiable

President Biden’s best course is to take the same regulatory path Barack Obama was forced to follow.

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Delay as the New Denial: The Latest Republican Tactic to Block Climate Action

The party has largely moved beyond denying the existence of climate change but continues to oppose dramatic action to halt it, worried about the short-term economic consequences.

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How Joe Manchin Doomed the Democrats’ Climate Plan

Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia led his party and his president through months of tortured talks, with nothing to show for it as the planet dangerously heats up.

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Electric Car Sales Climb Sharply Despite Shortages

A scarcity of semiconductors and raw materials held back production, but buyers remain enthusiastic.

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Manchin, Playing to the Home Crowd, Is Fighting Electric Cars to the End

The West Virginia senator, who holds the swing vote in negotiations for a budget plan, wants to cut incentives. The president and most Senate Democrats say buyer credits are crucial to fight climate change.

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Advanced Batteries Move From Labs to Mass Production

Makers of batteries that could charge in a few minutes are setting up assembly lines, bringing the technology a big step closer to auto showrooms.

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Court Decision Leaves Biden With Few Tools to Combat Climate Change

A Supreme Court ruling, combined with an energy crunch and intraparty politics, makes it nearly impossible for President Biden to achieve his climate goals.

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Icons of Italian Automotive Style Struggle to Go Electric

Ferrari and Lamborghini are trying to design battery-powered cars that inspire the same devotion as their costly internal combustion models.

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How Elon Musk and Tesla Helped Make C.E.O Pay Even Richer

The gap with workers widened even further as public companies granted top executives rich pay packages partly inspired by Tesla.

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Tesla Is Forcing the Auto Industry to Rethink How It Sells Cars

Tesla shifted to selling cars entirely online in 2019. Now, some established automakers, like Ford, are talking about taking a similar approach.

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Red Flags for Forced Labor Found in China’s Car Battery Supply Chain

Ties to potentially coercive labor practices could prove a problem for an industry that is heavily dependent on China, once a new law barring Xinjiang products goes into effect.

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Auto Safety Agency Expands Tesla Investigation

NHTSA will take a broad look at whether the electric carmaker’s driver-assistance system can increase the risk of crashes.

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Biden Administration to Set Rules of the Road for Charging Electric Vehicles

Proposed regulations would require charging stations built with federal dollars to be located no more than 50 miles apart.

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How Safe Are Systems Like Tesla’s Autopilot? No One Knows.

Automakers and technology companies say they are making driving safer, but verifying these claims is difficult.

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Tesla to Cut 10% of Salaried Staff, Musk Tells Employees

The electric carmaker has been growing fast in recent years, but Elon Musk, its chief executive, appears to be concerned about a weakening economy.

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Musk and Bezo Show the Perils of Plutocratic Pettiness

Technology titans are missing that old adulation.

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Tesla’s Aura Dims as Its Plunging Stock Highlights the Risks It Faces

Production problems in China and Elon Musk’s pursuit of Twitter are leading investors to wonder whether the electric car company is worth as much as they thought.

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The Problem With Elon Musk’s Vision of Tesla’s Autopilot Future

Our documentary explores Tesla’s difficulty in making automated driving a reality.

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The Tesla Effect: Snowmobiles, Boats and Mowers Go Electric

They’re quieter and better for the climate. But snow and water create new technological challenges for designers.

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GM’s Mary Barra Has a Plan to Win the Electric Vehicle Race

The General Motors chief says efficiencies, innovations and learning from mistakes will allow her company to become a leader in electric vehicles.

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Why Musk’s Twitter Bid Has Shaken Tesla Investors

The chief executive’s debt load, his divided attention and Twitter’s own challenges could all take a toll on his electric-car company.

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Hurdle to Broad Adoption of E.V.s: The Misperception They’re Unsafe

Fully electric vehicles have fewer fires than gasoline-powered and hybrid cars, and their crash protection is at least equivalent.

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High Electric Bills Get Ready for Another Energy Price Spike: High Electric Bills

Rates have jumped because of a surge in natural gas prices and could keep rising rapidly for years as utilities invest in electric grids.

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How Elon Musk Winged It With Twitter, and Everything Else

To a degree unseen in any other mogul, the world’s richest man acts on impulse and the belief that he is absolutely right.

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Elon Musk Details Plan for $46.5 Billion Twitter Takeover

Mr. Musk has been building a stake in the social media company and last week made an unsolicited offer to acquire it outright.

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Lotus Adds an S.U.V., With Eyes on Mainstream Appeal

The boutique British carmaker, known for lightweight sports cars more than supermarket runs, is planning to expand production substantially as it goes fully electric.

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Tesla’s Profits Jumped in the First Quarter but Challenges Loom

The electric carmaker had to close an important factory in Shanghai because of China’s efforts to stamp out a coronavirus outbreak.

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Jim Farley Tries to Reinvent Ford and Catch Up to Elon Musk and Tesla

Ford’s chief executive is about to introduce an electric F-150 pickup truck that could determine whether the automaker can survive and thrive in an industry dominated by Tesla.

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California Reveals Its Plan to Phase Out New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

If adopted, the new measures would make a dent in the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and set the bar for the broader auto industry.

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Truck Makers Face a Tech Dilemma: Batteries or Hydrogen?

Under pressure to cut emissions, truck manufacturers are choosing between batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. Wagering incorrectly could cost them billions of dollars.

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As Gas Prices Went Up, So Did the Hunt for Electric Vehicles

Prices at the pump have apparently given some Americans second thoughts. But two practical problems remain: not enough cars and relatively few charging stations.

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Tesla Will Sell Its Cybertruck Next Year, Elon Musk Says

Delays in producing the pickup have allowed rivals like Ford to beat Tesla to market with electric pickups.

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NYC’s Electric Vehicle Age Begins, Slowly

The city has begun converting its fleet and deploying curbside chargers in an effort to meet electrification goals.

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Stopping Climate Change Is Doable, but Time Is Short, U.N. Panel Warns

A major new scientific report offers a road map for how countries can limit global warming, but warns that the margin for error is vanishingly small.

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Tesla’s Sales Jumped in the First Quarter, Bucking Industry Trend Again

The electric carmaker maintained its momentum from last year even as larger automakers continue to struggle with parts shortages.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #shortages, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp

Can I Force My Building to Install Electric-Car Chargers?

Changes to state law will eventually compel co-op boards to help residents charge their cars. But for now, they need to be convinced.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

One Weekend in Vegas With the Nation’s Auto Dealers

After bottoming out early in the pandemic, profits and spirits are soaring — and people were ready to party.

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How the War in Ukraine Could Slow the Sales of Electric Cars

The price of nickel, an essential ingredient in most batteries, has soared because of fear that Russian supplies could be cut off.

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