Building a More Sustainable Car, From Headlamp to Tailpipe

Vehicle makers shy away from traditional materials that are hard to recycle, like leather and plastics, and look to repurpose alternatives that still convey quality.

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The Mighty Pickup Slims Down

Small trucks from Ford and Hyundai are joining a growing field of electric models as America’s go-to vehicle adapts to an evolving market.

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Why You Might Not Be Returning to the Office Until Next Year

After the Delta variant disrupted plans to reopen after Labor Day, many businesses pushed their targets further out or left them open-ended.

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The Dream Cars of the Car Designers

Saturday mornings are for celebrating stylish sheet metal in the parking lot of a storied hobby shop in metro Detroit.

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How Biden’s E.V. Plan Could Help Tesla and Squeeze Toyota

A push to increase sales of electric vehicles favors companies that already have all-electric cars on the market and could penalize those that don’t.

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Tesla Sales More than Double in the Second Quarter

Tesla said sales doubled in the second quarter, but Ford reported a more modest increase as the industry grapples with a semiconductor shortage.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #shortages, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states

Here’s How Biden Aims to Increase Electric Car Sales

The president wants to use pollution rules to rapidly lift sales, but there are hurdles ahead.

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Ford Motor Shows Signs of Revival Under Jim Farley

Analysts credit the new chief executive, Jim Farley, with energizing the automaker, which still faces challenges.

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For Biden to Save Semiconductors, He Can’t Follow in South Korea’s Footsteps

The lesson for the U.S. lawmakers and regulators should not be to further bolster its corporate giants in a moment of crisis.

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Ford F-150 Lightning Is a Major New E.V. Contender

If it sells well, an electric version of the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. could help accelerate the move to electric vehicles.

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Electric Pickups Could Make or Break Biden’s Infrastructure Plans

The transition to an electric-car future will be an uphill battle, with the president and Republicans in Congress at odds over his $4 trillion economic agenda.

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The Lithium Gold Rush: Inside the Race to Power Electric Vehicles

A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.

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E.V. Buying Guide: What to Know About Models, Batteries, Charging and More

Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.

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Three Electric S.U.V.s With Tesla in Their Sights

Test-driving Volkswagen’s ID.4, Ford’s Mustang Mach-E and Volvo’s XC40 Recharge: The green turf where Tesla has dominated for so long is poised to grow crowded.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tesla-motors-inc, #volkswagen-ag, #volvo-car-corp

How a Very Weird Quirk Might Let Michigan Republicans Limit Voting Rights

State Republicans are pushing a voting law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has said she will veto. But a rarely used option for a voter-driven petition could allow the G.O.P. to circumvent her veto.

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2 Korean Battery Makers Settle Dispute That Threatened Biden’s Green Agenda

The settlement between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation ensures that a battery plant in Georgia will go forward without hampering electric vehicle production.

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Returning to the Office Sparks Anxiety and Dread for Some

After a year of working remotely, some employees are not keen to go back to the office, and, so far, employers are being receptive to their concerns.

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Biden’s Push for Electric Cars: $174 Billion, 10 Years and a Bit of Luck

The president is hoping to make electric vehicles more affordable to turn a niche product into one with mass appeal.

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

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The Future of Car Navigation Has Arrived

Augmented reality and directions in the windshield: Integrated systems run (precise) laps around earlier technology, like a piano-roll device from the 1930s.

#automobiles, #cadillac-division-of-general-motors-corp, #ford-motor-co, #global-positioning-system, #jeep-division-of-fiat-chrysler, #maps, #navigation

How To Buy an Electric Car

Even before G.M. announced it would work toward eliminating emissions from its vehicles, more automakers were putting E. V.s in their showrooms. Here’s a roundup.

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Global Chip Shortage Challenges Biden’s Hope for Manufacturing Revival

A global shortage of a key component for cars and electronics has shuttered American factories and set off fierce competition to secure supplies.

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Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.

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The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.

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E.V.s Force Carmakers to Reinvent the Wheel, and Brakes, and Mirrors …

Building electric cars, and repairing them, will require a huge change for the industry and usher in a new automotive era.

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G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars

Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers.

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Is Rivian the Next Tesla? Investors Bet Big on Electric Truck Maker

Rivian, which has raised another $2.65 billion, plans to sell a pickup truck and S.U.V. it has worked on for more than a decade.

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Tesla Might Finally Have Some Competition. From Ford.

Traditional automakers have struggled to sell electric cars. That could change as Ford, Volkswagen and others introduce new models.

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Bill Ford: ‘Our Family Name Is on the Line Every Day’

The chairman of Ford Motor and the great-grandson of Henry Ford is an elder statesman in an industry where C.E.O.s come and go.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #ford-henry, #ford-william-clay-jr, #infrastructure-public-works, #tesla-motors-inc

Biden’s Inaugural Will Be Mostly Virtual, but Money From Donors Will Be Real

The president-elect’s allies have begun an ambitious fund-raising campaign for the celebration of his swearing-in. Big donors will get “virtual signed photos” — and a chance to generate good will.

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Putting the Sport Back in S.U.V.s, 2 Jeep Rivals Sell the Off-Grid Life

The Ford Bronco and the Land Rover Defender revive two legendary lineages with models that can handle trails as well as grocery store runs.

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Interest Rates Are Low, but Loans Are Harder to Get. Here’s Why.

Banks have tightened standards, becoming more choosy about their borrowers and asking a lot of questions.

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In Electric Car Market, It’s Tesla and a Jumbled Field of Also-Rans

Most traditional carmakers are struggling to produce and market electric vehicles even as Tesla sells hundreds of thousands of its luxury models.

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Automakers Are Making Cars, but Virus Surge Puts That at Risk

Some workers are calling on the industry to shut down plants in states where virus cases have increased sharply in recent weeks.

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As Sales Rise, Automakers Ramp Up Production

Demand has been stronger than expected since states began reopening, but some experts worry about the effect of a new surge in coronavirus cases.

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‘A Sports Car That You Can Wear Into a Bar’

Wristwatches and fast cars: precision machines that have grown together for a century, drawing crowds and connoisseurs.

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How to Disinfect a Police Car in a Pandemic: Make It an Oven

The N.Y.P.D. and other departments were concerned about the spread of the coronavirus in vehicles. Ford’s answer is software to crank up the heat.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ford-motor-co, #ohio-state-university, #police-department-nyc, #research, #software, #temperature

Autoworkers Are Returning as Carmakers Gradually Crank Up Factories

After being idle for nearly two months, G.M., Ford and Fiat Chrysler will restart assembly plants on Monday with masks, gloves and curtains.

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Electric Trucks Will Be True Signal of Electric Vehicle Era

Electric Hummers and Cybertrucks, as well as the next generation of S.U.V.s, will signal the arrival of the E.V. era in America if they start to sell in big numbers.

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How to Also Keep Your Car Healthy

Along with making medical equipment, the car industry is finding ways to keep their customers safer, like coming to you when your car needs service.

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Slow Response to the Coronavirus Measured in Lost Opportunity

If the administration had reacted to the ventilator shortage in February, a private sector effort starting now might have made lifesaving equipment in mid- to late April. Now it is unlikely to be before June.

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Trump Bets Business Will Answer Call to Fight Virus, but Strategy Bewilders Firms

It remains unclear if the effort to enlist companies like General Motors, Apple and Hanes constitutes an effective strategy.

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