- 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.
- Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance Updated: Apr-24-16 9:41 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.
- 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.
- French protesters rampage after Hollande sticks to labor law Updated: Apr-15-16 3:05 am
PARIS - Protesters in Paris smashed store windows and damaged cars after French President Francois Hollande said he would not abandon a labor bill that has prompted weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations.
- 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.
- New Mexico groups push for more renewable energy Updated: Apr-02-16 5:25 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A coalition of New Mexico environmental groups and community leaders are pushing for more electricity to come from renewable energy sources.
- Orders for lower-priced Tesla hit 198,000 Updated: Apr-01-16 7:14 pm
HAWTHORNE, California - Demand for Tesla Motors' new lower-priced electric car surprised even the company's CEO Friday as 198,000 people plunked down $1,000 deposits to reserve their vehicles.
- Car headlights are keeping drivers in the dark, study finds Updated: Mar-30-16 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Are your car's headlights keeping you in the dark?