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“Ban Chinese electric vehicles now,” demands US senator

China's EV industry benefits from billions of dollars in government subsidies. Enlarge / BYD electric cars stand at a BYD dealership on April 05, 2024, in Berlin, Germany. BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is a Chinese man.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaApr 12th, 2024

How does the US know that forced labor is happening in China? A supply chain expert weighs in

The Biden administration has added 26 more companies to the list of Chinese textile traders and manufacturers whose goods are blocked from entering the United States because of their alleged ties to forced labor......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

Mercedes-Benz G580 vs Rivian R2: Is the much cheaper Rivian actually better?

Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off of the G580, a new electric G-Wagon. But how does it compare with another upcoming electric SUV, the Rivian R2?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

Tesla"s March registrations fall 12% as rivals gain EV share, U.S. data shows

Overall, registrations for battery-electric vehicles rose 3.8% in March compared with the year-earlier month. Ford, Hyundai and Kia gained significant share in the EV segment, S&P Global Mobility said......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

More efficient bioethanol production might be possible using persimmon tannin to help yeast thrive

While ethanol in alcoholic beverages impairs drinkers' motor functions, it is that same substance that can power motor vehicles in a cleaner, more sustainable manner. What is necessary for the production of ethanol is yeast, but ethanol is among the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Honda doubles EV investment to $64B, fleshes out 7 new models in 0 Series

Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe outlines the business case for achieving fat electric vehicle margins by the end of the decade as he doubles investment in next-generation EVs......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Hybrids replace EVs on industry"s center stage

Consumer preferences shift to hybrids and plug-in hybrids as interest in fully electric vehicles cools......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Tesla must face claims it misled buyers about Autopilot and self-driving

Tesla Inc. must face a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging that it misled consumers about its cars’ self-driving capabilities, a fresh setback for the electric-car maker just as Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has staked the company’s future.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Waymo"s newest robotaxis may face Chinese tariff roadblock

Robotaxis the company plans to eventually deploy by the thousands across the United States might be subject to stiff new tariffs that target electric vehicles imported from China......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2024

The inside story of Elon Musk’s mass firings of Tesla Supercharger staff

The day before Elon Musk fired virtually all of Tesla’s electric-vehicle charging division last month, charging chief Rebecca Tinucci went to meet with Musk about the network’s future.The meeting could not have gone worse......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2024

Vision Pro international rollout beckons as China approves release

We’re expecting the Vision Pro international rollout to happen not long after WWDC, and we’ve now seen another element of the plan fall into place. An “Apple wearable computer” has been granted the Chinese quality and safety accreditation.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 15th, 2024

These Electric School Buses Are on Their Way to Save the Grid

Loaded with ever more renewables, the grid will need to store a whole lot of energy. Enter: a new kind of magic school bus—one that can both charge and give power back......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMay 15th, 2024

Quantum geometry offers new insights into "smart" materials with switchable electric polarity

Quantum theorists at the University of British Columbia have proposed a new approach to studying stacking ferroelectricity—spontaneous electric polarization—in layered, two-dimensional lab-grown materials......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 15th, 2024

Penske Truck Leasing to offer REE electric truck to fleet customers

REE's partnership with Penske Truck Leasing is a boon for the electric truck and chassis company at a time EV startup successes are rare......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2024

Early retirement of old vehicles won"t save the planet, says study

Lifespan caps for passenger vehicles have limited effect on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and could drive up costs and material use, finds a new study published in Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability. The research shows that.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 15th, 2024

How pooling solutions can be strengthened in road transport

Less than a hundred kilos of human weight, more than two metric tons of steel: individual road transport is a huge climate killer, and switching to electric vehicles is only part of the solution because manufacturing the vehicles also causes emission.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 14th, 2024

BMW names a new CEO for Mini

BMW veteran executive Stefan Richmann succeeds Stephanie Wurst who led Mini for the past two years as it expanded its electric lineup with cars such as the Aceman small crossover......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 14th, 2024

Joe Biden imposes tariffs on Chinese EVs, microchips, batteries, minerals; China vows retaliation

The biggest jump is for EVs, with the tariff rate quadrupling, while other imports are seeing levies doubled or being imposed for the first time......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 14th, 2024

BMW names a new CEO for Mini brand

BMW veteran executive Stefan Richmann succeeds Stephanie Wurst who led Mini for the past two years as it expanded its electric lineup with cars such as the Aceman small crossover......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 14th, 2024

Joe Biden imposes tariffs on Chinese EVs, microchips, batteries, minerals, other imports

The biggest jump is for EVs, with the tariff rate quadrupling, while other imports are seeing levies doubled or being imposed for the first time......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 14th, 2024

One of the last roadblocks to selling Apple Vision Pro in China has been lifted

In one of the last steps needed before an electronic device goes on sale, the Chinese safety regulators have approved the Apple Vision Pro for sale in the country.A screenshot from Taobao's visionOS app [Weibo]The "China Compulsory Certificate" (CCC).....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsMay 14th, 2024