Taiwan's Yageo to buy U.S. electronic components firm for $740 millionMay 22
BP invests in tech to charge cars as quickly as filling fuel tankMay 22
Toyota plans to roll into China's EV market in GAC vehicleMay 21
Toyota is taking an unprecedented route to meet China's stringent green car quotas: Its showrooms will sell an EV without the Japanese company's triple-oval logo and instead will feature the label of GAC Motor, Toyota's China partner.
Threat of cobalt supply crunch could hinder EV growthMay 21
A burgeoning risk of a supply crunch in cobalt -- a key battery metal that has more than tripled in price in two years -- poses one of the biggest threats to forecasts for rising electric vehicle adoption.
In Illinois, Tesla-like dreams for an EV startup, former Mitsubishi factoryMay 21
At $78,000, Tesla moves mass-market Model 3 beyond massesMay 21
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled specifications for a faster and more powerful version of the Model 3 in tweets over the weekend. It will cost $78,000, more than double the $35,000 base-model starting price.
Fisker's comeback powered by new batteryMay 20
Mercedes to make compact EV in FranceMay 18
Daimler plans to invest $589 million into its plant in Hambach, France, to start producing a compact electric car for Mercedes. The new car, which will be part of Mercedes' EQ electric subbrand, will be built alongside the battery-powered Smart ForTwo.
READY TO PEAKMay 21
PLUG-IN PLAYMay 20
NASCAR, a powerful marketing platform, could help automakers sell mainstream America on the electric vehicle. But getting the NASCAR fan base to accept whirring electric motors in place of roaring engines will take time.
Emphasis on EVs ignores many green-minded buyersMay 21
EV batteries present new challenges for firefightersMay 16
Fires on electric vehicles are rare, but the volatile chemistry of their batteries and the need for special training on how to extinguish them raises new safety questions as automakers are poised to dramatically increase production.