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Less carbon, more electric vehicles: automakers prepare for potential Biden win

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Automakers are gearing up for tough new vehicle emissions rules and policies favoring electric vehicles if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the White House. Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump both need the votes of auto workers in Midwestern swing states such as Michigan and Ohio, and both say they […]

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Canadian electric vehicle company ElectraMeccanica eyes Nashville area for U.S. assembly plant

Canadian electric vehicle designer and manufacturer ElectraMeccanica named Tennessee as one of two finalists for the location of its SOLO EV United States assembly facility Tuesday. The proposed plant includes an engineering technical center with facilities for electric vehicle testing and an assembly facility for the brand’s single-occupant, three-wheeled SOLO electric vehicles, which are under production and have yet to […]

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Ford to build new electric vehicle center at Rouge complex, add 300 jobs

Ford Motor Co. will build a new, 500,000-square-foot electric vehicle manufacturing operation at the historic Ford Rouge Center, the automaker said Thursday, creating 300 new jobs to support battery assembly and production of hybrid and battery-electric versions of its profit-rich F-150 pick-up truck. The Blue Oval is eyeing a mid-2022 launch of the first battery-electric version of the truck. […]

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Xpeng Motors Files For IPO On NYSE

Another Chinese EV startup files for US.. listing. Upstart Chinese electric vehicle maker, Xpeng Motors has officially filed for its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange. The move wasn’t a surprise and had been anticipated for some time now. The announcement makes XPeng the third electric vehicle manufacturer out of China to list its shares […]