California Announces Plan to Retire New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

WASHINGTON — California rolled out an aggressive plan Wednesday to mandate a steady increase in sales of electric and zero-emission vehicles, a first in the country to ban new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. Under the proposed rule published by the California Air Resources Board, the state will require that 35 percent of new passenger cars …

When Electric Cars Rule the Road, They’ll Need Spotlights to Power

Samuel Abuelsamid, principal analyst at Guidehouse Insights, a consulting firm specializing in infrastructure, agrees with this assessment. “There is definitely a large, addressable market for this type of service,” he said. “This whole space is something that will be critical, because all these automakers are making big plans to build and hopefully sell millions of …

Tesla Recalls Fully Self-Driving Cars to Prevent Rolling Stalls

Tesla Recall 54,000 vehicles equipped with Full Self-Driving software Disabling a feature that under certain conditions allows vehicles to drive slowly at intersections without stopping. The move comes after the automaker was criticized on social media for enabling “rolling stops” in violation of traffic regulations. “Failure to stop at a stop sign can increase the …

Why Did Tesla Rise While Other Automakers Had to Make Cars?

For much of the past year, established automakers like General Motors and Ford Motor have operated in a different reality than electric car company Tesla. GM and Ford closed one plant after another—sometimes for months. shortage of computer chips, leaving dealer lots bare and zooming in on car prices. Still, Tesla stood up record sales …

Tesla Agrees to Stop Allowing Drivers to Play Video Games in Moving Cars

A federal safety regulator said on Thursday that Tesla has agreed to change the software in its cars to prevent drivers and passengers from playing video games on dashboard screens while a vehicle is in motion. The deal comes a day after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. launched an official investigation for the game …

Fighting for Bolivia’s Lithium, Vital to Electric Cars

“The amount of lithium we need for any of our climate goals is unbelievable,” said US Assistant Secretary of State Anna Shpitsberg. “Everyone is trying to build their own supply chain and think about how to be strategic.” But Washington has little influence in Bolivia, whose leaders have long opposed America’s drug policy and approach …

Supply Chain Grins for Cars on Display at a Kansas Terminal

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Just after 5:30 a.m. on a cold November morning, David Heide arrives at the Kan. industrial shipping terminal in Kansas City, wondering what new tortures the day awaits. His company, Jack Cooper Transport, delivers new cars from auto plants in the United States to dealerships. It transports some of it in …

Can Roads Charge Electric Cars? Technology May Be Closer.

Other challenges could slow down the electrified path of the future. “To put this into context, road charging while driving is unlikely to be a broad solution for all electric vehicles, but could play an important role for some applications,” said Jeremy J. Michalek, professor and director of engineering and public policy. The vehicle electrification …