Approvals for Rivian Automotive Inc.’s planned EV plant in Georgia will be handled by state authorities after local opposition threatened to delay groundbreaking on the $5 billion investment. Construction is scheduled to start in the summer but no specific date has been given by the company, which announced the location in December. Split across Morgan
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The McLaren P1 launched almost a decade ago was a pioneer when it came to using electrification in high-performance applications. Remember when hybrid technology was synonymous with the Toyota Prius? One of the holy trinity of hybrid hypercars, together with the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder, the P1 combined a powerful V-8 with an
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CHANDLER, Ariz. — There are assumptions about why Waymo chose this sprawling Phoenix suburb as the location to launch the world’s first commercial robotaxi service more than three years ago. Vehicle-friendly streets. Modern infrastructure. Eternal sunshine. Those are sensible criteria for a fledgling proving ground of self-driving technology. But they can be misleading, and they
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Former Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller has been hired by Nikola as president and tasked with helping the U.S. electric truck maker ramp up production. Lohscheller joins Nikola after a short stint as CEO of VinFast Global, the automotive arm of Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup. Lohscheller arrived at VinFast in July 2021 but stepped down five months
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SAN FRANCISCO — A former Tesla Inc. construction manager has filed a lawsuit against the EV company alleging he was fired for reporting widespread safety violations and race discrimination at Tesla’s factories. In the lawsuit filed with Alameda County Superior Court on Friday, Marc Cage, an African American, claimed to have reported safety violations that
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Reflecting on this year’s Super Bowl ads, I suspect I’m going to sound grumpy and old — except that I’m not complaining about the hip-hop halftime show and Eminem taking a knee. Full disclosure: I’m no fan of the NFL, having quit watching the league almost three decades ago. Aside from one game at Ford
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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday plans to tout progress by government and private industry to boost American production of minerals used to make electric vehicles, cell phones, weaponry and a range of related electronics, the White House said. Washington has grown increasingly concerned that low U.S. production of minerals essential for the
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