Electric vehicles

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JetSuite strikes a deal for hybrid electric planes with start-up Zunum Aero

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Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:49pm

Irvine charter jet operator JetSuite will add hybrid electric planes to its fleet starting in 2022. It is the first substantial commercial order of an aircraft technology that could cut fuel costs and emissions, and make flights quieter.

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Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses

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Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:00pm

When Chinese battery maker BYD Ltd. approached Southern California officials in 2008 touting ambitious plans to build electric cars, local politicians jumped at the promise of thousands of jobs and cleaner air.

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Electric vehicles' future relies on cobalt. It's often mined by children and is soaring in price

Published: 
Thu, 02/22/2018 (All day)

The road to an imminent electric vehicle future has hit a speed bump — one made of cobalt.

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California wants more electric cars. The Trump administration doesn't. Automakers are in the hot seat

Published: 
Fri, 02/02/2018 (All day)

An intensifying clash between California and Washington over getting cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles on the road has put auto companies in a bind as they contemplate what cars they should be rolling onto showroom floors.

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California will put 5 million electric cars on the road by 2030, Gov. Jerry Brown says

Published: 
Fri, 01/26/2018 (All day)

California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to put 5 million electric cars on the state’s roads by 2030.