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As Auto Industry Goes Electric, Can It Avoid A Battery Bottleneck?

As Auto Industry Goes Electric, Can It Avoid A Battery Bottleneck?

As Auto Industry Goes Electric, Can It Avoid A Battery Bottleneck? As automakers from General Motors to Volkswagen bet big on an electric future, fears are rising about whether the world's supply of batteries can keep up.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsThe world is going to need more batteries. A lot more batteries. Every major automaker is preparing to pivot from gas and diesel cars to electric and hybrid ones. Ford F-150s and Kia crossovers, Volkswagen hatchbacks and BMW sedans: They'll all plug in instead of fill up. It's a remarkable transformation that will change the way we...

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From Amazon To FedEx, The Delivery Truck Is Going Electric

From Amazon To FedEx, The Delivery Truck Is Going Electric

From Amazon To FedEx, The Delivery Truck Is Going Electric It's not just passenger cars: Delivery companies are updating their vans and trucks with electric models as they look to save on fuel and cut maintenance costs.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsWhether or not you want an electric vehicle in your driveway, you might soon spot one showing up on your curb. All major delivery companies are starting to replace their gas-powered fleets with electric or low-emission vehicles, a switch that companies say will boost their bottom lines, while also fighting climate change and urban...

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'Tragic': Driving Was Down In 2020, But Traffic Fatality Rates Surged

'Tragic': Driving Was Down In 2020, But Traffic Fatality Rates Surged

Driving Was Down In 2020, But Traffic Fatality Rates Surged A report estimates that traffic deaths rose 8% last year compared to 2019. When measured by number of miles driven, fatalities surged by 24%, the highest in nearly a century.Driving was markedly down in 2020, yet a new report found a surprising and alarming statistic: Traffic deaths actually rose last year. The National Safety Council (NSC) says deaths from motor vehicles rose 8% last year, with as many as 42,060 people dying in vehicle crashes. When comparing traffic deaths to the number of miles driven, the rate of fatalities...

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The Power Is Back On In Texas. Now Comes The Recovery, And It Won't Be Cheap

The Power Is Back On In Texas. Now Comes The Recovery, And It Won't Be Cheap

The Power Is Back On In Texas. The Recovery Won't Come Cheap. From potential long-term rate hikes to repairs of broken pipes, Texans could be paying for years after the state's devastating blackouts.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsFor Texas, it's looking like a daunting power bill. The Lone Star State racked up tens of billions of dollars in electricity expenses, as a free-wheeling market design sent prices skyrocketing. It tallied tens of billions more in damage and economic losses from blackouts. The state could spend years paying down those costs — costs that many experts say were...

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Jerry Jones' Company Hits 'Jackpot' As Harsh Storms Send Natural Gas Prices Surging

Jerry Jones' Company Hits 'Jackpot' As Harsh Storms Send Natural Gas Prices Surging

Jerry Jones' Company Hits 'Jackpot' As Storms Send Gas Prices Surging : Live Updates: Winter Storms 2021 A drilling company controlled by the Dallas Cowboys owner said it was benefitting after natural gas prices surged in the middle of powerful winter storms.The winter storms gripping much of the United States have devastated many families and businesses, with frigid temperatures and power outages causing particularly dire conditions in Texas. But for oil and gas producers that have managed to keep production going, this is proving to be a big payday. Jerry Jones, the billionaire owner of...

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'Damn Refreshing': Mayor Pete Gets Friendly Reception At Senate Hearing

'Damn Refreshing': Mayor Pete Gets Friendly Reception At Senate Hearing

'Damn Refreshing': Mayor Pete Gets Friendly Reception At Senate Hearing Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg made the case for climate action and infrastructure investments at his confirmation hearing. Most senators reacted warmly.Senate confirmation hearings can get a little heated. But Pete Buttigieg, President Biden's high-profile nominee for secretary of transportation, got a reception that was downright warm. "You know what the hell you're talking about, and that's pretty damn refreshing," said Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mt., when he got a chance at the mic at Buttigieg's hearing on...

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Storming The Capitol Didn't Change The Election, Some Trump Backers Realize

Storming The Capitol Didn't Change The Election, Some Trump Backers Realize

Storming The Capitol Didn't Change The Election, Some Trump Backers Realize : Insurrection At The Capitol: Live Updates A mob of Trump supporters breached the Capitol building, persuaded by the president's false claim of a stolen election. Even so, some recognize the campaign to overturn the results is doomed.On Wednesday, Michelle Laughlin realized something: Joe Biden would be the next president. She had traveled from Nevada for the "Stop the Steal" rally hoping that a second term for President Trump was still possible. She sang patriotic songs as Trump supporters forcibly invaded the...

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Nice Car, But How Do You Charge That Thing? Let Us Count The Ways

Nice Car, But How Do You Charge That Thing? Let Us Count The Ways

How Long Does It Take To Charge An Electric Car? Most charging actually happens at home, but concerns about how to juice up are tripping up would-be buyers. A lot is on the line for automakers.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsHow long does it take to charge an electric vehicle? The question is more complicated than it seems, and that's a challenge for the auto industry. Vehicles have different battery sizes, and charge at different speeds. The same vehicle at different chargers will experience wildly varying charge times. And no matter what charger a driver uses, an electric...

November 25, 2020
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A Pandemic Sticker Shock: Used-Car Prices Are Through The Roof

A Pandemic Sticker Shock: Used-Car Prices Are Through The Roof

Sticker Shock: Why Used-Car Prices Are So High The supply of used cars is tight, while demand is high. That can provide a big boost to car owners thinking of selling, but it can make affordable vehicles hard to find.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAaron Springer of Odenton, Md., wasn't looking to sell his 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, which he bought used a couple of years ago. "I love this car," he says. But Springer heard the used-car market was hot, so he decided he might as well check. To his astonishment, used-car site Carvana offered him $1,500 more than he paid for...

October 28, 2020
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AP Calls Nevada For Joe Biden

AP Calls Nevada For Joe Biden

Joe Biden Wins Nevada, Widening Margin Of Victory : Live Updates: 2020 Election Results The announcement brought the president-elect's electoral vote total to 290.Updated at 12:43 p.m. ET The Associated Press has called Nevada for President-elect Joe Biden, bringing his electoral vote total to 290. As of early Saturday afternoon, President Trump has 214 electoral votes, according to the AP. Earlier on Saturday, the AP called Pennsylvania for Biden, securing the 270 votes necessary for . Nevada has voted for Democrats in the past three presidential elections, but the Trump campaign had been...

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