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Electric Vehicles

Coverage of electric vehicle (EV) policy and use by government and consumers in the United States as jurisdictions increasingly incorporate electric cars, buses and other vehicles into government fleets to help meet climate change goals. Includes stories about electric vehicle infrastructure and battery development, hybrid vehicles, electric scooters and bikes.

A technical team of experts is being formed to create a $30 million center at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park that is expected to put north Alabama on the cutting edge of electric vehicle technology.
Electric vehicle charging developments are making car charging increasingly ubiquitous across the American landscape, with chargers in familiar travel locations like truck stops and curbside parking spaces.
The Turnpike Commission has approved a contract with Applegreen Electric to install, operate and maintain electric vehicle charging stations at every service plaza by January 2027, officials announced.
Soelect, a startup that makes components for EV batteries, is working with area community colleges to host courses in quality control, battery testing and battery manufacturing at its facility in Greensboro.
The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District's Board of Directors unanimously voted to buy 57 hydrogen-powered, fuel-cell electric buses that will largely serve the Watsonville area.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has fined a Chinese company with its U.S. headquarters in Dallas more than $700,000 for what it called misleading statements about a planned launch of electric vehicles.
In Southern California, landlords and owners of convenience stores, fast-food chains, movie theaters and big-box retailers are hoping to cash in on EV chargers to lure customers with time to kill as they fill up.
This month, the Seattle Department of Transportation debuted a program to test out the electric bike-lane sweeper. At barely 5 feet wide the machine is designed to weave between bollards and curbs.
Some 53 overhead charging stations are set to be installed at Metropolitan Transportation Authority depots in Staten Island, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, according to a recent announcement by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
New vehicles for Washington, D.C.’s K-12 schools, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, are part of a larger initiative aimed at making the school district carbon-neutral and climate resilient by 2050.