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Detroit, Michigan

GM 'Aspires' to Carbon Neutrality by 2040

General Motors announced this week intentions to replace gas combustion engines with electric vehicles and carbon offsets in under two decades.

January 29, 2021 - Detroit Free Press

Electric Vehicles

Ford Wants to Be First in the Affordable Electric Vehicle Market

The latest wave of popular electric vehicles, think Teslas and GMC Hummer EVs, are well outside of the price range of normal, thrifty Americans. Ford wants to change that.

November 9, 2020 - CleanTechnica

Electric Car Charging Station

U.S. Automakers Have Been Undermining Climate Science Since the 1960s, Investigation Reveals

It's been 50 years since researchers at General Motors and Ford Motor Co. warned the automakers about the effects of auto emissions on the planet's climate.

October 29, 2020 - E&E News

Electric vehicle

GM's Electric Vehicle Future Arrives Early in Detroit-Hamtramck

GM's first non-internal combustion engine vehicle assembly plant will be in the form of 35-year-old plant straddling the Detroit-Hamtramck border thanks in part to a $2.27 billion state tax credit. Electric pickups, SUVs, and AVs will be produced.

January 30, 2020 - Detroit Free Press

Detroit, Michigan

GM, Toyota, and Fiat Chrysler Back Trump on Weaker Auto Emissions Rule

The auto industry is divided on whether to back stronger emissions standard adopted by California and 13 other states. Three major automakers and three auto industry groups sided with Trump on Monday in a court battle over 'one national standard.'

November 3, 2019 - Reuters

Mercedes Benz Suburbs

Another Automaker Shows Interest in California Deal on Auto Emissions

President Trump is 'enraged' that automakers would agree with California in support of maintaining the Obama-era fuel efficiency standards, reports the Times. Mercedes-Benz is apparently preparing to join Ford, Honda, BMW, and VW in the private deal.

August 23, 2019 - The New York Times

Tesla

Banner Year for Electric Vehicle Sales

U.S. sales of plug-in electric vehicles, including those with internal combustion engines, increased by 81 percent in 2018 over 2017. But if you remove the best-selling Tesla Model 3 from the mix, the increase drops to 11 percent.

January 16, 2019 - Greentech Media

Downtown Detroit

GM Announces Plant Closures, Shift Toward Larger Vehicles

General Motors cut the bad environmental and economic news with an announcement that cost cutting measures would allow the company to focus more resources on electric and self-driving cars.

November 27, 2018 - USA Today

Carpool Lane Sticker

Momentum Builds to Ban Sales of Gas and Diesel-Powered Cars in California

The Los Angeles Times editorialized in support of legislation that is expected to be introduced next year to ban sales of internal combustion engine passenger vehicles, though they didn't suggest a date when the ban should become effective.

November 10, 2017 - Los Angeles Times

Internet of Things for Cars

Eyes on the Streets

Apps, Intelligent Transportation Systems Improving Safety for Pedestrians

January 5, 2017 - InTransition Magazine

Chevy Bolt

How Detroit Beat the Silicon Valley to the Breakthrough Electric Vehicle

It costs less than $40,000 and gets over 200 miles to a charge. The Tesla Model 3? Yes, and also the Chevy Bolt, which goes to market first. A New York Times technology columnist writes that 'size matters' when it comes to innovation.

September 26, 2016 - The New York Times - Technology

New Player Emerges in Car Sharing Services

Arriving just in time in the District of Columbia, as Safe Track disrupts Metro service, General Motors launched 'Maven' to compete with ZipCar, Car2Go, and Enterprise car sharing services.

July 21, 2016 - The Washington Post

Uber Sidecar Lyft

Your Next Lyft Ride May Not Have a Driver

The self-driving car of the future is getting closer to becoming a reality, with GM and Lyft partnering to launch autonomous vehicles for the ride-hailing service within the year.

May 9, 2016 - San Jose Mercury News - Silicon Beat

Ford Headquarters

Ford Plans New Headquarters for a New Century

Following the example of much newer corporations in Silicon Valley, the Ford Motor Company is planning a $9 billion new campus in Dearborn, to be built over ten years.

May 3, 2016 - The New York Times

GM Announces Renovation of Detroit's Iconic Renaissance Center

Detroit's most iconic building, the Renaissance Center, will soon get a major upgrade.

January 23, 2016 - Detroit Free Press

D.C. Streetcar

The Real Story Behind the Death of Streetcars in the United States

Yes, there was a conspiracy led by General Motors to replace streetcars with their buses in the 1930s. But streetcars were dying well before then, due to competition with the automobile and other reasons apart from nefarious corporate collusions.

May 12, 2015 - Vox

Did Obama Bet on the Wrong Electric Vehicle Technology?

With Toyota's long-waited fuel cell electric vehicle (FCV) hitting showrooms in the U.S. this week, Kenneth Chang, science reporter for The New York Times, delves further into the technology, starting with how it fared under two administrations.

November 19, 2014 - The New York Times - Environment

App To Warn You When You Are About To Be Hit By A Car

Carmakers are developing technologies to alert drivers and pedestrians if they are about to collide.

September 6, 2013 - The Car Connection

Friday Fizzle: Bicycling is for Losers Who Don't Get Dates

A new GM ad implies that bikes aren't a sexy mode of transport for college kids.

October 14, 2011 - Grist

Rust Belt Mayors Are Greening Brownfields

With the unlikely help of a group called the Mayors Automotive Coalition, down-at-the-heels towns are reinventing themselves - in various shades of green.

June 15, 2011 - OnEarth

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