Electric vehicles

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Why is Tesla fighting a rule that would force electric-car manufacturers to treat their workers well?

Published: 
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:18pm

A new California rule saying that state rebates for electric cars can go only to manufacturers certified as being “fair and responsible” in their treatment of workers has put Tesla, the state’s only major EV maker, in a tough position.

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Santa Monica proposes tougher rules for Bird and other scooter rental companies

Published: 
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 2:32pm

When the electric scooters descended on Santa Monica in September, the city wasn’t prepared.

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

Published: 
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

Published: 
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.