Stories tagged: electric cars
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
GM says next generation of electric cars will cost less, go farther
General Motors is telling investors its next generation of electric vehicles will cost the company 30 percent less than current ones, making them profitable after the new version debuts in …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
New charging stations to relieve ‘range anxiety’ in central Washington
Electric vehicle drivers in the center of the state should have some of their “range anxiety” eased with plans for nine new fast-charging stations.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
For electric cars to take off, they’ll need place to charge
DETROIT – Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Scenic ‘electric highway’ comes through Spokane
U.S. Highway 2 across the Washington Cascades from Everett to Spokane now has the distinction of being the first electric-vehicle-friendly scenic byway in all of America. Numerous charging stations are …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4 a.m.
Getting There: Avista opens electric car charging station in Rosalia
Avista Utilities has opened a new fast charging station in Rosalia.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Electric car factory planned in Arizona to have 2,000 workers
Electric car maker Lucid Motors said Tuesday it will build a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will begin production in 2018 as it looks to compete in the fast-growing market …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
VW sees electric car shift costing thousands of jobs
Volkswagen’s personnel chief has been quoted as telling a German newspaper that the transition to electric cars will ultimately cost a “five-digit number” of jobs at the company.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
No diesels need apply: Electric cars rule at Paris show
Carmakers are finding the Paris auto show , held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, as a fine place to show off new zero-emission …
Sat., July 30, 2016
Route 66 becoming green with charging stations, solar panels
Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green.
Fri., April 15, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
Despite Tesla frenzy, electric car sales are far from robust
The recent hoopla around Tesla’s planned Model 3 might lead one to think electric-car sales are surging. They’re not.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Lower-price Tesla orders reach 276,000
Tesla Motors’ CEO says worldwide orders for a new lower-priced electric car hit 276,000 during the weekend.
Mon., Feb. 16, 2015
New rules on fuels take aim at carbon
Washington is following the lead of other West Coast states in cutting greenhouse gas tailpipe emissions as part of the global effort to combat climate change. Emissions from cars and …
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014, 3:31 p.m.
Charging station on I-90 brings Spokane into Tesla universe
Going for a ride in a Tesla Model S is like taking off in a jet plane, only without the noise. “You touch that accelerator, it’s all go,” said Tom …
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013
Getting There: $2.5 million Market Street upgrade in works
Market Street in the Mead area is slated for major improvements starting next year. The Spokane County commissioners last week accepted a $1.5 million grant from the state to rebuild …
Mon., March 26, 2012
Getting There: Feds give transit system gold star for security
Spokane Transit Authority is as good as gold, or so says the U.S. government. STA last week was presented with a “Gold Standard” plaque from the Transportation Security Administration for …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2011
Idaho at end of list for electric vehicles
BOISE – Idaho will be among the last states where electric cars will be sold, officials from the auto industry say. Representatives from Nissan Motor Co. told the Idaho Business …
Sun., April 3, 2011
Garage may need retrofitting if you switch to electric vehicle
With gas prices rising and instability in the Middle East, the thought of an electric car in the garage might be getting more appealing. Before you jump for the new …
Mon., Jan. 3, 2011
Getting There: Venture converts hybrid vehicles
A Richland company that specializes in energy consulting is hoping the high cost of gasoline and the desire to reduce oil consumption will fuel a new line of business. Vista …
Sun., Nov. 21, 2010
PNNL’s charger unit a smart buyer
RICHLAND – It’s like a personal shopper for electricity. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed smart technology for electric cars that might someday automatically recharge the car when power loads …
Wed., July 28, 2010
Tango out of X Prize finals
Spokane’s electric car, the Tango, was eliminated from the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize competition. Company President Rick Woodbury was one of 15 drivers who made it to the competition’s …
Fri., April 23, 2010
Drivers can get charge at City Hall
A bunch of the cutest little cars you’ve ever seen were parked outside Spokane City Hall on Thursday for a special occasion. Mayor Mary Verner took advantage of the 41st …
Thu., April 22, 2010, 4:56 p.m.
Spokane unveils electric car charging station
A bunch of the cutest little cars you’ve ever seen were parked outside Spokane City Hall on Thursday for a special occasion.
Wed., Aug. 12, 2009
Volt will get 230 mpg, GM says
General Motors Co. said Tuesday that its long-awaited Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid is expected to achieve fuel economy of 230 miles per gallon in city driving. That would give the …