Stories tagged: electric cars
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Volkswagen intends to invest $50 billion in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry – and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more accessible to mass-market …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 7:09 p.m.
Beneath the hoods of millions of the clean electric cars rolling onto the world’s roads in the next few years will be a dirty battery.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 10 p.m.
Being home to Europe’s biggest rock collection has finally come in handy for Sweden amid the global race for the scarce metals that power electric cars.
Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:26 p.m.
As Uber tries to build its reputation as a good citizen, it’s unveiling a new plan: get its drivers to adopt electric vehicles instead of driving cars that burn gasoline.
Mon., June 4, 2018, 5 a.m.
In 2007, Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a law that said cities, counties and other local governments and entities had to switch their vehicle fleets to run solely on …
Fri., June 1, 2018, 8:50 a.m.
In his last big presentation as CEO of Fiat Chrysler before retiring, Sergio Marchionne announced a big investment push to make more electrified cars, while acknowledging that traditional engines will …
Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Teslas and Nissan Leafs are likely to become a much more common sight on the world’s roads in the next two years, the International Energy Agency says.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
Washington state’s sales tax exemption for new electric vehicles is expected to end sometime this summer after efforts to extend the break stalled during the recent legislative session.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avista Utilities has opened a new fast charging station in Rosalia.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Tesla Motors’ CEO says worldwide orders for a new lower-priced electric car hit 276,000 during the weekend.
Mon., Feb. 16, 2015
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
A bunch of the cutest little cars you’ve ever seen were parked outside Spokane City Hall on Thursday for a special occasion.