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UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Avista seeks electric rate increase for Idaho customers

If approved by the IPUC, a typical household in Idaho using an average of 898 kilowatt hours per month could expect to see its bill increase $2.89 per month, or …


GM in talks to sell shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio

General Motors is negotiating the sale of its shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio, to a company that builds electric trucks.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

Ford to invest $500M in electric vehicle startup Rivian

Ford is sinking a half-billion dollars into electric vehicle startup Rivian in a deal that has the companies working together on a new Ford electric vehicle based on Rivian underpinnings.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

Greenacres woman faces animal abuse charges over nine electrocuted squirrels

A Greenacres woman is accused of electrocuting nine squirrels that tried to scale her electric fence and steal walnuts from her backyard tree.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

‘We’re going to electrify the F-Series’

Ford Motor Co. confirmed plans to build a fully electric F-Series pickup, which industry observers called an unexpected move that protects the truck franchise against Tesla and other competitors.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 7:59 a.m.

Thanks to VW scandal, STA to add electric bus to fleet

Spokane Transit Authority is getting its first fully electric bus, the first in what may be full electrification of its fleet, in the next one to three years, the agency …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 6:05 p.m.

Harley-Davidson rebels with an electric motorcycle

Smaller bikes, electric engines, online sales and urban storefronts, Harley-Davidson, we hardly knew you.


Harley-Davidson commits to electric motorcycle production by 2020

Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson’s retail motorcycle sales were off sharply, according to the company’s latest quarterly earnings report, but the Milwaukee motorcycle giant is looking toward a future that includes an …


Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s

Toyota plans to offer more than 10 purely electric vehicle models in its lineup by the early 2020s, marking the Japanese automaker’s commitment to that growing technology sector.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Ford ups electric push in China as Beijing transforms market

Ford Motor Co. is promising to roll out more than 50 new vehicles in China over the next eight years including 15 powered by electricity as it restructures its business …


Regulators Avista rate hearing set for Coeur d’Alene

Idaho state regulators will take public comments Tuesday on requested rate increases by Avista Corp.


Carmakers join forces in Europe to make electrics widespread

A group of major automakers plans to open hundreds of fast-charging stations for electric cars in Europe in coming years and use a common plug technology in what they hope …


GM to offer two more electric vehicles in next 18 months

General Motors is promising two new electric vehicles on Chevrolet Bolt underpinnings in the next 1


Spokane electrical supply company purchases Kent distributor

Spokane-based Stoneway Electric Supply announced Thursday its has purchased a Kent, Wash., industrial distributor.


Avista asks state regulators rate adjustments

Avista is asking Washington regulators for several rate adjustments that, if approved, would raise electric rates slightly and decrease natural gas rates.


Ford, Chinese partner look at possible electric car venture

Ford’s potential venture with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. adds to the global auto industry’s rising activity in electric vehicles for China, which passed the United States last year as the …


Avista credits would buffer request for Idaho surcharge

A couple of credits will help buffer Avista’s request for a surcharge on electric bills for Idaho customers.


Tesla provides first look at cheaper Model 3 sedan

Electric automaker Tesla has produced its first Model 3 sedan, a highly anticipated car because it carries a relatively low sticker price.


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

California startup banks on electric buses

The market for battery-powered electric buses seems ready to rocket. Orders in the U.S. are gaining traction.


Winter advisory: Heat cost will soar

The first snowfall is months away, but it’s already putting a chill on winter budgets. Virtually every source of household warmth is expected to get more expensive this year. The …