Stories tagged: "electric vehicles"


A Buick Wildcat EV concept is shown during the media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
A Less-Glitzy Detroit Auto Show Returns After 3-Year Absence—With President Joe Biden

Michigan automakers have figured out that new models can make a bigger splash when they're unveiled to a digital audience on a day where they don't have to share the spotlight with their rivals. Not to mention that making a debut at an auto show can be hugely expensive.

Jim Farley, Ford Motor Company's chief executive officer, stands next to the company's new Ford F-150 Lightning, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Dearborn, Mich. (Photo by Carlos Osorio via AP)
Cheaper EVs Coming to Michigan Despite High Battery Costs

Even though battery costs are rising, auto companies in Michigan are rolling out more affordable electric vehicles that should widen their appeal to a larger group of buyers.

Leaders of the Dearborn, Michigan, automaker made the announcement Monday in a companywide email.
White-Collar Job Cuts at Ford Include ‘Significant’ Number in Michigan

About 3,000 white-collar workers at Ford Motor Co. will lose their jobs as the company cuts costs to help make the long transition from internal combustion vehicles to those powered by batteries.

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EV Myths: Test Driving Common Claims About Electric Vehicles in Michigan

People have strong opinions on EVs. We've circled around with the facts on some of the most common claims.

The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT concept is unveiled, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Pontiac. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Automakers to Phase Out Gas-Powered Muscle Cars on Road to Electric Future

Thundering gas-powered muscle cars, for decades a fixture of both American and Michigan culture, will be closing in on their final Saturday-night cruises in the coming years as automakers begin replacing them with super-fast cars that run on batteries.

On Sunday, all 50 Senate Democrats—including Michigan Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow—voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Michigan Families

Gas prices are down, jobs growth is up, and the Democratic-led government is on the verge of passing a once-in-a-generation bill to lower healthcare costs, fight climate change, and increase taxes on big corporations.

Mark Reuss, General Motors president speaks at the Detroit- Hamtramck assembly plant in 2020. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
Automakers Target Average Households With New Crop of EVs

America's automakers are zeroing in at the heart of the U.S. auto market: The compact SUV