Stories tagged: "EV"


Report: New Road Funding Plan Needed as More EVs Hit Michigan Highways

Most experts agree putting more electric vehicles on the road is a major step toward fighting climate change, but a new report says states will also need to find new ways to fund road maintenance.

General Motors, Pilot Travel Centers and EVgo also have plans to build 2,000 charging stalls at “up to” 500 Pilot Flying J sites across the nation. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
GM Joint Venture Gets $2.5B Loan to Build Battery Plants in Michigan

The US Department of Energy today announced the closing of a $2.5 billion loan to help finance the construction of three new lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facilities—including a factory in Lansing that'll employ an estimated 1,700 people and lead to more than 2,000 new construction jobs.

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.

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.